The sE2200: Classic sound, by any standards.
The sE2200 is the latest version of the award-winning cardioid
condenser microphone that put sE Electronics on the map many years
ago with its smooth, polished sound for vocals, voiceovers, and
numerous instrumental applications.
Made famous through use with world-class vocal artists like Amy
Winehouse, it revives the spirit of classic studio microphones, and
still remains a standard in mic lockers around the world.
Given the revered status of its predecessors, sE has remained true
to the original capsule design, custom-built transformer and class-A
circuit topologies, so it’s still the same condenser microphone
loved by a whole generation of engineers.
An older version sE2200a.
State-of-the-art components and a shorter, optimized signal path
provide even better noise performance & clarity, new pad & filter
options increase its versatility, and the fit & finish has been
updated with sE’s latest manufacturing techniques - but the sE2200
retains all the classic sound of the original.
HANDCRAFTED 1" TRUE CONDENSER CAPSULE
Although the sE2200 is a cardioid-only microphone, two (instead of
one) gold-sputtered diaphragms are used to ensure best possible
Built like the world’s finest musical instruments, every capsule is
hand-crafted and individually tuned in our very own factory in
Shanghai - and unlike other microphones with backplate or electret
designs, the sE2200 features a true externally polarized condenser
capsule, and therefore delivers the best possible performance in
TRADITIONAL CLASS-A ELECTRONIC DESIGN
Its carefully selected, discrete components ensure brilliant sound
quality on any source. The sE2200’s design still avoids using any
ICs (integrated circuits) and is built to excel – not to a standard.
Low noise, consistent performance and high sensitivity is provided
by state-of-the-art surface-mounted electronic components with
extremely tight tolerances.
TWO SWITCHABLE ATTENUATION LEVELS & LOW-CUT FILTERS
The -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches provide extended dynamic range,
enabling a wide variety of applications and close-mic techniques for
even the loudest instruments...think super-heavy electric guitars,
fortissimo brass instruments, and heavy-footed kick drums.
Selectable at either 80Hz or 160Hz, the two low-cut filters help
eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, as well as help
compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic
CUSTOM-BUILT OUTPUT TRANSFORMER
Reviving the spirit of classic studio microphones, the sE2200’s
custom transformer provides superb depth & weight to the overall
sonic image, and the massively shielded metal housing ensures
ALL-METAL HOUSING & PREMIUM FINISH
Unlike the cheaply constructed bodies of some other affordable
microphones, the sE2200's all-metal chassis provides efficient
rejection of any electrical interference and noise - and the
high-quality finish ensures a great look for years to come.
GOLD-PLATED XLR CONNECTOR
Ensures loss-free, reliable signal connection for years and years
and years and...
THE ISOLATION PACK
For situations where greater rumble control and ‘plosive protection
is desired, this bundle also includes sE’s Isolation Pack. With the
twist of a single knob, the mount attaches quickly and securely to
the microphone, and is removable with the same simple motion. This
allows the mic to be set up quickly and easily - no adjustments, no
The Isolation Pack also comes equipped with sE's curved metal pop
filter, which efficiently slots in to the shockmount and is
vertically adjustable for best performance.
Capsule Type: Hand-Crafted 1" True Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 23.7 mV/Pa (-32.5 dBV)
Max SPL: 125 / 135 / 145 dB (0/10/20 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Equivalent noise level: 12 dB(A)
Dynamic range: 113 / 123 / 133 dB (0/10/20 dB Attentuation pad)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 82 dB
Low-cut filter: 80 / 160 Hz, 6 dB/Oct, switchable
Attenuation Pad: 10 / 20 dB, switchable
Powering: 48 Volts according to IEC 61938
Electrical Impedance: <50 Ohms
Recommended load impedance: >1k Ohms
Current consumption: 4.2 mA
Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR connector
Dimensions: Diameter: 51mm (2.01 in), Length 215mm (8.46 in)
Weight: 611 g (21.55 oz.)