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Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone  

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Overview
  • Large 1-1/8" aluminum diaphragm
  • Wide frequency response
  • Cardioid pattern
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    $179.00
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      The PR-20 reinvents the dynamic microphone with wide frequency and transient responses approaching those of a condenser.

      Heil's PR-20 professional dynamic cardioid microphone is designed for commercial broadcast, recording, and live sound reinforcement applications. Smooth, flat response over a wide frequency response. That, combined with an excellent transient response and low IMD, result in gorgeous, natural speech articulation without having to apply heavy equalization.

      The PR-20's dynamic element is mounted into a special sorbothane shockmount system for extremely low handling noise. This low handling noise and the lack of bass-boosting proximity effect makes it ideal for professional uses.

      The PR-20 achieves its exceptional performance by using a special magnet structure and a 1-1/8" aluminum, low-mass voice coil assembly. Special attention has been paid to the phasing plug assembly, with equally placed ports that sense out-of-phase audio from behind the source. The result is a very linear cardioid pattern, a reduction of the proximity effect, and smooth articulation across the mic's response range.

      The PROLINE element is usable in extremely high SPLs and is immune to overload conditions.
      Leatherette carrying bag, mic clip, and foam windscreen included.

      Features
      • Large 1-1/8" aluminum diaphragm
      • Wide frequency response
      • Cardioid pattern
      • Low handling noise

      Beautifully smooth response and great vocal articulation without the hassles of a condenser mic. Call or click to buy now!

       

      PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone Specifications:

      • Generating element: Dynamic with strong neodymium magnet assembly
      • Body: Steel
      • Frequency response: 40Hz to 18kHz
      • Impedance: 600 ohms balanced
      • Output level: -55dB @ 1,000Hz
      • Polar pattern: Cardioid, uniform front-to-back discrimination
      • Diaphragm: Large diameter low-mass aluminum
      • Matte black epoxy finish with stainless mesh grill
      • Net weight: 14 oz.
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      Heil SoundPR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone
       
      4.8

      (based on 10 reviews)

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      Experience Required

      I gigged with this mic for the first time last night and was thoroughly impressed. I've been singing through 58s for many years and figured it was time to upgrade. Immediatly I noticed a...Read complete review

      I gigged with this mic for the first time last night and was thoroughly impressed. I've been singing through 58s for many years and figured it was time to upgrade. Immediatly I noticed a huge difference in the fullness and presence of the sound. Through my in ear system, it sounded like I was in the studio. After singing a few ballads, I was sold. The epressivness that you can project with this baby will improve your performance--IF you're a singer.You gotta really mind your Ps and Ts or you'll have a nasty, ugly boom. That's gonna take a little getting used to. But the response of the mic makes it well worth it. If I didn't know and better, I'd think I was singing through a condenser. That is until I got 6 inches away from it.The cardoid pattern on this mic is very tight. You wanna be right on it (one of the reasons the "poppiness"). Backups at about 3 to 4 inches away. I can see how this mic would be awesome for snare drum. I'll have to try that some day.As for durability, I'll let you know in a year. The grill doesn't seem to be all that heavy gauge, so I'll be handing this mic with care.Anyways, I'll be ordering another for my very jealous guitarist. Maybe I'll get him the Pink Pearl. ;)

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      Too Much Handling Noise

      Been using EV mics for years. Wanted something hotter, smoother, etc. The Heil is gorgeous, feels good and sounds great. But the handling noise is unreal! Cant have this on stage....Read complete review

      Been using EV mics for years. Wanted something hotter, smoother, etc. The Heil is gorgeous, feels good and sounds great. But the handling noise is unreal! Cant have this on stage. Back to the EV 767.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Subtle Nuances come through

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      It has a much flatter frequency response than an SM58, so subtle nuances like whisper-singing don't get lost. As I found out, this means good and bad nuances - great choice for a strong vocalist for a lot of feeling, not great for imprecise singers because little imperfections are much more noticeable. Guess I need to practice some more!

