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Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone 

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The Heil Sound PR 35 is an incredibly versatile vocal mic. It has an amazing amount of rear rejection but exhibits no off-axis coloration, so it is l...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

A cardioid that thinks it's an omni.

The Heil Sound PR 35 is an incredibly versatile vocal mic. It has an amazing amount of rear rejection but exhibits no off-axis coloration, so it is like having a supercardioid and omni mic in one! It works well for commercial broadcast, recording, and live sound reinforcement applications. When you need a smooth, flat response over a wide frequency range the Heil PR 35 is your mic. The PR 35 was designed around the acclaimed PR 30 element and incorporates a sorbothane shock mount to give you the best possible results.

The PR 35 mic achieves its exceptional performance by using a special magnet structure and a large aluminum 1-1/2" low-mass voice coil assembly. A carefully wound and placed hum bucking coil allows the Heil PR 35 to be placed near video monitors without unwanted hum or buzz. Special attention has been paid to the phasing plug assembly with equally placed ports that sense audio from behind the source. It then enters them out of phase, thus producing a very linear cardioid pattern. This reduces the proximity effect while achieving the extreme articulation across its smooth 40 Hz - 18 kHz frequency response. The Heil element can be used in extreme high sound pressure levels and is immune to overload conditions. It produces a beautifully smooth audio response without the inconvenience of phantom or outside DC powering.

The PR 35 microphone is equipped with a low-cut roll-off switch to prevent low-end feedback loops from ever getting started.

The Heil PR 35 mic's cardioid pattern offers the greatest rejection of unwanted audio at 180 off axis, which is directly behind the microphone; there is virtually no off-axis coloration.

Supplied with a microphone clip that mounts to any 5/8" 27-thread mic stand. It also comes with a leatherette carrying case and wind screen.

For amateur radio, a CC-1 XLR cable is required to interface with a transceiver.

FEATURES
  • 7-2/3" long x 2" wide at mic vocal end and 1" wide at XLR-input end Largest dynamic element in a hand held microphone
  • Wide frequency response
  • Articulate natural mid range
  • 2-position roll-off switch
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Heil SoundPR 35 Dynamic Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

perfect for some

I was super excited about getting this mic based on the reviews. i ordered a telefunken m80 as well, with the intention to send back the one i liked less. i also own...Read complete review

I was super excited about getting this mic based on the reviews. i ordered a telefunken m80 as well, with the intention to send back the one i liked less. i also own a sm58. are people still talking about the sm58? you must be losing your hearing or something if you think the 58 sounds even close to competitive. the 58 doesn't even make my top 10. my first reaction on a side by side comparison (after getting the levels even) was literally "laughter." ok, im done talking about the 58. it gets to much attention already.

Always remember, there is a different mic that works better for every singer.

The pr35 is an epic mic but i want to point out some thing about is that could be undesirable for some. im not going to shower down arrogance and say im a great singer but i will say i have a very deep and thick voice. the pr35 is very good at adding depth. however, for my voice it sounds very obnoxious and over the top. it was very hard to corral the tone for any of the sound tecs i work with. the off axis noise rejection is a very notable thing about it too. the problem for me though is i move my head around a little bit when i sing cause I look down at my guitar neck here and there and it caused a slight fading effect. (Bad habit, I know). so basically, i simply did not love it for my voice. on the flip side, it sounded great for all of the women singers and soft spoken men i sing with. This thing is powerful and loud! If i could define this mic in 1 sentence, i would say " it brings Authority!". i only bring up my problems with the mic to help people with their mic decision. The pr35 is truly the perfect mic for some people... But not me... at all

I have used tones of different stage mics in my quest to find "THE MIC". sm58s, a lot of ATs (including their top shelf stage condenser), some middle of the road EVs, Blue 300 (condenser), audix 0m5, the Telefunken m80 and basically any mic i could briefly get my hands on. admittedly i did not get a chance to try the sennhieser e935 or 45. i hear great things though. I really wanted to make a stage condenser work since the sound quality and sensitivity is so great on them. the problem is that in most settings you cant get them to rise above the noise and all the great things about them get lost in the mix.

To wrap all this up, i LOVE the telefunken m80. im not gonna go into great detail about it since this review is about the heil sound. i will just say that it is by far my favorite out of everything I've tied or sampled in a live setting (again, for my voice).

i hope this review help someone somewhere. vocals are to important to save 150$ on a mic and then turn around and spend thousands on guitars and peddles. be smart, get a great sounding mic... for your crowd, if not for yourself.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

feedback

This mic is useless feeds back at very low volumes, I sent it in to have it check. they said there was nothing wrong with it. I told them to keep it.

