Description: The MK10 Microphone Boom Stand combines the crucial elements of lightweight durability with an attractive and functional design. It comes a very small package that folds up easily for transport anywhere you need it.
★★★★991 real customer reviews average rating: 4.1 stars
5 Stars By Nathan La Valley on 2015-03-08 Great stands! Seriously! Pros... Overall Score: 10/10
Cheap Portable Solid build quality Some bells and whistles
Cons... may not hold a heavy microphone with the boom fully extended (weights, a bag, or anything really could fix this)
I think this is the best budget mic stand there is, simple as that. Has some bells and whistles too; one of these is a clip to keep the xlr cable fastened to the stand. I have had no problems with these stands at all! Get these!
5 Stars By David Hostetler on 2014-12-12 Initial impression. Good build quality althought somewhat short... This is my initial impression of these after getting them setting them up and using them once...
I am expanding my studio capability and maybe, just maybe play / gig with friends. I wanted to snag some affordable, reasonable boom type microphone stands to augment an older ProLine stand, and in so many ways this stand is superior to the Proline, with one very, painfully obvious lack.
This thing is Short by comparison. At the pivot the entire thing is, although I haven't measured it, but eyeballing it, at least 8" shorter than the ProLine, probably more like 12" (I didn't look too hard with them set up sorry...). With the boom however, unless you are 8' tall, you won't have any problems finding a workable position for the mic using these stands either standing or sitting.
The tubing is plenty solid, the plastic fittings were plenty secure. I found nothing immediately flawed aside from the overall height, again unless you are oddly tall, this should never be a problem.
The adjustment locks secure the pieces solidly and there is no droop. I have mine set up with a Dynamic Mic (Nady SP-5) with 15' tweed XLR cables. (not exactly a light setup, but not super heavy either...)
The shorter overall height can actually be a HUGE advantage, a slightly longer than typical gym bag can be used to store and carry these instead of high dollar, poorly constructed specialized carry bags. So that's actually kind of a big bonus. Think of it as space efficient...
4 Stars By Elena H on 2017-04-15 Good value Pros: Lightweight and easy to move and travel with Good finish Compact Multiple adjustable joints
Cons: Lightweight makes me a little cautious putting much on it Feet could be bigger to support it better Knobs could screw tighter
What it comes with: Mic stand (very adjustable) Small mic clip
Overall: I think this will be perfect for my home and possible open mics and travel. I wish it were a bit more sturdy but then it probably wouldn't be as light, which is a definite plus if you're on the move or do not like heavy equipment.
4 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2015-02-02 Awesome little stand, even for stage use. I'm used to using a variety of stands in various conditions professionally, so when I got this one for some home use I was pretty impressed. My first impression was how well it was built considering how portable and light weight it was. I think that's the key thing. It is a light-weight portable stand. Not something that will see years of abuse of wannabe high school rockers who don't know how to use a stand properly (If you want to change something there's always a knob for it. Come on people! Stop stripping my stands!). However if its treated right and used the way its supposed to it will work well even on stage and touring.
