The sE4400a is vintage versatility at its
polar patterns, a vintage-style brass capsule, two bass cuts and two pads, and
the most adaptable shockmount around - the 4400a is pure modern classic.
Much like a few particularly well-known
classic European condensers, the 4400a is a true all-rounder. You can put it up
on just about anything and it'll sound great.
Unfortunately for many
studio owners, those "classic condensers" are often not what they
used to be. Capsule designs change over time, capacitors dry out, metal
switches are replaced with plastic buttons and LEDs, and the mics that were
once so versatile are now mere shadows of their former selves.