The X1 S is a refined version of sE’s classic X1 condenser, tuned and improved in every way. With a hand-crafted and individually-tuned 1" capsule and the highest dynamic range and SPL handling capabilities in its class, the X1 S has the sound and features you'd expect from a serious high-end studio mic, at only a fraction of the cost.
Hand-crafted 1” true condenser capsule
Just like its predecessor, the X1 S utilizes a hand-made condenser capsule, meticulously constructed and tuned by the technicians in sE’s capsule room. Led by sE’s capsule master – with nearly 30 years of capsule-building experience – these highly skilled technicians are incredibly specialized, and are only allowed to build sE’s production microphone capsules after 18 months of capsule-specific training. This results in a capsule built like the world’s finest musical instruments - and a capsule truly up to the challenge of recording them.
Ultra-low noise electronics
Where the original X1 was quiet, the electronics of the X1 S take its performance to a whole new level, making it one of the quietest mics in its class. Its internal redesign allows for improved sensitivity, dramatically increased SPL handling, and a huge reduction in self-noise.
Two switchable attenuation levels
The -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches provide extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for even the loudest instruments...think super-heavy electric guitars, fortissimo brass instruments, and heavy-footed kick drums.
Two switchable low-cut filters
Selectable at either 80Hz or 160Hz, these two filters help eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, as well as help compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques.
The X1 S comes complete with a rock-solid, newly designed swivel mic clip and thread adapter to fit with any mic stand. If you need additional rumble control and ‘plosive protection, the X1 S integrates perfectly with sE's Isolation Pack, as well as any of sE’s Reflexion Filters® - recommended for an instant pro vocal recording setup for your home studio.
In the Box
X1 S Studio Condenser Microphone
sE Logo sticker
User manual with warranty card
Æ58 x 168 mm
Æ2.28 x 6.65 in.
Net weight 440 g / 15.53 oz.
26 x 22 x 79 mm
1.02 x 0.87 x 3.11 in.
Net weight 35 g / 1.24 oz.
Total net weight
475 g / 16.77 oz.
26 x 12x 10 cm (L x W x H)
10.24 x 4.72 x 3.94 in. (L x W x H)
0.67kg / 1.48 lbs
20 pieces per Master Cardbox
52 x 28 x 49 cm (L x W x H)
20.47 x 11,02 x 19.29 in. (L x W x H)
14.2 kg / 31.31lbs
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