Some of the more in depth stuff (starting from the bottom of the stand): - The tripod base is pretty secure, however at full height and boom extension it could conceivably tip over with enough weight if its off axis of the feet. Not bad by any stretch. - The feet have rubberized tips that are solid and snug but could come off. - The joints connecting the feet to the center column are plastic, however they are pretty rugged. I don't see them snapping off or bending at all. - The part of the tripod that slides up the center column has a nifty little quick release latch as opposed to a knob. This is a good thing considering I have seen countless stands ruined by overtightening of the knob there. However it does have some give when force is applied. The worst that will happen is the center column will move two inches and hit the floor so it is a minor thing. - The center column is pretty short compared to most stands (only about 2 feet). I guess this is for portability. It telescopes to about double its height fully extended which is respectable for vocals and guitars, but not really usable for things like drum overheads. Still pretty stable even fully extended. - The center telescoping handle is pretty uninteresting except for the fact that it really takes two hands to lock it in nicely. It seems like a minor thing but when you are setting up a band being able to lock the center column with one hand would be nice, since you rarely have both hands free. - The cable clip is a nice touch. I never use them personally since they're so easy to lose and if someone suddenly decides they want to go hand-held they knock the stand over. It only connects to the bottom half of the center column, not the boom or top. But its there. - Up at the boom pivot it has a interesting design. Its all plastic again, except for the bolt running through, but it seem pretty rugged. Nice large pivot bearing, but I can see it wearing out. The knob is large, but it doesn't have a lot of give. No sliding lever either. Just a knob. - The knob to control the boom length is one of the weak points. If you unscrew it all the way it will be almost impossible to get back in right and essentially makes the stand worthless. This is a good rule for all the knobs: Don't unscrew them all the way. - The boom arm is pretty standard. Its about 2' long. The back is weighted a little bit with a large plastic piece that helps prevent people from over extending. However if you have a heavy enough mic you still can and knock it over. Standard 5/8" screw on the end, no adapter. No telescoping here either. - This stand does come with a mic clip. A pretty strong little plastic thing. Fits the standard handheld mics well and when stored it will snap on to the center column. Awesome little design.
4 Stars By MC Hammen on 2016-12-29 Folds very small for gigging musician Great mic stand! It is very sturdy, folds up real tiny, and has a nice smooth gloss black finish. What I do not like is the boom is kinda short for most applications. I sing and play guitar or bass and sometimes it gets in the way because of its shortness, but I have learned alternative ways of setting up to the side and not in front of me and it is working out great. Samson makes good stuff all around (they make Hartke bass amps). So never a question on reliability this stand has seen about 20 rehearsals and 10 gigs and has never let me down. Do be wary though, if you are using a heavy mic or have a far stretch to reach make sure to compromise and set it up for support.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-04-11 Excellent Mic Stand will buy another. Excellent product! More than I expected. Came with a small cord management system as well as two ways to attach microphones (a screw in for your omni-directional mic, and also a surprising plastic attachment for your traditional mic). I'm 6'4" tall so I was pleasantly pleased to find out the microphone, on that boom stand, could actually get taller than I am. :-) Excellent product, for the price it is amazing. I can trust my very expensive omni-directional mic on it because it is well constructed out of metal! Nice!
5 Stars By Jason Wilford Neville on 2016-06-16 Perfect portable mic stand Lightweight, portable, adaptable, works in any position and comes with an adapter for a handheld mic. Great bargain and works perfectly for me. Might be a little light for studio work if that's what you're after, but I bought it for my Samson Meteor condenser mic to perform interviews in the field for my podcast, and it works perfectly for that.
It would be nice if the legs were a little bit longer; I've had to set bags or bricks on them to keep it balanced when the mic is fully extended to max height and horizontal boom position.
4 Stars By FM on 2017-06-16 Great stand for the price. A decent boom mic stand for the price. It could be just a tiny bit taller on the upright part, but the boom can be adjusted to compensate for a tall person to use. It's lightweight, which is great when lugging several of them in a bag. However, you may want to sandbag the legs if you use a heavy mic, because it'll be top heavy. The parts work smoothly, and I like that there are no thumbscrews or threaded knobs to get lost or stripped. It's not particularly heavy duty, but if you don't run over it with the van, it should last a while. Well worth it for the money. I've had it for a few months and we gig several times a week, so it's been tested. Going to get more of them!
4 Stars By L. Orwig on 2017-07-12 Gets the job done, but for how long? It works just fine with a Blue Spark microphone and shock mount (which weigh around 1.25 lbs). I think if your setup is one where you can set it once and not need to make many adjustments this is a great value. If you are going to be readjusting frequently, or taking it down and setting it back up a lot, it might not live too long -- lots of plastic at the joints and adjustment points. But for the price that is not exactly unexpected and hardly a dealbreaker.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-03-01 Great quality, a little shorter than normal. We used these to hold our overheads to mic a drum set. They work great for us, but the bottom half of the upright is a little shorter than normal. Worked well for what we wanted them for, but if you want to use the full length of the boom to stretch away from the upright, they will not be tall enough to use for an average height person, 5' 8" to 6' range.
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