Very good mic!
The SEX1R was recommended to me by my sales consultant Ian McGhee. I have wanted to use ribbons for some time and had my eye on a certain brand that remains out of my price range. I bought a pair of X1R's on Ian's advice to use on overheads for an upcoming show and I was absolutely blown away by the performance.
When I first took the mics out of the box I was anxious to see what I had, so I put it in front of a Fender Twin and listened thru FOH Yamaha Cabinets. The reproduction so was so accurate I had to mute and then unmute the channel to listen in an A/B mode to convince myself I was listening to the mic! It was that good. It handled all the gain I threw at it, without a cloudlift, and remained constant. Very impressed.
Then i used it on the overheads. I went 44" from the snare head with each of them and went from there. Ultimately decided to use a Kick, Snare and the 2 SE's for the show that night. Very simple setup and the blend was super easy. Very little processing to get very natural drums, a little comp and verb on the snare for punch and that was pretty much it. Really nice result.
My next purchase will be another pair of X1R's that I will use on guitar cab's. Very highly suggested.