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sE Electronics sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones - Matched Pair

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Original price $639.00
Original price $639.00 - Original price $639.00
Original price $639.00
Current price $549.00
$549.00 - $549.00
Current price $549.00
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Experience sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones - Small in Stature, Huge in Sound

Fit for any challenges in the studio or on stage, the sE8 is a high-performance handcrafted small-diaphragm condenser. Its new hand-made 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

Every capsule is handcrafted and individually tuned in our very own factory. It comes with an ultra-thin 3 micron gold-sputtered diaphragm for superior transients and ensuring maximum reliability. The ultra-precision electrode design is optimized for superb linearity and natural sonics. Additionally, the redeveloped backplate design provides smooth, natural sound and truly consistent off-axis response. The se8 offers sophisticated acoustic design with precision components, and it avoids coloration even in demanding applications

The Quietest Pencil Mic In Its Class

The sE8's sophisticated electronic design provides extremely low noise without the use of integrated circuits. It's transformerless design provides excellent transparency and clarity. And the proven Class-A circuitry ensures a high dynamic range without distortion and brilliant transient response

Switchable Pre-Attenuation Pads and Low-Cut Filters

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.

Selectable at either 80Hz or 160Hz, 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.

All-Metal Housing With Gold-Plated XLR Connector, Premium Finish and 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 redesigned 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 sE's own factory. This is highly unusual for mics at this price, and is a point of emphasis for the company.

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.


SPECIFICATIONS

General

  • Capsule Type: Hand-Crafted Small-Diaphragm True Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 25 mV/Pa (-32 dBV)
  • Max SPL: 139/149/159 dBSPL, 0.5% THD @ 1kHz (0/10/20 dB pad)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 13 dB(A)
  • Dynamic Range: 126/136/146 dB (0/10/20 dB Attentuation pad)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 81 dB
  • Low-Cut Filter: 80/160 Hz, 6 dB/Oct, switchable
  • Attenuation Pad: 10/20dB, switchable
  • Powering: 48 Volts according to IEC 61938
  • Electrical Impedance: 110 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: greater than 1k Ohms
  • Current Consumption: 2.7 mA
  • Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR connector
  • Diameter: 23mm (0.91")
  • Length: 120mm (4.72")
  • Weight: 141 g (4.97 oz.)

Included In Box

  • 2x sE8 microphones
  • 2x mic clip (with thread adapters)
  • 2x wind screens
  • Stereo bar
  • Robust metal case

Manufacturer: sE Electronics
Model: SE8 (P)
SKU: I623444-N-0-WHXD
UPC: 819032011225


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