sE Electronics X1 Series Ribbon Microphone and Clip

Ribbon Microphones

sE Electronics X1 Series Ribbon Microphone and Clip

  • Brand:sE Electronics
  • Category: Ribbon Microphones
Availability: In Stock

The second addition to the X1 Series, the X1 R brings the magic of traditional ribbon mics into the modern age with a tough construction that can handle any SPL. This is a ribbon you can take on the road. The sE X1 R ribbon microphone is a high-performance passive ribbon from sE Electronics. The sE Electronics X1 R is suited to a variety of recording applications including guitar cabs, overhead drums, brass, woodwind, strings, commercial broadcast, and voice-over. This state-of-the-art ribbon element enclosed by top-grade Neodymium magnets boasts some of our latest ribbon microphone technologies. We have combined our traditional ribbon technology with some of the mechanical elements of our own VR1/VR2 microphone HF (High Frequency) extension technology to bring you a classic sounding ribbon mic with a gentle HF lift. The X1 R doesn't quite offer the full-frequency response performance of the VR1, VR2, or the widely acclaimed Rupert Neve Signature Series RNR1 - but its hybrid old and new ribbon technology gives you all the natural beauty of the ribbon sound, but with more versatility and ease of use than most ribbons on today's market. The X1 R comes standard with a mic clip that will securely attach it to any mic stand but fits the Isolation Pack if a shock mount solution is desired.


• Electronics: Passive
• Generating Element: Hand-tensioned 2.5µm aluminum ribbon
• Directional Pattern: Figure-8
• Frequency range: 20 Hz - 16 kHz
• Impedance: 200 Ohms
• Sensitivity: 1.78 mV/Pa (-55 dB)
• Max SPL: 135 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
• Signal to Noise Ratio: 71 dB
• Self-Noise: 23 dB(A)
• Matching Connectors: XLR3F
• Power requirement: N/A (phantom-protected)
• Weight: 510g / 17.99oz