sE Electronics sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

sE Electronics sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

sE Electronics sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Matched Pair for Stereo Recordings
  • Gold-Sputtered, Small-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Transformerless Design for Transparency
  • Selectable -10 dB and -20 dB Pad
  • Low-Cut Filter at 80 Hz and 160 Hz
  • All-Metal Chassis
  • Includes 2 Mic Clips
  • Includes Windscreens & Mounting Bar
  • Includes Metal Flight Case
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sE Electronics sE8 overview

  • 1Description

Designed for stereo recording, the sE Electronics sE8 Matched Pair gives you two sE8 microphones in one convenient package. The sE8 itself is is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with a hand-made, gold-sputtered cardioid capsule. Suitable for live and recording scenarios, the microphone has been engineered to provide a balanced, transparent, and natural sound, as well as a detailed transient response. With two microphones matched specifically for consistency, you'll be able to capture a clear and accurate stereo image.

The sE8 boasts inherently low self-noise for capturing audio in particularly quiet situations. It also sports an SPL high enough to handle drums, and a dynamic range large enough to handle record triple-piano to triple-forte velocities accurately.

Two switchable pre-attenuation pads are on hand, should you encounter particularly loud sound sources; one will shave off 10 dB, while the other will attenuate 20 dB. You'll also note a switchable low-pass filter that rolls off low end at either 80 Hz or 160 Hz at 6 dB per octave.

To enhance durability—and to reject electrical interference and noise—the sE8 sports an all-metal chassis. The gold-plated, 3-pin XLR connector ensures signal reliability for a long time to come. Handcrafted and hand-tuned, the microphones come with two mic clips, two thread adapters, two windscreens, a stereo bar for mounting the microphones, and a robust metal case for protecting the mics when they're not in use.

Key Features at a Glance
  • 3-micron, gold-sputtered diaphragm 
  • Handcrafted, hand-tuned capsule 
  • Precision electrode design for a linear, naturalistic response
  • Backplate design provides smooth, natural sound and consistent off-axis response
  • Electronic design provides low noise without the use of integrated circuits
  • Transformerless design for transparency and clarity
  • Class-A circuitry for a high dynamic range and transient response without distortion
  • -10 dB and -20 dB pads, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for brass instruments, snare drums, and more
  • Low-pass filters, selectable between 80 Hz and 160 Hz
  • All-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of electrical interference and noise 
  • Includes two mic clips, each with a thread adapter
  • Includes two windscreens
  • Includes stereo bar for mounting microphones for stereo recording
  • includes a robust metal case
UPC: 819032011225
In the Box
sE Electronics sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
  • Set of Mic Clips and Thread Adapters
  • Set of Windscreens (2x)
  • Stereo Mounting Bar
  • Metal Flight Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    sE Electronics sE8 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Condenser
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Cardioid: 81 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level Cardioid: 13 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL Cardioid: 159 dB SPL Peak
    Pad -10 dB
    -20 dB
    Impedance Cardioid: 110 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1 kOhms

    >1 kOhms

    Sensitivity Cardioid: 25 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter 6 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    6 dB/Octave @ 160 Hz
    CMRR Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 2.7 mA
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    AC Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Length 4.72" / 120 mm
    Diameter 0.91" / 23 mm
    Weight 4.97 oz / 141 g

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