The Magneto has been discontinued,
but we suggest you check out the X1 A instead.

Magneto brings new levels of performance to the word "affordable".

Available both in matte black and a special-edition rose finish, Magneto is a truly professional studio microphone for the masses.

The sE Magneto has been designed to offer excellent performance specifications for both professional and home studio recording, featuring a very linear 20Hz – 20,000Hz frequency response, an extremely high max SPL of 140dB, and a high sensitivity level - so it is at home on absolutely any source.

Magneto is a versatile condenser microphone, producing outstanding results when recording both vocals and acoustic instruments alike. The Magneto includes a swivel mic clip and thread adapter, and integrates perfectly with the Isolation Pack and sE pop shields as additional accessories. The sE Magneto is the perfect choice for any level of musician seeking a high quality microphone with an entry level price tag.


Capsule Type: 16mm Electret Condenser

Directional Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Impedance: 70 Ohms

Sensitivity: 22.39 mV/Pa (-33 dB)

Max SPL: 140 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 78 dB

Self Noise: 16 dB(A)

Matching Connectors: XLR3F

Power requirement: 12-48V phantom

Weight: 330g / 11.64oz


"...Despite its entry-level pricing, it boasts a very respectable specification...I think SE have really hit the mark with this mic, which seems to be gently flattering almost regardless of what you point it may still find it useful even if you already have a decent mic collection, as its performance doesn't hint at the fact that it is a budget microphone."

- Paul White, Sound On Sound (full review)

"For small home and project studio owners working to a very tight budget the Magneto represents a great investment – its open, natural and balanced character will work well on a wide variety of sources."

- Mike Hillier, MusicTech Magazine (full review)

"Overall this is an excellent entry level studio condenser mic that performs well and punches above its weight. If you have been putting off buying a “proper” mic for any reason it will exceed your expectations of what is possible for a microphone at this price point."

- Hollin Jones, AskAudio Mag (full review)