sE Electronics X1R Passive Ribbon Microphone
Add the sE Electronics X1R ribbon microphone to your collection, and you'll soon find yourself reaching for it on a regular basis. The goal with the X1R was to bring you the rich, colorful sound of a vintage ribbon microphone, while meeting modern standards for low noise and SPL handling.The X1R's finely-tuned frequency range is balanced to give you more articulation and definition than vintage ribbons, while retaining the darker character that ribbon mics are known for. The result is a flexible ribbon microphone any recording engineer would be proud to use in the studio.
sE Electronics X1R Ribbon Microphone at a Glance:
- Fuller response without overbearing brightness
- Perfect for vocals, instruments, and even drum overheads
- A flexible tool for any studio
Fuller response without overbearing brightness
While many ribbon mics begin rolling off high frequencies around 10kHz, the X1R boasts a small high frequency bump before rolling off around 16kHz. This gives you extra definition, clarity, and air compared to other ribbons, without the harsh brightness that some condenser mics are known for.
Perfect for vocals, instruments, and even drum overheads
With a maximum SPL rating of 135dB, the sE Electronic X1R is ready to be a workhorse in your studio. Especially at its value-packed price, a pair of X1Rs would be a fantastic choice for drum overheads. You'll capture all the punch and depth of your drums, while also taming some of the extreme high frequencies from the cymbals. The X1R is also perfect for capturing the nuances of acoustic instruments, and should definitely be one of your considerations for any vocal recording too.
A flexible tool for any studio
While some engineers regard ribbon mics as special-situation microphones, the sE Electronics X1R can be a capable workhorse in your studio. As we've mentioned, the high SPL handling and extended HF response make the X1R suitable for a wide range of sound sources. It takes to equalization well, and doesn't require as much preamp gain as some ribbon mics do. Basically, the X1R is the kind of mic you can turn to in almost any recording situation and know that you'll get great results quickly.
sE Electronics X1R Ribbon Microphone Features:
- Passive ribbon microphone with extended frequency response and higher SPL handling
- Record louder sound sources with confidence thanks to 135dB max SPL
- Extended high frequency response gives you more brightness than most ribbon mics, without becoming harsh
- Ideal for acoustic instruments, vocals, and drum overheads
- Figure-8 pickup pattern
Add a new color to your sonic palette with the sE Electronics X1R!