RODE K2 Variable-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

Overview

The RODE K2 is a high-quality tube condenser microphone, and the variable-pattern bigger brother to the best-selling NTK. RODE's own dual-sided capsule allows for continuous adjustment of the polar pattern from omni to cardioid to figure-of-eight and all patterns in between, letting you dial in the amount of room ambience or isolation you desire while also changing up the tonality of the mic. Audiophile tube electronics provide an extended frequency response, drop-dead-quiet noise floor, huge dynamic range and SPL capabilities making the K2 an all-around condenser microphone for any application.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • K2 Tube Condenser Microphone
Finish
  • Silver
Year
  • 2010s
Made In
  • Australia
Categories

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Reviews for the RODE K2 Variable-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
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  • Rode K2

    Verified Purchase

    Really nice on acoustic guitar and vox. I have a pair with NOS Amperex tubes and just love them! My favorite for recording acoustic is with the K2 positioned over the top of the bout (by your right ear) in combo with an SDC at the 12th fret.

  • Love it

    It replaced my nt1 I use it for literally everything. Vocals and guitars

  • A Little Beauty

    Verified Purchase

    I'm very pleased with this mic. I've done two sessions with it and it has performed really well both times. I compared it with a top Austrian mic before the last vocal session to give the performer an opportunity to choose and in a blind test 2 people said the Rode had a quality that was audible - I…

  • Great sound... great price

    If you want to make recordings that will last forever- use the rode k2 tube mic. Great clarity and quality. You don’t have much to master with this mic. Great buy!

  • Great value

    Tube mics are usually very expensive, and this one is incredibly good value in addition to sounding great. Adds a bit of tube warmth that you won't get with a standard LDC. A specialist moreso than a generalist, this mic sounds great on certain vocals, but tubes aren't for everything. I've had a lot of success using this mic for vocals and even as a room mic for drums.