Millenium DS100 Desk Stand - for clamp and fixed mounting, adjustable arm, 480mm total length, internal 250cm microphone cable, 3/8" thread, incl. thread adapter 3/8" to 5/8", especially for broadcast and interviews. Colour: Black
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Much more than I expected
I can really see this a great alternative for those who do not have the budget nor care for the flexibility and features of something like the Rode PSA-1 (Also a great stand by the way)
The build quality on this really is great, the hinge is really nice and chunky and has no problem flying my sE 2200 A even with the arm extended, so it would be just fine with something the size of an SM58
It also comes with two mounting options: a stand that can be screwed into a desk with three screws (included), or a clamp that attaches to the edge of a table. The clamp has a foam pad which contacts the top of your surface to prevent scratches, which I think is a nice touch.
The cable is also of good quality too with Switchcraft style connectors- but not actual switchcraft, it's also a decent length to manage on the average desk or to hide away to plug into an extension if that's your use case, and the cable itself feels good.
I'll also point out that while the plugs are not genuine Switchcraft they are very solid, the soldering is also very clean on both ends of the cable.
It has a 3/8 thread but comes with a 5/8 adapter, nice to have around but not that I had a shortage.
There are a few minor cons though.
The way the stand attached to the base is simply by inserting the shaft into a socket and then tightening a screw on the base and is not threaded, so it's not possible to screw the stand into something like a round cast iron base.
There's also some room left in the socket, but this has not caused any stability issues when the screw is tightened.
This isn't a problem for me, but the screws that are included for the desk mount are perhaps a little on the short side, and while I doubt this would lead to any issue with stability, it does seem possible that a good knock could pull the screws right out of a surface made from chipboard or similar material.
Lastly, while the included cable is of good quality, it may limit the possible range of adjustments as the cable runs through the boom arm. You can, however, easily remove the cable but unfortunately this would require the removal of one of the XLR connectors on what is otherwise a fine cable.
Solid build quality
Fine with heavier mics, perfect for dynamics and SDC's
Good quality cable included (also easily removable/replaceable)
Flexible mounting options
Not the absolute best design in the world, but is still exceptional value.
Would purchase again... and again. Recommended.
Sturdy and compact
Great desk stand for the price!
I bought this with the purpouse of being a stationary stand, though I've used it for recording away from the desk too.
I'd expect nothing less from a Millenium stand.
Malcolm Emmanuel, 25.09.2015
Noel W., 22.09.2013
£ price - guideline price only
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