The K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP, and other field recording applications. Its sturdy aluminum design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use, while remaining lightweight and travel-worthy. This pole features an internal coiled cable and an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of four aluminum sections telescope between 2' 5" to 7' 6" and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.
- Measures 2' 5" to 7' 6"
- Four Locking Sections
- Internal Coiled Cable
- Bottom XLR Connection
K-Tek KE-89CC Overview
K-Tek KE-89CC Specs
|Load Capacity||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Length||2' 5" to 7' 6" (0.7 to 2.3 m)|
|Weight||1.1 lb (0.5 kg)|
|Package Weight||1.5 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||33 x 2.8 x 1"|
K-Tek KE-89CC Reviews
Great item! ...and the K-Tek customer service has been STELLAR! Will buy anything without a shadow of a doubt from this company from now on.
Great boom pole, gets the job done. Wish the tightening mechanism was a little bit sturdier. Always nervous when I hoist my shotgun mic in the air, but it's held out so far, so good.
first boom. Really light.
I am not a sound guy but once in a while I need a boom for interviews. It is very light and it seems sturdy enough. Didn't have time to test on the field yet.
Well made but not for in-transit audio recording
I purchased this to record bird and nature sounds. I find it easier to hand hold my blimp than to attach it to the Boompole. The cabling exits the bottom so it tends to snag on brush. I found an external cable worked better because it exits midway up the pole and attaches to my Handy recorder there (the internal cable then needs to be secured or it hits the pole when recording). I found myself planting the Boompole on the ground to rest and that is where the XLR connections are, I gaffer taped them so it doesn't fill with snow. It is hard to adjust the length quickly if holding the Handy and the Boompole, the internal coiled cable acts like a spring and collapses the pole when you loosen the tube clamps. When moving with the Boompole the cable may rattle on the inside which is picked up by the mic. It is well made but maybe it isn't for my application.
Great boom pole, with a couple issues
because the XLR connects to the very bottom, you can not put it on the ground and rest which is a bummer. I wish the XLR connector was not right there so you could set the bottom down and wait for the next setup. I've not heard the cable rattling others complained about yet but i've only tried this indoors thus far. I hope the cable lasts that's on the inside so I just very very carefully plug in / unplug the microphone so that i minimize the cable bending wear and tear. Seems like once that thing goes the whole pole goes. Other than those caveats The spring loaded extensions and tightening rings work great for me.
Do not use this boompole outside!
As a one-man-band, I was looking for a boompole for the interviews I do for corporate videos. I knew K-TEK was a really good brand so for me it was a no-brainer. BUT, if you are doing interviews outside, you will hear the cable rumble inside the pole and it will make your audio unsuable. I repeat, do not use this boompole outside, even if there is just a little bit of wind, you will hear the cable inside the pole. This is unacceptable. The only good point is the size (which fit inside my Impact rolling bag) and how lightweight it is, that's why I gave it 2 stars instead of just one.
Works as advertised
The product has held up great since I got it. The cable makes no noise in the inside and the mounting system works nicely.
exactly what I was hoping for. Internal cable is so nice.
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