Presented in a non-reflective, black, rubberized finish to keep out the spotlight, the sE Electronics sE4400a Single Microphone is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone boasting four selectable polar patterns, handcrafted brass capsules, and onboard pad and filter settings. Paired with a highly adaptable shockmount, the sE4400a offers the sonic and physical flexibility to handle all kinds of sound sources and mic positions.
The sE4400a's handmade vintage-style capsules yield not only a warm tone, but also the versatility of four polar patterns—cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8, and omnidirectional—to enable anything from front-focused pickup to 360° capture. The -10 and -20 dB pads are perfect for preventing distortion when miking excessively loud instruments, and the low-cut filters (60 or 120 Hz) let you keep bass buildup under control. Since the sE4400a utilizes solid-state circuitry and a balanced XLR output, it should be connected to a mic preamp that can supply 48V phantom power.