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Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm

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Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm
Key Features
  • For Yeti and Other Broadcast Microphones
  • All-Tube Internal-Spring Design
  • Hidden-Channel Cable Management
  • Hand-Tightened Friction Hinges
The Compass from Blue is a premium tube-style desktop boom arm with internal springs and built-in cable management. It can be used in a variety of broadcast applications including game streaming, podcasting, and voiceover productions. The Compass offers smooth and quiet operation thanks to its internal spring design and is compatible with any microphone weighing up to 2.4 pounds, including the Blue Yeti and Blackout Spark SL.
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Blue COMPASS Overview

The Compass from Blue is a premium tube-style desktop boom arm with internal springs and built-in cable management. It can be used in a variety of broadcast applications including game streaming, podcasting, and voiceover productions. The Compass offers smooth and quiet operation thanks to its internal spring design and is compatible with any microphone weighing up to 2.4 pounds, including the Blue Yeti and Blackout Spark SL.

UPC: 836213000236

Blue COMPASS Specs

Form FactorStudio Microphone Arm with Mount
ColorBlack
Total Reach32" / 81 cm
Thread Size5/8"-27
3/8"-16 (with Included Adapter)
Rotation Range360°
Load Capacity2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Included CableNone
Cable ManagementHidden Channel
Mounting TypeC-Clamp
Clamp Range2.63" / 6.68 cm
Construction MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39 x 8.5 x 2.8"

Blue COMPASS Reviews

Best arms for podcasting

By Vladimir
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

Great arms

Disappointed

By John
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

Looks good, price is attractive, easy to install but can't support more than a lightweight (nominal 12 oz) microphone. If a heavier mic is installed there isn't sufficient tightening available and the knobs break off! So, no big dynamics, ribbons of condensers: just toy electrets and cheapies, please. I know, I have three of these booms and they've all ended up with epoxied lower joints and broken knobs.

Too stiff

By Dan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

Was provided as a Kit with the Shure MV7. I think this arm may be expecting the heavier mic from Blue - With the adjusting knobs all the way tight, it was really awkward to position. I ended up using a small desktop stand.

Needs extension tube to work with SM7B

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-01

I purchased this arm because of its handsome construction and cable management, which I intended to pair with a Shure SM7B to give a more professional sound and appearance in zoom meetings. Unfortunately, the mount for the SM7B places the XLR port so close to the final knuck of the Blue stand that the XLR cable interferes with full range of motion of the microphone. In the attached picture, you can see that microphone is rotated about 30 degrees out of parallel with the boom arm and the XLR cable is touching the knuckle. The solution? A Shure Extenstion Tube, also available at B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/68615-REG Some people complain that the boom arm, while handsome, doesn't hold it's position because the tension adjustment of the knuckles isn't strong enough. Experimentally, this is true; I can contort it into extreme positions and it wants to recoil into a more medium position, but practically, it hasn't been an issue for the zoom meetings in which I participate. I wanted a sturdy, handsome boom arm with discrete cable management and it's done what I need.

Needs extension tube to work with SM7B

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

I purchased this arm because of its handsome construction and cable management, which I intended to pair with a Shure SM7B to give a more professional sound and appearance in zoom meetings. Unfortunately, the mount for the SM7B places the XLR port so close to the final knuck of the Blue stand that the XLR cable interferes with full range of motion of the microphone. In the attached picture, you can see that microphone is rotated about 30 degrees out of parallel with the boom arm and the XLR cable is touching the knuckle. The solution? A Shure Extenstion Tube, also available at B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/68615-REG Some people complain that the boom arm, while handsome, doesn't hold it's position because the tension adjustment of the knuckles isn't strong enough. Experimentally, this is true; I can contort it into extreme positions and it wants to recoil into a more medium position, but practically, it hasn't been an issue for the zoom meetings in which I participate. I wanted a sturdy, handsome boom arm with discrete cable management and it's done what I need.

Exactly what I wanted.

By Aj
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

Kinda' annoys me that my Blue Yeti does not screw on tight, but I believe this to be a blessing in disguise because it allows me another axis of movement to spin the mic if needed and it is not too loose. Keeps the mic off the desk and as close to my voice as needed. Also hides cable well.

Fantastic!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

This boom is fantastic. Great quality and easy to setup.

Love It!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

Blue is a quality company and this boom is fantastic.

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How wide does the clamp open?

How wide does the clamp open?
Asked by: Mark
Hi. From the docs on their website: Max Desktop Thickness: 2 5/8"
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-12-08

What are the lengths of the 2 sections?

What are the lengths of the 2 sections?
Asked by: Keith
It's a total 32" the segment on the bottom is about about 17" and the one on the top is about 15"
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-02

Does this are work with the YETI PRO USB Mic?

Does this are work with the YETI PRO USB Mic?
Asked by: Ronald
Maybe. The thread will attach, however I had to make an offset adapter to get the XLR cable to clear with my Shure SM7B. I can't paste a photo in this reply to show you. Sorry. (Staff can contact me for image)
Answered by: Robin
Date published: 2021-11-01

What is a good pop filter to use with this boom ...

What is a good pop filter to use with this boom arm, a Yeti, and the shockmount? Just got this and my previous clip on pop filter doesn't have anything thick enough to securely mount.
Asked by: Allen
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1425601-REG/auray_pfmu_12_pop_filter_universal.html This is the recommended pop filter.
Answered by: daniel
Date published: 2021-01-26

My table side has only 1 inch projected space to ...

My table side has only 1 inch projected space to put the clamp. Is this space enough for this boom arm clamp?
Asked by: George
Yes, one inch underneath is barely enough. It is a great boom.
Answered by: Robin
Date published: 2020-05-31

Does the threaded area at the top rotate up and ...

Does the threaded area at the top rotate up and down?
Asked by: Cole
Yes the tread on the top of the Blue Compass arm is adjustable both up and down
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-04

Will this work with a Yeti Nano? Thanks.

Will this work with a Yeti Nano? Thanks.
Asked by: Daniel
Yes, the Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm will work with the Blue Yeti Nano Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone. Both products specify a standard 3/8"-16 compatible mounting thread.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-01-25

Can I use this arm to mount a microphone in the ...

Can I use this arm to mount a microphone in the 'upright' orientation instead of hanging? I want the microphone under my chin so it isn't in the camera's view.
Asked by: Jack
Yes, you can! I have mine in the upright position currently.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-02-10
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