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!
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|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8|
|Frequency Range||20Hz - 20kHz|
|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|
|Dimensions||208.00mmH x 55.00mmW x 55.00mmD|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here|