– Hello everybody!
– This is Katya
– and Lyosha! Today in this video
let’s examine and listen to the microphone, manufactured
by SE ELECTRONICS – X1 S. We’ll compare it with X1,
which was replaced by the S-version. – So
– let’s go! – Well, friends! Let’s first of all take a look at
– the set! What does the set include?
Katya, come on – open it. I’ll help you. – Here are actually two stickers… – mmm, what a generosity
from SE. What else? – A manual. – A microphone itself
and a holder. Am I right? – Exactly.
– And now let’s talk about the technical specifications of X1 S. – If you are interested in the technical
specifications of original X1, you can visit our channel, PopMusic.
There is another review, by Alexander, with all technical specifications
and even with a vocal test of the original X1. The microphone has a handcrafted
1″ true condenser capsule. A polar pattern is cardioid, audio
frequency range from 20 up to 20 kHz, sensitivity 30 mV/Pa. Max SPL, a sound pressure
level, is 140/150/160 dB. This corresponds to the value of
the attenuator switch as 0/10/20 dB. Equivalent noise level: 9 dB. Dynamic range: 131/141/151 dB. This also corresponds to the value of
the attenuator switch as 0/10/20 dB. Signal to Noise Ratio: 85 dB, low-cut filter: 80/160 Hz,
6 dB/Oct, switchable. The attenuator, 0/10/20 dB,
is the same, switchable. Power: 48 V, weight: 445 g. – Well, Lyosh? Let’s look
at the microphone a little closer?
– Let’s do it. There are two switches
on the body of the mic – the attenuator control to decrease
the output signal by fixed 10/20/0 dB – and the low-cut filter on the 80/160 Hz range,
it reduces unnecessary low-frequency buzz on the recording. It also can be switched
to the 0 position. As you see the appearance of the X1 S-version
is borrowed from the original X1. – What is the essence of today’s video?
– Well, the essence of today’s video is in comparison these two microphones,
I mean the new S-version in your hands and
the previous version of X1. Let’s look at their differences. After a quick review of
the technical specifications, I noticed a self-noise
of each mics. If X1 has an equivalent noise level of 16 dB,
then in X1 S the noise is reduced to 9 dB. Well, and then the signal-to-noise
ratio follows: 78 dB in X1 turns into a more impressive
85 dB in S-version. Besides all this X1 S has one more
low-cut position and one more attenuator position. And the most noteworthy is the price,
it has not changed at all, and at the moment of making this review,
it is low than the price of original X1. – And now the time of testing. – Let’s listen to the sound of
two microphones: the X1 S and the original X1, let’s compare their sound. Clean sound. Processed sound. – Well, Kat’? We recorded your
voice per both microphones. What are your feelings about
working with these microphones? – Well, it was quite comfortable, but I didn’t feel any
differences between X1 S and X1. – I want to add,
that the difference in gain, according to
a technical characteristic, will be much better with
the soft source, it seems to me… and with a worse preamp, because
we recording everything with a very good sound card. – And what do you think about
the musical instrument recording via these microphones? – It’s a good idea! Let’s take X1 S and
try to record… a guitar amplifier for example. – The new S-version has no different
and in some ways even exceeds already obsolete,
released seven years ago the original X1. – Thanks to the optimization of electronics,
the manufacturer expanded the dynamic range, improved the sensitivity and significantly
reduced the noise level of the new microphone. – Friends, click “like”,
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