RE420

Condenser cardioid vocal microphone

  • Premium condenser element delivers a highlydetailed, rich, and full bodied sound
  • Cardioid polar pattern provides excellent acoustic isolation with a comfortable working range
  • Multi-stage pop filter minimizes breath blasts and plosives
  • Selectable high-pass filter reduces undesirable low frequency content when engaged
  • Vibration-absorbing internal shock mount minimizes handling noise

The RE420 is a premium-grade, high-performance, condenser cardioid vocal microphone. Designed to reveal the exceptional detail and vivid clarity synonymous with condenser elements, it skillfully delivers the lyrical finesse required for expressive vocal performances.

The sonic signature is rich, detailed and full-bodied, with a warm and clear low end, natural and present midrange, and an open, crisp and detailed high end. The cardioid pattern provides excellent acoustic isolation. Maximum feedback rejection occurs when a stage monitor is positioned 180° off-axis to the element. This pattern also allows for a comfortable working range around the microphone making expressive microphone techniques easy.

The multi-stage pop filter consists of two layers of dense foam separated by air, which attenuates wind velocity caused by breath and windblasts. The high-pass filter has two positions (see drawing). The flat position delivers the full frequency band pass of the capsule. The high-pass position attenuates frequencies below 150 Hz.

The internal shock mount isolates the microphone element from vibration and guards against handling noise.

Specifications

Element type Self-biased condenser
Frequency response 50 Hz-20 kHz
Polar pattern Cardioid

Sensitivity, open circuitvoltage, 1 kHz 5.6 mV/Pascal (-45 dBV/Pa)
Clipping (max SPL) 149 dB SPL (1% THD)
Self noise 22 dB SPL "A" weighed (0 dB=20 μPa)
Dynamic range 127 dB
Signal-to-Noise ratio 72 dB
Output impedance 200 ohms
Power requirements 48 VDC phantom power
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3
Electrical contact 3-pin, XLR-type
Finish Black polyurethane paint
Materials Zinc die cast, steel wire cloth grille
Dimensions, length
diameter
shank
7.6 in. (192 mm)
1.95 in. (49.5 mm)
0.96 in. (24.3 mm)
Net weight 11.5 oz (326 g)
Shipping weight 1 lb 4.9 oz (593 g)

Compatible Products

Videos

Downloads

Name Size Date
Electro-Voice RE420 & RE520 Road Test 164KB 11.19.2019
Name Language Size Date
ProSound Loudspeakers and Electronics Catalog EN 15.43MB 04.02.2019
Microphone Catalog 2020 EN 10.97MB 07.03.2020
Name Size Date
Environmental Compliance Document 148KB 10.03.2017
RE Series Music Performance Wired Mics EC Declaration of Conformity 523KB 03.29.2019
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RE420 Engineering Data Sheet ES 1.91MB 12.17.2018
RE420 Engineering Data Sheet EN 2.43MB 06.19.2018
RE420 Engineering Data Sheet DE 1.86MB 12.17.2018
RE420 Engineering Data Sheet FR 1.86MB 12.17.2018
RE420 Engineering Data Sheet KO 1.95MB 12.17.2018
RE420 Engineering Data Sheet TH 1.9MB 12.17.2018
RE420 Engineering Data Sheet ZH 1.89MB 12.17.2018
RE420 Engineering Data Sheet JA 1.88MB 01.14.2019
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RE420 AND RE520 Flyer EN 621KB 01.08.2019

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RE420 FullRes Trim

Name Language Size Date
Allgemeine Lieferbedingungen DE 184KB 11.30.2016
General Terms & Conditions of Deliver for Export Business EN 57KB 11.26.2014
Name Language Size Date
Audio 101 - Basic Audio Terminology EN 2.74MB 12.13.2012
Audio 101 - Loudspeaker Basics EN 3.02MB 12.13.2012
Audio 101 - Microphone Basics EN 4.25MB 12.13.2012
Microphone Facts- Axial Response EN 1.36MB 05.03.2012
PA Bible 03: Microphone Types EN 462KB 12.26.2007
PA Bible 08: Microphone Techniques EN 604KB 12.26.2007
PA Bible 15: Barrier Miking EN 254KB 12.26.2007
The EV PA Bible EN 1.14MB 12.26.2007
The PA Bible Chapter Zero EN 1.14MB 06.11.2018

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