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On-StageDS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Home studio (4)
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      • Experienced (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid stand, works great

    For the price, this is a great, basic desk mic stand. We bought a couple to set up a little podcasting operation, and they do the job well. The base is heavy...Read complete review

    For the price, this is a great, basic desk mic stand. We bought a couple to set up a little podcasting operation, and they do the job well. The base is heavy enough that it doesn't tip over, although I switched it around so the long arm is on the bottom and the short arm swivels (helps give it a little more height too).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not really heavy duty

    I wouldn't call this stand "heavy duty" by any means. The base is about 2/3rds as thick and quite a bit lighter than the base of my other desktop mike...Read complete review

    I wouldn't call this stand "heavy duty" by any means. The base is about 2/3rds as thick and quite a bit lighter than the base of my other desktop mike stand. The shaft itself is also a lot thinner, about the diameter of a dime. The result of these unfortunate design choices: one can just barely get away with using this stand for a mike like a Shure SM58 -- the base will tip slightly, even with a SM58 (which weights 10.5 ounces), mounted in exactly the position shown on the box the stand comes in. But one can forget about using it with a mike that's any heavier, such as most studio condenser mikes. In addition, the picture on BH's web site is inaccurate. In the product photo, the shaft appears to be about the same height as the radius of the base, or 2-3 inches tall. Actually, the product looks nothing like that. The shaft is really almost 7 inches tall (from the base, to the round locking knob), and the height is not adjustable. This height, combined with the thinness of the shaft, contributes to the product's tendency to topple over. In sum: this product might be OK for somebody doing a podcast with an inexpensive, lightweight microphone. But it's worthless for most of the mikes I own (Rode NT1, AT2020, SE 2200a, etc.)

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    5.0

    Podium Mini microphone stand

    By Fitzy

    from Pottstown, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

      It is a very helpful appliance. It is easier to adjust than the normal microphone stands. It is not as visible to the audience. It is easier to adjust for people at different heights.

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      4.0

      What I wanted

      By Goose

      from NYC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

        My guest mic stand. Very balanced. It's good the guest can use a laptop or iPad and talk at the same time.

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        5.0

        Simple

        By JSmith

        from NYC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

            Simple, cheap, and durable.

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            5.0

            Mini Boom is a boom

            By stagehand007

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

                We use this for several sporting events and it works great. You don't find yourself bending over to use the mic because the arm allows you to sit in a more upright position. Really can't think of anything that I don't like about the DS300B mic holder.

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                2.0

                Not really heavy duty

                By webalias rex

                from Roseville, MN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

                  I wouldn't call this stand "heavy duty" by any means. The base is about 2/3rds as thick and quite a bit lighter than the base of my other desktop mike stand. The shaft itself is also a lot thinner, about the diameter of a dime. The result of these unfortunate design choices: one can just barely get away with using this stand for a mike like a Shure SM58 -- the base will tip slightly, even with a SM58 (which weights 10.5 ounces), mounted in exactly the position shown on the box the stand comes in. But one can forget about using it with a mike that's any heavier, such as most studio condenser mikes. In addition, the picture on BH's web site is inaccurate. In the product photo, the shaft appears to be about the same height as the radius of the base, or 2-3 inches tall. Actually, the product looks nothing like that. The shaft is really almost 7 inches tall (from the base, to the round locking knob), and the height is not adjustable. This height, combined with the thinness of the shaft, contributes to the product's tendency to topple over. In sum: this product might be OK for somebody doing a podcast with an inexpensive, lightweight microphone. But it's worthless for most of the mikes I own (Rode NT1, AT2020, SE 2200a, etc.)

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                  5.0

                  Good sturdy stand

                  By Iceman-Seven

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

                    Depending on the weight of your microphone, it could get a little heavy on the one end causing the stand to tilt a little bit from the bottom. To If you don't use a wireless microphone, the weight from the cord can help with the weight distribution. Otherwise I love the stand.

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                    4.0

                    Good little stand

                    By Gary

                    from Southern Indiana

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                    • "Tippy"

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

                      I really like this mic stand. I would have given it 5 stars, but it can't handle a very heavy mic. My mic causes it to tip and fall over at the angle displayed in the picture. However, when I "straighten up" the stand, it works just fine for my application.

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                      4.0

                      great little boom

                      By josh

                      from wyoming

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

                        For simple desktop recordings, this boom works very well. It's compact, weighted at the bottom well, and adjustable. The only thing that will affect its usage is the funky angle at which the microphone itself sits. otherwise, this boom is pretty nice.

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                        4.0

                        Heavy duty quality product.

                        By signmaster

                        from Swan Hill, Vic, Australia

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Holds Items Securely
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording

                          Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

                          The heavy duty base keeps the stand stable on your desk. I purchased this stand for pod casting and general voice over at my computer desk. The stand is very well made, my only complaint is that the top arm is a bit long for my application.

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                          5.0

                          Solid stand, works great

                          By Wren

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Holds Items Securely
                          • Stable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about On-Stage DS300B Posi-Lok Mini Boom Desktop Stand:

                            For the price, this is a great, basic desk mic stand. We bought a couple to set up a little podcasting operation, and they do the job well. The base is heavy enough that it doesn't tip over, although I switched it around so the long arm is on the bottom and the short arm swivels (helps give it a little more height too).

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