sE Electronics sE4400a Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 30+ ratings and reviews.

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$499
sE Electronics sE4400a Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

The sE4400a is a vintage-inspired microphone with modern features like four polar patterns, a vintage-style brass capsule, two bass cuts and two pads.

Because of these features, the sE4400a can be seen as a general-purpose mic that can be used with different applications from drum overheads to violin string sections to intimate voice-overs.

Specifications:

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Supercardioid, Omni, Figure-8
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Max SPL: 130dB
  • Applications: Recording vocals, percussions, drums, electric and acoustic instruments
  • Power Requirements: +48V

Pros

Users have nothing but praise for the sE4400a and their responses are proof that the mic is indeed capable of handling many different uses. While excellent on drums and rooms, vocal uses may need additional tweaks but would still be a definite plus if a more neutral vocal sound is desired.

Cons

No notable cons even with extensive research; everyone seems to have a good use for it.

Overall

The sE4400a is definitely a versatile mic with its feature set; it's your go-to mic for neutral sounding captures of almost any sound source.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can find in our guides to Condenser Mics: Small to Large Diaphragm and Studio Vocal Mics.

sE Electronics sE4400a Frequency Response and Polar Pattern Charts:

sE Electronics sE4400a frequency response chart

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An audio engineer of nearly 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.

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