Rode K2 Variable Pattern Dual 1.0" Condenser Valve Microphone

Rode K2 - Variable Pattern Studio Tube Condenser Microphone

Rode K2 - Variable Pattern Studio Tube Condenser Microphone

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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, "un-colored" 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, omni-directional 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
In the Box
Rode K2 - Variable Pattern Studio Tube Condenser Microphone
  • K2 Power Supply
  • K2 Cable
  • RC2 Custom Carry Case
  • SM2 Shock Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Rode K2 specs

    Analog Performance
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.0" / 25.40 mm
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 10 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 162 dB SPL
    THD 1%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity -36 dB at 1 kHz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Length 8.19" / 208 mm
    Diameter 2.17" / 55 mm
    Weight 28.75 oz / 815 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 14.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.5 x 12.5 x 5.0"

    Rode K2 reviews

    K2 Variable Pattern Dual 1.0" Condenser Valve Microphone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great mic after some modification 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.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great C/P Value 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.
    Date published: 2010-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm tube sound 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.
    Date published: 2009-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from King of all budget Mic's 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.
    Date published: 2011-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems like a great microphone I still have to play around with it more but right now it seems like a great microphone!
    Date published: 2012-12-09
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