The RØDE K2 is the result of designing and building 1000's of valve microphones.
The K2's HF-1 capsule is the pinnacle of transducer technology. The sound quality combines modern high-end specifications with the character and subtleties of the legendary 50's mics. Infinitely variable control of the K2's polar patterns provides the freedom and flexibility to excel in any recording situation. The K2 is another example of RØDE's commitment to building quality studio microphones to meet the exacting standards demanded by today's professionals.
At the 2004 Frankfurt Music Messa, 56 of the most prestgious music industry magazines voted the K2 the "Best Studio Microphone of 2004"
Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics: Valve/tube impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Cardioid - Picks up audio from the front and sides and rejects from the rear
Omnidirectional - picks up all sides equally
Figure 8 - picks up from the front and rear and rejects sides
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
Dimensions: 208.00mmH x 55.00mmW x 55.00mmD
Output: 3-pin XLR Output
Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here