To commemorate '15 Years of classic sound' RØDE created the collector's edition of the Classic II tube microphone, exclusively limited to only 500 editions worldwide.
At the heart of the microphone is the 6072 twin triode valve, as found in most of history's revered transducers. Its unparalleled sonic characteristics have made it incredibly sought after, and with production ceasing over 30 years ago RØDE were lucky to secure a production quantity of "new old stock" to be used exclusively in the Classic. The transformer is custom designed to perfectly match the 6072, pairing with the valve to provide the signature Classic warmth.
The Classic II features nine polar patterns, in addition to a variable PAD and high pass filters. The Classic II's capsule is a hand assembled dual pressure gradient transducer, sputtered with pure gold. And the microphone body is machined from solid brass and polished by hand before being coated with stain nickel.
For the very first time the RØDE Classic is finished in a lustrous matte black, with the '15 Years of Classic Sound' logo proudly etched onto body. A second 6072 twin triode tube (NOS) is supplied in an etched aluminium storage cylinder to ensure that this microphone's classic sound will last for many years to come.
- Limited Edition Number: 389 / 500
- Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Active Electronics: Valve/tube impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure 8
- Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Output Impedance: 200Ω
- Maximum SPL: 131dBSPL
- Address Type: Side
- Capsule Size: 1.00"
- Maximum Output Level: 2.0mV (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
- Sensitivity: -37.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (14.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 18dBA
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 201 x 65 x 65mm
- Output: XLR Output
- Weight: 1440g
- Rode Classic II Limited Edition Microphone
- Spare 6072 Valve in Aluminium Cylinder
- Rode Classic II Power Supply
- 3-pin "kettle cord" Power Cable
- Rode SM2 Microphone Shock Mount
- Rode RM2 Ring-mount Microphone Stand
- Rode Premium Multicore Cable (10m)
- Rode Commemorative Book
- Rode RC-CLII Flight Case
In excellent condition, some very light cosmetic wear
The photos are of the actual microphone for sale