sE Electronics X1 S Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics X1 S Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics X1 S Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Pressure-Gradient Design
  • Handcrafted Gold-Sputtered Capsule
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Switchable -10 dB or -20 dB Pad
  • Selectable 80 Hz or 160 Hz Low-Cut Filter
  • High Maximum SPL
  • Metal Housing
  • Gold-Plated XLR Connector
  • Includes Mic Clip
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sE Electronics X1 S overview

  • 1Description

The SE Electronics X1 S is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone designed for versatile, full-range vocal and instrument recording in commercial facilities, project studios, home setups, and mobile rigs. The handcrafted gold-sputtered capsule features a pressure-gradient design for directional focus and rejection of off-axis sounds. It utilizes a gold-plated XLR 3-pin jack and requires 48V phantom power.

The metal-bodied X1 S delivers a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response and a selectable 80 Hz or 160 Hz low-cut filter to reduce rumble and low-frequency buildup. A switchable -10 dB or -20 dB pad minimizes distortion when miking loud sources such as drums and amplified guitars. Even without a pad, the X1 S can handle a maximum SPL of 140 dB. It ships with a mic clip and thread adapter for easy mounting on a mic stand.

The X1 S utilizes a handcrafted condenser capsule, meticulously constructed and tuned in SE's capsule room by technicians with decades of experience
Its internal redesign allows for improved sensitivity, dramatically increased SPL handling (up to 160 dB), and a large reduction in self-noise
The -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches provide extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques
Selectable at either 80 Hz or 160 Hz, the two filters help eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, as well as help compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques
The X1 S's all-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of electrical interference and noise
A gold-plated XLR connector ensures loss-free, reliable signal connection
UPC: 819032011188
In the Box
sE Electronics X1 S Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Mic Clip
  • Thread Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Extendable to Three Years via Online Registration)
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    sE Electronics X1 S specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1" / 25.40 mm
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 85 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 9 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL

    150 dB with 10 dB pad engaged
    160 dB with 20 dB pad engaged

    Pad -10 dB
    -20 dB
    Impedance 125 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1 kOhms
    Sensitivity 30 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter 6 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    6 dB/Octave @ 160 Hz
    CMRR Not specified by manufacturer
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 6 mA
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length 6.65" / 169 mm
    Diameter 2.28" / 58 mm
    Weight 15.70 oz / 445 g

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