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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.

 
 

New Products

Introducing The Updated sE2200 Condenser & New V7 X Dynamic Instrument Mic

New York, NY, USA – New for this year’s AES Show in New York City, sE Electronics is proud to announce two new microphones: an updated version of their sE2200, their classic condenser that put sE on the map, and the V7 X, a dynamic microphone with a specialized aluminum voice coil intended for a wide range of instrumental applications. sE will also be showcasing their newest small-diaphragm condenser, the sE8, and the V7 MC1, the wireless version of their acclaimed V7 dynamic.

The sE2200 is an updated and refined version of sE’s classic sE2200a and sE2200a II C microphones – the first condensers to put sE Electronics on the map almost 15 years ago. Utilizing the same handcrafted capsule, discrete class-A circuitry and custom transformer as the previous versions, the new sE2200 offers improved clarity, lower noise, new pad and filter options to increase versatility, and the fit and finish has been updated with sE’s latest manufacturing techniques – but the company points out that the sE2200 “retains all the classic sound of the originals”.

sE states, “Given the revered status of its predecessors, we’ve remained true to our original hand-crafted capsule design, custom-built transformer and class-A discrete circuit topologies – so it still has the sound of the mics loved by a whole generation of engineers.” Previous versions were made famous through use with world-class vocal recording artists like Amy Winehouse, and still remain a standard in mic lockers around the world.

The V7 X is a brand-new sibling to sE’s V7 handheld dynamic, highly regarded for its high-fidelity sound and superior off-axis rejection. While the V7 is intended for vocals, the V7 X’s specialized capsule’s aluminum voice coil and acoustic design have been specifically tailored for instrumental use, with a lowered resonance and extended frequency response providing a “perfectly natural balance of detailed highs and deep, clear lows”. The V7 X is intended for use on snares, toms, electric & acoustic guitars, brass instruments, and more.

Both the new sE2200 and V7 X will be available in Europe and Asia mid-October 2017, and in the USA early November 2017, with a suggested retail price of $299 USD / €289 EUR (incl. VAT) for the sE2200, and a suggested retail price of $129 USD / €119 EUR (incl. VAT) for the V7 X. The sE2200 ships standard with sE’s Isolation Pack shock mount with adjustable pop filter and mic stand thread adapter, while the V7 X includes a mic clip, zipper pouch, spare black windscreen, and thread adapter.

 
 

New Products, Events

sE Electronics Introduces Newly Revamped X1 S Condenser Microphone and Bundles

 
 

New for Musikmesse 2017, sE Electronics is proud to announce the X1 S, an updated and refined version of their best-selling X1 condenser microphone.

With expanded features, completely overhauled circuit design, and superior performance - including the highest dynamic range and SPL handling capabilities in its class - the X1 S is the first major update to the X1 since its introduction in 2010.

Utilizing a hand-crafted gold-sputtered large-diaphragm condenser capsule manufactured by sE in their own capsule room, plus the same robust all-metal chassis design as its predecessor, the X1 S now includes two low-cut filters (switchable between 80Hz and 160Hz) and two attenuation pads (-10dB or -20dB), as opposed to the X1’s single filter and pad options. The body’s finish has also been updated with the same new high-quality paint as sE’s latest X1 A, and the XLR connector is now gold-plated for loss-free, reliable, and long-lasting use.

 
 

For this launch, sE’s best-selling Vocal Pack and Studio Bundle have also been updated. The X1 S Vocal Pack includes sE’s Isolation Pack shockmount and pop shield plus a 3-meter XLR cable, and the X1 Studio Bundle includes the same plus sE’s successful RF-X Reflexion Filter® to provide an instant professional recording solution for any singer, musician, songwriter, or engineer.

According to sE’s General Manager Ling Zou:

“We have updated the X1 microphone design to optimize its sound and build quality. Bundled with our RF-X, I believe we have delivered the best possible recording setup for our customers - especially for new musicians. I hope it will be like owning your first car; it will be a useful tool for a very long time, and you will never forget the beautiful memories you have created together.”

The X1 S will arrive in stores worldwide in May 2017, with a suggested retail price of $249 USD / €249 EUR. It ships with a newly redesigned mic clip and mic stand thread adapter, and is fully compatible with sE’s Isolation Pack shockmount / pop filter system.

The X1 S Vocal Pack and X1 S Studio Bundle will have a suggested retail price of $299 USD / €299 EUR and $399 USD / €399 EUR respectively, and will also be available worldwide May 2017.

 
 

New Products

Introducing The V Series Dynamics and The X1 A Condenser.

Rohnert Park, California, USA - For this year’s AES Show in Los Angeles, sE Electronics is proud to announce the X1 A, a new entry point to the acclaimed X1 Series designed to be the best-in-class offering on the market for home recordists, and bringing the heritage of the X1 Series to an expanded user base worldwide.

On the live sound front, sE has also announced a pair of dynamic microphones – a first for the company, known primarily for their industry-standard Reflexion Filters® and hand-crafted condensers. According to sE, the new V7 supercardioid dynamic and V3 cardioid dynamic offer “exceptionally low handling noise, a more natural sound, and higher gain before feedback than other mics in their class”.

 

The X1 A utilizes a newly-developed acoustic design with a carefully selected condenser capsule, low noise electronics, an integrated windscreen, and a gold-plated XLR connector. Just like the acclaimed X1 condenser, it also includes a switchable attenuation pad & low-cut filter and a robust all-metal chassis.

According to sE’s Product Manager Thomas Stubics, “The whole team has been working very hard on this completely new acoustic design, which delivers an impressively pristine sound that one would expect from a much more expensive product. The new X1 A delivers not only best-in-class sound quality at its price point, but also convinces with its useful features, high dynamic range, and impressive workmanship.”

The X1 A will arrive in stores worldwide in October 2016, with an MSRP of $129 USD / €129 EUR. It ships with a newly designed mic clip and mic stand thread adapter, and is fully compatible with sE’s Isolation Pack shockmount.

 

Though their studio condensers and Reflexion Filters are already utilized by many high-profile touring acts like Linkin Park and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the V Series marks a direct foray for sE into the live sound world, and their first dynamic microphones.

Both the V7 and V3 have all-metal housings and beveled spring steel grilles, internal windscreens & patented integrated capsule mounts to offer excellent sound, superior reliability, and impressively low handling noise.

The V7 is a supercardioid model with a specialized aluminum voice coil custom-developed for a “crisp, open vocal sound”, while the V3 is a cardioid model intended for general use on any voice or instrument.

The V7 has an MSRP of $129 USD / €129 EUR, and the V3 an MSRP of $89 USD / €89 EUR. Both will begin shipping in October 2016, and come complete with a carrying pouch, mic stand clip & thread adapter.