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Samson MBA28 Microphone Boom Arm (28")

BH #SAMBA28 • MFR #SAMBA28
Key Features
  • For Radio, Podcast, & Home Studio Setups
  • Articulating Microphone Boom Arm
  • Durable Steel Construction
  • Internal Springs for Silent Positioning
The MBA28 Microphone Boom Arm from Samson provides a maximum horizontal/vertical arm reach of 28" respectively, giving users convenient flexibility with their mic placement. It can be used in radio, podcast, or home studio applications.
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Samson SAMBA28 Overview

The MBA28 Microphone Boom Arm from Samson provides a maximum horizontal/vertical arm reach of 28" respectively, giving users convenient flexibility with their mic placement. It can be used in radio, podcast, or home studio applications.

It features internal springs that allow for silent and effortless positioning, which is ideal while recording or during live broadcasts. The boom arm has a 5/8"-27 mic-clip threading that can accommodate any mic weighing up to five pounds. The MBA28 microphone boom arm includes two mounting options: A C-clamp mount for a temporary attachment to a table or desk and a permanently fixed flange option.

UPC: 809164019954

Samson SAMBA28 Specs

Form FactorStudio Microphone Arm with Mount
ColorBlack
Total Reach28" / 71.12 cm
Thread Size5/8"-27
Included CableNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.7 x 7.6 x 3.6"

Samson SAMBA28 Reviews

EXCELENTE

By Ketty
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-07

UN GRAN SOPORTE

Great boom arm.

By Bretton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-25

I'm surprised you never see this arm advertised more, or highlighted in reviews and youtube videos. It has terrific build quality, very stable, can hold light or heavy microphones. It's the total package. Using it right now with a Shure SM7B and it looks great as well.

Overall a well built mic arm

By Hunter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-05

Got the microphone arm for a samsun g track pro, which is a hefty microphone so I needed something that supported a good amount of weight and was easy to use. The Mic arm setup was fairly simplistic and shouldn't take more than a few minutes. Majority of the time was spent making minor adjustments to the placement on my desk. I did use the clamp, as my desk if fairly thin and I didn't have much faith in drilling it in. The clamp works extremely well, no complaints there. Installing the microphone on the arm is also fairly easy as long as your microphone has the right threads. The only major complaint I have is that the moving the arm in and out is quite hard and can be a pain. It hasn't gotten easier to move over time either. On the other hand, the swivel functionality works really well! Make sure to get a shockmount for whatever mic your using, as sound from your desk travels quite easily through the arm. Overall the sturdiness of the mic arm is really good, and was easy to setup. I'm happy with it, but disappointed in how hard it is to move in an out l.

Solid. Does the job it's made for.

By Eamon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-24

Feels really solid. Clamped it to the bookshelf next to my desk to get the right angle for my home office space without obscuring monitors. Requires some effort to move the arm up and down but that also means it doesn't move around when you don't want it to so I like it. I was able to leave one of the fasteners loose so I can swing it back and forth freely which works great for me when I'm not actively using it.

Works once you lubricate it

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

This thing is crazy stiff. I have no idea how people use it out of the box. I got the 48 one a while ago and it actually damaged my desk. This one has less leverage, and I also ended up lubricating the joints with some WD-40, which makes it usable. The small 28 one is pretty good for my use, so I'm keeping it despite the annoyances. I ran an XLR cable through it, which worked nicely and makes for a very tidy setup.

A little Tough stand

By Elanders
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-01

This is a sturdy stand for all the right reasons. I love it because of how sturdy and fixed the metal feels. The finish is fantastic. The joints are a bit too stiff and it can be difficult to move. This makes adjusting while sitting down problematic, and I have to stand to adjust. This is a very minor problem, but just something to consider for future iterations.

Outstanding value

By Nathan D.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-16

While these arms and I use both the MBA28 and MBA38, are rather stiff, I far prefer them over similar brands, always noiseless, stay in place, substantial feel and function. I will not say who, but paid a lot more and got a lot less.

OK for the price

By Stefan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

This arm works well and does it's job. Out of the box, it's really tough to change the angles. You need two hands and apply force - you can not just pull the microphone to you easily. Also the bar that goes down to hold the microphone is not vertical and looks cheap that way but it holds the mic in a rather stable way. On the good side, it is quite stable and these cons do not make it unusable. I would say it's unusable out of the box if it is supposed to be moved a lot (I only move it by turning it in the clamp which is easy) but loosening the screws in the joints might do the trick on this one.

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Would this work if I attached the flange mount to ...

Would this work if I attached the flange mount to the wall? Or are the joints going to be incompatible with that 90 degree orientation change?
Asked by: William
So this arm can obviously mount to a desk but I've just recently mounted it to a 2"x6" ceiling joist. With the base at a 90-degree angle, you can then attach the boom and use the set-screw on the base to tighten the boom into place. There is a downside to doing this as it removes the ability to pivot the boom (though the scissor action continues to operate). If the flange mount also has a set screw, then it should be possible as well.
Answered by: Tony
Date published: 2021-07-20

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Asked by: Stork
Yes this will work with a blue yeti it has the same 5/8 tread to connect and it can hold the weight of the Yeti as well.
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-09

The boom arm is stiff by default, Is it possible ...

The boom arm is stiff by default, Is it possible to adjust the tension?
Asked by: Brian
There is no tension adjustment. I have to put some muscle into moving the arm either up and down or forward and backward. It supports a lot of weight without sagging. Make sure to keep your fingers out of the space between the twin support rods.
Answered by: Bryant
Date published: 2021-07-09

How does the quality of this compare to the Rode ...

How does the quality of this compare to the Rode PSA1?
Asked by: Luka
The quality of this studio boom arm would be similar to the Rode PSA1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones, BH #ROPSA1, but it has a shorter reach of 28-inches fully extended.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-07-15

Will this work with the Ntg2 ROde mic?

Will this work with the Ntg2 ROde mic?
Asked by: Daniel
This stand will work with the included clip from the NTG2.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-09-09

I want to make sure this is tall enough to reach ...

I want to make sure this is tall enough to reach over my monitor, I appears in the photo the section from the clamp to the elbow is equal in length to the section from the mic to the elbow, so is each section 28 inches in length or is it 28 inches from desk to mic measuring both sections together?
Asked by: Edwin
Each section from pivot to pivot is 14". Using the bolt-on mount on my desk, clearance measures 16.5" when the top arm is horizontal. Clearing under the book arm goes up to around 18, 18.5" (vertical at mid-boom) when you angle it up about 20 degrees. You could angle higher, but then mic proximity comes into the equation.
Answered by: Grant
Date published: 2020-11-07

Will this work with a Samson Meteor Mic USB ...

Will this work with a Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone?
Asked by: Keith
Yes, the Samson Meteor Mic can be mounted on the MBA28 Microphone Boom Arm. The thread size on the mic is 5/8" which is the same as the thread on the MBA28.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-01-05

Will c-clamp fit 4 cm thick table?

Will c-clamp fit 4 cm thick table?
Asked by: Anonymous
The c-clamp will fit a 4cm thick table.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-06-22
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