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SE Electronics X1D

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  • MSRP: $349


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CardioidSE Electronics X1D

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The X1D is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone designed specifically for kick drum. The front diaphragm of its capsule is metallized with titanium rather than the more typical gold or gold/aluminum alloy, in order to give the microphone better transient response.

This capsule is stiffer than our gold-sputtered capsules, meaning quicker transient response, which is important when recording instruments that create fast transients and attack like drums and percussion…

Switches on the microphone body independently enable a -10dB pad and high-pass filter.

Although nominally part of the X1 mic series, the X1I uniquely does not share the same body as the X1, X1R, and X1T microphones. The X1D has a more cylindrical grille, with radiused rather than sharp corners.

The sensitivity specification has not been provided, although sE has claimed a max SPL of 170dB (presumably with pad enabled).

The SE Electronics X1D is also known as: X1-D.

The mic was released in 2014.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (3.55 mV/Pa; n/a)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
n/a Max SPL: 150 dB
Self-noise: 28.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
450g (15.87oz) n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power

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