The sE Electronics Gemini II Mic is Marcus Miller's No.1!
Marcus Miller and the sE Electronics Gemini II Microphone
“I love the Gemini II tube mic… I was really surprised to hear how completely this mic reproduces the higher end of the sound spectrum while still retaining the characteristic warmth of a tube mic. If you took a classic Neumann U47 tube mic, then extended the high end range and made it crystal clear, you'd have the Gemini II… it is today’s U47.” - Marcus Miller
Marcus confesses that his studio set up includes a number of GML mi-pre’s and Radial direct boxes feeding into an SSL AWS 900+ SE mixing console. He uses ADAM S3A’s/iKey for monitoring and a Prism Sound Orpheus / Logic / Mac Pro System. But his Pièce de résistance is the sE Gemini II.
“The Gemini II has been a revelation… I’ve used just about every mic there is over the years, but if I could only use one mic, the sE Gemini II would absolutely be it."
The all new Gemini II now has a 10dB pad and bass cut, a brand new brushed Aluminium PSU and lower s/n ratio. If you are after something that extra bit special you really must hear this microphone.
The dual valve design means pure valve warmth from the 12AX7 input valve coupled with a 12AU7 valve on the output stage in place of the traditional transformer.
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Sensitivity: 12.6mV/Pa - 38 ¡À 1dB(0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz)
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Impedance: ¡Ü 200 Ohms
- Equivalent Noise Level: 12dB(A weighted)
- Max SPL for 0.5% THD@1000Hz: 135dB
- Power Requirement: External PSU included.
- Connector: 3-pin
The Gemini II dual valve microphone is sE Electronics ultimate design. 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 in place of the traditional transformer. The result is an incredibly large detailed and intimate sound reminiscent…