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sE Electronics sE8 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics sE8 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Fit for any challenges in the studio or on stage, the sE8 is a brand new high-performance handcrafted small-diaphragm condenser, fresh from the labs at sE.

The sE8's 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.

"...they were reminiscent of some of the best condensers I've used, some much more expensive."

- Mix Magazine, January 2018

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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 PADS AND TWO LOW-CUT FILTERS

The -10 dB and -20 dB attenuation pad switches provide extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for brass instruments, snare drums, and more.

And the two low-cut filters, selectable at either 80Hz or 160Hz, help eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, as well as help compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques.

Why a handcrafted capsule?

...because they sound better that way.

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 almost unheard-of for affordable microphones, and is a great point of pride for us.

The Factory-Matched Stereo Pair

sE8 on acoustic guitar

sE8 on hi hat

sE8 recording a choir

GUITARS, STRINGS & PIANOS

PERCUSSION AND CYMBALS

CHORUS OR ORCHESTRAL USE

SPECIFICATIONS

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 (0/10/20 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)

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: >1k Ohms

Current consumption: 2.7 mA

Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR connector

Dimensions: Diameter: 23mm (0.91 in), Length 120mm (4.72 in)

Weight: 141 g (4.97 oz.)

  • Gold-sputtered diaphragms ensure maximum reliability Every capsule is handcrafted and individually tuned Ultra-precision electrode design optimized for superb linearity and natural sonics Ultra-thin 3 micron gold-sputtered diaphragm for superior transients Sophisticated acoustic design with precision components
  • Fit for any challenges in the studio or on stage, the sE8 is a brand new high-performance handcrafted small-diaphragm condenser, fresh from the labs at sE
  • 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
  • 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
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