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Heil SoundPL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Improves system function (7)
  • Time saver (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Podcasting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best stand for the price

Although the price may seem a little high, I found this to be the best type stand for my podcasting and live video stream studio.

The springs and other moving parts are...Read complete review

Although the price may seem a little high, I found this to be the best type stand for my podcasting and live video stream studio.

The springs and other moving parts are very quiet and it really stays where you need it. I did need to loosen the screws at each join to loosen my stand up a little as it was stiff but that was a very easy fix.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They Do Not Last

Bought three booms over the course of a year. Had two of these fall apart after several months of use in a broadcast radio studio. These may be fine for the average consumer but...Read complete review

Bought three booms over the course of a year. Had two of these fall apart after several months of use in a broadcast radio studio. These may be fine for the average consumer but when used for a commercial broadcast studio they do not hold up. There are better made booms by other manufacturers on the market for about the same money. Now I am
waiting for the third boom to fall apart.

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5.0

Awesome piece of kit

By UnstableRocket

from Pittsfield MA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

    am using this with a Shure SM7B and it works like a champ!
    B&H delivered this incredibly quickly!
    I am always happy when doing business with B&H

    I highly recommend this boom mount

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    4.0

    Solid

    By Kevin

    from Texas

    Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

    Good clamp, easily handles a condenser with shock mount, good range of motion, and the cord covers provide a clean and professional look.

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    5.0

    The best choice

    By N6OW

    from California

    Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

    This mike boom is ALL that it's reputation says it is . Excellent quality, functional and durable. I believe the best choice of all mike booms and truly worthy of the Heil reputation. And I certainly must say that B & H gives extroardinarily fast and reliable service.

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    1.0

    Disappointing

    By 2wospeed

    from California

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

    Unpacked the box and did not find any instructions or literature of any kind. Cotter pin was loose in the box and there was no way to secure the boom portion to a very flimsy C Clamp. Returned and will not re-buy.

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    5.0

    Podcaster's Friend

    By Shepherd

    from Kentucky

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves System Function
    • Saves Time
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

        You simply cannot podcast in studio without good equipment - This is GREAT equipment! Works perfect and fits on my desk like a charm. Very Satisfied!

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        4.0

        Great Boom

        By Reginald

        from Texas

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Mic Cable Management

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

        I use this in my home studio. Nice and secure, just wish it would allow you to run your mic cable all the way through without having to cut your cable. But I just work around that.

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        5.0

        Great product!

        By Nate

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

            I needed this as a boom for a non-microphone device, but the springs work great and are nice and hidden, fixture system works well, been using it for a couple weeks and no issues so far!

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            4.0

            Great portable boom

            By Chris

            from Glastonbury, CT

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves System Function
            • Saves Time
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

              I've had to set up our system in a few different locations for podcasts and webinars. The surface clamp makes this ideal for a mobile recording rig especially for speech related recordings.

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              5.0

              Happy So Far

              By SeminaryDropout.

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                I love the solid construction and pro feel of this mount!

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                5.0

                Simply the best boom

                By MSBS

                from Two Rivers, WI

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves System Function

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                  What can I say that hasn't already been said. This is the best boom arm. There's never any droop or drift. It's easy to attach and position. Perfect!

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                  5.0

                  Killer

                  By Halegria

                  from Illinois

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                  Wanted something strurdy and good quality and this thing is just solid, you feel the quality the moment you take it out of the box and it looks great.

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                  5.0

                  Nicely made, looks good, works great

                  By Navy the Podcaster

                  from NSW, Australia

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Silent
                  • Solid construction
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy plastic strips

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Podcasting
                  • Voiceovers

                  Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                  This is a great boom mount, it is silent when moving, with solid construction. I have mounted the SM2B Heil shock mount and Electrovoice RE-20 on it for podcasting, and I am very happy with it. It clamps well to the desk, and works great. The XLR cable runs through the frame which is nice, the only drawback would be the plastic pieces holding the cable into the frame, which are a bit flimsy and I needed to tape them on to stay in place. Overall very happy with it.

