Live Condenser Microphone

  • Supercardioid characteristics
  • Robust metal housing
  • Low handling noise
  • Good feedback rejection
  • Frequency range: 35 - 20000 Hz
  • Maximum SPL: 141 dB
  • Required phantom power (24V - 48V)
  • Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Mute switch
  • Length: 187 x 47 x 47 mm
  • Weight: 308 g
  • Includes a 10 year manufacturer warranty
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On/Off Switch Yes
Polar Pattern Supercardioid

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Not as good as my other Rode Mics

Eugene M., 12.12.2016
I am not all that happy with the M2.
Firstly, even with the blue ring inserted in the XLR socket all my xlr leads are loose when clicked in, o matter what brand.
I used this for the first time at a gig and the connection is that loose that when I adjusted the mic height it caused serious rattles and bad connections sounds in the PA at full volume. Any other mic I have from Audix,Shure, AKG and thomann's own t-bones dynamics never do this.
If you were doing sound for a show etc where various people are using the mic on a stand, it is very common for each to adjust the height and angle of the mic as they come on. In this regard I couldn't use the M2 as with loose connection it would produce too much rattles etc in the FOH pa. I do a lot of sound, have used hundreds of mics, stands , cables and never had this problem with any other mic.

I have an NT2000 which is great but it is one of the Australian made ones I think.

My main vocal mic for myself as a performer is the Audix OM7 and it is still the best live mic for 'gain before feedback' of the all but it very different from most and does require some EQing etc compared to an SM58 etc, but once dialed in, still the great and worth it.

I intend returning the M2 to Thomann. Perhaps I just for a bad one. Most reviews are good for the M2 but this is an honest review from and engineer and performer of over 20 years experience and I'm only stating my findings and as stated perhaps I just got a bad one.
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Hugh B., 29.06.2014
I have been using a Rode M1 for live vocals in a trio in which the other 2 guys are using Shure Beta 58s. Although the M1 was a much rounder sounding Mic, it lacked the Beta's higher input sensitivity .Thus, I had to bring the input gain on my M1 up a little more. The M2 on the other hand has the Betas beaten hands down on input gain and overall sound quality. This condenser Mic would be at home in the studio as well as for live performances. It has a far clearer high end clarity to it and more controllable proximity effect on the low end. The only down side to the M2 would be the on-off switch which could be deployed if using it hand held. Although it can be locked to the on position. At the price Thomann are selling at you would be crazy not to have one of these M2's in your Mic collection.
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