sE Electronics sE 2200a
The sE Electronics sE 2200a cardioid studio condenser microphone is one of the best condenser microphones on the market under $500! The sE2200 delivers the same stunning, up-front sound and full feature set that made the original version such a huge hit. This is an incredibly versatile microphone, equally at home in front of a guitar cabinet as it is over a drum kit. And if you’re looking for that first truly special vocal mic, the sE2200 is an excellent choice.
Handcrafted 1″ Truce Condenser Capsule
Although the sE2200 is a cardioid-only microphone, two (instead of one) gold-sputtered diaphragms are used to ensure best possible acoustic performance.
Built like the world’s finest musical instruments, every capsule is hand-crafted and individually tuned in our very own factory in Shanghai – and unlike other microphones with backplate or electret designs, the sE2200 features a true externally polarized condenser capsule, and therefore delivers the best possible performance in every aspect.
Traditional Class-A Electronic Design
Its carefully selected, discrete components ensure brilliant sound quality on any source. The sE2200’s design still avoids using any ICs (integrated circuits) and is built to excel – not to a standard. Low noise, consistent performance and high sensitivity is provided by state-of-the-art surface-mounted electronic components with extremely tight tolerances.
Two Switchable Attenuation Levels & Low-Cut Filters
The -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches provide extended dynamic range, enabling a wide variety of applications and close-mic techniques for even the loudest instruments…think super-heavy electric guitars, fortissimo brass instruments, and heavy-footed kick drums. Selectable at either 80Hz or 160Hz, the two low-cut filters help eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, as well as help compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques.
Custom-Built Output Transformer
Reviving the spirit of classic studio microphones, the sE2200’s custom transformer provides superb depth & weight to the overall sonic image, and the massively shielded metal housing ensures noise-free operation.
- An amazing value in a large-diaphragm condenser microphone
- Ideal for everything from vocals to drum overheads to guitar amps
- Handcrafted 1″ gold-sputtered condenser capsule provides smooth and consistent cardioid polar pattern
- 80/160Hz highpass filter and 10/20dB pad for advanced onboard sound-shaping options
- Extremely low noise and high SPL handling provides you with an extended dynamic range
- Shockmount included
- Requires +48V phantom power
Capsule Type: Hand-Crafted 1″ True Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 23.7 mV/Pa (-32.5 dBV)
Max SPL: 125 / 135 / 145 dB (0/10/20 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Equivalent noise level: 12 dB(A)
Dynamic range: 113 / 123 / 133 dB (0/10/20 dB Attentuation pad)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 82 dB
Low-cut filter: 80 / 160 Hz, 6 dB/Oct, switchable
Attenuation Pad: 10 / 20 dB, switchable
Powering: 48 Volts according to IEC 61938
Electrical Impedance: <50 Ohms
Recommended load impedance: >1k Ohms
Current consumption: 4.2 mA
Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR connector
Dimensions: Diameter: 51mm, Length 215mm
Weight: 611 g