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.
The Classic and Classic II microphones were a labour of love for RØDE. Each
element, be it the capsule, the transformer, the valve, the body or the cable
were of the finest quality available.
At the heart of both microphones is the 6072 twin triode valve, as found in most
of history's most 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, 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.
The centre-electrode design found in the Classic was modified to edge-terminated
in its successor, resulting in a slightly lower noise level. The Classic II
features nine polar patterns, in addition to a variable PAD and high pass
The microphone body is machined from solid brass and polished by hand before
coating 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 the microphone's brass body.
The microphone case and power transformer 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.
The RØDE Classic II is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE
Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
The package includes
• Classic II Limited Edition
• RM2 Ring mount Microphone Stand
• SM2 Microphone Shock Mount
• Premium Multicore Cable
• RC-CLII Flight Case
• Commemorative Book
• 6072 Valve in Aluminium Cylinder
• Titanium Lifetime Warranty Card