sE Electronics sE8 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Fit for any challenges in the studio or on stage, the sE Electronics sE8 is a high-performance handcrafted small-diaphragm condenser, fresh from the labs at sE.
Its handmade capsule implements a sophisticated backplate design that provides a perfectly balanced sound, so it's never harsh or aggressive - perfect for sources like high-hats and drum overheads.
It's also one of the quietest small-capsule mics on the planet - and with the highest dynamic range and SPL handling in its class, along with attenuation pads and low-cut filters for superb flexibility, the sE8 is ready for any sounds you’re making, whether in the studio environment or demanding on-stage applications.
HANDCRAFTED TRUE CONDENSER CAPSULE:
- Gold-sputtered diaphragms ensure maximum reliability
- Every capsule is handcrafted and individually tuned in our very own factory
- Ultra-precision electrode design optimized for superb linearity and natural sonics
- Ultra-thin 3 micron gold-sputtered diaphragm for superior transients
- Newly-developed backplate design provides smooth, natural sound & truly consistent off-axis response
- Sophisticated acoustic design with precision components
- Avoids coloration in demanding applications
THE QUIETEST PENCIL MIC IN ITS CLASS:
- Sophisticated electronic design provides extremely low noise without the use of integrated circuits
- Transformerless design for excellent transparency and clarity
- Proven Class-A circuitry ensures a high dynamic range without distortion and brilliant transient response
TWO SWITCHABLE PRE-ATTENUATION PADS
The -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches provide extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for brass instruments, snare drums, and more.
TWO SWITCHABLE LOW-CUT FILTERS
Selectable at either 80 Hz or 160 Hz, these two filters help eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, as well as help compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques.
PREMIUM FINISH & ACCESSORIES
Unlike the cheaply constructed bodies of some small-capsule microphones, the sE8's all-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise - and the high-quality finish and gold-plated XLR connector ensures a great look and a loss-free, reliable signal connection for years to come.
The sE8 also comes standard with a newly-designed mic clip that will securely attach it to any mic stand.
WHY A HANDCRAFTED CAPSULE?
As with all of sE's true condensers, the sE8’s gold-sputtered capsule is handcrafted and hand-tuned by skilled technicians in our own factory. This is highly unusual for mics at this price, and is a great point of pride for us.
Building and tuning a capsule is a subtle, artistic process, and given the scale of the vibrations which they must perceive, this is the most vital element of the mic.
|Package Contents||Microphone, mic clip (with thread adapter), and wind screen|
|Unit Weight||0.25 lb|
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
|Capsule Type||Hand-crafted small-diaphragm true condenser|
|Number of Microphones||Single Microphone|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|input_pad||-10 dB; -20 dB|
|Filters||6 dB/Oct @ 80/160 Hz switchable|
|Sensitivity||-32 dBV/Pa (25 mV)|
|Max. SPL||139 dB; 149 dB with -10 dB pad; 159 dB with -20 dB pad|
|Analog or Digital||Analog|
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