sE Electronics Gemini II Dual Valve Microphone Cardioid Condenser W/Shockmount And Case

sE Electronics

$1,499.00 $1,899.00

The sE Gemini II Dual Valve Microphone Cardioid Condenser w/Shockmount And Case is the larger-than-life answer to your vocal tracking needs.



Incredibly huge, detailed, and intimate sound – classic tube sound meets modern precision.

The Gemini II dual valve microphone is 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. The result is an incredibly large, detailed, and intimate sound – reminiscent of the classic valve microphones from decades ago, but with a thoroughly modern twist.

THE GEMINI CONCEPT: DUAL-TUBE DESIGN

Most microphones use a transformer to optimize the mic's output impedance and couple the mic to the mic preamplifier. With the Gemini II, this optimization is accomplished with a second vacuum tube, negating any high-frequency rolloff typically incurred with a transformer.

This provides the Gemini II with a sparkling, pristine high-end typically only found in the most expensive solid-state microphones, while maintaining the rich, thick tonality of a tube mic.

Not just for vocals, the bass cut filter and -10dB pad make the Gemini useful for loud and heavy sources like drum room mics and booming timpani.

The Gemini II has a 1/4” capsule that is handcrafted and individually tuned in our very own factory.

Thanks to a larger-than-life capsule, true condenser technology and ultra-precision parts, the Gemini II delivers a massive sound right out of the box.

In addition, the Gemini II’s hand-made metal housing and gold-sputtered diaphragms, ensure maximum reliability in any and all sonic settings.

"The sE Gemini II is both the beauty and the beast. It demands attention, both visually in the studio, and aurally in the mix. With its clarity and detail, it's an easy go-to choice for vocals and much more."- Bob Mallory, Chief Engineer at Paste Magazine Studios NYC