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Scissor/boom arm mic stand for heavy mic?
Old 1 week ago
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Scissor/boom arm mic stand for heavy mic?

Hello folks

I'm trying to sort out a scissor/boom arm mic stand for my humble little home studio.

I have a Rode NT2A mic and I was, unsurprisingly, looking at the Rode PSA-1 stand. But the PSA-1 has a weight capacity of only 1.1kg. And the NT2A (with shock mount and pop shield) weighs nearly 1.6kg.

I'd also been looking at the On-Stage MBS7500, which can apparently hold up to 1.6kg, but it doesn't seem to be available in the UK anymore.

Does anyone know of a good scissor/boom arm mic stand that could comfortably hold a 1.6kg mic?

Thanks
Old 1 week ago
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K&M makes really good stands. They're not $300+ solid metal monsters like Latch Lake, but they're solid stands. I've used my boom stand with mics that weigh over 6lbs without issues.
Old 1 week ago
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The Atlas stand with a triangular base is good to start with. use whatever arm you want.
Old 1 week ago
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Thanks for responding folks.
Just to be clear I'm talking about scissor/boom type stands (never been sure of the correct term!) You know, with a kind of angle poise type mechanism. Something for my desk, not floor standing.
Basically, like the Rode PSA-1, but with a greater weight capacity.
I couldn't find anything like that from Atlas.
And the only one I could find from K&M is the K&M 23850 - but that only has a capacity of 0.8kg.

Any further help?

Thanks
Old 6 days ago
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Any more suggestions on this topic?
Surely there is something out there that fits the bill?

Thanks
Old 6 days ago
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O.C. White 14295-YBH supports up to 4 pounds..
Old 4 days ago
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I use one of the K&M stands with mine and it does fine
Old 1 day ago
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For a desk-mounted boom, not a floor-mounted one, I use a Samson. Strong and easily adjustable. About $70. I've used it with big condenser mics.
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