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Heil PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone

The Heil PR 20 represents completely new dynamic microphone technology designed for a wide range of professional applications such as live sound, commercial broadcast, and sophisticated recording.

The Heil PR 20 represents completely new dynamic microphone technology designed for a wide range of professional applications such as live sound, commercial broadcast, and sophisticated recording. Its wide frequency range 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 20 the absolute best live vocal microphone, while its outstanding frequency response and superb dynamic range suit it perfectly for use with a snare drum.

Since 1982, Heil Sound has been the 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. The pattern control of the Heil PR 20 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 20 the strongest magnet structure available.

In addition to the special magnet structure, the PR 20 achieves its exceptional performance by using a large 1 1/8" low mass voice coil assembly. 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, the PR 20 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.

The PR 20 is supplied with a leatherette carrying bag, a mic clip and three metal wind screens (black, silver and gold).

Heil PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone Specifications

  • Generating Element: Dynamic
  • Body: Mate Steel body is zinc die cast
  • Frequency Response: 50 to 18,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 600 ohms balanced
  • Connections: Pin 1 Shield ground, Pin 2 + , Pin 3 -
  • Output Level: -55dB @ 1,000 Hz.
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, uniform front to back discrimination
  • Diaphragm: Large diameter low-mass aluminum
  • Finish: Matte Black Epoxy finish with stainless mesh grill
  • Net Weight: 14 oz.

Heil PR-20 Dynamic Handheld Studio Microphone

What We Think - Heil PR-20 Review

"THe Heil PR20 is a full and lush sounding vocal microphone. It is also a great choice for snare drum if you're looking for more woody body. And it can work even for electric guitars, though it would not be my very first choice - the PR-30 or PR-31 BW would be excellent fits instead in this application. The problems with handling noise of the PR-20 microphone, when held in the hand, inspired the Heil PR-22, which is the same microphone element, only with much better shock isolation internally. So, if you're looking for better isolation from vibrations, the PR22 is a better bet. However, if placed on a stand, the mic still works very well and is a top choice."

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Average Customer Review 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4

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fantastic microphone for guitars October 31, 2016
Reviewer: Bruno Cavara from Zagreb, Zagrebacka Croatia  
definitely the best microphone for guitar in this price range I've ever heard or used!

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Great on Guitar Cabs. January 2, 2012
Reviewer: Michael Gehring from N. Hollywood, CA United States  
We use the PR-20 as a second mic on guitar cabs. Mic is well crafted and sounds great. Definitely worth looking into if you need a great dynamic.

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A good Mic June 23, 2010
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Australia  
I like this mic, it is a professional, solid dynamic microphone. I like it on toms especially. I don't get excited about it being the most amazing mic ever like some other reviews state - it is very good but in the same league as the other industry standard dynamic microphones. Worth a try and at the price very good value.

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You owe it to yourself to hear this mic! July 7, 2009
Reviewer: David DeLaRosa from Hendersonville, NC United States  
I did my on-line research and figured, I can send it back... so why not try it?
When my PR-20 arrived I did a-b tests with all my other favorite mics, and was blown away.  Priced like the standard dynamic, it sounds like the studio condensers you wish you could afford.  It is a huge sound, resonant, sexy... and you can work it like a dynamic:  back off for blending harmonies; kiss it to sound like God.
This is, finally, a different technology, and it is astounding!
No, it is not the best acoustic guitar mic, and you will have to experiement with other applications (Heil makes other mics too), but for vocals, I swear, try this one!

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