SE Electronics SE8 Overview

 

Designed for stereo recording, the sE Electronics sE8 Matched Pair gives you two sE8 microphones in one convenient package. The sE8 itself is is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with a hand-made, gold-sputtered cardioid capsule. Suitable for live and recording scenarios, the microphone has been engineered to provide a balanced, transparent, and natural sound, as well as a detailed transient response. With two microphones matched specifically for consistency, you'll be able to capture a clear and accurate stereo image.

The sE8 boasts inherently low self-noise for capturing audio in particularly quiet situations. It also sports an SPL high enough to handle drums, and a dynamic range large enough to handle record triple-piano to triple-forte velocities accurately.

Two switchable pre-attenuation pads are on hand, should you encounter particularly loud sound sources; one will shave off 10 dB, while the other will attenuate 20 dB. You'll also note a switchable low-pass filter that rolls off low end at either 80 Hz or 160 Hz at 6 dB per octave.

To enhance durability—and to reject electrical interference and noise—the sE8 sports an all-metal chassis. The gold-plated, 3-pin XLR connector ensures signal reliability for a long time to come. Handcrafted and hand-tuned, the microphones come with two mic clips, two thread adapters, two windscreens, a stereo bar for mounting the microphones, and a robust metal case for protecting the mics when they're not in use.

Key Features at a Glance

  • 3-micron, gold-sputtered diaphragm 
  • Handcrafted, hand-tuned capsule 
  • Precision electrode design for a linear, naturalistic response
  • Backplate design provides smooth, natural sound and consistent off-axis response
  • Electronic design provides low noise without the use of integrated circuits
  • Transformerless design for transparency and clarity
  • Class-A circuitry for a high dynamic range and transient response without distortion
  • -10 dB and -20 dB pads, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for brass instruments, snare drums, and more
  • Low-pass filters, selectable between 80 Hz and 160 Hz
  • All-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of electrical interference and noise 
  • Includes two mic clips, each with a thread adapter
  • Includes two windscreens
  • Includes stereo bar for mounting microphones for stereo recording
  • includes a robust metal case

sE Electronics sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)