sE Electronics X1 A
It could be your first studio recording condenser mic, but it’ll never be one you want to replace.
The X1 A utilizes a newly-developed acoustic design with a carefully selected condenser capsule, low noise electronics, an intergrated windscreen, and a gold-plated XLR connector. It also includes a switchable attenuation pad & low-cut filter and a robust all-metal chasis.
(A good option with better specifications is the Lewitt LCT 240 PRO at SGD225. See below)
Completely new acoustic design
The X1 A delivers the best sound in its class sound quality thanks to its newly-developed acoustic design with a carefully selected condenser capsule. Its pristine sound quality without coloration ensures a wide range of applications. Thanks to its carefully selected capsule it offers an even, well-balanced frequency response.
Also the electronics have also undergone a complete overhaul, and exhibit better specifications and sound – on and off the test bench – than any other microphone in its class.
Attenuation pad & low cut switch
The -20 dB pad switch provides 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.
The 100 Hz low-cut switch helps eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, and compensates for excessive bass with close-mic techniques (proximity effect).
All-metal housing and premium finish
Unlike the cheaply constructed bodies of some other “entry-level” microphones, the X1 A’s all-metal chassis provides efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise – and the high-quality finish ensures a great look for years to come.
Eliminates the need for an external pop filter, and provides an extra layer of safety and security for the all-important capsule.
Gold-plated XLR connector
Ensures loss-free, reliable signal connection for years and years and years and…
The X1 A 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, the X1 A integrates perfectly with sE’s Isolation Pack, as well as the Reflexion Filter X – recommended for an instant pro vocal recording setup for your home studio.
From vocals to acoustic instruments to electric guitars or percussion, the X1 A is the perfect choice for any musician seeking a high-quality microphone with an entry-level price tag.
Highly recommended alternative:
Lewitt LCT240 PRO (SGD225)
“This mic is awesome! I did a comparison of it and an AKG414 and Neumann TLM49 on vocals, guitars and guitar cabinets. Overall I’d go with the Lewitt LCT240.” – Scott Shield, Recording Engineer
“There’s plenty of competition but we found it an excellent inexpensive stand in for its pricier big brother and a great all rounder for your studio. Build wise it’s world class.. modern sound, it sounded great.. versatile sound.” – MusicRadar