To commemorate the Classic and Classic II tube microphones, RØDE has announced a custom edition of its Classic II, exclusively limited to an edition of 500 worldwide. The release of this microphone coincides with RØDE’s decision to retire the RØDE Classic lineage, following a celebrated 15 years as the Australian microphone manufacturer’s flagship model. At the heart of the microphones’ “classic sound” is the 6072 twin triode tube, as found in most of history’s most revered transducers. The transformer, custom designed by Jensen to match the 6072, pairs with the tube 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 microphone body is machined from solid brass and polished by hand before coating with stain nickel. “This new limited edition Classic II microphone is the most exclusive offering that RØDE has ever presented; only 500 microphones will be crafted, and then the RØDE Classic badge will be retired into audio history,” offers the company. For the first time, the RØDE Classic is finished in matte black, with the ‘15 Years of Classic Sound’ logo etched onto the microphone’s brass body. 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. A leather bound embossed collector’s coffee table book documents the history of RØDE’s flagship microphone.
The microphone comes with a lifetime warranty. Upon online registration the owner will receive a fully personalized titanium warranty card featuring their name and the serial number of their microphone. The microphone’s aluminium case and power transformer are also finished in black, and marked with the commemorative logo. The included 30’ (10m) cable features double-shielded, oxygen free copper wiring with heavy duty plugs and sockets. A suspension shock mount and stand mount are also included to complete the package.
Contact: RØDE Microphones | rodemic.com/classic