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Rode K2 - Variable Pattern Studio Tube Condenser Microphone

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Rode K2 - Variable Pattern Studio Tube Condenser Microphone
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Rode K2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Class-A Valve Circuitry
  • 3Variable Polar Patterns
  • 4Wide Dynamic Range

The K2 Variable Pattern Dual 1.0" Condenser Valve Microphone from Rode delivers the sonic quality expected of a Class-A tube microphone. At the heart of the microphone is a hand-selected 6922 twin-triode valve. The valve provides warmth and detail while reproducing a flat, uncolored frequency response. The K2 boasts a dynamic range of 150 dB. This ensures detailed, accurate pick up of low signals and distortion free, transparent pick up of transients. An external power supply provides user access of up to 3 polar patterns. Cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure eight are all available and the patterns are user variable, allowing custom contouring of each pattern as needed.

Class-A Valve Circuitry

At the heart of the microphone is a hand-selected 6922 twin-triode valve. The tube electronics yield the warmth and transparency expected of Class-A analog electronics.

Variable Polar Patterns

The K2 features cardioid, omni-directional, and figure-eight polar patterns. The patterns are user variable, allowing custom contouring of each pattern as needed.

Wide Dynamic Range

The microphone features a dynamic range of 150 dB. This ensures detailed, accurate pick up of low signals and distortion free, transparent pick up of transient signals.
UPC: 698813000166

Rode K2 Specs

Microphone
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm1.0" / 25.40 mm
Polar PatternCardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched
CircuitryTube
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL162 dB SPL
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-36 dB at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level10 dB A-Weighted
THD1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Physical
Dimensionsø: 2.17 x L: 8.19" / ø: 55 x L: 208 mm
Weight28.75 oz / 815 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight14.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25.5 x 12.5 x 5"

Rode K2 Reviews

Power supply unit dead on arrival

By Tam
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-02

I'm one of the unlucky ones who received a DOA power supply unit just before a long weekend. My recording plan is now in the trash. I guess from an engineering perspective, having the pattern control on the power unit make it a liability. No matter how good the mic itself is, if the build quality of the power supply unit is a mess, the whole system is a mess. In hindsight, I should have bought the Neumann TLM 102/103 instead. It's not a tube mic, but there are fewer parts that can go wrong.

King of all budget Mic's

By J.Gich
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-06-26

This Mic sounds great and hands down in my opinion its the King of all Mic's when your on a budget. Sounds really good with the Universal Audio Solo 610 preamp. Best bang for the buck. Just get it !! You wont regret it.

A great mic after some modification

By Volstag
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-10-03

Stock, the K2 is very thin sounding. If you've never used a quality mic before, you probably won't realize this. But you will realize how unrealistic everything sounds, as well as various other issues common to Rode mics. With a little modification, however, it will become a mic to compete with vintage classics. It takes more than just a new tube though. The tube is only one third or one quarter of the sound on this mic. The build quality is excellent. These are some of the finest tube mics being made. But you're not going to get that out of them without the upgrades.

Great C/P Value

By Kevin Chang
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-06-19

I have owned K2 for almost 1 year and used it mainly for vocal. The high SPL handling is really impressive comparing to other mic I have ever had, nevertheless the variable polar pattern and full package including the large shock mount. For vocalists you will definately need a good pop filter.I am not that happy with the original *6N11 tube comes with the package. After replacing it with a rare Mullard E88CC-01, I get really amazing,musical, warmth, and vintage sound. I would give it 6 stars after the modification.

Warm tube sound

By Roget'
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-12-15

I have only had the mic a short time and have used it exclusively for vocals. I can say that in that application I'm very happy with its warmth and polarity control. The dedicated power unit, shock-mount and carrying case are nice pieces of the package. I have two other Rode mics and have found them all to provide a great return on investment.

waste of money

By Eddie
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-02

doesn't work and sound is terrible. should have gotten the tlm 102 for the same price

Seems like a great microphone

By Johal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-12-09

I still have to play around with it more but right now it seems like a great microphone!

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