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Heil Sound PR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone   

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The Heil PR 22 represents completely redesigned dynamic microphone technology designed for a wide range of professional applications such as live sou...Read More

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Crystal-clear vocal reproduction at an affordable price.

The Heil PR 22 represents completely redesigned dynamic microphone technology designed for a wide range of professional applications such as live sound, commercial broadcast, and sophisticated recording. The microphone's wide frequency range and outstanding low handling noise outperforms the tired, 30+ year old industry technology and can withstand huge amounts of SPL. The end result is a microphone that can answer the call to any application. For example, the gorgeous upper mid range makes the PR 22 among the best live vocal microphones, while its outstanding frequency response and superb dynamic range suit it perfectly for use with a snare drum.

Since 1982, Heil Sound has been a leading manufacturer of communications microphones and has a paramount understanding of phasing. When properly applied, this knowledge creates outstanding cardioid patterns with unbelievable rear rejection that removes unwanted sounds that try to enter from the off axis rear. It's pattern control is outstanding. This exceptional performance is achieved by using the ideal combination of materials for the large low mass diaphragm and a special mixture of neodymium, iron, and boron that gives the PR 22 the strongest magnet structure available.

In addition to the special magnet structure, the PR 22 microphone achieves its exceptional performance by using a large 1-1/8" low mass voice coil assembly with a very unique internal sorbothane suspension system that has been designed to reduce undesirable handling noise. Special attention has been paid to the phasing plug assembly with equally placed ports that sense audio from behind, entering them out of phase. Thus, it produces a very linear cardioid pattern and reduces the proximity effect while achieving perfect articulation. This new Heil element is usable in extreme high sound pressure levels and is immune to overload conditions making it perfect for vocal and live sound applications.

FEATURES
  • Generating Element: dynamic with strong Neodymium magnet assembly
  • Exclusive HEIL Sorbothane isolation system
  • Diaphragm: large 1-1/8" Low mass aluminum
  • Polar Pattern: cardiod, uniform front to back discrimination
  • Finish: matte black
  • 3 mesh grills: gold, stainless and black

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SPECIFICATIONS

PR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone

  • Frequency Response: 40Hz to 18,000Hz
  • Impedance: 400 ohms balanced
  • Output level: —55 dB @ 1,000 Hz
  • Net Weight: 14 oz
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Heil SoundPR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone
 
5.0

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5.0

Time for Change

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        Comments about Heil Sound PR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone:

        Reviews of this nature are always subjective. But be that as it may, I used this microphone for the first time last night, and right away, I noted a big difference from my incumbent (SM 58 Beta). Tonality and dynamics are totally improved. It's a powerful unit and built very well. Two of the Band members also picked up on it, and I never told them I replaced my microphone. That is objective evidence at its best.

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        5.0

        The way to go.

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        from Coast of California.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Price
        • Highs Very Good
        • Looks amazing
        • Lows Excellent
        • Mids Very Good
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • none
        • None That I Can Find

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • I Have Only Used It Live
        • Performances

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone:

        Been playing for 50 years. Mostly keyboard (Hammond B3 and various other Synths etc...) a lot of lead vocal and guitar also. 34 years professionally with 20 of those as my sole income. This mic is in the top 3 of mics I have used. I estimate using 10 to 15 different mics. You cant go wrong. Mike

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        5.0

        Simply Clear

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        from Texas

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone:

        This microphone is clear. It will accurately reproduce what it is fed. As other reviewers have stated it blows the SM58 out of the water. I used my new Heil and my buddy used his 58 at our last gig. I got compliments all night long about how clear my vocals were. The audience could make our every nuance and word. You should practice with the mic before a gig to get used to the coverage pattern. It takes about 10 minutes or so but well worth the time. I would definately recomend this mic.

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Crystal Clear

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        from Cincinnati

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone:

        I bought this mic to replace my SM58. After comparing the two head-to-head, my 58 now sounds to me like it has a sock around it. The Heil is crystal clear while keeping the bass tones that the 58 just doesn't have without getting muffled. I then compared it head-to-head with a Beta 58A, a Beta 87A, and a Sennheiser 935, and the Heil was clearer than all of those as well.

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Step Forward

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        from SF Bay Area

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone:

        Recently I decided to look into the large dynamic mics such as the Shure SM7b and had the good fortune to stumble across an old EV 676a overhead dynamic (broadcast). I love the EV and so I wanted to reproduce the results in a handheld model. I purchased an EV ND767a and a Heil PR-22. I was impressed with both mics, and felt the Heil had just a bit more openness, clarity, and range compared to the EV. It does remind me of condenser qualities one finds in the studio. I have been using an SM58 (preferred over the Beta 58) for 30 years. Using the Heil feels somewhat like driving a new car compared to the SM58. The 58 will never sound as good to me anymore. That being said, the EV is just slightly toned down compared to the Heil, which I prefer on my vocals. Both mics are outstanding and represent a great value. Take the plunge.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Versatile and Consistent

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        from Chicago, IL

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 22 Noise-Rejection Microphone:

        I've owned this guy for about 3 months, and have used it on plenty of sources. It works great as a vocal mic, male or female, it shines on guitar amps, and will knock the smack out of the 57 on snare any day of the week.Make sure you and your vocalist are aware that this has a bit of a tighter pattern than a SM58 or B87C. Takes some getting used to. Not a good or bad point, just different.The optional windscreens are perhaps a bit much, but may come in handy if something happens to the one I use most often. I had a female vocal complain about the smell of the silver grill one night, so I swapped it for the black, she was good to go.The carry bag is key. Toss this thing in a road-trunk, your car, etc., and it's well protected.

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