sE Electronics sE1a Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Great for strings, acoustic guitars and pianos, the sE1a uses a capsule built and tested by the same skilled technicians as the more expensive sE5 and Rupert Neve Signature RN17 SDCs, housed in a chassis alongside super-quiet electronics. Even though the sE1a does not include any pads or roll-off switches – which helps keep costs down – you won’t miss them. It can handle a massive 137dB sound pressure level, which is more than enough for the loudest drums and guitars. No frills, no switches…no need for them.