sE Electronics SE8 Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic

SKU: # 514250
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SE-SE8

Your Price: $329.00 CDN

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Fit for any challenge 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.

Features:
• Gold-sputtered diaphragms ensure maximum reliability
• Every capsule is handcrafted and individually tuned in sE's very own factory
• Ultra-precision electrode design optimized for superb linearity and natural sonics
• Utra-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
• 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
• 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 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.
• All-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise
• High-quality finish and gold-plated XLR connector ensures a great look and a loss-free, reliable signal connection for years to come.

Specifications:
• In the box: sE8 microphone, mic clip (with thread adapter), wind screen
• 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.)
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