The sE8 is a small diaphragm cardioid condenser pencil microphone, for studio or live recording applications. The sE8 has a staggering max SPL of up to 159dB, and dynamic range of 146dB. There is a handy 2-way pad of either -10 or -20 dB, and low cut filter at either 80 or 160 Hz. The sE 8 is available as a stereo pair, and offers outstanding value for money. It captures a transparent and detailed signal, with minimal self noise.