Here is a small write up from prosoundweb.
Electro-Voice has announced the global launch of the RE320 at Winter NAMM 2011, the latest addition to the Electro-Voice RE Performance Group of wired microphones.
The RE320 culls key features of the venerable RE20 and RE27N/D Broadcast Group products into an exceptionally versatile studio and live performance mic.
Engineered for performance in virtually any imaginable application, the RE320 delivers excellent results when mic’ing vocals or instruments in the studio or on stage.
The RE320’s key features include Electro-Voice’s Variable-D proximity control technology; their humbucking coil for noiseless operation; and a high-output neodymium magnet structure capsule that delivers fast and accurate transient response and pronounced high-frequency detail.
Rounding out the feature set is the new “dual personality” switch which essentially creates two mics in one. One setting of the switch engages a response curve that is ideal for voice and most instrument micing, while the other switch position activates a response curve designed specifically for kick drums with dips and peaks exactly where kick drums need some attention.
“We’ve known for many years that the RE20 is sought-after for mic’ing kick drums, despite its broadcast vocal ‘original purpose,’ said Electro-Voice’s Rick Belt comments.
“Adding the kick drum curve switch position as a key RE320 feature reinforces its usefulness as a specialty instrument mic, in addition to its outstanding performance on voice and low-mid to upper-register instruments in the alternate switch position.”
The RE320 will be available with an estimated street price of $299.00 USD.
At $300. I just might get two of these!