The RØDE K2 is a premium valve condenser microphone featuring dual 1” gold sputtered diaphragms. Infinitely variable control of the polar pattern from omnidirectional through cardioid and bidirectional/figure-8 provides the freedom and flexibility to excel in any recording situation.
High-performance specifications (including a maximum SPL of 162dB) are combined with the character and subtleties of the legendary mics of the 1950s to provide a microphone that not only provides world-class vocals but is perfectly at home recording a wide range of instruments both up-close or in a wider ‘room’ capacity.
Large, gold-sputtered diaphragm
Omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, and all intermediate polar patterns
Continuously variable polar pattern control on dedicated power supply
Internal shock mounting for low ambient noise and vibration resistance
Wide dynamic range
Class A valve circuitry
Hand-selected and graded 6922 twin-triode valve
User-serviceable with field-replaceable tubes
High strength welded and heat-treated steel mesh head
Durable satin nickel finish
162 dBA Max SPL
10 dBA Self Noise
150dB Dynamic Range
...sometimes I think it's a compulsive disorder...I'm obsessed with microphones, what can I say... ;) ...yes Max, you're correct, it's a Rode K2 edge-terminated capsule I was comparing with the 3U Audio proprietary C12-style capsule...clearly the 3U Audio capsule is visually unlike the more common edge-terminated capsules originating from China, so based on the design-engineer's own...
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Hey, with a Rode K2 you get infinite!:) Well at least you get a very good mic, with variable polar patterns.;) The Chandler TG (with Cardiod and Omni) has an amazing degree of tonal variation. Chris
The Rode K2 Large Diaphragm Condenser is an affordable tube mic that sounds pretty damn good on a wide range of sources. It may not always be the best mic for the job, but it rarely sounds bad on any source I have stuck it on. It's high SPL handeling makes it great for sticking out in front of a...
Having used this microphone every other day on all kinds of applications, I must say it is a very affordable microphone which stacks up to similar style mics with twice the price.
Sound quality - Its a great mic for vocals, acoustic guitar, as a drum overhead etc etc. The tube in it does colour...
I use the K2 quite alot. On the tube note. I swapped mine out for a NOS mullard, which did cost me £40 but it gave a marked improvement in the top end, not removing the gloss, but taming the sibilance and smoothing things out.
Due to it's being able to receive such high SPL I would have...