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Reviews Summary for Electro-Voice RE-320
Electro-Voice RE-320 Reviews: 15 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $299
Description: Variable-D dynamic vocal and instrument microphone
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NP3CZ Rating: 5/5 Dec 23, 2018 03:16 Send this review to a friend
Exelent mic for the price!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Great frequency response , looks awesome on the shack , great unsolicited audio reports , Exelent when used with an audio rack for ( ESSB ) and Awesome build quality from Electro Voice . I use mainly with a symetrix 528E , Behringer EX 3200 the Voodoo box , symetrix 421m AGC leveler in 3k or 4k with exelent results and performance is super! Its price point is good and also will help your dx with the filter that rolls the base off for stunning dx audio. its a keeper!
W5RG Rating: 5/5 Apr 12, 2018 19:42 Send this review to a friend
LAST MIC  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had a lot of microphones in 60 years but this is the last one I will every have..Great sound out of it.. beats Heil mic hands down!I have used it with the Yaesu 5000 and now the K3. Always get great reports with it.. Buy one and you will love it.
KD0ZV Rating: 5/5 Oct 2, 2017 11:03 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic mic  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have been running Heil mics for many years and this was my first departure from that.

As much as I like Heil, this mic is in a totally different class. It was a little front heavy for my Heil shock mount so I purchased a EV mount which worked fine. Audio reports were excellent and guys I regularly talked to noted the improvement right away.

No doubt the best mic I have owned. Not saying there is not better out there but for the price its hard to beat.

Its a well build mic and very nice looking.
KA4KOE Rating: 5/5 Oct 2, 2017 06:03 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding  Time owned: more than 12 months
My EV RE320 continues to elicit great audio reports. I suggest you use the hi-end boost on the microphone body to give your signal punch in high-noise conditions.
NC3Z Rating: 5/5 Mar 23, 2017 07:02 Send this review to a friend
Great performer and good looking!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I had heard several RE320's on the air and they all sounded great so I ordered one. I was using a Heil PR-22 which was working very well but wanted something different and loved the look of the 320.

Between the 2 no one could tell the difference in numerous A/B tests, both always got very good audio reports.

But the 320 won out only because I like dthe way it looked in the shack.

The kicker is always getting unsolicited great audio reports, even more meaningful when DX gives you these reports as you know you are getting their attention and they are taking time out of their run to tell you so.

Setup is the 320 straight into a Yaesu FTDX5000MP, of course with the proper EQ in the 5000 and good compression.
N2RRA Rating: 5/5 Jan 2, 2017 19:07 Send this review to a friend
Absolutely Stunning!  Time owned: more than 12 months
An absolutely superb looking and performing mic.

Done some comparison's between a couple other mic's of similar quality and design. The out come was the RE-320 shinned in proximity effect, great overall balance across the frequency spectrum and very nice articulation on the top end.

It'll stay here a long time. See no need to swap it for another anytime soon.

73 all and enjoy your purchase should you do so.
W9OY Rating: 5/5 Sep 17, 2016 20:19 Send this review to a friend
Great Mic  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had my RE320 for about a year. I use it on my Flex 6700 and find it perfectly tailored for the SDR radios. The gain curve is pretty flat to about 4k and gently rises in gain to 18k. It has good output and I can driver my radio just into ALC (the sweet spot on Flex radios) at less than 2/3 of the gain range. Its gain is about 2x the gain of a RE20, the broadcasters gold standard. I use my Mic to the single ended front panel Mic plug on the Flex even though it was designed for XLR balanced service. I use the proper Heil cable to join the XLR Mic jack to the 8 pin round front panel radio Mic jack (CC1-XLR Y), which works fine with no RF on the line and gives me PTT. I also use this mic on my Flex 6300 which does not have the XLR balanced input, so it's a one cable solution for my needs.

The mic is not a clone of the RE320 but a completely different animal. The RE20 is hand built and has over 200 parts while the 320, also hand built has only 25 parts, but they do share a similar body. The 320 was designed for articulate audio and has a super low mass plastic diaphragm specifically made for responsiveness. It also has the EV variable D feature which means you can turn your head away from the mic without loosing volume or becoming muffled.

With the Flex radio I need very little processing/eq to acheive superior results. For my voice I set the radio's SSB filter bandwidth to 190-3100 (2900hz) and add only a couple dB of boost to the highest graphic EQ bands, leaving the others flat. The Flex has a CESSB speech processor and I run that just turned on. CESSB is a digital processing technique designed by W9GR that increases the average power of the transmitted SSB signal by 2.4 dB without distortion and is used on commercial digital TV signals.

I went to this Mic after I heard a fellow in Arkansas on the Flex net using it on his Flex 3000. He had the best ham radio audio I ever heard. I bought mine from ebay for $200. 73
KA4KOE Rating: 5/5 Dec 31, 2015 08:17 Send this review to a friend
Really Nice Microphone and Audio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Incredible sound with a nice peak around 3 KHz. Fits my voice well. I purchased as a package deal from BSW, including shock mount, boom hardware, and an anti-pop screen.

Friends noticed my audio immediately without prior warning, saying "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR AUDIO!?? Philip, you've never sounded this good."

Prior to acquiring the RE-320, I was using a decent Shure SM-58.

The EV-320 is a great microphone.
W3LQ Rating: 5/5 Apr 15, 2014 04:35 Send this review to a friend
Get this Microphone!!!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I am a microphone junky. I have a pretty large collection of Condenser, electrets and dynamics. I just picked this mike up a couple of days ago on Ebay for a great price. I use this mike with my Prosonus preamp anbd Behringer 12 channel mixer.

This mike is currently being used with my Kenwood TS 590. After several on air comparisons with other mikes, this one wins out. I particularly like the two position flat/kick drum filter switch. The kick drum filter position fits my voice perfectly.

Would I buy this mike again?? Yes!! You can pick one of these babies up in mint condition on eBay for less than $200.

Grab this microphone.
WA0TPN Rating: 5/5 Oct 7, 2013 19:25 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I had never had an interest in investing in expensive audio accessories until I heard a great sounding signal from an Elecraft K3 using a Heil Pro Line microphone.

Having just purchased an Elecraft K3 for myself I went ahead and purchased a new Electro-Voice RE-320 and boom assembly just to experience something new.

I used the demo version of Spectra-Plus to set the transmit audio equalization built into the K3. Immediately I began to receive unsolicited "nice audio" reports.

Today, after checking into a 75-meter phone net with relatively poor band conditions a station called me after the net ended to ask "what are you running? audio sounds great!"

The $360 that I invested in the EV-320 mic, boom, mic adapter and cables seems to have made a noticeable improvement in audio quality.

Having great SSB audio is easy...all it takes is money... and 30 minutes or so to set the rig up properly using free/demo spectral analysis software.

I am very pleased with the results.
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