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                  5.0

                  Boom Mount Works Great

                  By Sara in Upstate NY

                  from Upstate, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Sound Quality
                  • Improves System Function
                  • Saves Time
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                    I have owned this mount for about 1.5 weeks. It came highly recommended by a professional voiceover artist. It is working great in my home studio.

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                    5.0

                    So far so good!

                    By David

                    from Brooklyn, New York

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Saves Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                        This thing looks well made, operates silently, and stays put. The desk clamp, which was the main thing I was concerned about, seems very stable if you really crank it down (use something to protect your desk though - I'm using a small piece of cardboard).

                        Haven't used it for very long though.

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                        1.0

                        They Do Not Last

                        By Radio Chief

                        from South Louisiana

                        About Me Experienced

                        Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                        Bought three booms over the course of a year. Had two of these fall apart after several months of use in a broadcast radio studio. These may be fine for the average consumer but when used for a commercial broadcast studio they do not hold up. There are better made booms by other manufacturers on the market for about the same money. Now I am
                        waiting for the third boom to fall apart.

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                        4.0

                        Great Boom Mount !

                        By C Sound Audio

                        from Philadelphia Area

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves System Function
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                          This Is An Outstanding Product.
                          Mounts Easy To Both Desk And Mic.
                          Used For Voice Over And Pod Casting Work
                          Plastic Covers Do Not Snap On Correctly,
                          But A Little Velcro Keeps All In Place.
                          No Drooping Even With Heavy Mics.

                          Overall 4 Out Of 5 Stars.

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                          5.0

                          Simply Amazing

                          By Andrew

                          from Bel Air, MD

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves System Function
                          • Saves Time

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                            I host a podcast for a website I run, and in the past have used a floor-standing mic stand with a boom. It was pretty cumbersome to be setting up all the time and took up a lot of space on the floor.

                            I finally bit the bullet and picked up the PL2T, which is awesome. The mount clamps on the back of my desk, the boom goes in, and off I go! It's really easy to position, my pop filter attaches with no problems, and it takes up almost no space when not in use. I have nothing bad to say about this product.

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                            5.0

                            i love this studio boom arm!

                            By Pete the Podcaster

                            from Oklahoma

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great for a small desk
                            • Hides cable
                            • Improves Sound Quality
                            • Improves System Function
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Podcasting
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                              perfectly balanced! i podcast and this is by far the best piece of hardware i've added to my mini studio. bought a shock mount for condenser mic and realized i almost didn't need it. adjusting the arm is quiet and does not create any noise. which means you can move around with a live mic and not worry about any annoying squeaking or popping. recommend this to any novice looking for a good cheap boom arm. i'm sure there are better studio arms out there, but this suits me just fine!

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                              5.0

                              Professional looking and easy to use

                              By Slim productions

                              from Highland, il

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                              I use the mount in my studio where we record a live streamed video podcast. It can be seen weekly on [@]The mount is professional looking. Stays in the place you put it with having to grind down on a gear like on other types of mounts.The only thing I say is wrong with it is I can't run the end connector of and xlr cable through the bottom of the mount. The cable lays nicely to the side and that works just fine.

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                              5.0

                              Great Mic Stand

                              By Vorktanamo Bay

                              from Fleetwood, PA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to setup

                              Cons

                              • Mounts with a c-clamp

                              Best Uses

                              • Ham Radio
                              • Podcasting
                              • Talk Shows

                              Comments about Heil Sound PL2T Overhead Studio and Broadcast Boom Mount:

                              I have 4 and they work great. Very quiet and easy to manipulate. I was using a standard 30 dollar mic stand. Trust me, if you record vocals or do a podcast, this is a must have item. The c-clamp mount that comes with it may not work for everyone. There is other mounting hardware for the stand sold separately by heil sound.

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