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SE Electronics X1R

Product Code: 422470

The sE X1R ribbon microphone is the new high performance passive ribbon from sE Electronics

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The sE X1R ribbon microphone is the new high performance passive ribbon from sE Electronics. The sE Electronics X1R is suited to a variety of recording applications including guitar cabs, overhead drums, brass, woodwind, strings, commercial broadcast and voice-over.

This state of the art ribbon element enclosed by top grade Neodymium magnets boasts some of the latest ribbon microphone technologies from sE Electronics. We have combined our traditional ribbon technology with some of the mechanical elements of our patented Voodoo microphone HF (High Frequency) extension technology to bring you a classic sounding ribbon mic with a gentle HF lift.

The sEX1R does not offer the full frequency response performance of the Voodoo VR1 / VR2 and the widely acclaimed sE Rupert Neve RNR1, but a hybrid of old and new ribbon technology which gives you all the natural beauty of the ribbon sound, but with more versatility and ease of use than the majority of ribbons on today's market.

The sE X1R also draws on the chassis and design elements of the hugely successful sE X1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone to bring you exceptional performance, and the hand-crafted capsule quality you expect from all sE mics, but at a fraction of the cost of other boutique brands.

The sE X1R really is the perfect ribbon mic for the first time project studio buyer, or a great addition of new character to your microphone collection..



  • Type: Passive
  • Element: 2 aluminum ribbon
  • Frequency Response: 20-16K Hz 1dB
  • Sensitivity: -55.3dB 1V/Pa 1dB
  • Directional pattern: Figure of 8
  • Impedance: ≤200 ohm
  • Connector: 3-pin
  • Max SPL: 135dB
  • Weight: 0.5KG


Microphone Capsule: Ribbon
Microphone Response: 20Hz - 16kHz
Microphone Impedance: 200 Ohms
Microphone Maximum SPL: 135dB
Microphone Sensitivity: -55.3dB
Microphone Connector: XLR
Microphone Powering: No
Physical Weight: 0.5kg
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Magazine Reviews
Sound on Sound, November 2012 "A genuinely versatile ribbon mic that sounds smooth but not dull." http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov12/articles/se-x1r.htm Ask Audio Magazine, 2014 "X1R seems like a great all-rounder and a useful alternative to a capacitor or cardioid model when you want a different kind of sound, perhaps a smoother and more rounded quality. At this price it’s not going to break the bank either so it’s a definite contender for your studio arsenal. " http://www.askaudiomag.com/articles/review-se-electronics-x1r-affordable-ribbon-studio-mic Music Tech, 2012 " Although there are cheaper alternatives, SE points out that quality varies dramatically, so getting a good one involves a degree of chance. We concede that they have a point. As always, we’d advise trying before buying, but we can’t imagine that the X1R will disappoint." http://www.musictech.net/2012/02/x1r-review/
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