V7 X

Powerful. Natural. Focused. The V7 X brings all of your instruments to life

The sibling to the acclaimed vocal-oriented V7, the V7 X is a dynamic instrument microphone ideal for a broad range of instrumental applications - both in the studio and on stage.

V7 X


The sibling to the acclaimed vocal-oriented V7, the V7 X is a dynamic instrument microphone ideal for a broad range of instrumental applications - both in the studio and on stage.

Recommended Use

Acoustic guitar, electric guitar cab, bass guitar cab, orchestral + strings, piano, woodwinds, harmonica, brass, percussion, snare, toms, vocals

The sibling to the acclaimed vocal-oriented V7
Innovative supercardioid aluminum voice coil and acoustic design
Tailored for full-bandwidth instrumental reinforcement & recording
Perfect balance of detailed highs and deep, ultra-powerful lows
Connects listeners with your performance at a whole new level
Ideal for a broad range of instrumental applications - both in the studio and on stage

Inside the V7 X

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    The all-new custom DMC7 X capsule offers the same technologies and features as its sibling within the V7, including its innovative, specialized aluminum voice coil. While the V7 is optimized for vocals, the capsule in the V7 X has been custom-tuned to shine especially on instruments. Proven neodymium magnets, tight production tolerances and high workmanship ensure excellent sensitivity, high-end sound quality and superb consistency.

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    The upper-frequency range is smooth & balanced, capturing every nuance of the player, while the lowered resonance and extended, powerful low-frequency response allows for a complete spectrum of instruments: 4×12 guitar cabs, toms, snares, horns, rotary organs, or any other instrument all come through loud, natural, and clear.

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    The supercardioid pattern of this sophisticated capsule also helps isolate your instruments from other sound sources on the stage – efficiently reducing bleed from other instruments while ensuring copious amounts of gain before feedback.

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    The red internal windscreen efficiently reduces unwanted wind noise – and in case you prefer a more visually subtle black windscreen, we have also included one as a standard accessory. Its spring steel mesh grille is dent-proof with corrosion-free parts for roadworthy reliability. And see that beveled edge around the grille? It conveniently prevents the V7 X from rolling when set down on top of an amp or the stage floor!

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    The V7 X’s advanced internal capsule suspension efficiently decouples the capsule from mechanical vibration, isolating it from shocks & jolts and providing exceptionally low rumble and handling noise as compared to other mics in its class.

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    The V7 X’s road-ready design is all metal. The chassis’ high-quality, highly durable zinc alloy is designed to withhold the wear & tear of every day tour life and a gold-plated XLR connector also ensures a loss-free and reliable signal connection for years to come.


Capsule Dynamic
Electrical impedance 300 Ohms
Connectivity 3-pin male XLR connector
Polar patterns Supercardioid
Frequency range 30 Hz - 19 kHz
Sensitivity 2.0 mV/Pa (-54 dB)
Magnet Neodymium
Voice coil Aluminum
Mic Diameter 47 mm (1.85 in.)
Mic length 176 mm (6.93 in.)
Mic weight 269 g (9.49 oz.)
What's in the box
mic clip
thread adapter
black internal windscreen
carrying pouch
sE logo sticker
user manual


User Manual
  • "The V7 X has a weight and a thickness to the low-end; it’s really an excellent-sounding microphone, and it’s really efficient in the upper mids."

    — Andy Meyer, FOH Engineer (Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine)
  • "The V7 X is a great mic that has a lot of gain before feedback and a smooth, natural frequency response that keeps the vocals crisp without being harsh."

    — Nick Weber, Monitor Engineer / PM (Flogging Molly) - sE Artist
  • "I'm liking the V7 X - it reminds me of the Audix i5 but with more clarity and a thicker bottom end. Since I have had it on, it gives the cabs a more solid place in the mix without being bright."

    — Gary Sharpe, FOH Engineer (Every Time I Die, Between the Buried And Me) - sE Artist
  • “…with a special capsule, the V7 X offers a very fresh and open sound and is therefore perfect for a variety of instruments, guitar/bass amps, drums, brass, and also suitable for a choir."

    — Recording Magazine, October 2019 (Germany)
  • “I was pleasantly surprised! This affordable microphone made the snare sound clear, transparent and full, with punch!”

    — Drums and Percussion Magazine, October 2020
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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 like our DM1 DYNAMITE or DM2 TNT first.