sE Electronics
sE Electronics

sE Electronics 2300

Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Cardioid/Omni/Figure-8 Polar Patterns, 80Hz/160Hz Highpass Filter, and -10dB/-20dB Pad
Product Highlights
  • 2 x 1" Gold Sputtered Diaphragms
  • Externally-Polarized Condenser Capsule
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Custom-Built Transformer
  • Class-A Circuit Topologies
  • Pad Switch: -10 and -20 dB
  • Low-Cut Filters: 80 and 160 Hz
  • All-Metal Chassis
  • Includes Shockmount
  • Includes Metal Pop Filter

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

The sE Electronics sE2300 is a multi-pattern version of sE’s popular sE2200 studio condenser — and, thanks to its discrete Class A components, it sounds incredible. It delivers the same stunning, upfront sound and full feature set that made the original such a huge hit, but adds multiple polar patterns for even more versatility. Park it in front of a vocalist, place it over a drum kit, or plant it in front of a guitar cabinet — the sE2300 excels on just about any application you can think of. If you're looking for a value-packed workhorse, you can't go wrong with the sE2300.

The 3-position Pattern Switch is located on the rear side of the microphone, and allows the sE2300’s polar pattern to be changed from omnidirectional to cardioid to figure-eight. This allows for great control over the balance between direct and ambient sound.

Its carefully selected, discrete components ensure brilliant sound quality on any source. The sE2300’s design still avoids using any ICs (integrated circuits) and is built to excel – not to a standard. Low noise, consistent performance and high sensitivity is provided by state-of-the-art surface-mounted electronic components with extremely tight tolerances.

The -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches provide extended dynamic range, enabling a wide variety of applications and close-mic techniques for even the loudest instruments...think super-heavy electric guitars, fortissimo brass instruments, and heavy-footed kick drums.

Selectable at either 80Hz or 160Hz, the two low-cut filters help eliminate low-frequency rumble or footfall noise, as well as help compensate for excessive bass (proximity effect) with close-mic techniques.

Price: Upon Request

Capsule Type Hand-crafted 1" True Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni-directional
Frequency range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity 24 mV/Pa (-32.5 dBV)
Max SPL 126 / 136 / 146 dB (0/10/20 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Equivalent noise level 9 dB(A)
Dynamic range 117 / 127 / 137 dB (0/10/20 dB Attentuation pad)
Signal to Noise Ratio 85 dB
Low-cut filter: 80 / 160 Hz, 6 dB/Oct, switchable
Attenuation Pad 10 / 20 dB, switchable
Powering 48 Volts according to IEC 61938
Electrical Impedance 40 Ohms
Recommended load impedance 1 kOhms
>1k Ohms Cardioid: 23.7 mV/Pa
Current consumption 4.8 mA
Connectivity 3-pin male XLR connector

Price: Upon Request

Dimensions & Weight
  • Diameter: 51mm (2.01 in)
  • Length: 215mm (8.46 in)
  • Weight: 611 g (21.55 oz.)