Rode

Rode K2

Valve Studio Condenser

Order Code: K2
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Our Price: $649.00

One of our favourite mics.

That's right, notice the full stop. We are fans of many microphones, but for a stand-alone valve microphone that captures a detailed sound and withstands brutal SPLs, K2 is definitely worth a closer investigation.

The power supply has got all your controls for polar pattern (contiuously variable from Omnidirectional to Cardioid to Figure 8). Microphone package includes shockmount / suspension, and make no mistake - the K2 punches way above the price bracket it sits in.

We have used this one for vocals (both intimate and group), guitars (acoustic and amplified), drums (overhead and in front of the kick drum), a variety of horns (brass / woodwind), and percussion. But don't just take our word for it - come in and have a play!

Photo of Rode K2 available from Factory Sound
  • K2
  • K2_capsule
  • K2_shockmount
  • K2_pack

In the box:

  • K2 microphone
  • Power supply
  • SM2 shockmount
  • RC2 protective carry case

Get to know K2 a little better without leaving your browser: check out the K2 Soundbooth library below to hear how it captures for a range of instruments in the studio setting.

Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics Valve/tube impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule 1.00"
Polar Pattern CardioidOmnidirectionalFigure8
Address Type Side
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance 200Ω
Maximum SPL 162dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level 30.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity -36.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 10dB-A
Power Options +Power supply included
Weight 815.00gm
Dimensions 208.00mmH x 55.00mmW x 55.00mmD
Output XLR Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here