The sE X1 D is a dedicated drum microphone, bringing the renowned quality of the sE X1 series to a microphone that is designed for use on kick drums and percussion.
The sE X1 D is the first microphone in the sE X1 series to be made specifically for instruments, and features a hand-crafted titanium-sputtered capsule. This capsule is stiffer than our gold-sputtered capsules, meaning quicker transient response, which is important when recording instruments that create fast transients and attack like drums and percussion, as it enables the microphone to maintain clarity and deliver exceptional performance in accurately capturing the sound source.
The sE X1 D is also well-suited for piano and bass, where the strings are often played with percussive techniques. The cardioid polar pattern has great off-axis rejection, essential when recording only one element of a source without wanting the sound of other elements to bleed into the signal. The mic is equipped with -10dB pad and bass cut switches, with integrated shock protection via a built-in rubber capsule mount, which helps isolate the capsule from vibration. The microphone is fitted with a side-mounted stand adapter for quickly and easily attaching it to a stand and comes with a soft protective pouch.
Custom-designed and handcrafted titanium capsule
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Controls: -10dB Pad, Bass Cut
Power Requirement: +48V Phantom Power
Connector: Three-pin XLR
Please refer to manufacturer for warranty information