K&M 21430

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Overhead Tripod with Castors

  • Made of steel
  • For studio and stage
  • 10 kg weighing cast metal base, low center of gravity for high stability
  • 3 Swivel castors with brakes
  • 2 Meter extension tube with with additional locking mechanism
  • Extendable arm with a 3 kg counterweight and 5/8" thread
  • Mini boom arm with 5/8" - 3/8" thread connection
  • Mini boom arm is inclinable regardless of the position of the boom arm - e.g. for studio microphones
  • Weight: 17.0 kg
  • Height: 1340 mm to 2210 mm
  • Length of the extendable arm: 1070 to 1870 mm
  • Length of the mini arm: 245 mm
  • Base diameter: 660 mm
Available since May 2008
Item number 210883
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Stand type Overhead stand
Colour Black
Foot Triangular with rollers
length of the boom 1870 mm – 1070 mm
Max. height - min.height 1340 mm – 2210 mm
Verstelbare Hengel 1
Connection 5/8"
Main tube adjustment 2
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Excellent quality and practical too
Anonymous 09.12.2015
I purchased this stand since it afforded me the opportunity to suspend a typical side-address condenser microphone in the upside-down position - which of course looks extremely professional to prospective clients.

There are a number of very practical advantages though:

The heavy base makes it extremely stable, whilst having a much smaller footprint than comparable 'tripod' stands, so it is practical for the space-constrained typical home studio.

The long boom arm has a very effective locking mechanism and the counterweight renders it even more stable. And on the end is a further short boom arm which allows you the flexibility to position a microphone in pretty much any position you wish.

On a practical note, since this allows you to suspend a microphone in the 'upside-down' position, you can place another microphone 'the right way up' just below and adjacent to the first mic - with barely a 2 or 3 mm gap. On a separate conventional mic stand of course...!

From one vocal 'take' you can therefore record two separate vocal tracks with the two different microphones (perhaps a tube and an FET mic). And then at mixing time, pick which track / mic sounds better for the individual singer / song...

I suppose the only disadvantage is that it is heavy - but that is precisely why I bought it. And the base does have rather nice wheels...

I intend to have an awful lot of fun with this one...!
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The most professional
shaul naim 12.11.2020
Since the product came to my studio, the whole subject of singing recordings has progressed upwards, a must stand in any studio that considers itself.
And no background noise ,,
Beauty of a professional product. Recommend to any such stand studio, you will not regret it.
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Not cheap but the real thing
Klarinettemonster 10.08.2020
Great mic stand for any job. It takes well one heavy mic and I suspect 2 would do too. It is important to follow the instructions in order to keep the arm on the leg of the stand. The counterweight does its job too. The wheels get a bit stuck on carpet as they are quite small, but they would work great on a flat surface. The base is really heavy. A pity UPS in the UK didn't deliver at all the heavy base and I had to arrange to collect it 30 minutes drive away into the depo through Twitter. That seems the way to get things done with UPS. Maybe Thomann should have a bit of a word with them.
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Studio stand
Michael1233 07.03.2015
I recently purchased two of these K&M overhead stands for my small commercial recording studio. These stands were really a game changer for me.

The main areas which they have improved my workflow - stringed instruments, drums overheads, vocals.

With strings, I can now set up any mic (regardless of weight and size) without getting in the way of the player or their score. This used to be an issue and I would have to workaround it by either moving/changing the mic, or get the player to setup differently - which isn't ideal for them.

Drum overheads now go exactly where you need - they take a little longer to setup than before, but placement is totally worth it in my book.

Vocals just look pro in pictures/videos. Vocalists are often impressed when they enter the booth and the mic stand doesn't look like one they use on stage. :p

All in all, if you have the space, these are a great buy.
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