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Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones

B&H # ROPSA1 Mfr # PSA1
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You Pay: $99.00
Product Highlights
  • 32" (820mm) Horizontal Reach
  • 33" (840mm) Vertical Reach
  • Touch-Fastener Cable Wraps
  • Desk-Clamp Included
  • Desk-Insert Hardware

The Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm is a two-section, spring loaded broadcast microphone arm designed for quiet and flexible microphone positioning in broadcast radio studios, voice-over studios, etc. The PSA-1 rotates 360 degrees and features a maximum reach of 32" (820mm) horizontally.

Includes 3/8" adapter
32" (820mm) Horizontal Reach
33" (840mm) Vertical Reach
Holds up to 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Includes two desk mounting options
Dual-axis swivel mount for accurate positioning
Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones
  • 3/8" Adapter
  • Touch Fastener Straps
  • Desk Clamp
  • Desk Insert Hardware
  • 10 Year Warranty
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    RodePSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones
     
    4.3

    (based on 73 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (54)
    • Versatile (32)
    • Durable (21)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Compact (11)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (5)
    • Pricey / poor value (4)
    • Bulky/heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (56)
    • Amateur recording (43)
    • Professional recording (34)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (12)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (45), Novice (14), Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Extention for my mic

    I use this Boom with my Sennheiser MKH-416 and it gives me great flexibility with the location of my mic without having to use a floor style stand. Also, this boom comes with...Read complete review

    I use this Boom with my Sennheiser MKH-416 and it gives me great flexibility with the location of my mic without having to use a floor style stand. Also, this boom comes with multiple mounting options which are a separate purchase with other mic Booms.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Absolutely NOT Worth the Price

    After reading all of these reviews (43 at the time of this posting), I had set quite high expectations for this suspension mount. I had even checked YouTube and various other websites to...Read complete review

    After reading all of these reviews (43 at the time of this posting), I had set quite high expectations for this suspension mount. I had even checked YouTube and various other websites to reassure my decision on this purchase.I have a Blue Yeti Pro with a Radius Shock Mount and I found a few people in a similar situation, so I figured I couldn't go wrong. Boy was that a bad decision.Packaging for the mount is mediocre. But I'm not complaining. My main concerns about this mount are the following:The connection piece for the shock mount is absolutely awful. The connection constantly loosens and the microphone and it's setup will sink. I can tighten it up again but not only is that an unnecessary annoyance, but the way it's designed there is a large circular washer-like screw in the way which prevents you from fully tightening it.The cheap "plastic-like" metal that the mount is made of is extremely noticeable. It's quite pathetic for [$] actually. You can't adjust the tension on any of the arms, so you're stuck with what you get.Don't even try to use this mount if you plan on moving it for any purposes. For example, I can not do a two person podcast with this microphone if it requires any moving, as the mount creaks and moans. Leave it stationary and you're fine, but I will also say that it is incredibly ugly.The Velcro ties are quite convenient, so I give it that, but I could buy any mount and grab some Velcro ties for it.After I purchased this and realized my displeasure, I went and bought the K&M 23850 from B&H. This review isn't about the K&M, but for an extra $20, it was absolutely leaps and bounds beyond the PSA-1. Adjustable arms, a FANTASTIC shock mount connection, no noise whatsoever, and slightly more reach. It's also far more aesthetically pleasing. Only thing I haven't figured out yet is how to remove the XLR cable which I don't need.If you really care about your setup, which I would expect you do if you spend [$] on a suspension mount, I can guarantee you the extra $20 on the 23850 will be WELL worth it over this piece of junk.Hope this helps.

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    5.0

    Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm

    By jmzll

    from Seoul, South Korea

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Surprii

    Cons

    • No Internal Mic Cabling

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

    After reviewing several studio boom arm's online, the PSA-1 became a front runner. For price vs. quality vs. usability it's hard to dismiss the PSA-1 and if you own any Rode mics it becomes an obvious choice.

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    3.0

    Just OK

    By Rob in New Jersey

    from NJ

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

    Works well with my Blue Yeti but not an exact fit.

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    5.0

    Perfect product

    By missharvey

    from Montreal

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

      was exactly what i wanted, looks and feels pro, arm is really strong and easy to use, took about 15 secs to install, recommend strongly!

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      3.0

      Great Boom, but could use a little help.

      By Geo_One

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Screw Head Strips

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

      Great boom. Easy to set up with lots of options. Adjusting the tension is easy to strip the screw head.
      They need a better design. Maybe an allen key?

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      4.0

      Decent Arm

      By Adam D

      from Philly

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Loose Head

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

      A fairly decent, light weight arm. The velcro pieces that come with it to secure mic cable are just barely long enough to get the job done. I guess another 1/2 inch per piece would have cut into their profit margins. Only other complaint is that the mounting bracket on the mic end doesn't really get tight enough for me to feel confident in doing mic position adjustments on the fly. Once you get it balanced and where you like it, best to keep it there and not monkey with it.

      Overall a good entry level arm.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Sexy1Dj

      from Thunderbay canada

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

        PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones by Rode is the best one i ever have goten here its well woth the money i would tell others to buy this its strong and last is so yes im happy i have gotten this for my mic a phone for my djing live online .

