sE Gemini-II Dual Tube Studio Microphone

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Click here to view the entire sE Electronics range This silky smooth, dual-valve mic has the best of both worlds - the detail and air of a valve mic with the body and warmth of a solid-state mic. In fact, this mic is so good that our recording expert walked past the big name, heavy weight contenders (whose names we all know) in our microphone cabinets and went straight for the Gemini II. We've heard it on jazz vocals, rock vocals, acoustic guitars, double bass, drums, and acoustic pianos. This is a fantastic microphone.The Gemini II dual valve microphone is sE Electronics ultimate design. 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 in place of the traditional transformer. The result is an incredibly large detailed and intimate sound reminiscent of the classic valve microphones from decades ago, but with all of the top end you'd normally associate with the best solid state mics on the market. The Gemini II now has a 10dB pad and bass cut, a hand built, brushed Aluminium PSU and lower s/n ratio than its predecessor. If you are after something that extra bit special you really must hear this microphone. Prepare to be amazed. DON WAS 'I am incredibly impressed by the seemingly contradictory combination of warmth, crispness and definition that was captured in the tracks by the sE Gemini and sE Relexion Filter Pro ... the songs we were working on had dense arrangements yet the sax cut through without ever sounding abrasive or disconnected from the rest of the track... it was a beautiful, natural sound we didn't even use any EQ!' Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson TROY VAN LEEUWEN - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 'In this day and age of digital recording, anything that an add character to the signal path is worth it's weight in gold. With a microphone like the Gemini you can really push the limits.' Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz Sensitivity: 12.6mV/Pa - 38 1dB(0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz) Polar Pattern: Cardioid Impedance: 200 Ohms Equivalent Noise Level: 12dB(A weighted) Max SPL for 0.5% [email protected]: 135dB Power Requirement: External PSU included. Connector: 3-pin