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Mic stands for the studio

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by Camilo, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. Camilo

    Camilo Guest

    Hello,
    I want to buy a pair of new mic stands to hold two AKG 414's for drum OHs and VO's, I've been looking around but only found ultraexpensive Manley stands for $1,000 and low-quality $50-90 stands. Are there anything hi-quality-robust stands outhere that are not so expensive as the manley's????

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. Mad John

    Mad John Active Member

    Hello ,

    Yes , the very best and cheapest stands are from the company that has been with the pros on and off stage since the 50's.

    The name of the company.....Atlas!

    Give them a try , you will have them for life.

    Good luck to you!

    Mad John
    Zythum Studios

    "The present day Composer refuses to die!"
    Edgar Varese - 1921
     
  3. I have a pair of K&M 212/6, they are very robust, reaches far/high, good value for money.

    FYI: KM is #1 among audio professionals in europe.

    /Mats
     
  4. meriphew

    meriphew Guest

    I just picked up a Quik Lok (A50 I think, big and black with wheels and boom) for about $130. This thing is pretty massive, and seems well built. I wasn't expecting it to be as nice at that price.

     
  5. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Originally posted by meriphew:
    [QB]I just picked up a Quik Lok (A50 I think, big and black with wheels and boom) for about $130. This thing is pretty massive, and seems well built. I wasn't expecting it to be as nice at that price.



    I use two of these. I think they are a good alternative to the $500+ Atlas.
     
  6. Scott Gould

    Scott Gould Active Member

    I also use the Quik Loks, and they do just fine for any mic in my studio (including the fairly massive M149s). Best stand for the money I've found.

    Scott
     
  7. rivers

    rivers Member

    any decent online source(with good prices) for the Quik -loks or the konig meyer stands?
    Rivers
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    On Stage makes some really inexpensive very tall boom stands with wheels with really long boom arms. They are a little on the flimsy side, but still very useful. (Drum OH's and single mics less than 1 kg) To make them more stable, I find it helps to remove the wheels.
     
  9. I thoroughly hate my Onstage Stand. Not only does it make a bunch of highly undesirable acoustic cricks and creaks, but it will not stay in one place. I'm big on precision mic placement, and it makes me crazy to be checking to see if the stand is wobbled to the left or if its wobbled back to where I wanted it. This is only tolerable at all at minimum extension. Stick with Atlas or something better!
    Ted
     
  10. I use the same K&M's as Mats and love them. I think they are the only "affordable" alternative that is truely pro quality.
     
  11. Camilo

    Camilo Guest

    Originally posted by rivers:
    any decent online source(with good prices) for the Quik -loks or the konig meyer stands?
    Rivers



    Thank you all for your replys, please post urls to buy the quiks or K&M's

    Thank you in advance
    Camilo
     
  12. Scott Gould

    Scott Gould Active Member

    Try http://www.sweetwater.com , that's where I got mine. If you don't see 'em on the site call one of their sales "engineers" (I never did get that terminology...) and he/she will hook you up.

    Scott :D
     
  13. osmuir

    osmuir Member

    alto music: unbelieviably cheap stuff.
    845-692-6922

    i should mention that mercenary is as cool as they propert to be w/r/t customer service. they bend over backwards and then some.

    pendulum broke? sent me a new one the next day for free while i sent mine off to be fixed.

    so even if a little more expensive, probably worth it.
    --owen
     
  14. ironsheik

    ironsheik Guest

    The best place I've found to pick up Konig and Meyer stands is http://www.northernsound.net
    They have great prices and most all varieties in stock. Plus there's a great deal right now where you can get 6 of the telescoping booms for $270.

    JC
     

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