Originally Posted by bermudaben
Hey, I didn't expect an answer to this one anymore!
So there is no sonic difference other than the extended bass response of the RE55? Good to know.
I'm definitely keeping my DO54. Still trying to find a second one... If I find a pair of RE55s, I might sell the 54.
I see RE55s on EBay on a fairly regular basis. Once in a blue moon, I've even seen them NIB. You can't go wrong with either the 55 or the DO54 ... but the 55 is in a class by itself. I quote a very respected audio engineer who was working for one of the voice processor manufacturing concerns at the time: "The RE55 was probably one of the best mics EV ever developed. It had three things going against it: 1)--Not large enough. 2)--Not weird-looking enough. 3)--Not expensive enough."
I was hoping that EV would come to its senses and come out with an RE55 N/D ... but I guess that's a silly pipe dream. Sadly enough, it just doesn't look like there's much of a market anymore for wide-response dynamic omnis.