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Rode K2 Microphone

Description

The RØDE K2 is the result of designing and building 1000's of valve microphones.

The K2's HF-1 capsule is the pinnacle of transducer technology. The sound quality combines modern high-end specifications with the character and subtleties of the legendary 50's microphones. Infinitely variable control of the K2's polar patterns provides the freedom and flexibility to excel in any recording situation. The K2 is another example of RØDE's commitment to building quality studio microphones to meet the exacting standards demanded by today's professionals.

At the 2004 Frankfurt Music Messa, 56 of the most prestigious music industry magazines voted the K2 the "Best Studio Microphone of 2004"

Full Description

Features

 

Acoustic Principle:
  • Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics:
  • Valve/tube impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule:
  • 1.00"
Address Type:
  • Side
Frequency Range:
  • 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance:
  • 200Ω
Max SPL:
  • 162dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Max Output Level:
  • 30.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity:
  • -36.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Power Options  
Weight:
  • 815.00gm
Dimensions:
  • 208.00mmH x 55.00mmW x 55.00mmD
Output:
  • XLR

Reviews

"...a very good balance of price and quality control"

Sound on Sound Magazine

"How does the K2 stack up against the C12/U47 yardsticks? ...RODE can hold its head high in such lofty company."

Audio Technology

"The K2 is a perfect all-rounder for studios large and small with Tube technology that you would expect from a unit 10 times its price"

12am.com.au

"Since I started using the RODE K2 my U-87s have been gathering dust"

James Lott - Chief Engineer, Sun Studios Memphis

"I was quite impressed and would gladly put this in the running with many other great vocal mics in my collection."

Joe Chiccarelli, Multi Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer

"Hello my name is Carl Allen Siegel. I produce music for Television shows. Some of my most recent projects include Kanye West's Homecoming Special which aired on MTV & Burn Notice which is on the USA Network. A while back an associate of mine, (who is a very well established music producer) lent me a RODE K2 since I was doing a project which required a strong performance. I myself have been using the K2 for about 6 months now & have completely fallen in love with it. I love the clarity it brings to the vocals as well as the depth it posses & can make any person with headphones on hear all of their flaws which proves it possess 100 percent clarity. I have found that any type of vocals I record with the K2 have always come out clear even when doing vocal parts such as whispers or soft spoken parts. You can always rely on this model to shine through no matter if you're recording vocals for Hip Hop, Pop music or R&B music, we even used it for one or two rock projects & still the K2 passed the test for outstanding quality & tone no matter what kind of voice is being recorded. Bottom line is the K2 is my only choice no matter who or what style music I'm recording. "

Carl A. Siegel (Customer Review)

"I did an exhaustive comparison and listened to AKG, Neumann and other commercially available studio microphones. The comparison was fascinating to say the least. In terms of outstanding performance and excellent value for money the K2 from RODE was the standout for me and that's what I bought. If there was a better bang for my buck, I couldn't find it. Being Australian made and coming with a 10 year warranty were also major influencers."

Brendan Horgan (Customer Review)

"The build quality is excellent. These are some of the finest tube mics being made."

Rode-K2-Manual.pdf

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