K&M 23550 Microphone Stereo Bar

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K&M 23550 Microphone Stereo Bar
35,99 AED 9,16 €
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Be creative and explore its potential.
Bazzmatazz 14.03.2022
I work with a big band that plays west african rhythm and of course has a drum section. the stereo bar came up as a solution to minimise number of stands, and better capture the drums. I guess this is useful for those that work with West african drums... the bass drum (Doundoun or Dundun) when played batterie style, has a smaller Sangba and a Kinkine drum one on each side of the Big Dundun.

I used to simply put a beta 52A on a stand pointed at the Big Dundun to get the deep frequencies, (the drum is kind of the equivalent to a kick drum for other bands). then I tried using a beyerdynamic mkv 87 as a clip for the beta 52A and clip it onto the big Dundun (working on keeipng the stage or rehearsal room/studio cleaner). then I tried adding 1 beyerdynamic opus 87 clip mic to each of the other drums (until now 3 mics, no stands). Then i noticed that the deep frequencies of the Dundun comes but not the attack... so that's when the stereo bar came in handy. instead of miking each drum seperately, I put the stereo bar onto the mkv 87 clip and have on one side the beta 52A for the bass of the Dundun and on the other side a long gooseneck connected to a sm57 or something to use as "overhead" to capture the attack and sound of all three drums. so I can get a fair sound of all three drums, keeps my stands availablel for other instruments or backups, keeps the stage clean and saves space which is very very important when you have at least 5 percussionists.
Another interesting application is to úse the stereo bar to get two different mics connected to one stand. for example one dry mic and one wet full of delayor harmonizers and variables to control. a gooseneck also helps a lot. Goosenecks seems to go very well with stereo bars!
Another way this stereo bar made me happy is to have a mic stand with a mic on top and a gooseneck pointing down for a lower mic, so that a flute player can change to saxophone without having to pull his mic up and down.
I would love to know in what ways other people have been creative with stereo bars combined with clip mics or goosenecks etc.
rock on, buy them, you never know when you might need be needing them... from now on I always want to have one around just in case.
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Great for the price
Norse 24.02.2020
I use this to mic up acoustic guitars and amplifiers to get two lines in for mixing but also to avoid phase issues. I use it mostly with two pairs of microphones: Røde MP5 and Sennheiser e835.
It does it's job very well. With this price point it is close to being a no brainer.

Why only 4 stars for quality?
I have noticed that the screws do loosen every now and again when moving it back and forth, and I don't know if i would trust it with heavy, large frame microphones.
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Does what it's meant to
MikePT 07.03.2024
Very simple and effective stereo bar, nothing to complain besides some rough/sharp edges and scratches.
The alloy is very sturdy and feels high quality. Would be nice if it included some risers for X/Y placement.
Not the widest for most AB setups, but for my use case (close miking solo classical guitar) it provides sufficient distance to get a nice stereo image.
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Superb build-quality
Big Marty 11.11.2020
Great build quality, easy to use and quite accurate. Excellent choice for the price, highly recommended!
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Good choice
Theofanhs Siderhs 14.03.2021
one of the economical stereo bars in the trade, but it does its job quite well, it does not loosen, it is made of good material, it does not break, for the work I use in combination with the sm57 and 906e in my guitar amplifier it is quite good, negative I have not found anything so far!
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A bit fiddly
Garnoo 10.02.2021
It's a bit fiddly and the screws tend to fall off when you don't have a nut attached to them, but it can be used to get an XY mic configuration using only 1 stand instead of 2 and for the price that's a win in my book.
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Stay aligned!
Adam JD 03.04.2023
I bought these as I wanted to keep my two small condensers microphones aligned as I was getting tired wasting energy trying to lining them up perfectly.

These do exactly what they need to even after the many years I have owned, however please keep in mind the width of bar it being rather small so it isn’t always appropriate for all applications when a larger distance between the mics is needed.

If you need a small compact stereo bar this is it!
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azakim 03.08.2020
This thing comes very handy for using two microphones with one stand. I use it for micing a guitar cab. It save space and I can set the angles and distance of microphones. The built quality is very good.
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Saved my A$# on a field recording.
Itays 07.12.2020
This holder is surely safe enough to support 2- C2 microphones. Great for my Acoustic guitar recordings!
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Jean-Johnny 19.08.2023
Handy for stereo pairing small microphones (small condenser, ribbons like the M-160), don't expect to use them on bigger microphones. Does exactly what it's supposed to do, and very well.
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K&M 23550 Microphone Stereo Bar