This mic is useless feeds back at very low volumes, I sent it in to have it check. they said there was nothing wrong with it. I told them to keep it.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best live vocal mic

By Jack

from LA, CA.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

    We always used Shure 58's for years. When my wife sat in at a friends gig the vocal mic was a Heil PR35. Her voice sounded so good! She came off the stage and said that she had to have that mic. We bought one the next day. What a difference! Don't believe me? Use the PR35 for a week and then during your gig unplug it and plug in a 58. Sorry to be brutal, but the 58 lacks so much tone-wise when compared to the PR35. So what if the 58's slightly AM radio-tone cuts through a loud band; the PR35 cuts through and sounds great, too. We've been taught to use 58's in most pro situations, but even I got a PR35 for myself because when singing with my wife her PR35 was making me and my trusty 58 sound bad compared to her. Our 58's are now in the garage.

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is an excellent mic!

    By Panda Paws

    from Victoria BC

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    Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

    Great mic!
    I bought this mic about six months ago. I had been having difficulty with several vocalists. One female in particular who sings well, but all the mics I tried, Shure beta 58a, and others produced a pinched slightly edgy quality which was not audible at all when she sang without a mic. I tried a Blue Encore 200 and the pinched-edgy quality was gone, but there was a slight tonal shift which i didn't want. The Heil PR35 was the solution. Tonal balance correct, smooth, clean, powerful and no feedback. I have also used the mic on acoustic guitar and harmonica with excellent results.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    perfect for some

    By FC

    from oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

        I was super excited about getting this mic based on the reviews. i ordered a telefunken m80 as well, with the intention to send back the one i liked less. i also own a sm58. are people still talking about the sm58? you must be losing your hearing or something if you think the 58 sounds even close to competitive. the 58 doesn't even make my top 10. my first reaction on a side by side comparison (after getting the levels even) was literally "laughter." ok, im done talking about the 58. it gets to much attention already.

        Always remember, there is a different mic that works better for every singer.

        The pr35 is an epic mic but i want to point out some thing about is that could be undesirable for some. im not going to shower down arrogance and say im a great singer but i will say i have a very deep and thick voice. the pr35 is very good at adding depth. however, for my voice it sounds very obnoxious and over the top. it was very hard to corral the tone for any of the sound tecs i work with. the off axis noise rejection is a very notable thing about it too. the problem for me though is i move my head around a little bit when i sing cause I look down at my guitar neck here and there and it caused a slight fading effect. (Bad habit, I know). so basically, i simply did not love it for my voice. on the flip side, it sounded great for all of the women singers and soft spoken men i sing with. This thing is powerful and loud! If i could define this mic in 1 sentence, i would say " it brings Authority!". i only bring up my problems with the mic to help people with their mic decision. The pr35 is truly the perfect mic for some people... But not me... at all

        I have used tones of different stage mics in my quest to find "THE MIC". sm58s, a lot of ATs (including their top shelf stage condenser), some middle of the road EVs, Blue 300 (condenser), audix 0m5, the Telefunken m80 and basically any mic i could briefly get my hands on. admittedly i did not get a chance to try the sennhieser e935 or 45. i hear great things though. I really wanted to make a stage condenser work since the sound quality and sensitivity is so great on them. the problem is that in most settings you cant get them to rise above the noise and all the great things about them get lost in the mix.

        To wrap all this up, i LOVE the telefunken m80. im not gonna go into great detail about it since this review is about the heil sound. i will just say that it is by far my favorite out of everything I've tied or sampled in a live setting (again, for my voice).

        i hope this review help someone somewhere. vocals are to important to save 150$ on a mic and then turn around and spend thousands on guitars and peddles. be smart, get a great sounding mic... for your crowd, if not for yourself.

        (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best I have used

        By MontanaDust

        from Montana

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

        I have very seldom submitted a review on anything, but this mic deserves the best. I have a lower voice and sing alot of ballads. If the words don't make it to the crowd, it is no longer a ballad. I have used shure and peavey mics but never had the ablity to cut through the noise of the bar to do a low ballad. This mic changed my singing career! I have pulled countless songs back out of the drawer that I had givin up on ever singing in a crowded room ever again. It is great for the high tones as well. Very few feed back issues and very gig durable. GREAT MIC!

