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The X1A Cardioid Condenser with 20 dB Attenuation Pad from sE Electronics is intended for a wide range of studio applications such as recording vocals, drums, acoustic instruments, and more. Thanks to its custom design and carefully selected capsule, it delivers pristine sound quality and an even, well-balanced frequency response. The electronics and the switchable attenuation pad ensure a high dynamic range, with high SPL (Sound Pressure Level) handling capability and extremely low-noise components. The switchable low-cut filter eliminates rumble or footfall noise, and can also compensate for an excess of bass frequencies caused by the proximity effect. This enables the microphone to close-mic many instruments including electric guitar speaker cabinets, brass instruments, and drums.
All-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise
Integrated windscreen eliminates the need for an external pop filter, and provides an extra layer of safety and security for the all-important capsule
-20 dB pad switch on the left provides extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques
On the right, the 100 Hz low-cut switch helps eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, and compensates for excessive bass with close-mic techniques (proximity effect)
Gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector ensures a loss-free, reliable signal connection
In the Box
sE Electronics Cardioid Condenser Microphone with 20 dB Attenuation Pad
Swivel Mic Clip
Mic-Stand Thread Adapter
Limited 2-Year Warranty (Extendable to 3 Years with Registration)
Table of Contents
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio
Cardioid: 78 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
Cardioid: 16 dB A-Weighted
Cardioid: 130 dB SPL 0.5% with 0 dB Pad Engaged Cardioid: 150 dB SPL 0.5% with 20 dB Pad Engaged