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Rode K2 Tube Mic

Dolphin id:3242 Product SKU:K2

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The ultimate in pure rich tube sound and performance, the K2 delivers super low self noise, high max SPL , and mega wide dynamic range.

Listen to this Rode before you buy using Rode's Soundbooth. Listen to the Rode collection used in a number of studio applications including Vocals, Kick Drum and Guitar, with both close and distant micing.

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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 R¨ªDE¡¯s finest transducer technology. Coupled with our 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.

Includes Rode's 10 year warranty.

Rode 10 year warranty

You must register your product with Rode to take advantage of the warranty.

Who's Rocking The K2 Valve Mic?
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Whilst rehearsing recently at David Catching's legendary studios, Rancho De La Luna in the California desert, the band came across Catching's extensive collection of RØDE Microphones – and were instantly impressed. Frontman Peter Hayes commented, "We love the mics – they sound amazing."
Duff McKagan Rode
Duff McKagan
...for a person of Duff's calibre and stature to choose RØDE Mics over the rest is humbling for us and a testament for the quality, performance and value that RØDE offers.

Package Includes:

  • SM2 shock mount
  • Molded Plastic Case
  • Dedicated Power Supply
  • 30¡¯ dedicated mic cable


  • Acoustic principle: Externally polarised 25 mm (1") condenser.
  • Active electronics: Thermionic impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.
  • Pickup pattern: Multi-pattern (see graph).
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz (see graph).
  • 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§Ù).
  • Dynamic range: 150dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15).
  • Maximum SPL: 162 dB (@ 1% THD into 1k§Ù).
  • Signal/Noise: > 81 dB (1kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15).
  • Power requirements: Dedicated Power Supply (110 ~ 120V/220 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz).

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I've owned one K2 for one year and I'am pretty satisfied about it ...under every point of view.

I got the ebst results recording voice and electric guitar (mic in front of my amplifier)

Its sound is warm , transparent and very low noise.

Very hight quality at the right price!

Clarely it is a large diaphragm type microphone so you know that its not the best for recording sources with quick transients (like acoustic guitar) for acoustic guitar I suggest you a small-diphragm microphone.

Wathever I used to use this K2 in stereo with a small-diphragm SEELECTRONICS SE3 , getting professional results. The SE3 used to capture the picking dynamics and the K2 for capturing the warmth of the guitar top.

Great MIC!

- Franco -


Rode K2

Although this is a very nice mic that offers alot for the price tag, however, it is limited by a few technical issues. As a more classical and theatre singer, I have noticed that there is a very strong high end presence which i'm not too impressed by because it causes almost a strained sound in the singers voice, even if the note itself is low in the soingers tessetura. However, when recording jazz, and rock, is when I find that this mic really shines. The sound overall is crisp, and with the warranty offered by Rode, the K2 is definitley worth the price tag. A quick side note, if you want to try something really neat, try recording a drum kit with just one rode k2, thats right just one, you'll be pleasently surprised.

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