Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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.
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...
|Capsule||Hand-Crafted 1" True Condenser|
|Sensitivity||30 mV/Pa (-30.5 dBV)|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|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.)|