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SE Electronics Gemini II

Cardioid valve microphone

SE Electronics
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SE Electronics Gemini II

Cardioid valve microphone

The sE Gemini II is the larger-than-life answer to your vocal tracking needs. It's not just large in stature - it's HUGE in sound. The Gemini II dual valve microphone is a no-holds-barred piece of microphone history. The dual valve design means pure valve warmth from the 12AX7 input valve, coupled with a 12AU7 valve on the output stage. The result is an incredibly large, detailed, and intimate sound – reminiscent of the classic valve microphones from decades ago, but with a thoroughly modern twist. DUAL-TUBE DESIGN Most microphones use a transformer to optimize the mic's output impedance and couple the mic to the mic preamplifier. With the Gemini II, this optimization is accomplished with a second vacuum tube, negating any high-frequency rolloff typically incurred with a transformer. This provides the Gemini II with a sparkling, pristine high-end typically only found in the most expensive solid-state microphones, while maintaining the rich, thick tonality of a tube mic. Not just for vocals, the bass cut filter and -10dB pad make the Gemini useful for loud and heavy sources like drum room mics and booming timpani. The Gemini II comes packaged in a wooden presentation box next to its custom shockmount and robust power supply, all within a secure and solid flight case.


Capsule Type: Hand-Crafted True Condenser Diaphragm: 35mm Gold/Mylar Directional Pattern: Cardioid Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz Impedance: 200 Ohms Sensitivity: 35.48 mV/Pa (-29 dB) Max SPL: 135/145 dB (0/-10 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz) Signal to Noise Ratio: 75 dB Self Noise: 19 dB(A) Pass Filter Switch: 150 Hz Preattenuation Pad: -10 dB Power Requirement: Dedicated PSU (included) Weight (mic): 1224g / 43.18oz Weight (PSU): 1691g / 59.65oz Tube complement: 1x 12AX7/ECC83, 1x 12AU7/ECC82 Connector: XLR3F from PSU


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