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AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar

The AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar connects to the top your microphone stands for holding two microphones or boom arms. The KM235/1 features a clamp assembly for easy adjustment.

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Mount Two Microphones on the Same Stand
The KM235/1 easily connects to the top your microphone stand to let you mount two microphones or boom arms from the same stand. The bar features a clamp assembly for easy adjustment.
Length 8.5" (21.5 cm)
Load Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 0.4 lb (0.17 kg)
Color Black
AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar
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    AKGKM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar
     
    4.4

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Functional (7)
    • Good quality (7)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (3)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (5)
    • Concerts (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Back-up (3)
    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    If you need two mics on one stand...

    The AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar is a small, versatile microphone stand accessory that can hold two microphone clips onto a single stand. It is 8.5" in total length, and...Read complete review

    The AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar is a small, versatile microphone stand accessory that can hold two microphone clips onto a single stand. It is 8.5" in total length, and it has three separate sections: The primary bar that screws onto a single american mic stand threading, and two pivotable arms. The two arms are very tight, and only move when you are adjusting them; there is no need to loosen and retighten the arm positions at all. They can pivot the full 360 degrees, given that the other arm doesn't get in the way.

    To attach the two mic clips, there is a special metal part that both screws into the arm, and screws into a mic clip. This way, you can adjust the depth of the special metal part, in case you have a mic clip that has either a shallow or deep threading inside of it. However, this setup has a lot of extra moving parts, threadings, and it can be a bit confusing to get the mic clips threaded correctly, and tightened in the correct position. You may have to buy or use a mic thread washer in order for the mic clip to be tightened in the correct position, and I know I have some problems setting it up properly. However, the special metal part is easily adjusted by hand, as the handle is very wide.

    The overall material of this microphone bar is very solid, all metal and no cheap plastic anywhere. It is aesthetically simple and clean, and for the most part, it functions just as intended. If you need to hold two mics in an a/b position for drum overheads, or use them for other stereo setups, this accessory can reduce the number of stands and clutter of your stereo setup. Be sure to try it out first, and see if it works with you mic clips.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Adequate cheap stereo bar

    Center thread threads pretty nicely...but one of the end threads didn't tighten all the way into my Shure SM81's clip. I had to secure it by wrapping rubber band around the...Read complete review

    Center thread threads pretty nicely...but one of the end threads didn't tighten all the way into my Shure SM81's clip. I had to secure it by wrapping rubber band around the bottom and letting it tighten around the rubber.

    The adjustable-angle ends are very nice, and allow for multiple stereo recording techniques.

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    4.0

    Not all metal as pictured, still stury

    By Nick

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

      Be warned, the grips on the screws on the bar they sent were made of plastic, not metal as shown in the picture. For the price, I'm quite happy with it. Adding some nylon washers allows mic clips to be unscrewed a bit easier.

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      5.0

      well made

      By Alan

      from Santa Fe

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Field Recording
        • Practicing
        • Sound Gathering
        • Studio Recording

        Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

        Very well made stereo bar. Stable, stays where you put it.

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        3.0

        Not as easy to use as others

        By Marsyas Productions

        from Mount Vernon, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

            If one wishes to keep the angle of the mics constant, but move them closer together, this sterio mic bar is not a good choice.

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            5.0

            High quality mic bar

            By Chuck

            from Urbana, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

              For mounting two mics
              High quality

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              If you need two mics on one stand...

              By Jeff Tadashi

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Great material

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                The AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar is a small, versatile microphone stand accessory that can hold two microphone clips onto a single stand. It is 8.5" in total length, and it has three separate sections: The primary bar that screws onto a single american mic stand threading, and two pivotable arms. The two arms are very tight, and only move when you are adjusting them; there is no need to loosen and retighten the arm positions at all. They can pivot the full 360 degrees, given that the other arm doesn't get in the way.

                To attach the two mic clips, there is a special metal part that both screws into the arm, and screws into a mic clip. This way, you can adjust the depth of the special metal part, in case you have a mic clip that has either a shallow or deep threading inside of it. However, this setup has a lot of extra moving parts, threadings, and it can be a bit confusing to get the mic clips threaded correctly, and tightened in the correct position. You may have to buy or use a mic thread washer in order for the mic clip to be tightened in the correct position, and I know I have some problems setting it up properly. However, the special metal part is easily adjusted by hand, as the handle is very wide.

