sE Electronics sE2200 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condensor Microphone
The sE2200 is the latest version of the award-winning cardioid condenser microphone that put sE Electronics on the map many years ago with its smooth, polished sound for vocals, voice-overs, and numerous instrumental applications. Made famous through use with world-class vocal artists like Amy Winehouse, it revives the spirit of classic studio microphones, and still remains a standard in mic lockers around the world. Given the revered status of its predecessors, sE has remained true to the original capsule design, custom-built transformer and class-A circuit topologies, so it’s still the same condenser microphone loved by a whole generation of engineers.
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 the sE factory in Shanghai - and unlike other microphones with backplate or electret designs, the sE2200 features a true externally polarised condenser capsule, and therefore delivers the best possible performance in every aspect.
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.
The sE220 also features -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches to provide extended dynamic range, and allow 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.
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. Along with this an 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.
To top it al off the sE2200 also includes sE’s Isolation Pack, for situations where greater rumble control and ‘plosive protection is desired. With the twist of a single knob, the mount attaches quickly and securely to the microphone, and is removable with the same simple motion. This allows the mic to be set up quickly and easily - no adjustments, no hassle.
- Award-winning cardioid condenser microphone
- Versatile - great for vocals, acoustic guitars, amps and some drum configurations
- Hand-crafted and individually tuned capsule
- 80Hz or 160Hz low-cut filter
- -10 dB and -20 dB pad
- Fantastic dynamic range
- Shockmount and Pop-filter included
- Cardioid polar pattern
- 20Hz - 20kHz frequency range
- Max SPL: 125 / 135 / 145 dB (0/10/20 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
- +48volt Phantom Power