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SupercardioidElectro-Voice RE16

Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The RE16 is a supercardioid dynamic microphone that employs numerous innovative technologies to improve its performance. It is a revision to the company’s discontinued but well-respected RE15.

The long row of ports in the mic handle indicate the use of Electro-Voice’s Variable-D™ solution for reducing the proximity effect that is common to most directional microphones. The goal for the RE16 was to allow the microphone to be worked closely, without causing an extreme bass boost that would muddy the sound.

Further to this goal, the mic has a passive acoustic filter network that can be switched on to reduce the output by 6dB from 100–1000Hz;.

An internal humbucking filter reduces EMI.

The diaphragm on the mic’s moving-coil cartridge is made of Acoustalloy, a plastic material that can better withstand high moisture environments than could aluminum or other metallic films.

The mic has an internal, oversized blast filter to reduce popping.

Like its predecessor, the RE15, the RE16 was designed to minimize off-axis coloration.

It ships with a mic clip (p/n 311) and a vinyl storage pouch.

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RE16 Supercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (1.4 mV/Pa; 80 - 15,000 Hz)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB (Via Switch)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 150 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
227g (8.01oz) 187mm (7.36'') 45mm (1.77'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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