sE didn't just design a great-sounding mic — they included features not even found on small-diaphragm mics costing much more! A 6dB/octave 80Hz highpass filter lets you roll off unwanted mud and rumble, while the 20dB pre-attenuation pad increases the mic's impressive usefulness by letting you mic more raucous sources, like toms, snares, and electric guitar. The sE7's class-leading SPL handling capability and dynamic range ensure that you will capture every nuance of these sources without fear of overload. The high-quality build is typical sE and includes a gold-plated XLR connector for optimal signal integrity over many years of daily use in your studio. The sE7 is such an incredible value, we'd advise you to go for the stereo pair — perfect for drum overheads!