The world’s finest musical instruments are built by hand, and so are these mics. Why? A microphone is the first – and most important – part of your signal path. No matter what you’re recording, your microphone is capturing the movement of air. Tiny fluctuations in air density set the capsule’s diaphragm in motion, creating the tiniest of electrical impulses, which are amplified by the microphone and sent down an XLR cable to your preamplifier – but it all starts with the capsule’s diaphragm. In short, a microphone’s capsule is about as delicate an instrument as you can find. This simple fact is why at sE, all the condenser capsules and ribbons are designed in-house, and constructed & tuned by hand by the highly skilled technicians in our capsule rooms.