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Product Code: 1837


Rode K2 Tube Microphone

Rode K2 Tube Microphone

Rode K2 Tube Microphone Details

The RODE 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 mics.  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 RODE's commitment to building quality studio microphones to meet the exacting standards demanded by today's professionals.


Rode K2 Tube Microphone Features


  • Acoustic principle: Externally polarized 25 mm (1") condenser.
  • Active Electronics:
  • Multi-pattern with bipolar output buffer.
  • Pickup Pattern:
    Continuously variable multi pattern -Omni, through Cardioid to figure 8.
  • Frequency Response:
    20 Hz - 20 kHz.
  • Output impedance:
    200 ¥�
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kÂ¥Ã?:
    -36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB.
  • Equivalent noise:
    10 dBA SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15).
  • Maximum Output:
    +30 dBu (@ 1% THD into 1 k).
  • Dynamic range of mic. amplifier DIN/IEE 651:
    150 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15).
  • Maximum SPL:
    162 dB (@ 1% THD into 1k).
  • Signal/Noise ratio DIN/IEE 651:
    81 dB (1kHz relative to 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15).
  • Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply (110 - 120 V/220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz).
  • Weight Approx.:
    815 gms (28.75 oz.)

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Average Customer Review 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2

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Great Aussie Microphone October 29, 2010
Reviewer: Jeremy Cuddington from Bathurst, NSW Australia  
This is my fave mic for vox and acoustic guitars. I have used (and since sold) more expensive LDC's that didn't have the sweetness and the lovely tube warmth of the K2. It makes my voice sound a lot better than it actually is. I use it with a tube pre (Sebatron) for a perfect match.  I doubt you will ever find a better tube mic (especially for the $$$s) than this baby..

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Rode K2 Great Sax and Flute Mic December 6, 2005
Reviewer: James Easton from Lancaster, PA United States  

Tom Strohman said, "I have never heard my flute captured like this even in the big studios".. "Warm, round, gorgeous tone"

My first choice was to use a Neumann U87 for both Tom's flute and sax. I had already set up my new K2 (just out of the box) so I ask him if he minded playing through both mic's. When we listened to the U87 track it was OK, it caught the instrument but nothing to rave about. When we turned up the K2 track, Tom's eyes got big, and right away he stated, "Wow, what warm, round, gorgeous tone"... "I have never heard my flute captured like this even in the big studios"... The K2 is truly a keeper. No eq or compression was used or needed.

In all fairness to the U87, it is not a tube mic however it is an industry standard mic used for recording wind instruments and there for rightfully challenged.

Tom on sax/flute in concert or recording with:
Cher, Eddie Fisher, Della Reese, Patti Page and rock and roll legends, Johnny Winter and Dan Hartman or Third Stream

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