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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

Fantastic!

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

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

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.

Great quality adjustable tension arm

By Bryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-22

This arm looks pretty classy and it suits my desk space perfectly keeping the mic cable tucked in and hidden away.

Love It!

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

Blue is a quality company and this boom is fantastic.

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.

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