Josephson Engineering e22S Side Address Condenser Microphone


Side Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Designed for Steve Albini, Perfect for Any Studio

Meet the Josephson Engineering e22S, a side-address cardioid condenser microphone designed to fit the needs of legendary producer and engineer Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, PJ Harvey). With a slim profile and a tight pickup pattern, the e22S is perfect for spot miking techniques without getting in the way of performers. Its ability to cleanly handle a whopping 144 dB SPL with minimal distortion makes it an excellent choice for close miking drum kits and guitar amps.

“On loud sounds like drums and guitar cabinets, [the Josephson Engineering e22S] delivers a crisp, clear signal that is free of distortion, at a level that doesn’t require an external pad.”

– Steve Albini

Crisp Detail for Any Instrument

Though it was originally intended to be a go-to for drum recording, the discrete FET front end and custom Lundahl output transformer makes it a fantastic choice for a wide range of instruments, including acoustic guitars, mandolins, organs, and horns. The low self-noise allows you to capture each nuance of a performance, while the custom electronics have been designed to interface nicely with a variety of preamps.

“They quickly became a favorite mic for many instruments, including acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, guitar amplifiers, organ and horns. The e22S is easily the most

versatile microphone in our cabinet.”

– Steve Albini

Big Sound, Small Body

A rugged, precision machined satin black chrome finish protects the e22S while providing an attractive addition to any mic locker. Additionally, the sleek body allows it to be used in even the tightest sessions without fear of getting bumped or in the way. Whether you’re looking to record drums, guitar, percussion, or acoustic instruments, the Josephson Engineering e22S will surely be a go-to choice for most any application.

Directional Pattern:  Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2 dB from curve
Sensitivity: 3.0 mV/Pa
Rated Impedance: 200 ohms
Equivalent Noise Level: 15 dB SPL A-weighted
Maximum SPL: 144 dB
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 21mm diameter, 190mm long, 30mm head


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