sE Electronics X1 S Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics X1 S Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics X1 S Studio Bundle

sE Electronics X1 S Studio Bundle

sE Electronics X1 A Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics X1 A Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics X1 S Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Meet the X1 S, the new gold standard in affordable condensers.

The X1 S is a refined version of sE's best-selling X1, tuned for advanced performance in every way imaginable.

When sE introduced the X1 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, along with expanded features that dramatically increase its flexibility, the X1 S has been improved in every way - yet is even more affordable than the original.


Just like its predecessor, the X1 S utilizes a hand-made condenser capsule, meticulously constructed and tuned in sE’s capsule roomby technicians with decades of experience.

This results in a capsule built like the world’s finest musical instruments - and a capsule truly up to the challenge of recording them.


Where the original X1 was powerful, the redesigned electronics of the X1 S take its performance to a whole new level, giving it the highest dynamic range in its class.

Its internal redesign also allows for improved sensitivity, dramatically increased SPL handling (up to 160dB!), and a huge reduction in self-noise.


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.


Selectable at either 80Hz or 160Hz, these two filters help eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, as well as help compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques.


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.


Ensures loss-free, reliable signal connection for years and years and years and...

The X1 S also comes standard with a mic clip that will securely attach it to any mic stand, but if you're interested in additional mounting and accessory options, you can read about the X1 S bundles below.

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Brand sE-Electronics
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Capsule Hand-Crafted 1" True Condenser
Sensitivity 30 mV/Pa (-30.5 dBV)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance 125 Ohms
Max SPL 140 / 150 / 160 dB (0/10/20 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Equivalent noise level (IEC 60268-4) 9 dB(A)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted) 85 dB
Preattenuation pad 10 / 20dB, switchable
Bass filter 80 / 160 Hz, 6 dB/Oct, switchable
Recommended load impedance >1k Ohms
Powering 48 Volts according to IEC 61938
Connector 3-pin male XLR connector
Dimensions Diameter: 58mm (2.28 in), Length 169mm (6.65 in)
Weight 445 g (15.70 oz.)
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