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Original Rode Classic vs Classic 2

Post by btswire » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:21 pm

I have a Rode Classic mic that I sent out for repair. The power supply needs new parts, which unfortunately are no longer being manufactured. I was offered a new Classic 2 as a replacement. Does anyone have any comments on how these two mics differ in sound quality? On gearslutz someone mentioned that the Classic 2 is brighter with less low end boost, and can be grainy in the hi end. Any impressions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Original Rode Classic vs Classic 2

Post by joel hamilton » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:46 am

btswire wrote:I have a Rode Classic mic that I sent out for repair. The power supply needs new parts, which unfortunately are no longer being manufactured. I was offered a new Classic 2 as a replacement. Does anyone have any comments on how these two mics differ in sound quality? On gearslutz someone mentioned that the Classic 2 is brighter with less low end boost, and can be grainy in the hi end. Any impressions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
The classic sounds better than the classic II. I dont know why, but it is true.
keep the classic, thats my opinion.
I have used both a bunch, back before Rode wa available everywwhere and it felt like a cool , weird "boutique" brand... kind of like the oktava 012's that I love so much and really had a unique thing in 1999, but not anymore...
anyway, the classic sounds like a classic microphone.really. the classic II sounds like any old microphone being made today. like any of the condenser mics in the 1000-2000 range.

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Post by kayagum » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:47 am

Shot in the dark- would the Hamptone tube mic power supply work?

You could try emailing Scott to see if his stuff would work, or just get some advice....

http://hamptone.com/v/content/oldsite/about___.htm

Edit: dang, post #3000 :D
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Post by studjo » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:07 pm

I hardly use my Classic - it's way too bright for most sources. You guys have darker mics or is my mic getting old in a strange way?

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Post by Slider » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:41 pm

My classic is bright too but then again, so is a C12.
I put a big U87 foam pop filter on mine. Knocks the top down a bit and retains the character of the mic all with no eq!
I also prefer the original over the II version.
On the right voice the Classic is REALLY good. The trick is knowing when to use it.

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Post by kayagum » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:28 pm

Here's a better page for the Hamptone power supplies:

http://hamptone.com/v/content/tmps_info.html
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Post by joel hamilton » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:24 am

Slider wrote: The trick is knowing when to use it.
This is the answer for like 90% of the questions about gear on this forum.

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Post by kayagum » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:54 am

Isn't it more like 99.9% Joel? :D
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Post by joel hamilton » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:55 pm

kayagum wrote:Isn't it more like 99.9% Joel? :D
10% would be "why" you are using it.... ;)

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