The sE Electronics X1R is a passive ribbon microphone that has been designed to take on the road, and use in the studio too. The X1 range by sE Electronics, are cost-effective studio microphones for those that are after quality from a trusted and proven brand, without spending thousands. Despite the cheaper price tag, the X1R still maintains a handcrafted element.
The second addition to the X1 Series, the X1 R brings the magic of traditional ribbon mics into the modern age with a tough construction that can handle any SPL. This is a ribbon you can take on the road.
The sE X1 R ribbon microphone is the new high performance passive ribbon from sE Electronics. The sE Electronics X1 R is suited to a variety of recording applications including guitar cabs, overhead drums, brass, woodwind, strings, commercial broadcast and voice-over.
This state of the art ribbon element enclosed by top-grade Neodymium magnets boasts some of our latest ribbon microphone technologies. We have combined our traditional ribbon technology with some of the mechanical elements of our own Voodoo microphone HF (High Frequency) extension technology to bring you a classic sounding ribbon mic with a gentle HF lift.
The X1 R doesn't quite offer the full-frequency response performance of the Voodoo VR1, VR2, or the widely acclaimed Rupert Neve Signature Series RNR1 - but its hybrid old and new ribbon technology gives you all the natural beauty of the ribbon sound, but with more versatility and ease of use than the majority of ribbons on today's market.
The X1 R comes standard with a mic clip that will securely attach it to any mic stand, but fits the Isolation Pack if a shockmount solution is desired.
sE Electronics X1R Specifications:
Electronics: Passive Generating Element: Hand-tensioned 2.5µm aluminum ribbon Directional Pattern: Figure-8 Frequency range: 20 Hz - 16 kHz Impedance: 200 Ohms Sensitivity: 1.78 mV/Pa (-55 dB) Max SPL: 135 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz) Signal to Noise Ratio: 71 dB Self Noise: 23 dB(A) Matching Connectors: XLR3F Power requirement: N/A (phantom-protected) Weight: 510g / 17.99oz