Electro-Voice has announced the next generation of its RE series of premium-grade, high-performance condenser vocal microphones for live performance: the RE420 (cardioid polar pattern) and RE520 (supercardioid polar pattern).
Each new model is engineered for refined, best-in-class performance, benchmarked across critical technical categories including dynamic range, maximum SPL, self-noise and transient response.
The RE420’s cardioid pattern combines effective acoustic control with a comfortable working range, allowing freedom of vocal expression. It provides warm low-frequency response, open mids and clear highs.
The RE520’s supercardioid pattern ensures superior sonic isolation and high gain-before-feedback, to maintain a vivid vocal presence, even in the most challenging stage environments. It provides tight low-frequency response, natural-sounding mids and detailed highs.
The RE420 and RE520 are the next generations of the RE410 and RE510 – microphones with a reputation in the live sound industry for outperforming comparable condensers costing significantly more. The updated design and engineering of the new models evolves the professional performance, look and feel of their predecessors, while extending the RE series’ reputation for exceptional value in the premium vocal microphone segment.
The RE420 and RE520 join the acclaimed RE320 in EV’s RE Performance microphone group. Both are ideal for high-quality stage performance and productions, club and concert sound, touring artists, and house of worship praise bands.
RE420 & RE520 shared features:
- Premium EV condenser elements provide studio sound quality for live performances
- Multi-stage pop filters minimise breath blasts and plosives
- Selectable high-pass filters reduce undesirable low-frequency content when engaged
- Vibration-absorbing internal shock mounts minimise handling noise
- Sleek new form factors with elegantly tapered metal handles and dent-resistant ‘Memraflex’ grilles