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Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

sE’s Titan is a multipattern FET condenser microphone with a titanium diaphragm.

The advantages of titanium over the more-commonly used gold, according to sE Electronics, are that titanium is lighter weight, stronger, and more resistant to temperature and moisture.


[The] titanium diaphragm does a wonderful job of capturing clarity, detail and transient response. Like gold, titanium doesn’t tarnish. It is a lighter and stiffer metal than gold, so it is able to move faster and provide a superior transient response. This translates into clear high frequencies with less distortion and a tighter low frequency response.

The microphone circuit is transformerless, and extraordinarily sensitive — the mic is spec’d at 40 mV/Pa, placing it among the most sensitive condensers we’ve seen.


Of all the microphones in the SE range, the Titan sounds closest to the Gemini. This is a surprise considering that the Gemini is an all-valve design and the Titan is resolutely solid-state. Both sound very open and clean, with a slightly nasal colouration in the midrange. The Titan falls short of the Gemini’s breathy, open presence, but it has a fuller bottom end and, perhaps, a shade more high-frequency sparkle. The Titan also sounds more processed…


Although the mic arguably has a sound of its own, I found it to somewhat resemble the Neumann FET 47 in its overall performance characteristics.

The mic ships with an elastic shockmount, a wooden storage box, and an aluminum flight case.

The Titan microphone was replaced in sE’s product lineup in 2009 by the T2, which couples the Titan’s titanium-diaphragm capsule with the 4400A’s circuitry.

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The mic was released in 2005.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Titan Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (40 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (40 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (40 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 128 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 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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