RODE K2 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone

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5.0

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The RODE K2 is one amazingly quiet and versatile tube microphone!

The ultimate in pure rich tube sound and performance, the K2 delivers super low self noise (10 dBA), high max SPL (162 dBA), and mega wide dynamic range (150 dB). Featuring totally variable polar pattern control for an unbeatable combination of flexibility and power, the K2’s legendary sound quality inspires those magic takes in even the most demanding recording applications. The sound. The new Australian designed and manufactured TYPE HF1 dual diaphragm capsule represents RØDE’s finest transducer technology. Coupled with their most advanced high output electronic tube circuitry, the K2 brings out every little detail, every nuance, every whisper, while handling even the loudest source material. From cranked up amp stacks, to belting voices. From opera to punk rock, concert drums to orchestral double bass, the K2 is literally in a class by itself. Comes with the SM2 Shock Mount and a hard case. Specifications

•  Acoustic principle: Externally polarised 25 mm (1") condenser.
•  Active electronics: Thermionic impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.
•  Pickup pattern: Multi-pattern 
•  Frequency Response: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz 
•  Output impedance: 200 ohms.
•  Sensitivity: -36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16 mV @ 94dB SPL) +/- 2 dB.
•  Equivalent noise: 10 dBA SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15).
•  Maximum output: > + 30 dBu (@ 1% THD into 1k-Ohm).
•  Dynamic range: 150dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15).
•  Maximum SPL: 162 dB (@ 1% THD into 1k-Ohm).
•  Signal/Noise: > 81 dB (1kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15).
•  Power requirements: Dedicated Power Supply (110 ~ 120V/220 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz).

Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone
  • Shockmount
  • Case
Other Features Thermionic impedance converter with bipolar output buffer, 6922 twin-triode valve
Model K2 Condenser Valve Microphone

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RODEK2 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)

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      5.0

      For official sounding vocals

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      from New york, Ny

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Wont sound home made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about RODE K2 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone:

        i use this mic for my vocals ,if you're trying to get that i didn't make this in my house sound, this is it,Please construct a booth or a closed area with padding and to get the 100% quality a mic amplifier of around the same price as k2. u doing home recording to try to sound like official studio vocal this is how u start

         
        5.0

        Could be your best buy for the money!!

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        from Cincinnati, Ohio

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about RODE K2 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone:

          I've been shifting away from electronic music and working on more indie/shoegazey material as of late, and I've been fighting my vocal takes tooth and nail. I've been using a Neumann tlm-103 and have also tried an AT-4040 and the results have been less than spectacular. The 103 has been coming off as too up-front and lacks dynamics, and the at-4040 has been giving me a lot of midrange discoloration. The major x-factor in my process is the room I record in, where I have some padding put up to flatten things, but could be much better insulated. Basically, I'm saying that results could vary for you.

          I got the K2 home today and did back-to-back-to-back recordings with the 3 mics for comparison. I got the usual results with the 103 and 4040, but I must say that the K2 has completely decimated the other mics in all of my testing so far. Where the 103 is very in-your-face and the 4040's been real heavy in the middle, the K2 has a steady and balanced character. In cardoid mode you can hear the higher range boost, but it's been complimentary on both my vocals and acoustic guitar work I've recorded tonight. The end result has been a bright and vibrant product where all of the frequencies come through nice. I also like the fact that everything I've recorded tonight has been sitting well in my mixes with little work done. Normally with the 103 I'd have to pull out some bass and spike the high end a bit, but this hasn't been the case at all with the K2. In Omni mode very little changes, you can hear the brightness fall off like the frequency response chart indicates, but it's not drastic or detrimental. Omni mode really exposed my room for its bad acoustics during some scratch vocal takes, but an acoustic guitar take recorded in Omni felt like I had reverb on it with a small room setting, and none-the-less came out really clean.

          Rode has been getting really high marks lately for putting out mics that exceed their price tag in terms of quality. And I must say, I've worked with many different mics aside from the ones I own and the K2 stands toe to toe with the best ones I've worked with. A review I'd read of this mic had the author guessing it'd be selling for $2000, and I'd agree with that assessment. For its price, you're paying substantially less than what the mic could reasonably sell for, and IMO it's a must-have, especially if you're limited on funds and need something that will perform strong and be versatile.

           
          5.0

          K2 is 4 REAL

          By 

          from Atl, GA.

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful
          • Professional Functions
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Professionals
            • Recording Studio

            Comments about RODE K2 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone:

            If you don't have one. You don't know what you're missing. It truely has the sound of far more expensive mic. It's up front and thick and quiet as can be. I've cut scratch vocals with it with no prep and without even trying to get a great take and it still sounds unbelievable!

             
            5.0

            What an amazing microphone

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            from Undisclosed

            Comments about RODE K2 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone:

            "Absolutely stunned with this mic the second I hooked it up. It was WELL worth $[...], and performs flawlessly next to a $2,000 Neumann...hands down. Very low-noise, outstanding overall warmth, unmathed construction, and great accessories. If you have [...] to spend on a mic, spend it. I swear you won't believe your ears! "

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            K2 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone

            The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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