SE ELECTRONICS SE2200A II-C CONDENSER MICROPHONE
Features the same custom, hand-crafted 1 gold-sputtered diaphragm as the first generation sE2200a;Directional Pattern: Cardioid; Max SPL for THD 0.5% *: 135dB;Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz; Supply Voltage: Phantom power 48Vﾃつｱ4V;Comes complete (for a limited period) with a new universal, black shockmount;.
The pop filter it comes with makes the plosives sound like you're blowing through a comb. I prefer a fabric pop filter.
I'll save you some time - the mic they gave me doesn't work.
There is no pickup, meaning that no matter how loud i scream or turn up the gain, this mic won't pick it up. Tested it at my house, a friend's house, and a music store, all to no avail. While at the music store, they plugged my mic into their setup, switched the board over to condenser settings (otherwise it wouldn't work regardless), and nothing was heard other than a humming like it was waiting on me to say something. They unplugged it and threw in an $80 mic with the exact same setup and it rang through the store immediately. This $300 mic got beat by an $80 mic...
Look, i know it's possible that i got the one bad one out of a batch of however many, but 300 bucks is 300 bucks. i can't return it because i built my setup 1 piece at a time over 3-4 months, with this mic being the first piece. It's past the return period which i understand, but it doesn't work. Tried to set up a return or exchange because this thing sounds like it's awesome and i want a working one, but the dealer (not amazon) will not respond.
Lastly, just to cover my bases, yes the rest of my setup is legit, no i didn't poorly handle the mic (it left the box only during testing), mic never got wet or hit with static electricity, all cables hooked up are correct, phantom power was the required 48v, etc. If you read all of this, I thank you for your time. i can't say it's a bad mic because i never got to see it in action, just make sure you can test it right away and make sure amazon handles everything as the dealer is very slow to answer, if at all...