2/3" Permanently-Biased Condenser , Cardioid , switchable attenuation
When it was introduced in 2011, the X1 brought a new level of quality to its price point, competing easily with microphones costing several times as much. But that didn't stop sE from trying to outdo themselves again.
With a newly-developed condenser capsule and an exterior based on the rugged metal chassis of the X1, the X1 A offers first-class sound & specifications at an even better "home studio" cost, featuring an extremely natural frequency response, massive SPL-handling capabilities (150dB!), switchable attenuation and low-cut filters, and a perfectly balanced sensitivity level - so it's at home on absolutely any source.
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.
The X1 A's new condenser capsule design is a work of art, delivering stellar sonic performance on any source with incredible speed, accuracy, and well-balanced frequency response.
The electronics have also undergone a complete overhaul, and exhibit better specifications and sound - on and off the test bench - than any other microphone in its class.
The -20 dB pad switch on the left 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.
On the right, 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).
Ensures loss-free, reliable signal connection for years and years and years and...
The X1 A 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, the X1 A integrates perfectly with sE's Isolation Pack, as well as the Reflexion Filter X - recommended for an instant pro vocal recording setup for your home studio.
|Capsule||2/3" Permanently-Biased Condenser|
|Sensitivity||20 mV/Pa (-34 dB)|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Max SPL||130 / 150 dB (0 / 20 dB pad, (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)|
|Equivalent noise level (IEC 60268-4)||16 dB(A)|
|Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)||78 dB(A)|
|Preattenuation pad||20 dB, switchable|
|Bass filter||100 Hz, 6 dB/oct, switchable|
|Recommended load impedance||>1K Ohms|
|Powering||48V phantom according to IEC 61938|
|Connector||3-pin male XLR|
|Net weight||390 g / 13.8 oz|
|Dimensions||Length 169 mm (6.65 in.) Diameter: 58 mm (2.28 in.)|