Heil Sound has several options for the podcaster in a wide range of prices. For headsets
the Heil Traveler or the Pro Set Media are great choices. For the ultimate in quality the PR-40
microphone is the best.
To hear a the Heil PR-40 in action take a listen to the Marketing Geek podcasts. Starting with podcast #42 both Phil and Ailsa are using Heil PR-40 microphones, earlier shows only Phil had a PR-40. Jerry Taylor, KD0BIK also uses a PR-40 on his Practical Amateur Radio podcast and he uses a Heil HM-PRO Plus for field interviews. Leo Laporte "The Tech Guy" also uses the Heil PR-40. You can not only listen but also watch Leo at live.twit.tv.
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The Heil PR-40 has become the darling of the podcast industry
with a frequency range of 28 Hz. to 18 kHz. It has a great articulate mid range rise at 5K (instead
of the usual nasal sounding 2 or 3k), so there is no need for any EQ. Producing the widest frequency
range available in a dynamic microphone with superb natural voice articulation.
The pattern control of the Heil PR-40 is outstanding. Creating outstanding cardiod patterns with unbelievable rear rejection that removes unwanted sounds that try to enter from the off axis rear. The Pr-40 uses two different diameter mesh screens and an internal breath blast filter allow the user to talk closely to the microphone with little worry of pops or excessive sibilance. The internal hum bucking coil removes any worry of using the PR-40 near monitor screens or noisy lighting fixtures and controls.
The Heil PR-30 is similar in design and construction to the PR-40 but with a slightly narrower
frequency resonce (40Hz-18kHz vs 28Hz-18kHz) at a more economical price. .
Heil PR-20: 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 cardiod 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.
The PR-20 is supplied with a leatherette carrying bag, a mic clip and three metal wind screens (black, silver and gold).
Download: Specification Sheet
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Heil Pro Set Media: An award winning communications headset
designed for your personal computer.
Headsets and microphones for computer use have traditionally been two buck wonders that are poor quality - at best. Heil Sound was commissioned by the U.S. Navy to solve this problem and design a high performance computer microphone headset.
The wizards at Heil Sound turned to their award winning PRO SET communications headset. Using a very high performance condenser microphone element, designed specifically for the requirements of the computer sound cards, the new Heil PRO SET MEDIA brings your computer to life with beautiful broadcast audio.
The PRO SET speakers are acoustically tuned and use the exclusive Heil Phase Reversal feature that allows the user to acoustically 'move' the sounds from front to back By reversing the phasing switch, it creates a spatial widening sound filed that makes program easier to understand.
The Heil PRO SET MEDIA comes to you with removable cotton ear pad covers that can be removed and washed. The comfortable vinyl ear pads they cover also can be removed should they every need to be replaced. A foam windscreen is fitted over the microphone and can easily be removed or replaced.
The three conductor 1/8" Black male connects to your STEREO audio output.