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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
I had mounted this on an arm on my desk and noticed the microphone kept slipping and slipping. This is because the gear that holds the mount in place isn't actually a gear, it's metal on metal. And, as you know, the Yeti weighs a TON, so you're more or out of luck.
I tried to tighten the gear as tight as I could, and the metal snapped.
I wouldn't recommend this product.
I've contacted Blue Microphones to see what they say, but I think this piece of garbage (and the microphone) may be getting thrown away in favor or something else.
After 11 months of reporting an issue with the original one to Blue, they sent me their upgraded model. It's identical in almost every single way. It looks the same, weighs the same, and feels the same.
The only tiny difference is that the one big problem the other version had, this one doesn't. There's now teeth inside the screw that for so many reviewers sagged down when the weight of the microphone was put on it. It seems like this will hold much butter.
But, for me, it's too little too late. I bought a competitor's shock mount 6 months ago and have been using that since. It hasn't moved even an iota through all of the abuse I've put it through. It's great that Blue finally fixed the issue that so many of us complained about, but it's too bad that I now have this shockmount that I'll never use.
Blue customer service sent me two new assemblies to fix the lock bolt that sheared. Good on them for doing so.... but sending two suggests that they think it might happen again.
I stumbled on to this youtube video:
He shows you how to use the rubber washers in the desktop mount that came with the Yeti to solve the problem that requires you to repeatedly retighten the lock bolt. I did it and... so far so good. Thanks, Blue for your great customer service..... but check out this guy's video and perhaps make a simple, cheap change in the design of the mount that will solve the problem... ????
Okay... so Amazon won't let me give you a link to solve the problem. Essentially, you remove the black rubber washers from the center of the plastic washers that came with the desktop mount for the Yeti. Remove the plastic washers from the shock mount and replace them with the black washers. Retighten. So far, it is working for me.
Take note, Blue. You could save yourself a lot of problems by swapping out those washers!!!!