To commemorate its Classic and Classic II tube microphones, RODE of Sydney, Australia, announces a custom edition of its Classic II, with production limited to 500 worldwide. The release of the new Classic II microphone coincides with RODE’s decision to retire the RODE Classic lineage, following 15 years as the Australian microphone manufacturer's flagship model.
Both the Classic and Classic II capsules are hand assembled dual pressure gradient transducers, sputtered with pure gold. The microphone body is machined from solid brass and polished by hand before coating with stain nickel.
The Classic II features a rare 6072 twin-triode valve. The transformer, custom designed by Jensen to perfectly match the 6072, pairs with the valve to provide the signature classic warmth. A second of the extremely rare 6072 twin triode tubes is supplied in a custom made, etched aluminium storage cylinder to ensure that this microphone's classic sound will last for many years to come.
For the first time the RODE Classic is finished in a lustrous matte black, with a "15 Years of Classic Sound" logo etched onto the microphone's brass body.
Upon online registration, the Classic II owner will receive a personalized titanium warranty card featuring the user's name and the serial number of the purchased microphone.
The microphone's aluminium case and power transformer are also finished in black, and marked with the commemorative logo. The included 30-foot cable features double-shielded, oxygen free copper wiring with heavy-duty plugs and sockets. A suspension shock-mount and stand mount are also included in the package.
Finally, a leather-bound embossed collector's coffee table book documents the history of RODE's flagship microphone.
For more information, go to www.rodemic.com/classic.