The X1 A: It could be your first mic, but it's one you'll want to keep forever.

There's a new entry point to sE's acclaimed X1 Series, and it's breaking the performance barrier (again) for every mic in its class.

When it was introduced in 2011, the X1 brought a new level of quality to its price point, competing easily with microphones costing several times as much. But that didn't stop sE from trying to outdo themselves again.

With a newly-developed condenser capsule and an exterior based on the rugged metal chassis of the X1, the X1 A offers first-class sound & specifications at an even better "home studio" cost, featuring an extremely natural frequency response, massive SPL-handling capabilities (150dB!), switchable attenuation and low-cut filters, and a perfectly balanced sensitivity level - so it's at home on absolutely any source.

 
From vocals to acoustic instruments to electric guitars or percussion, the X1 A is the perfect choice for any musician seeking a high-quality microphone with an entry-level price tag.
 

ALL-METAL HOUSING & PREMIUM FINISH

Unlike the cheaply constructed bodies of some other "entry-level" microphones, the X1 A's all-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise - and the high-quality finish ensures a great look for years to come.

 

INTEGRATED WINDSCREEN

Eliminates the need for an external pop filter, and provides an extra layer of safety and security for the all-important capsule. 

 

COMPLETELY NEW ACOUSTIC DESIGN

The X1 A's new condenser capsule design is a work of art, delivering stellar sonic performance on any source with incredible speed, accuracy, and well-balanced frequency response.

The electronics have also undergone a complete overhaul, and exhibit better specifications and sound - on and off the test bench - than any other microphone in its class.

 

ATTENUATION & LOW CUT SWITCHES

The -20 dB pad switch on the left provides extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for even the loudest instruments...think super-heavy electric guitars, fortissimo brass instruments, and heavy-footed kick drums.

On the right, the 100 Hz low-cut switch helps eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, and compensates for excessive bass with close-mic techniques (proximity effect).

 

GOLD-PLATED XLR CONNECTOR

Ensures loss-free, reliable signal connection for years and years and years and...

 
X1A-assembly
 
 
X1 A clip

The X1 A comes complete with a rock-solid, newly designed swivel mic clip and thread adapter to fit with any mic stand.

If you need additional rumble control, the X1 A integrates perfectly with sE's Isolation Pack, as well as the Reflexion Filter X - recommended for an instant pro vocal recording setup for your home studio.

 
 
IN THE BOX
  • X1 A microphone

  • swivel mic clip

  • mic stand thread adapter

 
SPECIFICATIONS
 
 

Capsule Type: 2/3" Permanently-Biased Condenser

Directional Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Impedance: <50 Ohms

Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dB)

Max SPL: 130 / 150 dB (0 / 20 dB pad, (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 78 dB(A)

Equivalent Noise Level: 16 dB(A)

Dynamic Range: 114 / 134 dB (0 / 20 dB pad)

Low Cut Filter: 100 Hz, 6 dB/oct, switchable

Attenuation Pad: 20 dB, switchable

Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR

Power requirement: 48V phantom according to IEC 61938

Recommended Load Impedance: >1K Ohms

Current Consumption: 4.0 mA

Diameter: 58 mm (2.28 in.)  x  Length: 169 mm (6.65 in.)

Weight: 390 g / 13.8 oz

 

 

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