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

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sE Electronics sE8 omni Small-Diaphragm Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
Key Features
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Matched Pair for Stereo Recordings
  • Gold-Sputtered Small-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Transformerless Design for Transparency
Designed for precision stereo recording, the sE Electronics sE8 omni Matched Pair gives you two factory-matched sE8 omni microphones in one convenient package. The sE8 omni is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with a hand-made, gold-sputtered omnidirectional capsule. Suitable for recording individual instruments, ensembles, or an entire orchestra, the sE8 omni 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.
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sE Electronics SE8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Omnidirectional True Condensers
  • 3Handcrafted Capsules
  • 4Low Self-Noise
  • 5Two-Position Pad
  • 6Low-Cut Filters
  • 7Quality Construction
  • 8Matched Pair

Designed for precision stereo recording, the sE Electronics sE8 omni Matched Pair gives you two factory-matched sE8 omni microphones in one convenient package. The sE8 omni is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with a hand-made, gold-sputtered omnidirectional capsule. Suitable for recording individual instruments, ensembles, or an entire orchestra, the sE8 omni 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 omni boasts inherently low self-noise for meeting the demands of high-resolution digital recording. It also accommodates a max SPL high enough to handle drums, and a dynamic range large enough to record triple-piano to triple-forte velocities accurately. Signal quality can be optimized via onboard switches for the pad and low-cut filter, each equipped with two settings other than flat. To enhance durability—and to reject electrical interference and noise—the sE8 omni utilizes an all-metal chassis. The gold-plated XLR output connector ensures signal reliability for a long time to come.

Omnidirectional True Condensers
Based on the highly acclaimed sE8 cardioid pencil condenser, sE proudly offers an omnidirectional option with the sE8 omni. Featuring the very same sophisticated capsule backplate design and true condenser technology, the sE8 omni provides an authentic and transparent sound quality.

Every pair is handcrafted and carefully selected in the sE factory to ensure the best possible performance. With the low self-noise and ultrahigh SPL capability, the sE8 omni is the perfect choice for demanding applications like recording orchestras, ensembles, and choirs as well as solo instruments, vocals, and percussion.
Handcrafted Capsules
Every capsule is handcrafted and individually tuned in the sE factory with the highest attention to detail. The ultrathin gold-sputtered diaphragm delivers an impressive transient response that enables capturing even the smallest of nuances. With an ultra-precision electrode, the sE8 omni is optimized for superb linearity and natural sound, ensuring a consistently smooth and balanced frequency response.
Low Self-Noise
Sophisticated electronic design and specially optimized Class-A electronics provide extremely low noise without the use of integrated circuits. The transformerless design enables excellent transparency and clarity, and a completely new electronic design also ensures a beyond-the-norm dynamic range and excellent transient response without distortion.
Two-Position Pad
The -10 and -20 dB switchable attenuation pad prevents overloading your preamp or mixer and provides extended dynamic range without compromises. Two switchable levels enable close-mic techniques for even the loudest sources like brass instruments, timpani, and drums.
Low-Cut Filters
Selectable at either 80 or 160 Hz, these two filters help eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise as well as help compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques.
Quality Construction
Unlike the cheaply constructed bodies of some small-capsule microphones, the sE8 omni's all-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise. The high-quality finish and gold-plated XLR connector ensures a great look and a loss-free, reliable signal connection for years to come.
Matched Pair
As with all sE factory-matched pairs, every mic ending up in an sE8 omni Stereo Pair configuration is meticulously hand-selected after strict evaluation by trained ears and the latest analysis tools, with measurements taken in an anechoic chamber to ensure the highest possible mic-to-mic consistency.

The sE8 omni Matched Pair comes complete with two windscreens to avoid wind noise and two robust mic clips with thread adapters to fit with any mic stand. Moreover, a precision stereo bar and a robust, high-quality metal case are included.
UPC: 819032011843

sE Electronics SE8 Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesOverhead, Instrument, Orchestra, Room Ambiance
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Operated
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
Pad-10 dB
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter80 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
160 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, Pad
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL141 dB SPL
161 dB SPL (with Pad)
Impedance110 Ohms
Load Impedance> 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity-34 dBV
Dynamic Range126 dB (without Pad)
146 dB (with Pad)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio79 dB
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Bus PowerNone
Operating Voltage48 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption2.7 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CaseHard Case
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialMetal
Dimensionsø: 0.91 x L: 4.72" / ø: 2.31 x L: 11.99 cm
Weight4.97 oz / 141 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.265 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.8 x 8.3 x 4.5"

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