sE Electronics X1 A Condenser Microphone
SE Electronics Product Overview
The X1 A: It could be your first mic, but it'll never be one you want to replace. There's a new entry point to sE's acclaimed X1 Series, and it's breaking the performance barrier (again) for every mic in its class.
The X1 A is the new entry point to sE’s acclaimed X1 Series. It is designed to be the best-in-class offering on the market and bringing the heritage of the X1 Series to an expanded user base worldwide. The X1 A utilises a newly-developed acoustic design with a carefully selected condenser capsule, low noise electronics, an integrated windscreen, and a gold-plated XLR connector. It also includes a switchable attenuation pad & low-cut filter and a robust all-metal chassis. The X1 A will be available in stores from EARLY October 2016 .It ships with a newly designed mic clip and mic stand thread adapter, and is fully compatible with sE’s Isolation Pack shock-mount.
Attenuation pad & low cut switch
The -20 dB pad switch provides extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for even the loudest instruments...think super-heavy electric guitars, fortissimo brass instruments, and heavy-footed kick drums. 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).
All-metal housing and premium finish
Unlike the cheaply constructed bodies of some other "entry-level" microphones, the X1 A's all-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise - and the high-quality finish ensures a great look for years to come.
Eliminates the need for an external pop filter, and provides an extra layer of safety and security for the all-important capsule.
- Capsule Type: 2/3" Permanently-Biased Condenser
- Directional Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Impedance: <50 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dB)
- Max SPL: 130 / 150 dB (0 / 20 dB pad, (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 78 dB(A)
- Equivalent Noise Level: 16 dB(A)
- Dynamic Range: 114 / 134 dB (0 / 20 dB pad)
- Low Cut Filter: 100 Hz, 6 dB/oct, switchable
- Attenuation Pad: 20 dB, switchable
- Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR
- Power requirement: 48V phantom according to IEC 61938
- Recommended Load Impedance: >1K Ohms
- Current Consumption: 4.0 mA
- Diameter: 58 mm (2.28 in.) x Length: 169 mm (6.65 in.)
- Weight: 390 g / 13.8 oz
- X1 A microphone
- swivel mic clip
- mic stand thread adapter
Fantastic bit of kit
Bought the Se X1A after seeing many great reviews on websites and youtube, especially for recording acoustic guitar. It didn't disappoint. Way better sounding than from my other dynamix mic or direct in. Great quality condenser for under £100
Very good Mic - not the best but it's a stonking good price for a mic with decent sound pressure tolerance and basic sound shaping. Worth a look for sure.
Pick up signal well, sleek design, fantastic quality mic
This microphone was recommended by a certified Cubase teacher who wrote a blog on the best buys for someone starting up in home music production. Had already followed his advice on headphones - very good - and now did do for the mic.Again very pleased. Much better than my dynamic mic.