Today we're looking at the brand new Broadcast Boom Arm from Blue Microphones, the Blue Compass.
If you are interested in this microphone, it will set you back $100 on Amazon
What's In the Box
Microphone Boom Arm
Desktop Base Mount
5/8" to 3/8" Adapter
What's In the Box
Horizontal Reach: 32-inches
Maximum Weight: 2.4lbs
Performance / Features
The build quality of this boom arm is excellent. The majority of the build is aluminum with the exception of the joints/thumb screws. There is a cable raceway with clips that runs the length of the boom arm and helps keep your cable hidden away. Another great features of the boom is the fact that the desk mount sits flush against your desk, so nothing protrudes past the edge of your desk space. Lastly, the springs of this boom arm are all internal to avoid any unintentional bumps of springs, allowing for quieter operation.
Once you have the boom arm set ideally, you are able to tighten the thumbscrews at the seperate points to lock the boom arm in place. If you do want to move the boom arm with ease after you've set it you will need to loosen these joints again.
There's not much to say about the overall performance of this boom. It does exactly what it's supposed to do. It holds your microphone. The movement is quiet. And it looks great.
Sturdy build quality
Hidden cable raceway
Great horizontal reach
Holds up to 2.4 lbs of microphone
It looks rad on camera
The joints and thumb screws are plastic
If you have this placed on the side of your desk AND you use the SM7b so that you need to rotate the mic more than 30-degrees, you will have issues since the SM7b's cable placement is impeded by the boom arms joint.
If you are looking for an alternative to the Rode PSA1, or Heil PL2t, then this boom arm may be the perfect option for you. It's at the exact same price point of $100, but it stands apart from these other boom arms because of it's appearance. It is more likely to be confused with the high price tag Yellowtec Mika boom arms than it is to be confused with the PSA1 or PL2t.
So when it comes to deciding on the broadcast boom arm for you, it depends on your desire for the appearance of these three booms. If you have any additional questions about this microphone, leave them on the youtube video, and I will try to reply ASAP.
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