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New sE Electronics sE8 Cardioid Microphone Capsules (Matched Pair)

Original price $279.00
Current price $209.00

Designed for precision stereo recording, the sE Electronics sE8 Cardioid Microphone Capsules (Matched Pair) give you two meticulously matched sE8 cardioid microphone capsules, which can be used to replace the included capsules that come with the omnidirectional version of the mics. The cardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture in front of the mic, picking up less sound from the back and sides than the omni capsules.

The sE8 capsules have been engineered to provide a balanced, transparent, and natural sound as well as a detailed transient response, making these hand-made, gold-sputtered capsules suitable for recording individual instruments, ensembles, or an entire orchestra.

When the capsules are paired with sE8 mic bodies (available separately), the resulting mics deliver inherently low self-noise for meeting the demands of high-resolution digital recording. They also accommodate maximum SPLs high enough to handle drums, and a dynamic range large enough to record triple-piano to triple-forte velocities accurately.

Cardioid True Condensers

These highly acclaimed sE8 cardioid pencil condensers feature a sophisticated capsule backplate design and true condenser technology to provide an authentic and transparent sound quality.


The cardioid pickup pattern helps to focus audio capture on the sound source while picking up less sound from the back and sides.

Every pair is handcrafted and carefully selected in the sE factory to ensure the best possible performance. With low self-noise and ultrahigh SPL capability, the sE8 cardioid is the perfect choice for demanding applications like recording orchestras, ensembles, and choirs as well as solo instruments, vocals, and percussion.

Handcrafted Capsules

Every capsule is handcrafted and individually tuned in the sE factory with the highest attention to detail. The ultrathin gold-sputtered diaphragm delivers an impressive transient response that enables capturing even the smallest of nuances. With an ultra-precision electrode, the sE8 omni is optimized for superb linearity and natural sound, ensuring a consistently smooth and balanced frequency response.

Matched Pair

As with all sE factory-matched pairs, every mic ending up in a matched pair configuration is meticulously hand-selected after strict evaluation by trained ears and the latest analysis tools, with measurements taken in an anechoic chamber to ensure the highest possible mic-to-mic consistency.
  • For sE8 Microphones
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Matched Pair for Stereo Recordings
  • Gold-Sputtered Small-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Excellent Transient Response
  • Handcrafted and Meticulously Matched