sE Electronics Announces Updated sE2200 Condenser, New V7 X Dynamic Instrument Mic
New for this year's AES Show in New York City, sE Electronics announces two new microphones: an updated version of their sE2200 and V7 X. sE will also be showcasing their newest small-diaphragm condenser, the sE8, and the V7 MC1, the wireless version of their V7 dynamic.
The sE2200 is an updated and refined version of sE's sE2200a and sE2200a II C microphones -- the first condensers to put sE Electronics on the map almost 15 years ago, the company says. Utilizing the same handcrafted capsule, discrete class-A circuitry, and custom transformer as the previous versions, the new sE2200 offers improved clarity, lower noise, new pad and filter options to increase versatility, and the fit and finish has been updated with sE's latest manufacturing techniques -- but the company says that the sE2200 "retains all the classic sound of the originals."
sE states, "Given the revered status of its predecessors, we've remained true to our original hand-crafted capsule design, custom-built transformer and class-A discrete circuit topologies -- so it still has the sound of the mics loved by a whole generation of engineers."
The V7 X is a brand-new sibling to sE's V7 handheld dynamic. While the V7 is intended for vocals, the V7 X's specialized capsule's aluminum voice coil and acoustic design have been specifically tailored for instrumental use, with a lowered resonance and extended frequency response providing a "perfectly natural balance of detailed highs and deep, clear lows". The V7 X is intended for use on snares, toms, electric & acoustic guitars, brass instruments, and more.