The Electro-Voice RE50 and RE50/B are specially shock-isolated, omnidirectional, dynamic microphones created for the most exacting professional applications. An advancement in shock-mounting techniques, they were designed particularly for hand-held broadcast and sound reinforcement use. All handling noises, clothing noises, and even cord shock have been isolated from the microphone element so that mechanical induced noise is greatly reduced. By use of a high-mass zinc internal acoustic chamber, shock-mounted within the machined aluminum outercasing, the RE50 and RE50/B offer a degree of isolation unprecedented in an omnidirectional dynamic microphone.
The internal transducer uses a mechanical nesting concept all its own. Each part is nested inside another so that the transducer (head assembly) is nearly a solid structure. It is highly resistant to damage from shock. The diaphragm is unaffected by temperature extremes and atmospheric conditions. A carefully designed integral windscreen and blast filter provides excellent protection fromwind noise, excessive sibilance, and annoying "p-popping". The RE50 and RESO/B have a grille that bounces back to retain its shape. A four-stage pop filter prevents dust and magnetic particles from reaching the diaphragm. The RE50/B's attractive, nonreflecting, semi-gloss black finish is ideal for on-camera use.
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Looking for a rugged field mic? This has been the standard for a long time, and still is. A great deal at a relatively inexpensive price. Essential part of my video kit. Never needs batteries. Add a signalflex 8021 if using a Zoom or similar small recorder for boosting the mics output. Add a wireless mic transmitter to the bottom for getting rid of wires.
This is the gold standard when it comes to news gathering. Often referred to as "the stick mic", it is more dependable than most employees. It always show up for work and always delivers high quality while being durable enough to survive hurricanes, dust srorms and the ocassional chemical plant explosion. After 20 years in the news business I can honestly say that I would not buy another mic without having this one in my run bag first. I have even dropped it off a bridge in Austin onto IH35 during a liveshot(not on purpose). It was hit, and run over a couple of times before I could retrieve it. It was dented and scratched up but it still worked.