HEIL PR-31BW Dynamic Broadcast / Live Vocal Microphone
HEIL PR-31BW Dynamic Broadcast / Live Microphone
The frequency response and articulation of the PR 31BW is perfect for guitars, toms and overheads. This is also a great mic for broadcasters for all the same reasons.
We at Heil Sound continue to listen to the Artists and engineers that use our microphone products. We listen about how well they work but also like to know of any improvements or product ideas Artists and Engineers may have as they travel the globe.
The PR 31 BW was a suggestion of Bob Workman FOH Engineer for Charlie Daniels who uses Heil microphones exclusively. Bob uses the Heil PR 30 for just about every application but it was too large physically to fit in and around the drum kit so Bob suggested we 'cut it in half'. That is exactly what we did and the PR 31 BW was born - a 4" PR 30 that exhibits all specs of the PR 30. Same great frequency response, same wonderful front pattern and the incredible -40 dB of rear and side rejection which is perfect for using the PR 31BW as an UNDERHEAD microphone for cymbals.
Placing a microphone under the cymbal has never been successful because the microphone hears everything around it. With the -40 dB of rear and side rejection of the PR 31 BW, the microphone does not hear anything but what it is pointed towards - in this case, the cymbal and nothing from the toms or other sounds close by.
Using a right angle connector and our HH-1 rim mount, the PR 31BW is the perfect low profile answer for toms. The PR 31BW also works great in front of a guitar cabinet, the best brass horn and saxophone mic, inside a Leslie speaker and is perfect for acoustic pianos. It is your best 'go-to' microphone for just about everything, including vocals.
This incredible little bombshell is rightfully named, the HEIL PR 31 BW in honor and thanks to Bob Workman
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 31BW 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 Heil PR 31BW the strongest magnet structure available. These features allow the microphone to achieve magnificent dynamic range. A unique screen system using 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 large diameter dynamic element is mounted in a unique Sorbothane © shock mount atop a non-resonant fixture, decoupling the element from the massive steel body. This body and the internal hum bucking coil removes any worry of using the Heil PR 31BW near monitor screens or noisy lighting fixtures and controls. The new technology of the Heil PR 31BW has redefined the dynamic microphone with superior wide frequency response, the lowest presence of noise in the industry, flawless design, and elite quality expected by an innovator and leader in the field. Your ribbon microphones will now be jealous.