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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Quality Shockmount, but beware, it will not fit the AT 2020
on April 24, 2012
This is an excellent shockmount. It is quality made, nice looking and well designed. However, when I was doing research on microphones, pop filters,shockmounts, etc for my studio, Amazon.com recommended this to buy along with the AT 2020 mic. Without doing further research, I assumed based on Amazon's recommendations that buying them together meant they also fit and worked together...so I bought them both, and a pop filter together as recommended by Amazon. I was wrong.
Amazon should NOT recommend buying the Samson SP01 shockmount and AT202 mic together. The pop filter works fine.
The Samson SP01 shockmount will not, I repeat, WILL NOT screw in and tighten fully when attached to the AT 2020. The shock mount will screw in about half way, but that's it. The more you turn the threads, the mic and shockmount continue to turn as if they are screwing in further, but simply will not tighten any more. You will not be able to screw it tight to the base of the shock mount to secure it. The threads and diameters are probably designed slightly differently, the SP01 being specifically designed just to fit properly with some Samson and probably some other brands/makes of mics. Upon discovering this, I did more in-depth research and verified that according to the research, the Samson SP01 shockmount will only fit certain Samson microphones. However, with all of the numerous brands and types of mics out there there most likely will be mics that DO fit it. It will be a test and hit-or-miss type of exercise.
I knocked off two stars because I think Samson should make this type of product more universally compatible and, if not, then make better note of that fact on sites like Amazon.com. Never-the-less, I think this is one of the nicer, better quality shock mounts out there. Just be aware of this design spec and be ready to test it hoping that it will fit your mic or you may be in for the return-exchange hassle.