The sE2200a II Multi-Pattern microphone is the latest in sE Electronics’ lineage of sE2200 condenser mics dating back to the year 2000 (sE2200 > sE2200a > sE2200a II); a mic which has been by far sE’s best-selling model over the past decade. The sE2200a (cardioid only) is the UK’s best-selling studio condenser microphone and has won pretty much every major award around the world for performance to price point, including an unprecedented twice winner of the coveted Music Industry Association (MIA) award.
The sE2200a II Multi-Pattern (launching at NAMM 2012) uses a hand-crafted, 1” gold sputtered diaphragm, based on the original sE 2200a capsule, but a ‘back-to-back’ version which allows for multiple polar patterns (Cardioid, Figure of 8, Omni). The multi-pattern sE2200a MKII has been designed in response to feedback from many current 2200a users who love recording with the mic and have asked for a multi-pattern version. The sE2200a MK2 multi-pattern has also been given a face lift with sE’s new custom black rubber paint finish, which is both stylish and practical, helping to damp chassis resonance which many competitor microphones suffer from. More here