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Rode K2 Tube Vocal Microphone

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Product Description

The RODE K2 delivers the ultimate in pure rich tube sound and performance, super low self noise, high maximum SPL and mega wide dynamic range.
Featuring totally variable polar pattern control for an unbeatable combination of flexibility and power, the K2's legendary sound quality literally inspires those magic takes. The new TYPE HF1 dual diaphragm capsule represents RØDE's finest transducer technology. Coupled with their most advanced high output tube circuitry, the K2 brings out every little detail, nuance & whisper, while handling even the loudest source material. The K2 is literally in a class by itself. Includes shockmount, case, power supply and 30 foot cable.

Rode K2 Features

  • Large capsule with gold sputtered diaphragm and internal shock mounting
  • Ultra low noise
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Class A valve circuitry
  • Hand-selected and graded 6922 twin-triod valve
  • Continuously variable polar pattern. From omni, through cardioid to figure 8, controlled at the power supply
  • Dedicated power supply
  • HIgh Strength welded and heat-treated steel mesh head
  • Durable satin nickel finish
  • Superlative class condenser microphone

Product Specifications
RODE K2 Specifications
  • Power: Dedicated power supply (110-120V/220-240V, 50-60 Hz)
  • Acoustic Principle: Pressure, Pressure gradient
  • Directional Pattern: Continuously variable multi pattern – Omnidirectional through cardioid to figure 8
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Sensitivity: -36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16 mV @ 94dB SPL) +/- 2 dB
  • Equivalent Noise: <10 dBA SPL (A-weighted per IEC651)
  • Maximum Output Voltage: > + 30 dBu (@ 1% THD into 1kOhms)
  • Maximum SPL: 162 dB (@ 1% THD into 1kOhms)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: > 81 dB SPL(A-weighted per IEC651)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 8.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 inches (208 x 55 x 55 mm)
  • Weight: 1.8 pounds (815 g)


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  562-364-7400 Warranty:  10 Years! Lifetime Warranty on M1 Model!
JB Rocker from Highland Park, NJ, USA Submitted: 10/17/2012
Product Rating

Subject
High quality tube studio microphone
Product Rating
Your general opinion of this product.
I'm very happy with this microphone. It's not the only Rode mic I own but it's the one that gets the most use by far. Some voices are better served by different microphones but the K2 always sounds good to me, and maybe that's the best advice I could offer: This mic will work for you and sound great. Are there other alternatives? Plenty! However, I think it sounds as good as microphones that cost a lot more (certain popular mics by Blue, AKG, Shure) although this is hugely subjective (and I have and use some of those other mics too!). So, at this price point, I would say you won't regret owning this microphone and you may find it will stay in the front of your cabinet for years to come.
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Chris from San Diego, CA USA Submitted: 2/7/2010

Subject
Superb Quality, Excellen Value
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Matthew from Chicago Submitted: 2/5/2008

Subject
Got Tubes???
Your general opinion of this product.
I love this little thing and I would recomend it to anyone looking for a mic that has a rich thick sound. It is not flat and clear like the baby bottle or ksm44, but it has a little grit that fills the DAW void. Also the continously variable patterns make it a great mic for many uses including duet vocals, M/S stereo recording, ambien room mic, etc...
A little piece of foam that acts as a stabilizer for the capsule broke off and was moving around, but I sent an e-mail to the guys at RODE and they sent me a brand new unit and shipping label to return the defective unit within days.
Continously variable patterns! who can argue with that?
all quality mics require a certain amount of knowledge and care
I would give it a 10 if there were more stars on this review. I think this microphone would still be a good value at twice the price.
it has the sound that you dream about when you think of "Tube Mic"
rock, blues, jazz
enough
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Ralphstock from Colorado Springs, Colorado Submitted: 2/5/2008

Subject
Great Mic
Your general opinion of this product.


QUALITY:
Very ruggedly constructed

FEATURES:
Variable polar patters make this mic very usefule for different aplications.

EASE OF USE:
Very easy to use plug in and use proper micing technics

VALUE:
Forget overpriced Neumans!

SOUND:
Excellent.
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Jordan Le from Santa Ana, CA, jordanle@msn.com Submitted: 2/5/2008

Subject
First you get a RODE K-2, then you go make a Hit!
Your general opinion of this product.


QUALITY:
Excellent!

FEATURES:
Enough for all Professionals.

EASE OF USE:
Just wire it up correctly and go!

VALUE:
Wonderful!

SOUND:
Sound absolutely beautiful with vivid details.

STYLE:
Rock Ballads, Instrumental Jazz.

MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
15 years pianist/keyboardist and studio engineer.

OVERALL:
I love my K-2 sound and how profesionally it's built.
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