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RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm
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- Includes 3/8" adapter.32" (820mm) Horizontal Reach,33" (840mm) Vertical Reach. Holds up to 4.4 lbs (2 kg). Includes two desk mounting options. Dual-axis swivel mount for accurate positioning
- Includes two desk mounting options
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- Provides full 360 degree rotation
- Horizontal Reach: 32.5"
- Vertical Reach: 33"
- Adapter: 3/8” thread adaptor. (3/8” to 5/8” adaptor included)
- Designed for the RØDE Procaster and Podcaster
- Supports most microphones weighing between 700g (1.5lb) and 1.1kg (2.4lb) when combined with shock mount
- Weight: 1.74kg (3.84lbs)
- Dimensions: 100mmH x 0.00mmW x 0.00mmD
Professional Studio Boom Arm
The PSA1 is a studio boom arm for radio, broadcast, studio and home use. The PSA1 offers a horizontal reach of 820mm, a vertical reach of 840mm and full 360 degree rotation. It is supplied with velcro cable wraps and both desk-clamp and desk-insert style attachments for versatile mounting in desks up to 55mm thick (clamp) or 70mm (insert). Designed for the RØDE Procaster and Podcaster, the PSA1 supports most microphones weighing between 700g (1.5lb) and 1.1kg (2.4lb) when combined with shock mount. Please note that the PSM1 shock mount is sold separately.
From its humble beginning in the 1990s, RØDE Microphones has gone from strength to strength on the global stage and has become the go-to microphone for a variety of industries. RØDE employs the latest technology and precision machinery to continue to keep its products at world-class standards and at a great price.
- Compatible RØDE Microphones: Broadcaster, Podcaster, Procaster, PSM1
- Supplied with velcro cable wraps and both desk-clamp and desk-insert style attachments
- Note: RØDE PSM1 shock mount sold separately
Compatible RØDE Microphones/Shockmounts:
The Rode PSA 1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm is the professional way to mount your microphone to a studio desk. The PSA1 works with almost any mic on the market. Rode PSA 1 Features Rotates 360 degrees and reaches 32-33 inches from the base Includes two desk mounting options 2-axis swivel mount for accurate positioning Holds up to 4.4 lbs Includes 3/8-inch threaded mic clip
Top Customer Reviews
Neither arm is perfect.
One nice thing about the Rode, and probably the Heil too, is that the arms are made in such a way that the angle of the mic is the same no matter what position the stand is in.
Pros of the Rode arm:
Comes with either a desk mount or a recessed hole mount - Note that using the desk mount adds about 2" of height as it sits on top of the desk, where as the recessed hole mount is flush with the desk.
The Desk mount is better with the Rode vs the Heil - the Rode is very stable on the desk, as it's a small cone - another nice thing about the rode, is that the clamp that goes around the back of the desk only sticks out about 1/4 inch - I was able to push my desk right up against the wall with this one. The Heil requires a few inches of clearance behind your desk.
So the Rode Desk mount is better than the Heil
As for the arm itself, I believe the Heil is a better arm.
The Heil has a channel to hide the cable - this one does not.
The Heil arm is slightly longer, however it mounts flush with the desk, so if you're trying to clear a monitor, you're just as likely to clear it with the Rode.
The Heil also is 5/8" threaded - so you don't need to use an adaptor, which means less chance for jiggling.
(My Rode Arm DID include the 5/8 to 3/8 adapter so that is good!)
But the big difference is at the end where the microphone attaches - The Heil comes with a slightly longer rod at the end - and this is important if you use a Blue Yeti USB Microphone.Read more ›
I also considered the Heil Sound PL-2T, which seems to be of comparable price and quality, and features internal cable management (which the PSA 1 does not), but ultimately decided to give the PSA 1 a shot because it comes with both clamp and bushing mounts.
Having set it up and played with it a bit, I'm happy with the quality of the product. The chrome-plated hardware that comes with the boom is solid, and the overall package has a strong, no-nonsense feel to it. With the 5/8" adapter in place, it now holds my beloved AT3035 conveniently and securely.
Prior to this, I was using a floor stand with boom, which offers great flexibility, but was always getting in my way and occasionally was in danger of tripping me and being knocked down. Having my mic mounted on the desk is safer and removes floor clutter from the area in front of my studio desk.
I'm satisfied enough with the nature and quality of the Rodes PSA 1 that I just ordered another for my office desk, where I plan to use it to hold my AT2020 USB podcasting mic.
I'm giving it four stars instead of five because I think a more reasonable price point for this model would be about 75% of what it is. However, that hasn't stopped me from buying two of them anyway. ;-)
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This boom is a bit more money than others but I am GLAD I decided to buy this one.
Installation: a snap using the clamp provided to my desk. I like my desk and the wood is good quality so I did not want to drill into it or mark with an inexpensive clamp.
Routing the wire was easy as this boom has velco tabs at 3 points on the arm.
Connecting my Blue Yeti microphone, windscreen and shockmount could not have been easier.
The model is super quiet, easy to move around and really a nice addition to my home office/studio.
I strongly suggest buying this solid piece of quality equipment.
So far, the only complaint I have is that as you move the arm around, it can slowly nudge the wire further and further down the arm, this results in the cable connection on the microphone getting pulled. Just remember to leave some slack at the microphone end and make sure the straps at the joints where the cable makes a turn are particularly tight.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this product. I needed nothing extra to attach my blue yeti. It was all in the box. Strong enough to support the yeti's weight with no drooping. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Unpacked it, assembled it, the first thing I notice is a squeeking/grinding noise, I tried finding some way of adjusting it but theres none. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Rune
If you are looking for a desk mic boom that is solid, well-made, handles heavy mics with ease and is a great value, this is the one.Published 4 days ago by R. Keesecker
Well worth the money spent. I looked for Something to hold my newly bought yeti mic. and found one so much cheaper. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Josh - NASTY J ®™
A bit more costly but it looks better than the competion. Has ability to run mic cable inside the frame. The other part of the frame has the spring mechanism in it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by someguyhere
I use this for the NT-USB and it is beautiful, it is the BEST mic stand that I have ever owned!!! I love this product!Published 7 days ago by Dominic
This item was shipped to me and the spring was unattached to the mounting screw section. After taking it to a repair shop to see what the problem was, it appears the pin that was... Read morePublished 7 days ago by TMLutas