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New Rode stereo bar
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:16:19 AM »
Have you guys seen the new stereo bar from Rode microphones? Pretty cool bar at about $50.00 online. There's a YouTube video as well when they launched it, not a bad alternative to the higher priced bars with graduated markings for spacing & a mark for ORTF. It's probably best for actives since the cm spacing won't work with full bodies.

http://www.performanceaudio.com/item/rode-sb20-stereo-bar/44159/
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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 12:14:01 PM »
It looks like the bar also comes with spacing clips that allow full-bodies mics to be used.  I have a similar bar and use a riser to let me run (most) any config with the telefunkens..
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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 02:30:20 PM »
It looks like the bar also comes with spacing clips that allow full-bodies mics to be used.  I have a similar bar and use a riser to let me run (most) any config with the telefunkens..

In the pictures it looks that way to me, too.  And if not, risers can be picked up for a few bucks from B&H.  Definitely a cool bar.

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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 01:16:12 AM »
Ordered one.  We'll see what it's like once I get it.
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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 05:59:14 AM »
Ordered one.  We'll see what it's like once I get it.
Nice! I can't wait to hear your thoughts. I'm resisting temptation on this one currently, we'll see how long that lasts if you come back & tell us how awesome it is.....
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 01:18:59 PM »
I wonder if you can get extra knobs for it
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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 07:28:50 AM »
I couldn't resist & ordered one as well, it will be here later today. I don't know about extra knobs but I'm hoping I can use my K&M stereo bar knobs so I don't have to use theirs, I am worried about the plastic spacers falling off & leaving me stranded at a show. I don't know if they snap into place or are just loose fitting but the slot in the spacer has me concerned. I'll let everyone know once I get it.
edit: Another thing that has me concerned is that in one of the descriptions online it states that the bar is made out of a "durable" plastic, I'm not too crazy about that idea but we'll see.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2014, 07:30:21 AM by carlbeck »
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
Decks: Tascam DR-2d, Zoom F8

Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 07:49:59 AM »
Not to hijack the thread, but I just came across this new bar also.  Looks very well made for the price ($25).  No specs published anywhere, but a sales rep at VK went the extra mile and contacted the distributor to open one up and measure it for me.
http://vintageking.com/lewitt-lct-40-m2#description

On Aug 13, 2014 3:53 PM, "Scott Iulianelli" <scotty@vintageking.com> wrote:

    Hey Anthony,

    Okay, I have heard back from my guy at the distributor, he said that they are 6" 3/4" apart from each other on center max. I hope this helps you out!

    If you would like to pick one up call me at 248-591-9276 ext 199 and I'll be happy to get one on order for you.

    All best,

    scotty

    Thanks,
    Scotty
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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 08:14:15 AM »
No thread jack at all, that's what this forum is for. I struggled finding any measurements in my search for stereo bars as well so it's appreciated. That looks like a nice bar as well but has the same measurements as the K&M stereo bar part#23550 that I'm currently using.  The K&M is available on Amazon for $18.00, also a nicely made product that's light & strong.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
Decks: Tascam DR-2d, Zoom F8

Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 09:44:50 AM »
I couldn't resist & ordered one as well, it will be here later today. I don't know about extra knobs but I'm hoping I can use my K&M stereo bar knobs so I don't have to use theirs, I am worried about the plastic spacers falling off & leaving me stranded at a show. I don't know if they snap into place or are just loose fitting but the slot in the spacer has me concerned. I'll let everyone know once I get it.
edit: Another thing that has me concerned is that in one of the descriptions online it states that the bar is made out of a "durable" plastic, I'm not too crazy about that idea but we'll see.

The spacers snap on and off.  They fit fairly snugly, so I am not concerned about losing them.  They either snap on top to raise the mount or on the bottom if the mount is on the bar, so you shouldn't have then floating around loose.  The mount is plastic, but seems substantial.  We will have to see how durable.  It is marked for spacing with an angle reference marked in the center.  The knobs are relatively large, which I think is good.  Small knobs are a bit more difficult to manipulate.  I haven't taken it to a show yet, perhaps this weekend.
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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2014, 12:34:12 PM »
Finally, I was considering building one... the market lacked a $50-$100 stereo bar w/ measurements for SDC's/non-active mic's.  I'l buy one soon.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 02:18:03 PM »
Finally, I was considering building one... the market lacked a $50-$100 stereo bar w/ measurements for SDC's/non-active mic's.  I'l buy one soon.  Thanks for posting.

At the high-end of that price range (at $104) is the Superlux MA-90 Stereo Bar and how one TSer modified it for four mics.

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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 04:13:50 PM »
I got the Rode bar today & I'll be running it tonight. I'm still not thrilled with it being plastic & it's a little bulky in the bag but otherwise it's nice. I think for the money it's a good deal, the spacers do in fact snap in & seem secure, the knobs being large as previously mentioned is a bonus & the fact that it allows for a 20cm spread between bodies that will equate to an even further distance between caps is the real kicker for me.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
Decks: Tascam DR-2d, Zoom F8

Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

Playback: Thorens TD125, Denon DVD-2900> Bel Canto DAC-1 > Audible Illusions 3B > Rogue Atlas >ZU Wax Shotgun> Hyperion 938
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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2014, 04:56:12 PM »
I got the Rode bar today & I'll be running it tonight. I'm still not thrilled with it being plastic & it's a little bulky in the bag but otherwise it's nice. I think for the money it's a good deal, the spacers do in fact snap in & seem secure, the knobs being large as previously mentioned is a bonus & the fact that it allows for a 20cm spread between bodies that will equate to an even further distance between caps is the real kicker for me.

Yeah, as enamored as I am with machined aluminum, it would have likely doubled the price.  The 20cm spread is nice.  Let us know what you think after you run it.  I hope to get out to a small festival this weekend and put it up.
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Cables: KCY, CMR, Naiant AKG actives, PFAs, asst.  GAKables and Darktrain
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Re: New Rode stereo bar
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 06:30:21 PM »
I got the Rode bar today & I'll be running it tonight. I'm still not thrilled with it being plastic & it's a little bulky in the bag but otherwise it's nice. I think for the money it's a good deal, the spacers do in fact snap in & seem secure, the knobs being large as previously mentioned is a bonus & the fact that it allows for a 20cm spread between bodies that will equate to an even further distance between caps is the real kicker for me.

Yeah, as enamored as I am with machined aluminum, it would have likely doubled the price.  The 20cm spread is nice.  Let us know what you think after you run it.  I hope to get out to a small festival this weekend and put it up.

If machined aluminum is what you're looking for, I doubt you'd do better than followinbob's wide bars:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=162285.0
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