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Reviews Summary for Electro Voice RE27
Electro Voice RE27 Reviews: 15 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $List Price: $840.00
Description: The Electro Voice model RE27 N/D is a professional quality dynamic cardioid microphone designed for broadcast production announce and voice-over, high quality recording, and sound reinforcement applications. The RE27 N/D utilizes a revolutionary neodymium alloy magnet and a reinforced diaphragm dome, a combination offering increased sensitivity (up to 6 dB more output), undistorted output at high sound pressure levels and an extended high frequency response.
Transducer Dynamic: (with Neodymium Magnet)
Polar Pattern(s): Cardiod
Frequency Response: 45 Hz - 18 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical): Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal to Noise Ratio: Not Specified by Manufacturer
Max Input Sound Level (SPL): Not Specified by Manufacturer
Output Impedance: 150 ohms
Output Connector: 3-Pin XLR Type
Case: Plastic Foam Lined Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-off: -4.5 dB from 400-100Hz
Applications: Broadcast, Voice-Over and Instrumental (Brass, Kick Drum, Floor Toms, Bass Cabinets)
Dimensions: 8.53" (216.7mm) Long x 2.14" (54.4mm) Maximum Diameter
Weight: 1lb. 10oz. (737 g)
Specialties: Integral Windscreen Blast Filter and Internal Shock Mount
Product is in production.
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WA4FOM Rating: 5/5 May 7, 2014 19:44 Send this review to a friend
Works nicely for me but try before you buy  Time owned: more than 12 months
Microphones, being transducers, are subject to
the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
(i.e., personal preference of the most volatile
sort). In another review, I hinted at the idea
that you should simply find the microphone that
gives your transmit audio the characteristics
you (and hopefully those who listen to you)
desired. Audio quality is not necessarily
tied to brand name, nor price tag.

For me, the RE27 makes me sound the way I like.
It is my Goldilocks mic. I do highly recommend
a pop filter, though.

My second choice is a Behringer XM8500 weighing
in at 20 Smackers, but that's based upon that
whole slings and arrows thing I mentioned before.

For me, the RE27 is golden; your results may
vary. Try before you buy! 73.
W2TCB Rating: 5/5 Mar 17, 2014 23:49 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have been using the RE-27 for a number of years now with both my TS-990 and Flex 5000. At any cost I would choose no other. The slightly rising top end provides a bit of articulation that enhances performance over the RE-20. This is an expensive mic but if you have a radio that can go wide you will find none better.
PA3HGT Rating: 5/5 Aug 11, 2013 00:40 Send this review to a friend
recommended  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I own a Kenwood TS990 and after using the Kenwood MC60,MC90 and the Heil PR781,i bought the Electrovoice RE27ND and is also directly connected on the TS990.I didn't got the audio-reports i used to with the previous microphones so a friend recommended this mike who owns the same transceiver.This microphone is a joy to use and i got finally a very good TX-audio after a few days testing and adjusting the TX-equalizer on the Kenwood TS990.The RE27ND is expensive but the extra $ is it worth and is a good investment.

W5DGM Rating: 5/5 Apr 27, 2011 13:54 Send this review to a friend
My "go to" microphone  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I work in commercial broadcasting, so I wanted a "broadcast grade" mic for my station. I know about the Heil vs E/V comparisons. I just wanted the E/V RE 27 on my HF rig. I purchased my mic through Paul at BSW (800-426-8434) for a great price (not on their payroll), and after connecting it to my chain, I knew I made the right choice. Yes, it is a bit pricey, and maybe a little overkill, compared to other mics, but you can't beat the sound, especially for AM or SSB.
WA4JM Rating: 4/5 Aug 21, 2009 12:43 Send this review to a friend
RE-27 Update  Time owned: more than 12 months
All things being relative, in less than a couple of weeks I was forced to downgrade my RE-27 the GOOD catagory. I did a head to head test with the Heil PR-40 using no equalization, comparable levels, fed thru a Mackie Mixer and captured with Adobe Audition. The difference in sound quality was significant. The PR-40 was much warmer and realistic and immune to noise generated by a nearby monitor that the RE-27 managed to pick up.

The Heil is by far a better microphone and is also manufactured in the United States.

If you would like to hear the test, email me at, and I will send you the sample wav file. It's about 880KB.

