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  • JE22

    Josephson e22S - Side Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    Ergonomically designed primarily for recording drums, the e22S is a great sounding small diaphragm side-address condenser, with an exemplary mid-range. Great for amps and fretted acoustic instruments too! The e22S originated as a special-purpose drum microphone, developed in cooperation with Steve Albini of electrical audio in Chicago. It's a small-diaphragm side-address cardioid designed for use close up to the sound source. Besides drums it's also found wide application for any close-up instrument pickup where natural sound (including the sound that leaks into the pattern from the rear)  is important.

      • Josephson e22S PRODUCT FEATURES:

        The Josephson e22S side-address cardioid was designed to meet the needs of noted recording engineer Steve Albini. The physical profile allows unobtrusive placement, even with tight percussion layouts. Unique among studio condenser microphones, the e22S capsule geometry is optimized for spot miking performance. The circuit uses a cascode discrete FET front end, combined with a custom Lundahl output transformer. The electronics were designed to interface easily with either transformer or direct coupled mic preamps. The e22S has low self-noise, so it delivers low level detail, and handles high sound pressure levels for minimal distortion on extremely loud passages. The microphone housing is very rugged, with a precision machined, satin black chrome finish.

        “The specific need addressed by the e22S was drum kit recording, and the mics are used in that capacity nearly every day, but once they were in our hands, they quickly became a favorite mic for many instruments, including acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, guitar amplifiers, organ and horns. The e22S is easily the most versatile microphone in our cabinet.

        “On loud sounds like drums and guitar cabinets, the 609 head amplifier delivers a crisp, clear signal that is free of distortion, at a level that doesn't require an external pad.” —Steve Albini


        Directional pattern
        Frequency response
        20-20,000 Hz ±2 dB from curve
        3.0 mV/Pa
        Rated impedance
        200 ohms
        Equivalent noise level
        15 dB SPL A-weighted
        Maximum SPL
        144 dB
        180 g
        21mm diameter, 190mm long, 30mm head

    Need more info on the e22S? Click HERE for the official Josephson product listing >>>