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!

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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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I like it

I don't know much about about microphones, but this was recommended to me by my sales engineer and I'm happy with it so far.

My secret weapon

I picked this mic up about 3 years ago when I bumped into one of their US sales reps on an airplane. I was talking about my home studio and he mentioned their mics. That day my whole world changed. I picked up one mic and it offers a clean yet subtle warmth. I was blown away by the clarity and price point for such a mic. It's durable and the frequency range is great too. I now have 3 of these mics and use them for many applications from vocals to various instrument placements. SE Electronics made my studio's secret weapon and I use it daily.
Music background: Audio Engineer & Producer

The Perfect Start

If I were only allowed 1 mic in my personal studio I wouldn't feel the least bit hesitant to choose this one (over anything else out there). This mic doesn't bring "the magic" like some mics claim to, and it isn't the one perfect mic for every job in the studio, but it is so clear and evenly full throughout the frequency range that every signal that passes through it is thoroughly usable! Nothing sounds bad - at least that I've found. I have favorite mics for "this singer's voice" or "that acoustic guitar", but when it comes down to it, if I don't have the time to find "the perfect mic" for the job, I'm grabbing this mic and getting to work. No worries. Start your microphone collection here - you will never regret the decision, especially for the value. Then add other mics for specific applications later when you need them.
Music background: Concert Pianist, Music Teacher, Home Studio Producer/Engineer

Amazing, smooth and affordable

I wanted an sE condenser after hearing a friend's and found the price on this one attractive. So I went for it. And my god what a good move. So smooth and real but loaded with personality and flavor. It's the best condenser in my locker and it's hooked me on sE as a company. It's also worth noting a friend borrowed it a while back and is now talking about buying her own. Which is good. I'm protective of mine
Music background: Multi-instrumentalist, spoken voice

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.

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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!
See also: Condenser Mics, sE Electronics, sE Electronics Condenser Microphones, sE Electronics Condenser Microphones