sE Electronics sE2200a II C

Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Switchable 10dB Pad and Highpass Filter
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A Great-sounding Condenser Mic!

The sE Electronics sE2200a II C cardioid condenser microphone updates the original sE2200a with a smooth black rubberized finish and handy shockmount. Beyond that, the sE2200a II C gives you the same stunning quality and up-front sound that made the original version such a huge hit. This is an incredibly versatile condenser microphone, equally at home in front of a guitar cabinet as it is over a drum kit. And if you're looking for that first truly special vocal mic, an sE Electronics sE2200a II C condenser microphone is an excellent choice.

sE Electronics sE2200a II C Cardioid Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
  • Tried-and-true cardioid polar pattern provides up-front sound
  • Low-noise operation meets high-headroom SPL handling
  • Extra onboard options give you even more flexibility
Tried-and-true cardioid polar pattern provides up-front sound

Featuring a custom, hand-crafted 1" gold-sputtered diaphragm, the sE Electronics sE2200a II C condenser microphone provides you with the tonal stability of a fixed cardioid polar pattern. When you close mic with your sE2200a II C, this polar pattern does a great job blocking out the rest of the room, giving your sound a bold, front-and-center quality.

Low-noise operation meets high-headroom SPL handling

When it comes to capturing dynamic content, not all studio-style condenser mics are made equal. In fact, the same mic that sounds great on your amp stack may be a bit too noisy to use on an acoustic guitar, and your favorite vocal mic may not be able to handle the SPLs required by drum overheads. Not so with the sE Electronics sE2200a II C condenser microphone. That's because sE Electronics built the sE2200a II C to be able to withstand epic decibel levels, while maintaining a super-low noise floor. It's just what you need to capture highly dynamic sounds.

Extra onboard options give you even more flexibility

Talk about a studio workhorse mic! The sE Electronics sE2200a II C was built to handle just about any sound you can imagine. Not only is it naturally able to keep up with extremely dynamic sound sources, such as vocals and brass instruments, but it gives you both a highpass filter and a 10dB pad to further shape its response. Whether you need to cut out low-end rumble or back off the gain to capture a screaming amp stack, the sE Electronics sE2200a II C gives you the sonic flexibility you need.

sE Electronics sE2200a II C Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:
  • An amazing cardioid condenser microphone that's perfect for anything from vocals to drum overheads
  • An updated version of the sE Electronics award-winning sE2200a cardioid condenser microphone
  • Handcrafted 1" gold-sputtered condenser capsule provides smooth and consistent cardioid polar pattern
  • Highpass filter and 10dB pad give you advanced sound-shaping options onboard
  • Extremely low noise and high SPL handling provides you with an extended dynamic range
  • Finished in a custom black rubber paint, which looks cool and dampens chassis resonance
  • Shockmount included
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Get amazing upfront sound with an sE Electronics sE2200a II C large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone!

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Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 1" (25.4mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 125dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Self Noise 17dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter Yes
Pads -10dB
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 1.2 lbs.
Included Accessories Shockmount
Manufacturer Part Number sE2200a II C

Customer Reviews

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Excellent, versatile microphone

I've been using this microphone in my home studio and for some rehearsal room recordings for about a year and I am very happy with it. It is versatile, has an excellent sound, great value for price and even looks good... I recommend whole heartedly!
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Just bought this badboy. I put it up against my akg perception 220 and this mic overpowered it in everyway when comes down to vocals. The clarity is outstanding. I couldnt have been any more satisfied then with this purchase.
Music background: student

Amazing Quality Clean Warm Mic

When Amy Winehouse used a 2200a series as her main vocal mic for her 'Back in Black' album that say something. Got it today and even the foam that is used to protect it inside the box is quality stuff. sE really does take care of their mics hand built mics. It even came with a QC Pass ticket with the date it passed inspection. Can't believe how nice the overall solid body is and it came with a shock mount and pop filter. I ran it straight through an apogee duet 2 and it has been the cleanest low noise warm mic I have used for vocals. Best investment for the price and it's nice to know the 2200a series has been used on a multi-Grammy album.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Producer, Pro Musician

Stands up to that of a $400 Mic, easily.

Recently, my brother purchased the Baby Bottle microphone from Blue. Absolutely beautiful microphone - nice presence, tone, and no real EQ needed except for some to help slide the vocals into the mix (for his voice anyways). When I tried the Baby Bottle out, I was amazed as well. My voice sounded good, compared to my microphone I used before - Shure SM58. Granted, the SM58 is a cheap microphone compared to the Baby Bottle, but the pure presence and up-front feel the mic offered far surpassed the mid-rangey SM58 sound produced when I sang into it. Now, having worked with the Baby Bottle and the SM58 for a good while, I purchased this sE2200a ii C to use. I was absolutely blown away. This microphone accentuates the perfect features of my voice - helps add presence on the lows and evens out the mids nicely to avoid the nasal sound that I found ever so present in the SM58 (which, the nasal could be because of my faulty vocal technique.... shh). If the sE2200a II C was blind tested with the Baby Bottle, I believe the two would be very difficult to tell apart. However, both are very solid microphones. For my voice, the sE seems to be a better fit. Overall, extremely satisfied with the mic. Nice upfront sound, solid presence. The shock mount is solid. The means in which the microphone and the pop filter are inserted into the shock mount are genius. Comes in a nice box (no case), but I'm going to use the box as a case xp. Buy this, for 250 its an absolute steal. =] P.S. First purchase from Sweetwater and would definitely shop here again!
Music background: Home Studio, Student


Picked this up as my first higher caliber vocal microphone. Running it through a UA 710 preamp. So far, nothing I have done with it has sounded bad. Takes are sounding great with the microphone's HPF enabled. I have not yet had the opportunity to try the mic on any instruments. The build quality seems solid - It's heavy. The mic DOES currently include a free pop filter. No need to buy an extra if you purchase this mic like I accidentally did.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Hobbyist Musician

Sweetwater Advice

Patrick Schaefer

When I was looking for a great mic to track demos and didn't have a large budget, I added the sE Electronics sE2200a II C to my collection. I was impressed with the versatility that this mic had to offer. I use it to mic both my Gibson J-200 and vocals. It gives me all the clarity and presence that the J-200 deserves. I would recommend this as a great addition to any mic locker, big or small.

Charlie Davis

The sE Electronics sE2200a II C is such a great all-around mic. I have one in my home studio and it works great for tracking my guitars, as well as vocals. The main feedback I get from customers who buy this is that it sounds more expensive than it costs, and who isn't a fan of great bang for the buck?

Kenny Bergle

What a GREAT mic! I love selling these as people just FREAK when they hear it in their own studio and thank me profusely! If you don't have a great condenser mic in your arsenal, you need an sE Electronics sE2200a II C !!!!

Stuart Niven

The sE Electronics sE2200a II C is a fantastic mic for the home studio on up! It's built like a tank and the quality can be seen and felt striaght away. It sounds like a much more expensive mic (they even hand-tension the capsule, just like the way vintage mics were made!) If you have a home/project studio, get the eE2200a II C!
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