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

BH #SE8PRVINTED • MFR #SE8-PAIR-VINT-ED
sE Electronics sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair, Vintage Edition)
Key Features
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Matched Pair for Stereo Recordings
  • Gold-Sputtered, Small-Diaphragm Capsule
  • Transformerless Design for Transparency
Designed for stereo recording, the sE Electronics sE8 Vintage Edition Matched Pair gives you two sE8 microphones in one convenient package. Presented in a green "hammered" finish with a chrome grille, the sE8 Vintage Edition 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.
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sE Electronics SE8 Overview

Designed for stereo recording, the sE Electronics sE8 Vintage Edition Matched Pair gives you two sE8 microphones in one convenient package. Presented in a green "hammered" finish with a chrome grille, the sE8 Vintage Edition 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 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 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 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: 819032011881

sE Electronics SE8 Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesAcoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Cymbals, Overhead, Instrument, Strings, Room Ambiance
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid
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 SPL139 dB SPL (1 kHz, .5% THD)
159 dB SPL (1 kHz, .5% THD, with Pad)
Impedance110 Ohms
Load Impedance1 Kilohms
Sensitivity-32 dBV
Dynamic Range126 dB (without Pad)
146 dB (with Pad)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio81 dB
Equivalent Noise Level13 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
ColorGreen
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CaseHard Case
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialMetal
Dimensionsø: 0.91 x L: 4.72" / ø: 23 x L: 120 mm
Weight4.97 oz / 141 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.9 x 8.3 x 4.5"

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