SR20

20kHz Multi-Purpose Instrument & Vocal Microphone

Cardioid condenser microphone with clean, natural on-axis pick up and smooth uncolored off-axis rejection, making it a superb choice for a wide range of applications, including reinforcement and recording of vocals, guitar, drums, piano, horns, strings and woodwinds

  • 50Hz – 20kHz flat frequency response

  • Cardioid polar pattern

  • Handles up to 139dB SPL without distortion

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  • Will accurately capture a voice with the same precision and quality up to 90 degrees off-axis, providing the same pristine sound quality at the front and side of the microphone
  • Up close the SR20 is warm, not boomy, while its unique windscreen assembly eliminates the popping of P’s
  • Patented design and uniform polar response provide more gain before feedback than other microphones
  • Unscrewing the windscreen of the SR20 allows it to become an instrument mic for piano, guitar, drums, brass, woodwinds and other instruments
  • Textbook perfect cardioid polar pattern with natural on and off-axis performance
  • Provides excellent results for both live performance and recording applications
  • Extreme accuracy in the time domain for faithful reproduction and no smearing or distortion
  • No “smearing” of low-level signals

Frequency Response: 100Hz to 20kHz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-34dBV/Pa)

Power Requirements: 24-48V Phantom, 10mA

Max Acoustic Input: 139dB SPL

Output: XLR (pin 2+)

Output Impedance: 65Ω, balanced (50Ω ea. pin 2 & 3)

Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3

Noise: 16dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)

Dimensions L x D: 212mm x x 22mm (8.4 x .860 inches)
238mm x 22mm (with windscreen)

Weight: .3 lb (135g)

  • Acoustic String Instruments
  • Bass Amp
  • Brass/Woodwinds
  • Choir
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Guitar Amp
  • Live Vocals
  • Piano
  • Studio Vocals
  • Theater
  • MC1 Microphone Clip
  • SRW1 Black Aluminum Screw-On Windscreen

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“On acoustic string instruments a mic like this is a clear choice, literally! The sound it picks up is as rich and full or as thin and jangly as that of the source.”

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“It delivers a superb vocal image that is brimming with uncolored detail and clarity.”

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“Considering it can handle high volumes from instruments such as drums, and works equally as well for more subtle items such as strings, it’s sure to become a “go-to” item for any sound engineer.”
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Eisley’s music is very vocal-centric, and the amazing accuracy of the SR Series mics really takes the vocals to the next level. More so than any other instrument, everyone knows how a human voice sounds in real life, and when you can actually deliver that sound in a concert, it makes a tremendous difference.

Mark Schwartzkopf, Sound Engineer, Eisley

On acoustic string instruments a mic like this is a clear choice, literally! The sound it picks up is as rich and full or as thin and jangly as that of the source. While sources like acoustic guitar are a given with this mic, if I had to pick a favorite it would easily be mandolin. It just grabbed the rhythmic “chuffs” and put them perfectly into the mix on a live bluegrass/folk date.

Paul Vnuk Jr., Recording

This year I was hired to mix sound for the Huck Finn Jubilee in Ontario, California, and naturally I took my SR20s with me for all the instruments. They really came in handy when I had to mix the Soggy Bottom Boys (the headliners) following a great, but rather loud, set by Leftover Salmon. The crowd was really cranked up after Leftover Salmon played, so I turned the PA to “stun” for the Soggy Bottom Boys. They sounded like a record! Stuart Duncan, the fiddle player, came off the stage and told Josh Trivett of Moonstruck Management who was in charge of the talent for the festival, ‘I don’t know who your front of house guy is, but that was one of the best mixes I have ever had.’ The SR20’s are like studio quality mics that really behave themselves in extremely tough situations!

John Holder, Blue Ridge Sound