        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Something Different

        By Jasacatu

        from Annapolis, MD

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Requires LearningEQ

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

        The PR 35 is very unique mic. The low frequency and output level are greater than most mics. I would suggest that you may need a mixer or preamp that has an adjustable gain sensitivity to avoid overdriving the input. I initially planned to use the PR 35 for live vocal performances, but now that I have some experience with it, I may also find applications in the studio on specific instruments.

        The abundance of gain caused my small venue live mixer to distort, so for live performances I will use this mic when I also need to carry a mic preamp to send to the board. Congruently, louder venues is where this mic comes into its own. I usually use a vocal condenser in more intimate settings, but on larger stages I was switching to a dynamic (the popular one) to remedy feedback and HF bleed problems. In comparison, the PR 35 is an even better solution once you get the EQ correct. For me, even at its most attenuated position, the LF roll off switch needs assistance for further LF attenuation. The PR 35 LF is THAT huge. After the LF EQ is nailed down the responsiveness of the mic seems to be near perfection. This includes in my experience, minimal proximity problems, very comfortable distance response, and dymamic response, exceptional off-axis balance, as well as excellent feedback rejection. Lastly, there is something interesting about this mic in the mid-range that make it a unique choice for live vocals.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Go-To Microphone, Detailed Sound

        By hoovie87

        from Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Outside Coating Can Wear

        Best Uses

        • Bass amp
        • Electric Guitar
        • Events
        • Overheads
        • Performances
        • Snare
        • Vocals

        Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

        I have been a professional audio engineer for about 8 years now (that option wasn't above). This Heil microphone is the most versatile, go-to microphone that I have ever used. The frequency response is smooth. The transient response and dynamics have a quality to it similar to a more expensive medium diaphragm condenser, and it has a consistent pickup pattern. The only down-side is that it does have a big bottom end if you are used to mics that cut off at 100Hz or more. Most other mics do. I use this microphone on vocals every week live. They also sound amazing on Bass guitar cabinets. It sounds exactly like the cabinet. I have also used these mics when I am not using them on vocals for snare, overheads, electric guitar cabinets, and more. They are always reliable and always sound great. You cannot beat this microphone for the price. I would say double the price to find a similar microphone to pick up the transient detail that this does. At the end of the day, one can EQ a microphone however it is needed to have the curve needed for a show, but what very few mics can do it capture the REAL sound and detail of a source, especially a vocal. If you want to hear the vocal cords, real texture, breath, dynamics, and even the saliva in their mouth, this is the microphone for you at this price point. This review is based on multiple sound systems, in particular Danley SH96 speakers and studio speakers for editing and recording. This is a well rounded mic on any system.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        High-End Microphone Solution

        By Profdave

        from Kentucky

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Accurate Articulation
        • Clear Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

          The Heil PR35 microphone certainly lives up to its billing and excellent reviews. Like many, I own an SM58 classic microphone and was generally satisfied, but got swept up in the hype surrounding the Heil PR series. The question was whether or not there would be a noticeable improvement in my live sound, namely vocals. With a simple side-by-side test with the SM58, it was immediately clear that the PR 35 had superior articulation, in addition to a higher output. After the simple comparison, it was apparent that the PR 35 requires some additional work to hone and fine tune for tonal preferences. As stated in other reviews, this microphone is unforgiving. It amplifies bad technique. All I can say is, it forces you to be more mindful of your singing. In its precision, at least in live sound, it delivers very satisfying results. I have only limiting recording experience with the PR35. I've simply tried it next to a Rode NT1 condenser. While the PR35 certainly sounded adequate, I preferred the NT1. In my view, the PR35 is excellent for live sound vocals. Best I've used. It lives up to its hype.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          super hot with great definition

          By th

          from Holland, MI

          About Me Experienced

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          Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

          takes some of the strain out of bringing your voice up or beyond the music while preserving subtle nuances of individual voice. a really nice mic.

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          PR 35

          By Robert Demers

          from Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts

          Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

          Takes a very average voice with a few rough edges and elevates to a softer place...........your audience will sense the difference...........money well spent

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great mic

          By royd

          from Santa Barbara

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Microphone:

          this is a great sounding mic. It has the top end of a condensor with the added bottom end of a good dynamic.
          I produce a small concert series and we have one of these, a few other heils, an AKG 535, a few Shures, and a couple of other assorted mics. This is my go to mic for someone with a little thinness to their voice or anyone who wants a bit of added low end authority. Every performer who has used the PR35 has loved it. It sounds very similar to the AKG with a bit more bottom end. The down sides are that it is a bit more susceptible to handling noise and plosives than many of the better mics out there. For performers who hold the mic or who eat it I usually lean towards the AKG.

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