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Blue Microphones Radius Microphone Shock Mount

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  • Custom shockmount for Blue Microphones Yeti and Yeti Pro microphones
  • Isolates the microphone from ambient vibration
  • Combines cool vintage styling with rugged durability
  • Works with both US and Euro microphone stands

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Product Description

The Radius is a vintage-style suspension mount designed to isolate the microphone body from ambient vibration when mounted on a mic stand. The Radius works with Blue’s Yeti and Yeti Pro microphone, as well as virtually any mic with a standard thread mount.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B005DVF15A
  • Item model number: Radius
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,590 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 20, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Looks cool, but thats it.
Parker Hicks
Second the thumb screw that tightens at the joint where you set the angle of the mount on your mic stand DOES NOT SUPPORT THE WEIGHT of the gigantic mic and mount.
Mill
The thread on the Radius does not match the Blue Yeti, so I can't mount the Radius securely.
FRANCIS TEO

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Braxton on March 29, 2012
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For the brand and price I expected better quality. I think they went more for style and looks when designing this. I used it with a desktop mic boom and every key pressed on my keyboard when right up through it and into the mic. This resulted in a slight muffled background sound that was annoying.

To solve the problem I bought a floor mic stand with boom. This solution works great with the shock mount and Blue Yeti.

I think the problem is that the ties between parts are too small and tight. I looked at the shock mounts for Blue's higher end mics and they are designed with longer ties. I also used the Samson shock mount that was wonderful with the Samson mic. It has longer ties that are more flexible. So, I believe this shock mount, which looks cool, is just flawed in design. For the money asked, I would have expected them just to do what they know works.

On a side note...the Blue Yeti that goes with the shock mount is wonderful!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mill on April 14, 2013
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If you're looking at this product then you're probably as stuck as I was - you need a mount for the Yeti and this is the only one. So you're probably talking yourself into ignoring all the one star reviews... PLEASE don't ignore those reviews, THIS MOUNT IS AWFUL.

Two major problems.

One, the threads on the bolt that hold the mic to the mount are wrong. They just don't match up. Same company, same design department, but no one bothered to walk down the hall at Blue Inc to check to see if they matched up. I'm assuming that they tried to put a mic on the mount before they started selling these things - they must have known it didn't work. But they shipped it anyway. Now they're continuing to build and sell mounts that they know are incorrect. Your doing a heck of a job there Blue. Here's the thing, you can kind of wedge it on the mount and get about 3/4 to a half a turn on it. It'll hold - until it doesn't. I don't trust it.

Second the thumb screw that tightens at the joint where you set the angle of the mount on your mic stand DOES NOT SUPPORT THE WEIGHT of the gigantic mic and mount. You'll set it perpendicularly, tighten it down as hard as you can, you'll start worrying that the thumb screw is about to snap, you'll hold your breath and slowly back away. It looks like it's going to hold this time, whew! And then 45 seconds later, gravity does it's work and the mic and mount will slowly start drifting down. Another job well done Blue!

My advice, return your Yeti and buy a smaller mic or head to Home Depot and spend an hour in the hardware section rigging something up. It'll be better then what you get for the $70 spent here.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By David G. Beneke on September 21, 2011
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I just received my Blue Radius Shock Mount, and I was immediately floored by the the size and looks of the unit. It reminds me a set piece from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", the rings around Saturn or something built by Tesla. It's a beautiful thing, certain to impress anyone who might sit in front of it to be recorded. Certainly beats the homemade 4 inch PVC pipe and bungee cord shock mount I previously had made and my Yeti mounted to. What is impressive about this mount is you have full and clear access to the the Yeti's 3 knob's, mute switch and USB/Headphone plugs on the bottom of the mic, whereas my homemade version gave me fits with knob access. Once you screw the Yeti into the machined shock mount base, there are teflon or maybe white delrin washers which allow you to swivel the mic easily to access the back knobs or move it toward any position, say a guest speaker with great ease. The build is hefty, machined aluminum rings with stainless steel mounts and screws. The elastic suspension bands are not going to fly across the room, as they do on most shock mounts, because they are not threaded on hooks, but securely fastened to brackets, then the holding screws. The Radius also allows you to mount the Yeti on a boom stand, upside down, which I have always been told is the best way to mount a condenser type mic so dust and moisture (spit) does not build up near the capsules or internal electronics, it just falls, as gravity allows.

Does a shock mount make a difference in sound? To my ears, yes, especially if you are recording into say, a laptop on a table, the fans and hard drive are going to vibrate, coloring your overall sound with unwanted hum. Although the mic stand the Yeti comes with does an O.K.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Leonardo Daniels on January 10, 2014
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I'm going to go by Amazon's recommended questions/rating system and start by saying:

I bought this item because of the stranglehold Blue has on their products. The Blue Yeti microphone is an amazing mic, but unfortunately it's huge size and weight render other shock mounts incompatible. Like I'm sure many of you did, you shopped, searched and considered alternatives - but there are none.

Eventually, I just bought the Radius, I mean hey why not. It looks beautiful, it gives your microphone this vintage yet modern professional look and it's a real eye catcher. Not to mention, it's my only option with buying the Yeti (or so we thought).

Ironically, Blue makes products that don't work with their products or need all these do it yourself tricks. For a product that retails at $69.99, ($59.99 on Amazon, that's what I paid) it has a seriously annoying and extremely unprofessional issue: The Radius can't support the weight of the Yeti. For a day or two, if you tighten it as HARD as you possibly can, it will stay put. But after a while, it always starts to droop down. It's just mind boggling. Blue's Yeti is ONLY compatible with the Radius and it doesn't support the microphone it was specifically designed for.

I also have Blue's "The Pop" Universal Pop Filter, which ironically can't mount to the Blue Yeti either. I did drill a hole to put it in but eventually I got annoyed of the bad angle it would take. So, please - do yourself a huge favor. Avoid Blue. Avoid their rip-off'y products that prey on exclusivity and then don't work with their own products.

For the price we pay, we should not have to drill, use pliers, a hammer, extra screws, etc,. to make these products work/function as they should.

Get yourself an AT2020 USB microphone, mount on it any shock mount in the world basically, mount it on any stand, use any filter and don't worry about having to be Tim Allen to get your stuff to work.
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