The SE Electronics Gemini II features a dual valve design delivering pure valve warmth from the 12AX7 input valve, coupled with a 12AU7 valve on the output stage. This results in a large, warm recording which sounds remarkable for both male and female vocals.
The SE Electronics Gemini II tube microphone offers the warm tone often associated with a vintage valve mic but will all the modern comforts.
Most microphones use a transformer to optimize the mic's output impedance and couple the mic to the mic preamplifier. With the Gemini II, this optimization is accomplished with a second vacuum tube, negating any high-frequency rolloff typically incurred with a transformer.
The Gemini II comes packaged in a wooden presentation box next to its custom shockmount and robust power supply, all within a secure and solid flight case.
- Capsule Type: Hand-Crafted True Condenser
- Diaphragm: 35mm Gold/Mylar
- Directional Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Impedance: 200 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 35.48 mV/Pa (-29 dB)
- Max SPL: 135/145 dB (0/-10 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 75 dB
- Self Noise: 19 dB(A)
- Pass Filter Switch: 150 Hz
- Preattenuation Pad: -10 dB
- Power Requirement: Dedicated PSU (included)
- Weight (mic): 1224g / 43.18oz
- Weight (PSU): 1691g / 59.65oz
- Tube complement: 1x 12AX7/ECC83, 1x 12AU7/ECC82
- Connector: XLR3F from PSU
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