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Postby Zukan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:18 pm

Until now I have used the Broadcaster Multipoise Boom Arm from Studiospares: https://www.studiospares.com/Accessorie ... lsrc=aw.ds

However, it isn't very good in that the arm doesn't stay fixed when you re position it. No matter how I set it the arm still drops a few cm which is very annoying.

I need a very good quality desktop boom arm so I can shape the stand to any angle for my video recordings. Any suggestions?

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Re: Desktop broadcasters mic stand

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:25 pm

I think this is an area where you tend to get what you pay for. I'd look at the Yellowtec or Canford Heavy-duty mic arms... but they will set you back between £150 and £300...

The canford heavy-duty stand can be locked in place, too, which might appeal.

https://www.canford.co.uk/Products/2022 ... -aluminium

https://www.canford.co.uk/Products/2114 ... ally-wired

...not forgetting you'll also need a table base fitment of some sort (listed at the bottom of the pages).

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Re: Desktop broadcasters mic stand

Postby Zukan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:26 pm

Thanks.

I think I will go for the second one at 120 squids.

Table bracket or G-clamp?

Would this be any good?
K&M 23860 Multipoise Desk Boom Arm
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Re: Desktop broadcasters mic stand

Postby Mike Stranks » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:37 pm

I have a relatively modest one from one of the budget suppliers - Pulse, Proel, Citronic etc - can't remember which one - which works well and holds my Procaster and shockmount in place and doesn't drift from where I set it. Got it on EBay - about £35 if I recall.

The Rode PSA is generally liked and doesn't suffer from droop...
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Re: Desktop broadcasters mic stand

Postby Zukan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:44 pm

Thanks guys.
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Re: Desktop broadcasters mic stand

Postby John Willett » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:56 pm

Hugh has already answered exactly what I was going to say. :thumbup:

I do like the Yellowtec arms, but they are expensive when compared to the Canford ones.

If you go for the Canford arm (and Canford *do* make excellent products), then I would get the matching Canford table clamp (scroll down to the bottom of Hugh's linked page) - the G-clamp version gives you the flexibility to re-position the arm round the table - the table mounts have to be screwed to the table - the choice is yours.
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Re: Desktop broadcasters mic stand

Postby Zukan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:10 pm

Those were the questions I already asked John....

BTW, sausage soon?
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Re: Desktop broadcasters mic stand

Postby John Willett » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:21 pm

Zukan wrote:BTW, sausage soon?

Yes :D
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