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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 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.

Titanium Diaphragm
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.

Cardioid Polar Pattern
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.

-10dB Pad and a Bass Cut Switch
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.

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

Features:
  • Titanium diaphragm is much stiffer than SE's gold-sputtered capsules
  • Well-suited to recording the hammer action of piano and bass
  • Cardioid polar pattern with great off-axis rejection
  • -10dB pad and a bass cut switch
  • Fitted with an integrated rear-mounted stand adapter

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

Things You Will Get:

  • Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Integrated Rear-Mount Stand Adapter
  • User's Guide

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

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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.

Jacob

Los Angeles

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X1 D Condenser Drum Microphone

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Microphone Type Large Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Capsule/Diaphragm Size 32 mm
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Self Noise 28dB
Dynamic Range (SPL) 140dB
Pad -10 dB
Low Cut Filter Yes
Capsule Material Titanium
Body Material Metal
Body Color Black
Connector Type XLR
Power Requirements +48v Phantom Power
Series X1 Series
Model SEE-X1D
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.