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        3.0

        Strong clamp, low flexibility.

        By Steve S

        from Benton Harbor, MI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

          The clamp secures extremely well — which is wonderful because most boom arms cheap out on this crucial part. The only drawback I've found is that the arm is not easily adjustable. You'll need a screwdriver to loosen or tighten the joints. This is fine for "set it and forget it" style use though. Overall very very good arm, but don't expect a wildly flexible arm with quick adjustability.$[$] is a lot for what this is. For those on a tight budget, I'd definitely look elsewhere. There's nothing very special happening here beyond the strength, stability, and construction. I'm happy with this item because I expect it to last until... well forever. $[$] isn't too bad for an eternity.

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          5.0

          Quality Boom arm

          By Porcha42

          from San Jose, Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

            I use this arm with my Blue Yeti Mic. This is a quality arm, durable and easy to use. Stays out the way when not in use. Quality look and finish. Able to handle heavy mics like the yeti.

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            1.0

            Disappointed

            By Mike

            from NYC, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Limited Functions
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                It sags when the RODE PROcaster is on it attached to a connecter to the computer. To the deal's top. I needed a mic stand that would stay where I had put it. I am disappointed.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                One arm to want another

                By Redmax from Ninjalane.com

                from Meridian Idaho

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy
                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                I bought this as part of the R0de Procaster "kit" and figured it would make me appear more "pro" for having it. This product works like a boom for a desk light but given how things mount you get very little free movement. The PSM1 Shockmount doesn't lock in place so it is difficult to adjust. The desktop base also binds when you try to swing the mic away but will eventually move. There are a few good features like the velcro to hold wires and the spring are strong enough to just barely hold the assembly up. Expect it to sag at certain positions given the weight of the Procaster. Other R0de microphones may work perfectly if they are lighter.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AWESOME LOVED IT THX!!!!!!!

                By ES

                from Morgantown WV

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                  OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Very Pleased

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                  3.0

                  Not a bad boom

                  By enospaced

                  from Texas

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cheap
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                      hile have used several, this is the first spring loaded boom arm I have owned. Works well and holds its position, but really not a perfect fit for a heavier mic - like the Yeti which it was packaged with. Does hold for most postions even with a heavy mic but when push back to store can collapse when the table is hit or other disturbance unless place the arm in a very mechanically advantaged position.

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                      4.0

                      Good Product for the Price

                      By mattyp

                      from Brantford Ontario Canada

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Price

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Educational Purposes
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                        Good for the money, tough enough for everyday use. Not quite as nice as a real pro level boom, it doesn't quite stay exactly where you put it, but with a heavy enough Mic it balaces well. The included tie wraps for the cable are a nice bonus. I've installed a half dozen of these and I recommend the desk insert for installation as opposed to the clamp, which can loosen over time.

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                        5.0

                        I would purchase this product again

                        By QWebDesign

                        from Fargo, ND

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • None that I can think of

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                        I have a glass top workstation - this was the ideal and truthfully perfect option for me.

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                        1.0

                        Doesn't hold up

                        By Eric A. Meyer

                        from Cleveland, OH

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Unreliable

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                            I got this arm as part of the Rode bundle, so I have a Rode microphone and shockmount attached to this arm.

                            Sadly, the arm has a strong tendency to sink, meaning the microphone moves downward during use. It will stay in place in at certain angles, but at most placements, it won't stay still. There's no obvious way to tighten the joint that's too loose (the one in the middle of the arm). I can usually finagle it into a position that will stay static, and then just have to be very careful not to bump or otherwise jostle the table too much lest it sink further.

                            I get that this is not a studio-quality mount and that the cost is pretty bare-bones, but I did expect to get a little bit more than this for what I paid. Odds are that unless I can figure out a way to tighten the joint, I'll have to return it and get a different arm.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Boom Arm

                            By galen

                            from Missouri

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                            I got this to hold my Blue Yeti for a podcast I host and I couldn't be happier. Setup was super easy, it holds its position well and looks awesome. Great job Rode!

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                            5.0

                            Sleek & easy to use

                            By Chris

                            from Kingston, Ontario Canada

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                            Keeps the cord out of the way and off my desk. Gives a professional look and great functionality. Very quiet and smooth. Only downside I've noticed so far is that you can't fit the USB cable through the base of the arm, but that's not a big deal.

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                            5.0

                            The PSA-1 Microphone

                            By Do the Word

                            from Grand Prairie, Tx

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                              This microphone and accessories are used for many professional audio needs namely a radio broadcast heard around the world. It's use is daily and because of the various arrangement the complete set up has, it is a must for professional sound. Thank you for offering a powerful tool in the professional field.

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                              5.0

                              I would like to buy this product again..

                              By jrkilla

                              from Miami florida

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                                i like this product is really cheaper and easy to use.
                                i recommend this product to buy.

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                                5.0

                                Easy Setup

                                By Bermon

                                from Charlotte, NC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Rode PSA-1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones:

                                I have a large L-shaped desk and the boom arm works perfectly with it.

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