V3

The V3 is a rugged dynamic workhorse fit for absolutely any voice or instrument

For many years, we've had live sound engineers utilizing our studio microphones and Reflexion Filters on stages all over the world with acts like Linkin Park, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Black Sabbath, among many others.

V3

A RUGGED DYNAMIC WORKHORSE FIT FOR ANY VOICE OR INSTRUMENT

For many years, we've had live sound engineers utilizing our studio microphones and Reflexion Filters on stages all over the world with acts like Linkin Park, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Black Sabbath, among many others.

Recommended Use

Live performance, clubs, arenas, rehearsal spaces, vocals, electric guitar cab, brass, percussion, snare, cymbals / OH, toms

Highlights
All-metal design - no plastic parts here
Brilliant, reliable sound meets outstanding build quality
Custom-developed for a smooth, natural sound on any voice or instrument
Proven Neodymium magnets, tight production tolerances & high-end workmanship
Unique, patented integrated shockmount

Inside the V3

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    ALL-METAL HOUSING & BEVELED SPRING STEEL GRILLE

    The V3’s road-ready design is all metal. The chassis’ high-quality, highly durable zinc alloy is designed to withhold the wear & tear of everday tour life for years, and the spring steel mesh grille is dent-proof and corrosion-free for perfect reliability.

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    SPECIALIZED VOICE COIL

    The dynamic element in the V3 has been custom-developed for a smooth, natural sound on any voice or instrument – and its cardioid capsule design helps efficiently isolate your voice from other on-stage sounds, ensuring plenty of gain before feedback.

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    PATENTED INTEGRATED SHOCK MOUNT

    The V3’s brand new, patented shockmount efficiently decouples the capsule from mechanical vibration, providing exceptionally low handling noise compared to other mics in its class. This means you can completely focus on your performance without having to worry about rumbles, pops, or anything other than your voice coming through.

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    INTERNAL WINDSCREEN

    Efficiently reduces unwanted wind noise and plosive pops….and in the unlikely case you should not appreciate our stylish “sE Red” color, we’ve included a spare black internal windscreen in the box for you.
















Specs

Components
Capsule Dynamic
Power
Electrical impedance 600 Ohms
Connectivity 3-pin male XLR connector
Sound
Polar patterns Cardioid
Frequency range 50 Hz - 16 kHz
Sensitivity 2.5 mV / Pa (-52 dBV)
Magnet Neodymium
Voice coil Copper
Dimensions
Mic Diameter 52 mm (2.05 in.)
Mic length 181 mm (7.13 in.)
Mic weight 295 g (10.41 oz.)
What's in the box
microphone
mic clip
thread adapter
black internal windscreen
carrying pouch

Downloads

User Manual
  • "V7 and V3 are strong and well-made microphones, with an external housing and grille made from solid and robust metal."

    — Light Sound Journal
  • "They manage to sound punchy without ever being over-harsh in the presence region...its presence peak is nice and broad, which avoids adding nasal-sounding coloration while still delivering a reasonably airy sound that cuts through."

    — Sound On Sound, Feb 2017
  • "...feels comfortable and substantial in the hand...delivers a solid, natural vocal sound with good resistance to popping and suitably low handling noise."

    — Sound On Sound, Feb 2017
  • "With a quality mic in this price bracket, compromises might be expected, but none are evident...that the V3 feels expensive, well-made, solid is not just cosmetic."

    — Arthur Stone, Gearslutz.com
  • In this case, it's an indicator that the designer and manufacturer have applied equal consideration to the V3's sensitivity and voicing."

    — Arthur Stone, Gearslutz.com
  • "In the V3, sE Electronics have another well-judged product a level above similarly-priced 'budget' mics. It feels solid enough to last a lifetime in the studio or for general live use."

    — Arthur Stone, Gearspace.com
  • "Technically perfect design...robust sound for the stage that does not cost the world...its subtle metallic effect makes the live microphones a real eye-catcher...they also feel very valuable."

    — Bonedo.de (German)
  • "Feedback wasn’t an issue...even when the grille was inevitably cupped by the grip of an MC not yet schooled in proper mic technique, neither mic went into feedback."

    — MusicTech
  • "For live vocals, the V3 is going to make a great alternative to the Shure SM58. Not only does the presence give it an extra shine, but it looks great to boot."

    — MusicTech
  • "V3 impressed us with regards to sound and sensitivity, demonstrating a performance that really adds value in the right situations.”

    — Light Sound Journal
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Q&A

How should I store my microphone?

We generally recommend keeping your microphone in its case or original packaging when it is not in use for more than a few hours. If your studio is very clean and safe, it could be OK to leave out on its mic stand when not in use, but if a mic is out of its case, it could potentially be exposed to dust, smoke, moisture, or humidity – which can damage the sensitive parts of the mic – so we recommend avoiding those things at all cost.

How do I clean the microphone from spillage and dirt?

If your microphone has come in contact with dirt or another removable substance, we recommend cleaning it with a very soft, slightly damp cotton cloth. Do not open the microphone up to clean the inside, and make sure you NEVER touch the capsule itself. Cleaning a capsule should only be done by highly trained professionals in a “clean room” environment. If you suspect your capsule needs to be cleaned, please contact [email protected] so we can recommend an authorized local technician.

My guitar amplifier / drum / horn is VERY loud, and I am concerned about the risk of damage due to loud noise.

For the most part, sE mics can tolerate extremely high SPLs (typically over 135dB) and will be fine in front of even the loudest sources – yes, even our ribbon mics. If in doubt, you can check the specifications on the individual product page.

Which sE mic is best for recording vocals / drums / guitars / etc.?

Check out our Find Your Mic page to find the perfect mic for your application.

How do I connect my microphone to my computer?

You’ll need some sort of audio interface to do this – essentially, a box that converts an analog signal into a digital one, and sends the digital signal to your computer software in a way that your computer can understand. Some audio interfaces also include microphone preamplifiers, which raise the signal level from “mic level” to “line level” – if you are using an interface with no built-in preamp, you’ll need to plug the mic into a separate mic preamp first.