                The overall material of this microphone bar is very solid, all metal and no cheap plastic anywhere. It is aesthetically simple and clean, and for the most part, it functions just as intended. If you need to hold two mics in an a/b position for drum overheads, or use them for other stereo setups, this accessory can reduce the number of stands and clutter of your stereo setup. Be sure to try it out first, and see if it works with you mic clips.

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                5.0

                versatile accessory

                By Keen Observer

                from Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                    This is well made and does what it is supposed to do. Because of its adjustability, by adding a short extension rod (such as the 7 inch piece from [On-Stage 7", 13" and 18" Microphone Boom Kit with Posi-Lok Clutch], also available from B&H) I can use this for a mid-side setup with two large-diaphragm condenser mics.

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                    4.0

                    Does the Job

                    By MikeS

                    from Alaska

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                      I needed to be able to set up some matched Rode NT5s in an XY arrangement. This does the job.

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                      5.0

                      Passed the Bar

                      By ericcamerasmith.com

                      from Boston, MA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                        Good solid piece of equipment. I will probably be using this for some XY mic setups. Maybe not long enough for AB setups, but we will see.
                        Well built, right price.

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                        5.0

                        Adjustability is great!

                        By Doug the Sound Guy

                        from Florida

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                          The ability to bring the 2 sides together is great when using short mics like Neuman KM-184s. I like this better than using a bar with a fixed width.

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                          4.0

                          Very Useful

                          By Jim

                          from Omaha, NE

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                            This stereo bar is much better than the simple straight ones and will give you much more directional control of your microphones.

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                            5.0

                            Simple and handy

                            By John

                            from St. Albert, Alberta

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustible
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                                I've mounted this on Canon XL-2 with a shoe-5/8" adapter for XY setup (just needed to flip it upside-down to clear viewfinder). Has plastic washers to keep things tight and reduce vibrations.

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                                5.0

                                Simple and useful.

                                By Ravenmaster

                                from Portland, OR

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                                    This sturdy stereo mic bar mounts easily on typical mic stands, and securely holds my pair of Neumann 184s. No complaints so far.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great piece of gear!

                                    By blueautumnmusic

                                    from Sedona, AZ

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                                      Well built and easy to ease. Fantastic addition to any recording studio.

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                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Adequate cheap stereo bar

                                      By Tom

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Unreliable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                                      Center thread threads pretty nicely...but one of the end threads didn't tighten all the way into my Shure SM81's clip. I had to secure it by wrapping rubber band around the bottom and letting it tighten around the rubber.

                                      The adjustable-angle ends are very nice, and allow for multiple stereo recording techniques.

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                                      3.0

                                      Flexible and inexpensive

                                      By Terry

                                      from Richmond, VA

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Limited Functions

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Studio

                                      Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                                      The KM235/1 Stereo Bar works pretty well with my Nuemann KM184s, much better and more flexible than a cheaper one that I have. A simple product that does what it's supposed to do!

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                                      5.0

                                      Add a mic

                                      By indianafl85

                                      from Ocala, Fl

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                                        The sound bar was very easy to use. Seems to be a quality product. We use it in our video lab for our morning news show.
                                        This could be used in any situation where you needed 2 mics.

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                                        5.0

                                        does exactly what it's supposed to

                                        By scb

                                        from NY

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Amateur Recording
                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Performances
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                                            I bought one of these 9 years ago and I ended up stripping the center threading on a broken stand a few weeks back. I was happy to see this one is still around and still at a low price, so I picked another one up. why pay more when this is all you need?

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Great!

                                            By rlampe

                                            from Raleigh, NC

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Long Lasting
                                            • Simple Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Professional

                                              Comments about AKG KM235/1 Stereo Microphone Bar:

                                              It's great. Does just about everything I need to do. My mics are very heavy so it does bend a little, but overall it is a great product. I would recommend it to anyone.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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