sE X1 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Whether you’re recording lead vocals, acoustic guitar, strings, percussion or any other source instruments, we believe the sE X1 microphone outperforms every mic in its price class. It is perfect for recording acoustic instruments and ensembles and is suitable for both female and male vocals.
The main reason the sE X1 is so good is that its large diaphragm, gold-sputtered capsule is hand-built by skilled technicians in our own factory. The sE X1 is also equipped with a 10dB pad and a low-cut bass filter, essential features for using it in a variety of recording situations. Surrounding all the important electronics is a sturdy metal chassis finished in acoustically damping black paint, to minimise any resonant frequencies in the microphone.
The sE X1 is one of our big success stories and one of the fastest growing mics in the sE range in terms of global sales. We believe that you shouldn't have to compromise on quality, even at the entry level of the condenser mic market. In a review in SOS Magazine, the reviewer writes,
The sE X1 has a more open quality, seems less coloured and has a top end that you would normally associate with microphones about 5 times the price.
Download the review here.
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Read about the sE X1, Rode NT1-A, AKG P220 and Neumann TLM 102 Blind Listening Test at Sphere Studios (London, Nov 2011). For full details visit Sphere Studios Blind Listening Test
- Capsule: Hand-built, large diaphragm, gold-sputtered capsule
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Sensitivity: -32 dBV/Pa (25.1mV/Pa)
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Impedance: ≤ 200 Ohms
- Equivalent Noise Level: 16dB(A weighted)
- Max SPL for 0.5% THD@1000Hz: 125dB
- Power Requirement: Phantom power 48V±4V
- Connector: 3-pin