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, Pressure gradient
Active Electronics: Valve/tube impedance converter with bipolar output
Directional Pattern: Multi Pattern
Frequency Range: 20Hz ~ 20,000Hz
Output Impedence: 200Ω
Sensitivity: -36dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz (16mV/Pa @ 94dB SPL) ±2dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise: 10dBA SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Maximum Output: >+30dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ)
Dynamic Range: 150dB (per IEC651)
Maximum SPL: 162dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ)
Signal/Noise: >81dB SPL (@ 1kHz, rel 1Pa per IEC651)
Power Requirement: Dedicated power supply (100-120V / 200-240V AC
Net Weight: 815g
Dimensions: 208 x 55 x 55mm