Electro-Voice DO54 vs. RE55
I just bought an EV DO54 for very cheap, because I was curious about omnidirectional dynamic mics. After doing some preliminary tests on vocals, I must say this seems to be an awesome mic! Very smooth and detailed, with very pleasant highs. I can't wait to try it as drum overhead or drum room mic.
In fact I like it so much that I am considering getting another one. Or should I look for two EV RE55 instead? What are the sonic differences between the two? By looking at the frequency response graphs I can tell that the RE55 is more or less linear down to 50 Hz, whereas the DO54 rolls off at 70 Hz. Are there any other differences?
Does anybody know what the historical / marketing relation between these mics is? The text on the mics' fact sheets I downloaded from the Internet is almost identical:
"The DO54 (RE55) is...designed for demanding professional applications where a compact, wide-range omnidirectional microphone is needed. The microphone is ideal for boom or stand mounting in recording and broadcast use, and is also axcellent for close-up, handheld use in stage and interview situations."