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Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The T2 is a second-generation titanium-diaphragm FET condenser microphone from sE Electronics. It replaced the Titan in sE’s product lineup.

The T2 is essentially an sE 4400a with the dual-diaphragm titanium capsule from the Titan in place of the 4400a capsule. As sE states, the T2 and 4400a share the same chassis. The electronic controls are the same: both mics are 4-pattern mics, offering Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Figure of 8 and Omni, switched from the front of the microphone body. Pattern selection is accomplished via two of the switches on the mic; one switch allows selection of Cardioid, Omni, or Figure-of-8, while a second switch determines whether the Cardioid mode is Hypercardioid or not.

A three-way high-pass filter offers bass cuts at 60Hz and 120Hz. A three-way pad offers 10dB or 20dB of attenuation, with a maximum SPL of 140dB.

The body is small, facilitating placement in tight spots.

sE presents the mic as capable of detailed high-frequency reproduction, due to the responsiveness of the titanium diaphragm.

It ships with a shockmount and a “road case.”

Alan Branch, Audio Media, 2009

What really surprised me was the quality of the sound in front of a kick drum. The clarity and bass response was tremendous, and the sub-bass I could get from the T2 alone was fantastic… Obviously, it depends on what kind of kick drum sound you’re after, but the T2 could now be one of my favourite kick drum mics. I wish I’d had a Neumann 47 [fet] to compare it to…

Using the T2 on vocals it does a great job, probably better with spoken word and male vocalists. When comparing it to the richness of the sE Gemini II, it just couldn’t compete with a female vocal…

[I]f this was your only mic, it will be a great all-rounder.

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The mic was released in 2009.


Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
T2 Omnidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
T2 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - BidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
T2 Bidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - SupercardioidClick Graph to Compare!
T2 Supercardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (28 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (28 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (28 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Supercardioid (28 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 60Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 120Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
50 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 140 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 ± 4v

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