sE Electronics X1 D Condenser Drum Microphone

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With a super-fast titanium diaphragm, the SE Electronics X1 D is ideal for all your percussion needs: kick drums, overheads, bass guitars, vibraphones, and pianos can all benefit from this ultra-responsive capsule.

"The X1 D is a great choice for faithfully reproducing low frequencies from a loud source. I like it on kick drum, bass guitar cabinet, Hammond organ and timpani." - John O'Mahony, Mixer / Producer (Vance Joy, Sarah Bareilles, Coldplay, Metric) - sE Artist

The sE X1 D is a dedicated drum microphone, bringing the renowned quality of the X1 series to a microphone designed for use on drums and percussion. The first microphone in the X1 series made specifically for instruments, the X1 D features a hand-crafted titanium-sputtered capsule - technology borrowed from the high-end T2 mic.

The titanium diaphragm is much stiffer than SE's gold-sputtered capsules, and this means much quicker transient response. This is especially important when recording instruments that create fast transients and attack - like drums and percussion - as it enables the microphone to maintain clarity and deliver exceptionally accurate performance. Additionally, the stiffness of the diaphragm allows the X1 D to withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (up to 140dB), so it won't be damaged by even the loudest percussive hits.

The sE X1 D is also well-suited to recording the hammer action of piano and bass, where the strings are often played with percussive techniques. The microphone offers a cardioid polar pattern with great off-axis rejection, which is essential when recording only one element of a drum kit without wanting the sound of other elements to bleed into the signal.

On board the X1 D is a -10dB pad and a bass cut switch, which can help in situations where ultra-low frequency content might overwhelm the signal. The mic is constructed with integrated shock protection in the form of a built-in rubber capsule mount, which helps to isolate the capsule from knocks and vibrations.

The X1 D is also fitted with an integrated rear-mounted stand adapter for quickly and easily attaching it to a microphone stand.

Get your SE Electronics X1 D Condenser Drum Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • X1 D Condenser Drum Microphone
  • Integrated Rear-mounted Stand Adapter
  • User Guide

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5.0

My go-to for kick drum, accoustic guitar and male vocals

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Pros

  • Great Low-End
  • Lots of Clarity
  • Use it on anything!

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acoustic Guitar
    • Drum Room / Over Heads
    • Kick Drum
    • Male Vocal

    This mic is a true hidden treasure. I heard demos of it on the SE website, and needed a new kick mic, so I went with this one. I loved the fact that SE makes all of their mics by hand, but is still able to keep the cost competitive. Once I got the mic, I was pleasantly surprised at how the low-end was accentuated in a very natural-sounding way. After trying it out on a kick drum, I then put it to the test on other sources. This mic became my go-to for acoustic guitar and male vocals. It really brings out the gutsy low-mids while still keeping the clarity and the upper octaves intact. It's a great utility mic for the cost. Every studio should have one.

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    Connectors XLR3F
    Type Hand-Crafted True Condenser
    Special Features Titanium Diaphragm
    Signal to Noise Ratio 66 dB
    Sensitivity 3.55 mV/Pa (-49 dB)
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Phantom Power 48V phantom
    Maximum SPL 140/150 dB (0/-10 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
    Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Weight 15.87oz
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Self Noise 28dB
    Pad -15dB
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