sE Electronics Microphones & Stands
sE was founded by a classical musician from Shanghai who became a recording artist, composer and conductor for the Shanghai Opera and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra before serving on the faculty of the California Sonoma State University teaching counterpoint and orchestration while studying recording technology.
Mr. Siwei Zou started his own microphone manufacturing company in the U.K., shunning the common practice of other manufacturers re-branding cheap Chinese microphones. Working with a team of his own top engineers and experts in the field of electrical engineering at Shanghai University, he designed and built his own range of award winning microphones which are now manufactured in his state-of-the-art facility in Shanghai.
sE Electronics make only their own products, which means dedication to detail in every aspect of performance and styling without compromise. All sE mic capsules are entirely built by hand. Even the chassis and flight cases are built in-house.
sE is so confident you’ll be able to really hear the difference, that they offer a completely free loan service for all of their products! The range includes three superbly tailored ‘pencil’ instrument mics, two large diaphragm solid-state condensers, two incredible performance tube mics, the world’s first dual tube, transformerless, studio mic, and the first very high quality large diaphragm condenser with both analog and direct USB outputs.
sE products have received a lot of great press reviews and have converted an impressive number of artists from higher priced European microphones.
The line includes ribbons, large diaphragm valve mics, large diaphragm condensers, a hand held condenser vocal mic, & a pencil mic w/3 capsules, available as a matched pair, and the first very high quality USB bus powered digital microphone.
While these are primarily designed as studio mics, the Pencil mics make excellent indoor dialog boom mics for film /television work. The sE-4 offers a 10 dB pads, high-pass filter, interchangeable omni, cardioid & hypercard capsules.
So who is using sE Mics and what do they have to say about them?