Kickin' Great Sound

Bullet-proof, built like a tank and ready for the road, your secret weapon for a variety of applications such as kick drums and other high SPL sources.


sE8 small-diaphragm condenser Capsule

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The BL8 is a half-cardioid boundary microphone, utilizing the same capsule as the celebrated sE8 small-diaphragm condenser, hence the name BL8. Its hand-crafted, true condenser capsule utilizes an ultra-thin three-micron gold-sputtered diaphragm for superior transient response.

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For a variety of high SPL sources

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Designed to reproduce low frequencies with stunning accuracy, the BL8 is perfect in combination with our V KICK, but can also be used alone without an additional outer kick drum mic. It is also compatible with The Kelly Shu Flatz™ Isolation System, making it ideal for touring applications.

The bottom of the mic showing the switches, mounting bracket outline, sE logo and product name.
Transformerless Class-A circuitry

Ensures plentiful headroom without distortion

The BL8 utilizes transformerless Class-A circuitry to ensure plentiful headroom without distortion, while its low-noise electronics deliver transparency and clarity. The integrated low-cut filter and optional classic and modern EQ shaping switch make the BL8 an incredibly versatile microphone, excelling at immersive ambience recording, detailed room miking, and it can even be used on acoustic pianos.


Enable a variety of applications

Thanks to its switchable attenuation pad, the BL8 keeps high-SPL sources like kick drums from overloading your mixer’s input providing pristine sound that is true to the source. With all-metal construction, a dent-proof grille, and gold-plated XLR contacts, the BL8 ensures long-term reliability on tour or in the studio.

The BL8 is now available in stores worldwide with an MSRP of $299 USD / €299 EUR.

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About sE

Founded in California in 2000, sE Electronics is a manufacturer of high-end microphones & studio accessories used by some of the world’s biggest artists, the inventor of the industry-standard Reflexion Filter® Pro, and the first-ever company to develop a microphone series with audio legend Mr. Rupert Neve. By dedicating their resources to hand-crafting their equipment with excellence and care, sE seeks to blur the line between “affordable” and “professional”, bringing a higher standard of recording and performance quality to all.