The sE7: A compact & classy condenser.
The sE7 is a high-quality back-electret small diaphragm condenser microphone intended for a wide range of studio and live sound applications, from acoustic guitars to pianos to drums and beyond.
With an optimized acoustic design, discrete class-A circuitry and a transformerless output, it delivers clear, natural sound quality at all frequencies, without suffering from fizzy highs or a lack of low-frequency punch.
The discrete electronics and the switchable attenuation pad ensure a high dynamic range, with high sound pressure level (SPL) handling capability and extremely low-noise components. The switchable low-cut filter helps eliminate rumble or footfall noise, and can also compensate for an excess of bass frequencies caused by the proximity effect. This enables the sE7 to close-mic many instruments including electric guitar speaker cabinets, brass instruments and drums.
Reliable operation even in demanding on-stage applications in difficult environments is ensured by the roadworthy all-metal design, robust construction, and high-quality manufacturing standards.
HIGH-QUALITY CONDENSER CAPSULE
The sE7’s specialized capsule is designed for natural, balanced sound quality, with an ultra-thin diaphragm for excellent transient response. Its cardioid polar pattern also makes it ideal for most studio or stage applications, delivering great sound for almost any source.
THE QUIETEST PENCIL MIC IN ITS CLASS
With a very short signal path and state of the art electronics, the sE7 is the quietest microphone in its class. The transformerless design ensures pristine sound quality, reproducing instruments with excellent clarity and depth.
SWITCHABLE PRE-ATTENUATION PAD
The switchable -20dB attenuation pad prevents overloading your preamp or mixer and provides extended dynamic range, enabling close-mic techniques for even the loudest sources like brass instruments and snare drums.
SWITCHABLE LOW-CUT FILTER
The integrated 80Hz low-cut filter helps to eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, or to compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques.
ALL-METAL HOUSING WITH GOLD-PLATED XLR CONNECTOR, PREMIUM FINISH & ACCESSORIES
The sE7’s all-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise, and its high-quality finish ensures a great look for years to come, and the corrosion-free gold-plated XLR contacts ensure a loss-free, reliable signal connection for years and years and years and...
The sE7 also comes standard with a custom mic clip that will securely attach it to any mic stand via the included thread adapter, plus a windscreen to avoid wind noise.
sE7 Matched Pair
Convincing stereo recordings require microphones with high consistency and accurate localization from the pair of microphones. Therefore, at sE every pair is selected from hundreds of individual microphones to provide identical performance.
The result is the highest possible correlation over the whole frequency range, and virtually identical sensitivity for stunning three-dimensional recordings.
mic clip (with thread adapter)
sE7 (Matched Pair)
2x sE7 microphone
2x mic clip (with thread adapters)
2x wind screens
Capsule Type: 1/2“ back-electret condenser capsule
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 19 mV/Pa (-34.5 dBV)
Max SPL: 136 / 156 dBSPL (0/20 dB Attenuation pad)
Equivalent noise level: 16 dB(A)
Dynamic range: 120 / 140 dB (0/20 dB Attenuation pad)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 78 dB
Low-cut filter: 80 Hz, 6 dB/Oct, switchable
Attenuation Pad: 20 dB, switchable
Powering: 48 Volts according to IEC 61938
Electrical Impedance: <200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance: >1k Ohms
Current consumption: 3.0 mA
Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR connector
Dimensions: Diameter: 23mm (0.91 in), Length 120mm (4.72 in)
Weight: 128 g (4.52 oz.)
“…one must say the resolution, the sound and the depth leaves nothing to be desired in this price range. I think that's very convincing…the increase in highs does not exaggerate, but rather flatters the sound. The highpass and the 20 dB reduction work perfectly…and all this "Handmade in Shanghai", you hardly believe it.”
- Amazona.de (German)
“I would feel comfortable using only the sE7 to record everything with. It is the affordable desert island microphone…the sE7 is the microphone I recommend to new audio engineers that are on a budget, from here on out. That is the biggest compliment I can give to a product. I gotta give credit to sE’s research & development team for making this happen at this price point.”
“Especially when it comes to drum overheads, the sE7 cuts a fine figure and provides transparent but not arbitrary sound. Even when recording other instruments or amplifiers, the microphone convinces on the whole and offers itself in a reasonable price range as an interesting all-round solution for the challenges of small and medium-sized studios as well as ambitious homerecording fans. For these target groups, the sE7 should soon be part of the standard inventory.”
- SOUNDCHECK.DE (German)