The Lavalier II is Rode’s new clip-on microphone for broadcasting, film and content creation. With a linear frequency response and an omnidirectional characteristic, the inconspicuous mic should perfectly match devices such as the Rode Wireless GO II and AI-Micro. With products like these, Rode lets you assemble an ecosystem for recording high audio quality in nearly every situation.
Rode Lavalier II
The Rode Lavalier II could become a go-to clip-on microphone for broadcasting, video production, or similar purposes. According to the manufacturer, the microphone offers a 6mm capsule with a particularly flat frequency response. It also has a compact clip for discrete attachment to clothing. The flat cable should also help hide the lav inside your precious garments.
The technical data provided is quite impressive for a mic that weighs 9 grams. According to Rode, the Lavalier II offers a linear frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, a signal-to-noise ratio of 67 dB, and a dynamic range of 79 dB. The maximum sound pressure level is given as 106 dB SPL RMS (1% THD). The connection is made via a 3.5mm jack locking plug. The Lavalier II is powered by plug-in power (1.8–5 V).
As expected, the microphone is supplied with an extensive set of accessories. In addition to a pop filter and a fur windscreen for outdoor use, there are four colored rings in the scope of delivery to clearly identify several microphones. The microphone clip is also included, as is a zippered transport case.
- Active electronics: JFET impedance converter
- Directional characteristic: omnidirectional
- Capsule: 6 mm
- Transmission range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Output impedance: 2.2 kΩ
- Signal to noise ratio: 67 dB
- Self-noise (A-weighted): 27 dBA
- Maximum sound pressure level: 106 dB SPL RMS (plug-in power, 1% THD) / 120 dB SPL RMS (plug-in power, 10% THD)
- Dynamic range: 79 dB (typical)
- Power supply: plug-in power (1.8-5 V)
- Weight: 9 g
- Cable length: 1200 mm
The Rode Lavalier II is available now from Rode and its dealers for USD 99.