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sE Electronics Kicks Off NAMM With New V SERIES Drum Microphones

sE’s V SERIES dynamic vocal microphones have found great success in the live sound market since their introduction just two years ago, having been seen on stage with some of the world’s biggest artists including Justin Timberlake, Common, Kenny Chesney, Evanescence, Billy Gibbons, Fleet Foxes, Flogging Molly, Chris Stapleton, and many more.

New for the 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim California, sE is extremely pleased to announce three new V SERIES products, aimed squarely at the live sound & studio drum markets: the V KICK, the V BEAT, and the V CLAMP.

The V KICK is the most compact and versatile drum microphone in its class, intended for use with kick (bass) drums or other large drums where low-frequency energy is of the utmost importance. Its integrated swivel joint allows for any required mic placement, and its specialized supercardioid capsule provides a sound character tailored specifically for kick drums, which can be further shaped with the use of two voicing and high-frequency character switches on the rear side of the microphone. From warm and classic to modern and punchy, the V KICK gives you any kick drum sound you need.

The V BEAT is an ultra-compact dynamic microphone intended for use with snare or tom drums. Its specialized capsule provides a highly detailed, extremely natural sound character on snares or toms of any size, with amazing off-axis rejection to minimize bleed from nearby drums and cymbals. Its space-efficient design and parallel XLR connector & stand mount give it the smallest footprint in its class, and its rock-solid swivel mount allows its angle to be adjusted with great precision – so it can be aimed at almost any part of the drum head to achieve whatever sound character is required.

The V CLAMP is the fastest, most compact and most practical drum mic mounting system on the market, and is compatible with any popular snare or tom drum. It was designed as the perfect companion to sE’s V BEAT for snare or tom miking purposes, but it is also compatible with many other popular microphones. Its sturdy elastic clamp enables setup and tear-down within seconds, and its robust, bulletproof design is built for use on the road. The height and rotation of the connected microphone can be easily changed by loosening the V CLAMP’s knob and adjusting the position of the rod, allowing perfect positioning for any desired drum tone, or to minimize spill from nearby drums.

The V KICK has an MSRP of $199 USD / €219 EUR, the V BEAT an MSRP of $159 USD / €166 EUR, and the V CLAMP an MSRP of $39 USD / €39 EUR. All three new V SERIES products are shipping February 2019.

 
 

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sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs Announce The RNT, A New Flagship Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser

sE Electronics is extremely proud to announce the RNT, a premium large-diaphragm multi-pattern tube condenser microphone created in collaboration with Rupert Neve Designs. “All in all, the RNT brings the larger-than-life sounds of classic tube mics into the modern age with greater depth and clarity than ever before.”

The RNT is the third microphone in the collaboration between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs, founded by the legendary audio designer Mr. Rupert Neve. “Much like the RNR1 Active Ribbon and RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser, the RNT is something truly special, developed over several years of careful listening and measurement by Mr. Rupert Neve, Mr. Siwei Zou, and the engineering teams from both companies.”

 
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“The partnership between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs is an extension of the great friendship between the two founders. This elegantly different tube microphone design was one of the first concepts they originally discussed long ago - and after many years in development, we are exceptionally proud to see it brought to life.”

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This new flagship tube microphone features “the very finest handcrafted capsule sE has ever developed”, nine switchable polar patterns, two custom Rupert Neve Designs output transformers, an ECC82 tube gain stage in the microphone, and a second gain stage in the floor box using the same high-performance op-amps as those found in Rupert Neve Designs’ flagship 5088 console.

It also features fully discrete class-A electronics throughout, three switchable gain levels, and two switchable low-cut filters. The RNT ships standard with a high-end custom shock mount, a wooden microphone box, and a robust flight case.

 
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The RNT will be shown at the 2018 Winter NAMM show on booth #15903, and is shipping worldwide January 2018 with an MSRP of $3,499 USD / €3,499 EUR.