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SE Electronics X1 A Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Code: 614572
  • £79.00
  • (Delivery from £2.95)
  • RRP £99.99

The X1 A: It could be your first mic, but it's one you'll want to keep forever.

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There's a new entry point to sE's acclaimed X1 Series, and it's breaking the performance barrier (again) for every mic in its class. 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.

From vocals to acoustic instruments to electric guitars or percussion, the X1 A is the perfect choice for any musician seeking a high-quality microphone with an entry-level price tag.



ALL-METAL HOUSING & PREMIUM FINISH


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.

INTEGRATED WINDSCREEN


Eliminates the need for an external pop filter, and provides an extra layer of safety and security for the all-important capsule.

COMPLETELY NEW ACOUSTIC DESIGN


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.

ATTENUATION & LOW CUT SWITCHES


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).

GOLD-PLATED XLR CONNECTOR


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

Specifications

  • Capsule Type: 2/3" Permanently-Biased Condenser
  • Directional Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Impedance:
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dB)
  • Max SPL: 130 / 150 dB (0 / 20 dB pad, (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 78 dB(A)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 16 dB(A)
  • Dynamic Range: 114 / 134 dB (0 / 20 dB pad)
  • Low Cut Filter: 100 Hz, 6 dB/oct, switchable
  • Attenuation Pad: 20 dB, switchable
  • Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR
  • Power requirement: 48V phantom according to IEC 61938
  • Recommended Load Impedance: >1K Ohms
  • Current Consumption: 4.0 mA
  • Diameter: 58 mm (2.28 in.) x Length: 169 mm (6.65 in.)
  • Weight: 390 g / 13.8 oz
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