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The RØDE M2 is a rugged live-performance condenser microphone designed to provide a full frequency response and premium performance on stage.
Featuring a tailored-for-stage super-cardioid polar pattern and an internally shock mounted 1/2" condenser capsule, the M2 provides a high quality alternative to dynamic microphones for live performance. The addition of an on/off switch adds versatility for artists that prefer greater control over their sound, while a lock ensures that the microphone cannot be accidentally switched.
The RØDE M2 live condenser microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
|Acoustic Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Active Electronics||JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer|
|Frequency Range||35Hz - 20kHz|
|Maximum Output Level||5.2mV (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Sensitivity||-44.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (6.30mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)||23dBA|
|Dimensions||187.00mmH x 47.00mmW x 47.00mmD|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here|
The RØDE M2 offers a viable alternative to a dynamic vocal mic and produces a near studio-quality result for a surprisingly affordable price. Given its sensible price, robust build and high sound quality, it would be churlish of me not to give it the thumbs up in all departments.
This mic could be the 'Swiss Army' mic of your collection. We struggled to find where this mic is out of its depth. The M2 seems to have the strength and durability, plus excellent sound reproduction, that helps it fit the bill as a mic equally effective for studio and live performance.
In terms of dynamic range and capacity to deliver a robust monitor level before feedback, the M2 is an outstanding product. The quality of reproduction in the mains was comparable to that of a mic four times the price… I was able to get a big increase in level before feedback [in place of Beta58]… It featured less [bleed] than I would expect from a dynamic… Based on this test alone I’d purchase a handful of M2s for my mic kit.