Audix Microphones has updated the highly acclaimed 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™ is designed to be used in conjunction with The Micros™, the world’s smallest condenser microphones with integrated preamp and detachable cable. The MicroBooms™, which are lightweight, portable, and easy to position, is the new standard for choir miking. The new MicroBoom™ 84 now has the ability to reach the back row of the choir with ease.
The MicroBooms™ features a specially designed clutch assembly that allows it to be utilized with any standard 5/8™ mic stand. The stand adapter allows for total control over the angle, rotation, and position of the carbon fiber rod. A knurled knob locks the rod firmly in place. The final angle and position of the microphone are controlled by using the flexible metal gooseneck just below the microphone. The MicroBooms™ are internally wired with high quality shielded cable to ensure the highest quality audio signal path between the microphone and the bottom of the boom, which terminates in a mini-XLR male connector.
Because of the innovative design of the Micros™, there is no need for an additional external power adapter typically used with microphones of this size. The elimination of the power adapter, along with the ability to ™hide™ the cable within the guides provided in the metal clip, makes for a very clean, professional, and elegant appearance on stage and on camera.
Applications for the MicroBoom™ 50 and MicroBoom™ 84 are numerous and audio specialists will find it an effective problem solver. Intended for use with choirs, plays, and presentations, The MicroBooms™ offers the added convenience of being able to strategically 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.
The MicroBoom™ can be used with any of the microphones in the Micros series, offering a wide variety of output levels and polar patterns. All microphones have a studio-quality sound, offer very high signal to noise, and have RF immunity from cell phones and other GSM devices. Phantom power of 18 – 48 volts is required for operation. All systems include a cast metal stand adapter, and a 25′ mini XLR-XLR microphone cable. Suggested retail prices range from $599-$799 depending upon the model and microphone.