sE Electronics – Gemini II Dual Tube Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shockmount and Case

$1,749.99

Product Description

sE ElectronicssE Electronics

The sE Gemini II is the larger-than-life answer to your vocal tracking needs.

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.

Gemini II mic in front of pianoGemini II mic in front of piano

“Awesome mic. Killed my 251 on super-rich gospel vocals.”

– Chris Fogel, Scoring Engineer (‘Black Panther’, ‘Wolf of Wall Street’)

Handcrafted capsule

Handcrafted capsule

Gemini II tubes

Gemini II tubes

Gemini II switches

Gemini II switches

HANDCRAFTED TRUE CONDENSER CAPSULE

As with all of sE’s true condensers, the Gemini II’s gold-sputtered capsule is handcrafted and hand-tuned by skilled technicians in our own factory. This is almost unheard-of for affordable microphones, and is a great point of pride for us.

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.

BASS CUT FILTER AND -10dB PAD

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.

Gemini II in the studioGemini II in the studio

Gemini II frequency response and polar patternGemini II frequency response and polar pattern

SPECIFICATIONS

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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sE Electronics – Gemini II Dual Tube Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shockmount and Case

Price: $1,749.99
(as of May 17,2022 17:37:09 UTC – Details)


Product Description

sE ElectronicssE Electronics

The sE Gemini II is the larger-than-life answer to your vocal tracking needs.

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.

Gemini II mic in front of pianoGemini II mic in front of piano

“Awesome mic. Killed my 251 on super-rich gospel vocals.”

– Chris Fogel, Scoring Engineer (‘Black Panther’, ‘Wolf of Wall Street’)

Handcrafted capsule

Handcrafted capsule

Gemini II tubes

Gemini II tubes

Gemini II switches

Gemini II switches

HANDCRAFTED TRUE CONDENSER CAPSULE

As with all of sE’s true condensers, the Gemini II’s gold-sputtered capsule is handcrafted and hand-tuned by skilled technicians in our own factory. This is almost unheard-of for affordable microphones, and is a great point of pride for us.

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.

BASS CUT FILTER AND -10dB PAD

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.

Gemini II in the studioGemini II in the studio

Gemini II frequency response and polar patternGemini II frequency response and polar pattern

SPECIFICATIONS

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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