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What can you do to improve the UK's best selling studio condenser microphone? Add multiple polar patterns of course! The sE Electronics sE2200a II takes a brilliant mic and makes it even more versatile. Now you can enjoy the smooth detailed sound of the sE2200 in more of your recordings thanks to the addition of omnidirectional and figure-8 patterns.
Whether you need to avoid some proximity effect by switching to omni mode, or you want supreme rejection at 90 degrees to minimise bleed in a figure of 8, the sE2200a II now solves even more studio mic'ing problems than ever before. A true studio workhorse!
Here's what sE Electronics say about the sE2200a II
The sE2200a II Multi-Pattern microphone is the latest in sE Electronics' lineage of sE2200 condenser mics dating back to the year 2000 (sE2200 > sE2200a > sE2200a II); a mic which has been by far sE's best-selling model over the past decade. The sE2200a (cardioid only) is the UK's best-selling studio condenser microphone and has won pretty much every major award around the world for performance to price point, including an unprecedented twice winner of the coveted Music Industry Association (MIA) award.
The sE2200a II Multi-Pattern (launching at NAMM 2012) uses a hand-crafted, 1" gold sputtered diaphragm, based on the original sE 2200a capsule, but a 'back-to-back' version which allows for multiple polar patterns (Cardioid, Figure of 8, Omni). The multi-pattern sE2200a MKII has been designed in response to feedback from many current 2200a users who love recording with the mic and have asked for a multi-pattern version. The sE2200a MK2 multi-pattern has also been given a face lift with sE's new custom black rubber paint finish, which is both stylish and practical, helping to damp chassis resonance which many competitor microphones suffer from.
The sE2200a II Multi-Pattern will ship with a FREE brand new, stylish black rubberised shock mount (matching the sE2200a MK2 microphone finish) and a FREE black sE Metal Pop which mounts conveniently on the shock mount, or can be removed for convenient instrument mic'ing.
It is highly unusual for a mic series at this price point to be used in so many professional studios, and at such a high level... that's because, like all of our mics, the sE2200a and now the sE2200a II Multi-Pattern, have been built to the standards you'd expect from the top 'boutique brands' like Neumann, but cost only the same as the mass-automated produced microphones from other well-known brands. One of the most influential recordings of recent times, Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' Album, featured lead vocals from Amy using the sE2200a throughout... as did the more recently recorded multi-platinum album from Ellie Goulding 'Bright Lights' and many others. At sE Electronics, we look forward to hearing your recordings with the sE2200a II Multi-Pattern.
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 k ohm: 20 mV/PA
- Directional Pattern: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
- Impedance: ≤ 200 Ohms
- Equivalent Noise Level: 16dBA
- Max SPL for THD 0.5% *: 135dB
- Supply Voltage: Phantom power 48V±4V
- Connector (Matching): XLR (XLR3F)
- Weight: 598g
- Diameter: 51mm
- Length: 215mm
* Measured as equivalent el.input signal
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 13 October 2014
The SE Electronics SE2200a II Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone is a solid mic giving very decent results
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 06 February 2014
Excellent selection in stock. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Good base prices, but "freebies" and package deals made it very good value.