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Rode K2 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

K2 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone with Large 1" Capsule with Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm and Internal Shockmounting.

 
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SKU: RK2XXXXXX-P

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The Rode 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 162 dB) 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.

Features:

  • Large 1" capsule with gold-sputtered diaphragm and internal shockmounting
  • Ultra-low noise
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Class-A valve circuitry
  • Hand-selected and graded 6922 twin-triode valve
  • Dedicated Power Supply
  • High strength welded and heat-treated steel mesh head
  • Continuously variable polar patterns. From omni, through cardioid to figure 8, controlled at the power supply
  • Includes shockmount and microphone case

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Things You Will Get:

  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Power Supply
  • Shockmount
  • Microphone Case

For official sounding vocals

5

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

JF

New york, Ny

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Could be your best buy for the money!!

5

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.

Paul J

Cincinnati, Ohio

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K2 is 4 REAL

5

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!

N-tel

Atl, GA.

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What an amazing microphone

5

"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

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Microphone Type Large Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Multi-Pattern
Capsule/Diaphragm Size 1"
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Self Noise 10dB
Output Impedence 200 ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 162 dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter No
Capsule Material Gold-Sputtered
Body Material Cast Metal
Body Color Satin Nickel
Connector Type XLR
Power Requirements Power Supply Included
Weight 1.80 lbs
Dimensions 8.19 x 2.17 x 2.17 inches (HxWxD)
Series K Series
Model K2
Warranty Info:

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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