sE didn't just design a great-sounding mic; they included features not even found on small-diaphragm mics costing much more! A highpass filter, switchable between 80Hz and 160Hz, lets you roll off unwanted mud and rumble, while 10dB and 20dB attenuation pads increase the mic's impressive usefulness by letting you mic more raucous sources like toms, snares, and electric guitar. The sE8'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 unique diamond-cut capsule edge and gold-plated XLR connector for optimal signal integrity over many years of daily use in your studio. The sE8 is such an incredible value, we'd advise you to go for a stereo pair — perfect for drum overheads!