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The Heil PR-781 dynamic microphone.
An unlikely combination of professional components and construction, with design criteria for amateur radio make a very interesting sound.
The Heil PR-781 is a hidden gem for studio production, voiceovers and Podcasting/New Media. At record time, the 781 is available for a little more than half the price of a PR-40. It certainly isn’t a replacement for the PR-40, but it’s a great general purpose dynamic.
The high end is not as crisp (nor was it designed to be) as the 40, but it compares quite well with other sub-$200 broadcast mics. The 781 is a no-frills performer. Included is a standard boom/stand mount. Physically, the 781 is a little shorter than the 30 and 40 with its unique ‘bottle’ shape.
At a time when budgets are tight, the 781 stands out as an excellent value.
Have a look and listen to the Heil PR-781!
PR-781 street price at post time – $179
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