The SE Electronics X1 S is a refined version of sE’s modern classic X1 condenser microphone, tuned and improved in every way. For studio, podcasting, lead vocal or rap recording, or taking the road for field recording, the X1 S represents the next generation of recording on a budget with uncompromising results.
The Next Generation
With a hand-crafted and individually-tuned 1" capsule and the highest dynamic range and SPL handling capabilities in its class, the X1 S has the sound and features you'd expect from a serious high-end studio mic, at only a fraction of the cost. When sE introduced the X1 condenser in 2010, it redefined the potential of an affordable hand-crafted condenser microphone. With the highest dynamic range and SPL handling capabilities in its class, the X1 S is a refined version of this modern classic, improved in almost every way - and just as affordable as the original.
- True Condenser Technology
- Hand-made gold-sputtered capsule
- Capsule made of metal – no plastic parts
- In-house developed and in-house manufactured capsule
- State of the art SMT components for short signal path, highest dynamic range and maximum reliability
- Unlike other microphones the X1 S offers a very smooth and balanced sound
- A bit higher sensitivity helps to stand out against other mics
Two switchable attenuation pads prevent the X1 S from overloading any audio interface or mixer when miking loud sources. Two switchable low cut filters at 80Hz or 160Hz are ideal to filter rumble and foot-fall noise, or compensate for proximity effect.
The SE X1 S also features best-in-class SPL capability and the highest dynamic range to date. The -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches provide 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.
Unlike the cheaply constructed bodies of some other "entry-level" microphones, the X1 S'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.
The X1 S comes complete with a rock-solid, newly designed swivel mic clip and thread adapter to fit with any mic stand. If you need additional rumble control and ‘plosive protection, the X1 S integrates perfectly with sE's Isolation Pack, as well as any of sE’s Reflexion Filters - recommended for an instant pro vocal recording setup for your home studio.
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