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sE launch first dynamics & expand X1 series

V-series dynamic & X1A mics announced ahead of AES

For this year’s AES Convention in Los Angeles, sE Electronics have announced the X1 A, a new and even more affordable entry point to their acclaimed X1 condenser mic series. On the live sound front, sE have also announced a pair of dynamic microphones – a first for the company, known primarily for their Reflexion Filters and condensers. According to sE, the new V7 supercardioid dynamic and V3 cardioid dynamic offer “exceptionally low handling noise, a more natural sound, and higher gain before feedback than other mics in their class”. 

The X1 A utilises a newly-developed acoustic design with a carefully selected condenser capsule, low-noise electronics, an integrated windscreen, and a gold-plated XLR connector. Just like the acclaimed X1 condenser, it also includes a switchable attenuation pad & low-cut filter and a robust all-metal chassis. According to sE’s Product Manager Thomas Stubics, “The whole team has been working very hard on this completely new acoustic design, which delivers an impressively pristine sound that one would expect from a much more expensive product.” 

The X1 A will be available in October 2016, with an MSRP of $129 USD / €129 EUR. It ships with a newly designed mic clip and mic stand thread adapter, and is fully compatible with sE’s Isolation Pack shockmount. 

Both the V7 and V3 have all-metal housings and beveled spring steel grilles, internal windscreens and patented integrated capsule mounts to offer excellent sound, superior reliability, and impressively low handling noise. The V7 is a supercardioid model with a specialised aluminium voice coil custom-developed for a “crisp, open vocal sound”, while the V3 is a cardioid model intended for general use on any voice or instrument. 

The V7 has an MSRP of $129 USD / €129 EUR, and the V3 an MSRP of $89 USD / €89 EUR. Both will begin shipping in October 2016, and come complete with a carrying pouch, mic stand clip & thread adapter. 

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