Looking for rich, detailed harmonics?

The X1 T has got you covered.

Combining the critically-acclaimed X1 with sE's custom analog tube circuitry, the X1 T is our most accessible valve microphone yet.

There's nothing quite like the sound of a tube condenser microphone, especially on such exposed and natural sound sources as vocals and acoustic guitars. There's also nothing quite like the handcrafted construction you get with sE Electronics microphones at a price that won't break your budget. With more and more recording aficionados wanting valve microphones in their studios, we welcome the sE X1 T to our biggest-selling X1 series.

The sE X1 T includes the same hand-crafted, gold-sputtered capsule as the original X1, with high-quality analog tube circuitry and a specially-selected ECC83 valve to add rich, valve warmth to the already impressive sound of the sE X1, with attention particularly paid to accentuating the harmonics in your recordings.

Ideal for vocals and spoken word, acoustic stringed instruments, pianos and percussion, the X1 T is perfect for those looking for a microphone that will give a subtle lift to the low-mid frequencies and add sparkle to the high end. The mic has a cardioid polar pattern, and features a low cut switch and a -10dB pad.

The X1 T comes with a custom power supply, seven-pin PSU cable and a mic clip. The microphone is compatible with our Isolation Pack shock mount and pop shield set, as well as the entire line of Reflexion Filters.


Capsule Type: Hand-Crafted True Condenser

Diaphragm: 32mm Gold/Mylar

Directional Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Impedance: 200 Ohms

Sensitivity: 25.12 mV/Pa (-32 dB)

Max SPL: 135/145 dB (0/-10 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 79 dB

Self Noise: 15 dB(A)

Pass Filter Switch: 90 Hz

Preattenuation Pad: -10 dB

Power requirement: 48V phantom

Weight (mic): 476g / 16.9oz

Weight (PSU): 1029g / 36.3oz

Tube Complement: 1x 12AX7/ECC83

Connectors: Seven-pin connection for mic-to-PSU, XLR output from PSU


"The valve in the circuitry offers a shift in the tonal perspective that some users may prefer, particularly if they are looking for a smooth, airy vocal sound."

- Trevor Curwen, Future Music / Music Radar (full review)

"The circuitry that sE has used sounds excellent and the performance of the mic is definitely on par with models that cost considerably more. It’s an affordable way to get that classic valve sound in your productions and to bring a hint of class to digital recording setups that can sometimes be a little cold and clinical."

- Hollin Jones, AskAudio Magazine (full review)