73, me
W8AAZ Rating: 5/5 Aug 5, 2009 17:44 Send this review to a friend
"Rolex" mic for show and go  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just traded my RE 20 type mic for this one. The 27 is a nicer looking mic with the sort of satin nickel plate finish, with just a hint of color to it. Sounds great to me, I have not had it on the air much but have monitored it with a rec. so I can compare mics and rig settings(OMNI VII) thru some Koss phones. Been mainly using an old EV 654 broadcast omni on a Dazor mic arm. This mic is too heavy for the arm. Also, like all the other broadcast balanced lo-z mics, you got the extra expense of a matching trans. or some outboard processor if you are really an audio freak. The great sound quality is audible, even thru a SSB type bandwidth, and it is certainly the finishing touch to your ham radio "studio" if you got the jack and want a last bit of refinement to your dream rig. It falls into the realm of diminishing returns, but heck, take care of it and it will hold it's value due to rep. and demand. More flexible in adjustments than the RE 20.
N2OGK Rating: 5/5 Dec 23, 2008 22:17 Send this review to a friend
Great Audio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have had all the Heil mics from the GM 10 to the PR-780. This mic kills them all. Large diaphram and very full sound. Great quality. You can't go wrong with this mic.
NA1A Rating: 5/5 Oct 9, 2008 20:57 Send this review to a friend
Best of the best  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've used numerous mics such as Audix, Shure, Audio Technica, Heil, Marshall, Neumann and of course Electrovoice. I compared the Electrovoice RE-20 and Heil PR-40 against many microphones and believe or not, both the RE-20 and the PR-40 did not sound as good as the Audio Technica AT2010 ($90). This had been my favorite mic for a long time until recently, when I came across an RE27N/D. With a lot of doubt and hesitation that this mic would be better than my Audio Technica AT2010 microphone, I was in for a big surprise...
Not only that the RE27N/D had every bid as good and rich lows like the AT2010, it had much cleaner, more articulate upper mids and highs.
With or without the pop filter, the RE27N/D still able to produce stentorian audio with no pops from breath noises and any background noise leakage.
My two cents: If you want to have the Heil PR40 sound, get the AT2010 by Audio Technica. It's sounds better and only cost $90.
If you want to have the ultimate, then get the Electrovoice RE27N/D.
NV7E Rating: 5/5 Feb 7, 2007 00:55 Send this review to a friend
A great microphone  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have always been a CW man, but recently I have been trying to upgrade the audio side of my station. I am now operating in South Africa where every QSO to the USA or most other parts of the world is long haul. My audio needs to be better than average just to be heard at all 10,000 miles away.

I first got the Heil PR-40 mic, then the W2IHY audio equalizers and finally the Electro-Voice RE-27. The Heil web site compares its PR-40 with the Electro-Voice RE-20. It does NOT compare the PR-40 with the RE-27, probably because the RE-27 is clearly better in some respects.

I read up a lot about the RE-27 on various web sites and it always gets rave reviews. The main difference between the RE-27 and the RE-20 is that the RE-27 has a more powerful magnet and therefore its output is higher. I don't have an RE-20, but the difference between the PR-40 and the RE-27 is noticeable when they are used side by side. I think it is a good idea to let the mic rather than electronic processors lead the audio system. With the RE-27 I can call CQ by just whispering. My next door neighbors won't hear me shouting "CQ contest" through the shack window any more.

The RE-27 will tightly fit into the Heil SM-2 shock mount. To me it looks better than with the Electro-Voice shock mount. I also found the Heil XLR mic connectors and cable to be worth the extra cost. The cheap kind of XLRs tends to get jammed when you try to put them together. The Heilwire cable has excellent shielding

I use the VAC-s3.5 "P-pop" filter found at It fits the SM-2. It has a flexible gooseneck so it won't break if you bump it hard. I use it mainly to keep my mouth at a proper distance from the mic. Since I got this filter I have seen it and the RE-27 in several TV reports about broadcasters.

If you are using the Heil PR-40, it is probably not worth upgrading to the RE-27, especially if you are using the W2IHY system, which tends to level the playing field for most mics. The PR-40 really is a great mic. Since it is cheaper, the PR-40 is a better value. For me, however, the RE-27 is a better mic. ZS6SIG
KG2FX Rating: 5/5 Dec 1, 2006 21:04 Send this review to a friend
Second to NONE!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Let me start by saying I have had allot of mics in the shack.
I had the Heil PR40 & the RE20 in the shack at the same time.
Contrary to what you hear on the net...The RE20 blows the Heil away.
Now if you want to disintegrate the PR40...Get the RE27.
I had 1 sold it regretted it & went out a bought another 1.
Look around on TV..When you see people in radio stations look at the Mics they use...That's right EV RE-20's & 27's.
It is a main stay in this shack & will be for a while!!
Pay the extra $$ & get the RE27.
You can find used ones out there in good shape...
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