The Electro-Voice Model RE16 dynamic supercardioid microphone
Description The Electro-Voice Model RE16 is a Variable-D dynamic supercardioid microphone designed for the most exacting professional use. It is like the RE15, except that it uses a unique blast filter. The blast filter, an integral part of the RE16, permits hand-held and outdoor use without P-popping or excessive wind noise.
Utilizing the Variable-D design, the RE16 features a directional characteristic independent of frequency. The result is a microphone that generates little off-axis coloration while providing the greatest rejection of unwanted sounds. A super-cardioid, the RE16 provides its greatest rejection at 150 degrees off axis. Typical cardioids provide greatest rejection in the horizontal plane when the microphone is tilted in its most natural position, -30 degrees from horizontal as on a boom or floor stand.
An easily operated bass-tilt switch corrects spectrum balance for boom use and other longer reach situations. A hum-buck coil and screw-machined steel outer casing provide 25 dB of hum rejection. Hum pickup level is -125 dBm (re: .001 gauss field).
Using the mechanical nesting concept of design, by means of which the internal transducer parts are nested one within another, the RE16 transducer is a nearly solid mechanical structure that is highly resistant to damage from mechanical shock. The Memraflex grille screen resists deformation. The exclusive non-metallic Electro-Voice Acoustalloy diaphragm is unaffected by extremes of atmospheric conditions. A carefully designed steel outer case provides additional mechanical protection. Finish is non-reflecting fawn beige Micomatte.
Variable-D® dynamic podium or hand-held microphone.
Tight, supercardioid pattern is uniform over a wide frequency range for consistent sound quality at all pickup angles.
Variable-D® design virtually eliminates the up-close bass boost (proximity effect) that can make vocals sound “muddy.”
Excellent for podium use where high intelligibility is important.
Here is a visual comparison of the DS35 and the RE16. Frequency responses are 60-17,000 Hz and 80-15,000 Hz respectively. Differences include the RE16’s ports and roll-off switch.
An Electro-Voice Model RE16 installed upon an Electro-Voice Model 345 shock mount.