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Stereo bars
« on: March 14, 2011, 07:51:27 PM »
Please recommend stereo bars that are inexpensive.  IE: The Schoeps bar that has all the positions is ideal, but obviously $500 is too much, $15-$50 at the most.  Please include a link to purchase if you have one.

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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 08:54:59 PM »
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=143351.0

might be somewhat limiting depending on what you're running, but I wouldn't offer more than 10 bucks for it.

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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 09:34:46 PM »
The AKG bar is a classic and works wonderfully, here's another option just to spice things up. The good ol' Shure A27M, it's not light, but it works well and is certainly bombproof. I have both the AKG and the Shure in my bag when I run full bodies but I tend to run the A27M.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/68616-REG/Shure_A27M_A27M_Stereo_Stand_Adapter.html

(this is a little over the 50$ limit specified but close enough)

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Re: Stereo bars
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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011, 01:10:20 AM »
The AKG bar is a classic and works wonderfully, here's another option just to spice things up. The good ol' Shure A27M, it's not light, but it works well and is certainly bombproof. I have both the AKG and the Shure in my bag when I run full bodies but I tend to run the A27M.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/68616-REG/Shure_A27M_A27M_Stereo_Stand_Adapter.html

(this is a little over the 50$ limit specified but close enough)

might be a dumb question, but how does the Shure one work?  None of the cheaper models have any flexibility in positioning, except side to side spacing (not a huge fan of the bendable bar, its ok).  why you have to spend $400 or more to get simple features they all should have sucks.


Thanks for helping me with my research.

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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 06:45:16 AM »
The Shure has a threaded rod through the middle of it. You loosen the top and then spin the 5/8" microphone threaded pieces around the rod to the position you want and then tighten the top down again to lock them into place. You can get any angle between the capsules this way (except maybe NOS). Proper spacing is achieved by sliding the microphones forward or backward as needed in the microphone clips or shock mounts. Only issues are it's very heavy (maybe 2 pounds) and the microphones are not in the same vertical plane (which isn't supposed to make a difference).

What more flexibility in positioning are you looking for beyond side to side spacing? With either of the K&M bars, you can get any near coincident formation, but you may have to create a vertical difference between the mics depending on what microphones you have.
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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 11:23:54 AM »
The AKG bar is a classic and works wonderfully, here's another option just to spice things up. The good ol' Shure A27M, it's not light, but it works well and is certainly bombproof. I have both the AKG and the Shure in my bag when I run full bodies but I tend to run the A27M.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/68616-REG/Shure_A27M_A27M_Stereo_Stand_Adapter.html

(this is a little over the 50$ limit specified but close enough)

might be a dumb question, but how does the Shure one work?  None of the cheaper models have any flexibility in positioning, except side to side spacing (not a huge fan of the bendable bar, its ok).  why you have to spend $400 or more to get simple features they all should have sucks.


Thanks for helping me with my research.

the Shure Vert mount is a beast it probably weighs 2lbs. the K&M http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/534727-REG/K_M_23550_500_55_23550_Adjustable_Microphone_Bar.html  is lightweight but strong. It is capable of running large diaphram microphones such as the AKG414's. plus it has a multitude of other uses. best $20 ever spent

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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 11:44:05 AM »
For shockmounts I use the Rycote InVision series for everything now.

I have both the Grace SpaceBar and the Shure one pictured above.

But Rycote are just releasing an affordable stereo bar with angles and distances marked - but it's too new to be on their website yet.


Quote above from another thread, thought it fitting here.  Rycote will be releasing an affordable stereo bar. 
A google search comes up with this picture but I'm not sure if this is it because it doesn't exactly match the description.






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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2011, 11:51:58 AM »
Please recommend stereo bars that are inexpensive.  IE: The Schoeps bar that has all the positions is ideal, but obviously $500 is too much, $15-$50 at the most.  Please include a link to purchase if you have one.

The ubiquitous cheap stereo bar is, obviously, the K&M.

However, Rycote have just started doing an inexpensive stereo bar.  Choice of 40cm or 70cm lengths, marks for distance and angles and also has a riser mount and loops for hanging - and very affordable.


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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011, 12:09:09 PM »
Thanks for the photo John, any idea when it will be available?
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Re: Stereo bars
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 12:28:07 PM »
You may be able to order it now, Rycote 037323 is the 40cm bar. Both Redding and Markertek have them on their site pages. The Markertek price is $259 though, so still outside the budget despite being cheaper than the Schoeps.

http://www.markertek.com/SpecialNewItems.asp?L=N&pagesize=20&sort=prod&off=0

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