The X1 A: It could be your first mic, but it’s one you’ll want to keep forever.
There’s a new entry point to sE’s acclaimed X1 Series, and it’s breaking the performance barrier (again) for every mic in its class.
When it was introduced in 2011, the X1 brought a new level of quality to its price point, competing easily with microphones costing several times as much. But that didn’t stop sE from trying to outdo themselves again.
With a newly-developed condenser capsule and an exterior based on the rugged metal chassis of the X1, the X1 A offers first-class sound and specifications at an even better ‘home studio’ cost, featuring an extremely natural frequency response, massive SPL-handling capabilities (150dB!), switchable attenuation and low-cut filters, and a perfectly balanced sensitivity level – so it’s at home on absolutely any source.
Capsule Type: 2/3′ Permanently-Biased Condenser
Directional Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: <50 Ohms
Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dB)
Max SPL: 130 / 150 dB (0 / 20 dB pad, (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 78 dB(A)
Equivalent Noise Level: 16 dB(A)
Dynamic Range: 114 / 134 dB (0 / 20 dB pad)
Low Cut Filter: 100 Hz, 6 dB/oct, switchable
Attenuation Pad: 20 dB, switchable
Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR
Power requirement: 48V phantom according to IEC 61938
Recommended Load Impedance: >1K Ohms
Current Consumption: 4.0 mA
Diameter: 58 mm (2.28 in.) x Length: 169 mm (6.65 in.)
Weight: 390 g / 13.8 oz