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sE Electronics X1 D Condenser Mic

sE Electronics X1 D Condenser Mic

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Dedicated Drum Mic

The X1 D microphone brings the renowned quality of sE Electronics’ X1 series to a mic specifically designed for use on drums and percussion. The hand-crafted titanium-sputtered diaphragm is much stiffer than the company’s gold-sputtered capsules, which makes for a much quicker transient response. This is especially important when recording instruments that create fast transients and attack, as it enables the mic to maintain clarity and deliver exceptionally accurate performance. The X1 D is well suited for recording kick drums, overheads, and vibraphones, along with the hammer action of piano and bass guitar, whose strings are often played with percussive techniques. 

The Reviews Are In

The Sound on Sound  review says, “When we think of kick mics, dynamic models usually come to mind first (or very exotic tube capacitor models), but the sE X1 D gives a great balance of lows and detail at around the price you might expect to pay for a dynamic kick mic.”


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  • Capsule type: Hand-crafted true condenser
  • Diaphragm: 32mm twin titanium
  • Directional pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz–20 kHz
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 3.55 mV/Pa (-49 dB)
  • Max SPL: 140/150 dB (0/-10 dB pad) (0.5% THD at 1kHz)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 66 dB
  • Self noise: 28 dB (A)
  • Pass filter switch: 85 Hz
  • Preattenuation pad: -10 dB
  • Matching connectors: XLR3F
  • Power requirement: 48V phantom
  • Weight: 15.87 oz (450 g) 


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Estimated ship date is June 26, 2018 PT.

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