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heil mic's - considering re Re-20 Dynamic Microphones
Old 21st September 2011
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heil mic's - considering re Re-20

I am looking for a personal Mic for myself - I can sing Ok. I have been looking at the RE-20 but the Heil range has come to my attention.
Has anyone got a particular model - I've been considering the PR-20-22. Thoughts?
Old 21st September 2011
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I have the PR35. I love the sound. It's got the warmth of a great dynamic microphone with a nice crisp, but still natural, top end. It doesn't need much gain at the preamp- it's a hot microphone.

It's a large, heavy mic with a very smooth surface. The mic clip for it won't hold it. If the mic is pointing downward at all, it will slip out of the clip. I dinged a guitar on account of that clip. By the way, it doesn't sound great on acoustic guitar.

It doesn't handle plosives well. A pop filter is a must.

My experience is that it is a very useful mic. It sounds great on vocals, percussion, bass cabinets, and acoustic bass, but is an imperfect design. Still, I'd buy it again if it broke.
Old 21st September 2011
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If it's for you the only answer is to listen to them both and see which one sounds best on your voice.
Old 21st September 2011
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Thank you - my dealer has a pretty good set up but doesn't;t have both the heil and the RE-20 in stock so a A/B comparison might be out of the question. Hence the thread.
Old 21st September 2011
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Originally Posted by dogma View Post
Thank you - my dealer has a pretty good set up but doesn't;t have both the heil and the RE-20 in stock so a A/B comparison might be out of the question. Hence the thread.
If the mic is for general use, people can share their experience.
If it is specifically for you, no one else can answer. Try all the mics they have in your price range and get the one that sounds the best on your voice.
Old 21st September 2011
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+1 on the extra filter for the 35.
The 20 and 22's are very nice sounding mics with a top rise that's a bit higher and/or more extended than some hand held voc mics.
What is your use going to be? Live?

Maybe see if there's folks in your area to let you try them out?
(I've done that around here -friends of friends what ever.
Mics and speaker- sort of a trial and error learning process.
Old 21st September 2011
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I'm using a Heil PR22 live at the moment. Much prefer it to a SM58. That extra top end just makes it sound a little clearer. Use PR30's for my guitars and vocals from time to time and really like them too. Have more of a smooth quality.
Old 21st September 2011
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Originally Posted by 21stcenturykid View Post
I'm using a Heil PR22 live at the moment. Much prefer it to a SM58. That extra top end just makes it sound a little clearer. Use PR30's for my guitars and vocals from time to time and really like them too. Have more of a smooth quality.
Yeah, I was thinking of trying to get into all that; '22 nice'n hi-fi' and all-but maybe not so if you're doing blues gig for example.. blah blah..
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