Toms require a mic that can deal with high SPLs at close range, but can capture all the fullness and warmth of a deep percussive hit plus the harmonics it generates.
"It's got to be the most natural, rounded sound on a tom I've ever heard, and it's the sound I've been searching for for 20 years...and I'm happy to say I've finally found it."
- Christian Cowlin, FOH Engineer (The Wailers)
"I couldn't find anything that it couldn't cope with, and its ease of positioning for a large‑diaphragm model was a big plus."
"If you need a large‑diaphragm, multi‑pattern capacitor mic that's almost as easy to position as a small‑diaphragm pencil mic, the SE4400A, with its elegant shockmount, is a very practical choice in the mid‑priced section of the microphone market."
- Paul White, Sound On Sound (full review)