Wilsonville, OR (September 29, 2009)–Audix Microphones has updated its MicroBoom Series to include two models: MicroBoom 50, which features a 50-inch boom arm, and the newly developed MicroBoom 84, featuring an 84-inch boom arm.
The MicroBooms were designed be used in conjunction with the Micros condenser microphones, with integrated preamp and detachable cable. According to the company, the MicroBoom 84 has the ability to reach the back row of a choir.
The MicroBooms feature a specially designed clutch assembly, which allows it to be utilized with any standard 5/8-inch mic stand. The stand adapter reportedly allows for total control over the angle, rotation and position of the carbon fiber rod. A knurled knob locks the rod in place, and the final angle and position of the microphone are controlled by using the flexible metal gooseneck just below the microphone.
Intended for use with choirs, plays and presentations, the MicroBooms allow users to place microphones overhead without having to hang them in a permanent position. Depending on the formation, two to three MicroBooms will be able to handle a 50-person choir. All systems include a cast-metal stand adapter, and a 25-foot mini XLR-XLR microphone cable.