sE Electronics T2 Multi-pattern Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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91 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$599
sE Electronics T2 Multi-pattern Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone
sE Electronics T2: Highest Rated Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Under $500 - 2021.04

Gearank High Notes

Specifications

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Supercardioid, Omni, Figure-8
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Max SPL: 122dB
  • Power Requirements: +48V

Gearank Recommended

The T2 appeared on our recommended list for Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics Under $500 in April 2021 however over the following 10 months the price went up 3 times.

It also appeared on our Studio Microphones Under $500 recommended list in April 2021. Even with the price going up after that it still qualified for the Studio Microphones Under $1000 list where it remains today.

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Overview

The sE Electronics T2 was designed with transients in mind.

To achieve great transient capture and diaphragm resolution, the T2 employs a titanium sputtered capsule for capturing not only percussive sounds but nuanced vocals and acoustic performances as well.

Transient handling benefits sound sources that have impact like percussion, drum shells as well as vocals like rap, spoken word, voice overs and dynamic singing styles.

Loud sound sources, particularly drums, are able to be recorded distortion-free thanks to the T2's -10 and -20 db pads.

While many purchased the T2 as a drum mic, some were quick to discover that it does equally well with acoustic guitars and vocals - strumming and picking on acoustic guitars gets a dose of clarity that most mics struggle with.

The T2 does its best as an instrument mic but is equally adept at capturing rap, spoken word and voice overs with the same level of articulation.

Hands On Report

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Gearspace LupusMD 100/100
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Frequency Response and Polar Pattern Charts

sE Electronics T2 frequency response chart

About the Author

Raphael PulgarRaphael Pulgar

I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.