A Heart of Gold

The RØDE Classic and Classic II microphones were a labour of love. Each element, be it the capsule, the transformer, the valve, the body or the cable were of the finest quality available.

The transformer, custom designed by Jensen to perfectly match the 6072, pairs with the valve to provide the signature Classic warmth. Both the Classic and Classic II capsules are hand assembled dual pressure gradient transducers, sputtered with pure gold. Th e centre-electrode design found in the Classic was modified to edge-terminated in its successor, resulting in a slightly lower noise level. The microphone body is machined from solid brass and polished by hand before coating with satin nickel.

RØDE Classic featured on the cover of Sound on Sound magazine
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A True Classic

To commemorate "15 Years of Classic Sound" RØDE has issued this collector's edition of the Classic II tube microphone, exclusively limited to only 500 editions worldwide.

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 the microphone's brass body.

The microphone case and power supply are also finished in black, and marked with the commemorative logo. 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.

Also included is a leather bound embossed collector's coffee table book, documenting the history of RØDE's flagship microphone.

This commemorative edition of the Classic II receives a lifetime warranty to ensure such an exclusive microphone receives the care and attention it deserves. Upon online registration of the microphone, the owner will receive a personalised titanium warranty card featuring their name.

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"The Aussie designed and built RØDE Classic pulls no punches. Rather than setting out to copy either the look or sound of an existing classic mic, RØDE have created their own tube classic."
- Sound on Sound, October 1996

"The Classic II is beautifully engineered, looks stunning... sounds fabulous."
- Sound on Sound, December 1999

"The Classic II’s ability to capture all the nuances of a performance makes it an outstanding choice for instrument and vocal recording."
- Mix, June 2000

RØDE Classic featured on the cover of Sound on Sound magazine
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Acoustic Principle: Pressure gradient
Directional Pattern: Switchable Omnidirectional/Cardioid/Figure-8 in 9 steps (see graph)
Frequency Range: 20 Hz-20 kHz (see graph)
Output Impedence: 200Ω
Sensitivity: -37dB re 1V/Pa (14mV @ 94dB SPL) +/-2dB
Equivalent Noise: <18 SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Maximum Output: +2dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ)
Dynamic Range: >113 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Maximum SPL: 131dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ)
Signal/Noise: >76dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Dedicated Power Supply (110 ~ 120V/220 ~ 240V, 50/60 Hz)
Net Weight: 1440gm
Packed Weight: 9kg
Omni Figure 8
Cardioid Frequency Response
Omni Frequency Response