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9 polar patternsRØDE Classic II Limited

Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

The Classic II Limited Edition is an anniversary edition of the company’s Classic II microphone. Both are multipattern large-diaphragm tube condensers.

The capsule is a one-inch, edge-terminated design. The mic’s amplifier circuit is based on the 6072 dual triode, and uses a Jensen output transformer.

The Limited Edition was announced in 2011, at the 15th anniversary of the Classic II, and will be limited to 500 units produced. Although it is sonically identical to the Classic II, the system differs in a few respects:

  • The LE has a black finish, engraved with the anniversary nomenclature.
  • The LE includes a replacement 6072 tube.
  • The LE has a lifetime warranty, whereas the original has a 10-year warranty.

Classic II Limited EditionThe Classic II Limited Edition microphone system includes an elastic shockmount, a spare tube (packed in a sturdy aluminum storage cylinder), a ring mount, a power supply with cable, a cleaning cloth, and a locking metal flightcase. The mic is covered by a lifetime warranty, which is celebrated by an engraved identification card to be sent to each buyer upon registration. Finally, each mic includes a leatherbound “coffee table book” that documents the history of the microphone.

For additional information and reviews, see the Classic II profile.

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The mic was released in 2011.


Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
Classic II Limited Omnidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Classic II Limited Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (14 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (14 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -15dB/octave @ 100Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -21dB/octave @ 100Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Diaphragm gauge: 5 microns
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 131 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
1440g (50.79oz) 201mm (7.91'') 65mm (2.56'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Includes tube power supply

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