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Too Much Handling Noise

      By Chicagoed69

      from Chicago

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      Been using EV mics for years. Wanted something hotter, smoother, etc. The Heil is gorgeous, feels good and sounds great. But the handling noise is unreal! Cant have this on stage. Back to the EV 767.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Experience Required

      By Relgrem

      from Buffalo, NY

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      I gigged with this mic for the first time last night and was thoroughly impressed. I've been singing through 58s for many years and figured it was time to upgrade. Immediatly I noticed a huge difference in the fullness and presence of the sound. Through my in ear system, it sounded like I was in the studio. After singing a few ballads, I was sold. The epressivness that you can project with this baby will improve your performance--IF you're a singer.You gotta really mind your Ps and Ts or you'll have a nasty, ugly boom. That's gonna take a little getting used to. But the response of the mic makes it well worth it. If I didn't know and better, I'd think I was singing through a condenser. That is until I got 6 inches away from it.The cardoid pattern on this mic is very tight. You wanna be right on it (one of the reasons the "poppiness"). Backups at about 3 to 4 inches away. I can see how this mic would be awesome for snare drum. I'll have to try that some day.As for durability, I'll let you know in a year. The grill doesn't seem to be all that heavy gauge, so I'll be handing this mic with care.Anyways, I'll be ordering another for my very jealous guitarist. Maybe I'll get him the Pink Pearl. ;)

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Mic!!

      By Casca

      from Cooks, MI

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      I used to have an Audix 2 until I had problems with the male conectors of the mic. I then purchased this Heil Mic and it has been one "Heil" of a microphone! I use it to rehearse and to play out and it delivers a great warm sound comperable if not better than the Audix 2! If there is a problem with this mic for me, it would be that it can be so sensitive that you could use a pop filter on certain P's and T's. Other than that, I'm happy with the product and will check out other Heil products as they are needed! Thanks Heil!!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet Mic

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      I was testing this mic and recorded vocals and acoustic guitar with it. (in a professional studio, mind you) This sounds awesome on vocals. It's got a bump up at 3kHz to cut through on stage. I eq-ed that out for the studio vocals and it was flat and smooth. It actually sounded pretty good on a mono recording of acoustic guitar. The transient response is a little better than most dynamics, but you aren't going to hear every little nuance as with a condenser. But I actually prefer that on vocals. The room I was in had a node at about 200Hz, but it didn't get picked up in the mic. So if you are doing home recordings and don't have an acoustically treated room and don't want to "hear" the room, this would also be ideal, because of the off axis rejection and such. I was using the preamp on the Focusrite Control 24 and had it actually cranked all the way, so your preamp better have some gain to it. Unless you are putting it on snare or electric guitar cabs, of course. Overall, I'm happy I got it and would like to try it in a live setting.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the new standard

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      For a near entry level price this mike is a real bargain, if I dare use that word with this level of quality. Three capsules that you can change in a snap, mike clip, and foam wind screen, all in a quality case. The sound of this mike is excellent. The articulation and vocal nuances come across quite nicely. If you sing in a pro or semi pro situation do not hesitate to buy this mike. If you're a real singer you can't go wrong.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      all around good mic

      By C@B

      from Atlanta, GA... at the moment

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      This mic has been imensely usefull in my flegling home studio. I prefer it over any regular old 57, 58, or what have you. The vocal clarity on it is amazing, It dosent sound like a vocal mic. It sounds like your voice only louder. Also sounds very good on a snare. I highly recommend getting one even if it's just to see what all this fuss is about.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Heil PR-20 Mic

      By GreggG

      from Chicago

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      I have been a long time fan of Bob Heil products, back to when Heil Sound ruled the conncert arena's with the best PA gear. So when Bob Heil introduced a new line of microphones I had to purchase them. I bought a pair of PR-20's and I was totally blown away with their overall performance... hands down this is the best live vocal mic and at a price that no one can pass up... the performance and sound quality is outstanding. The band I am with where using Beta 58's, but no longer since we switched to the new Heil Pr-20's... Not only is the Pr-20 a great mic in the audio sense it is built like a tank, and it is made in the USA!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible sounding mic

      By mcinturff junkie

      from Bay Area, CA

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      Demo'd this mic at the NAMM show and I'm completely convinced that this is the best PA mic currently avialable. Go away audix, shure, and audio-technica - the Heil will blow you all away with it's rich natural tone and outstanding frequency response. I'm replacing all of my band's mics with this one.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I can't say enough about this mic

      By Soul HitchHiker

      from Buffalo, NY

      Comments about Heil Sound PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone:

      This mic and the PR30 give me exactly what I'm looking for in vocal mics. I really hope the days of SM57s and 58s as standard on-stage mics are few now that Bob Heil has unleashed these mics. :) The PR20 sounds far better than the 57/58s. I did A/B testing with the PR20 and my SM58, and the 58 couldn't hold a candle to this mic. The PR was smoother, fuller and richer sounding from the lowest chest voice to the highest head voice. Comparatively, the 58 sounds thin and when I hit it in my head voice, it turned harsh. The 58 had plosive and sibilance problems just not found in the PR20. The PR20 is my new on-stage mic, and I've also used it in the studio along with the PR30.

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