sE Electronics sE2200a II Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure-8 Polar Patterns, 10dB Pad, and Highpass Filter
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A Great-sounding Mic with Tons of Flexibility!

The sE Electronics sE2200a II multipattern condenser microphone builds on the wide success of the original sE2200a cardioid microphone design, bringing you the same award-winning sound but with vastly increased flexibility. This amazing workhorse microphone is ready to record just about anything you can throw at it. From the subtle dynamics of a bowed viola to the extreme high SPL of a full guitar tube amplifier stack, the impressive sE2200a II will give you the sound quality and detail your music demands. Get your sE Electronics sE2200a II multi-pattern condenser mic from Sweetwater!

sE Electronics sE2200a II Multipattern Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
  • Double the diaphragms, triple the polar patterns
  • Low-noise operation meets high-headroom SPL handling
  • Onboard options give you even more flexibility
Double the diaphragms, triple the polar patterns

Here's something you don't normally see in an affordable multipattern condenser microphone: a pair of hand-crafted diaphragms. In true traditional condenser microphone fashion, the sE Electronics sE2200a II actually uses a pair of identical 1" gold-sputtered diaphragms to shape its polar patterns, providing you with three fully distinct polar patterns. This makes the sE2200a II an ideal condenser microphone for virtually any recording situation, allowing you to get the response and sound isolation you need, no matter what environment you're in.

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 acoustic guitar, and your favorite vocal mic may not be able to handle the SPLs required by drum overheads. Not so with sE Electronics' sE2200a II condenser microphone. That's because sE Electronics built the sE2200a II to be able to withstand epic dB levels, while maintaining a super-low noise floor - just what you need to capture softer and more detailed sounds.

Onboard options give you even more flexibility

Talk about a studio workhorse mic - the sE Electronics sE2200a II 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 gives you the sonic flexibility you need.

sE Electronics sE2200a II Multipattern Condenser Microphone Features:
  • An amazing multipattern condenser microphone that's perfect for anything from vocals to drum overheads
  • Based on sE Electronics award winning sE2200a cardioid condenser microphone
  • Dual hand-crafted 1" gold-sputtered condenser capsules let you select from cardioid, figure 8, and omnidirectional polar patterns
  • 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
  • Matching pop filter and shock mount included
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Get amazing sound and superior flexibility from an sE Electronics sE2200a II multipattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
Diaphragm Size 1" (25.4mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 135dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter Yes
Pads -10dB
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 1.32 lbs.
Included Accessories Shock Mount, Pop Filter
Manufacturer Part Number 2200a MKII

Customer Reviews

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My favorite mic

I picked this mic up years ago and I have been sticking by it for vocals and drum overheads on almost every single recording I've done. People tell me they've been in other studios but their voice hasn't sounded as good as it does here. I try to take credit for that, but it's the mic. The metal pop filter is really nice, too. I bought a second one for a friend when he expressed how impressed he was with it.

Fantastic Mic!

I was in the market for a new LDC mic and my Sweetwater Agent, Paul Lea recommended the sE2200a MK2 after I explained what I needed it for. I took his professional advice and made the purchase. Glad I did. I was blown away by the sound and what I noticed most was the silky, smooth highs on vocals and acoustic guitar.This mic is a winner and IMO can easily compete with some of the more expensive mics I've used. If you're looking for a natural and warm sounding mic without the highs sounding hyped, definitely check this one out. Thanks for the recommendation Paul. Sweetwater is the best!
Music background: Songwriter, Studio Owner, Engineer, Producer

I'm a believer

I love, love, love this mic. This mic was suggested to me by my Sweetwater agent as an alternative to the AKG C 214 I was thinking about buying. Having own AKG mics before I knew that the AKGs tend to push the high end a little bit but I really wanted a full sounding mic that could also deliver the highs. As soon as I got this mic I started recording and was blown away by the results. I've never owned sE mic before but now they are on the top of my list when it comes time to buy my next one.
Music background: Pro Musician, Recording Engineer

Quality Mike at half the price!

As a writer, producer, arranger, Pro Tools 11 user, accurate sound reproduction with minimal to none ambient noise is critical to me. I spent hours, days, and weeks, researching before I decided on this award winning microphone. First of all, I wanted a large diaphragm condenser mike so that I could duplicate and capture in my recordings the individual subtle tones of each vocalist. The lows, the highs, the enunciation, the raspiness, the shrills, all of the important aspects and nuance's that make each vocalist unique. Secondly, if you are serious about what you are doing, you need to have an excellent mike like the sE2200a 2 that offers multiple uses. If I am recording a choir, then I switch it to Omnidirectional to capture all of the sounds in the room . If I am recording one vocalist, then I switch it to Cardioid where it blocks off all sounds except directly in front of it. When I have two or more vocalists, I switch it on figure-8 where it picks up on the left and right of the mike. Eventually you will have a need to record in all of these types of scenarios, so it is more cost effective to have one excellent mike to do the job than three or four mikes to do the exact same job. In conclusion, you can spend literally thousands of dollars on just one mike. This mike will do the same job in 90% of quality recording situation needs for a much more affordable price point. They even supply the shock mount and screen with the mike. You can't go wrong with this one!
Music background: Louisville Youth Orchestra, woodwinds, guitar, piano, B3, composing, arranging, writer, etc.

Awesome Microphone!

I was looking for a new vocal mic for my home studio. The salesman recommended the SE 4400 but, that was out of my budget so, I opted for the sE2200a II. I love this mic. It is so nice crisp, clear and full sounding. After several playbacks I also noticed how smooth it was. I am very happy with this purchase and plan to get a second one in the near future.Highly recommend this mic!

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Derek Senestraro

I just got an sE Electronics sE2200a II and was comparing it several others I own, and I was very impressed! A lot more character and less "highs" than other similarly priced mics. I was running it through a basic interface preamp and sounded good - can't wait to give it a whirl through my LA610 soon!
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