Orbit 2 / O2 Dual-Arm Orbital Boom
Innovative dual-arm orbital boom with swivel mechanism, quick-change couplers, and industrial-grade clutches makes on-the-fly mic swaps a reality
Why use the Orbit O2 Dual-Arm Orbital Boom? Multi-mic schemes are rife with problems; such as frequencies combining in different locations to create phase-coherency issues; numerous mic stands combining to form a metal forest; and overlapping mic stand bases making placement around drum kits or other spot mics difficult. The Orbit O2 Dual Orbital Boom not only simplifies and streamlines multi-mic setups, it helps you achieve and maintain perfect mic placement. Orbit O2 Orbital Booms feature a unique dual-arm design. Each arm is equipped with Orbit’s proprietary Compass Point™ stainless steel, ball-swivel housing, which allows precise and stable mic positioning in a spherical range of motion. Along with freeing up resources when multiple mics are the order of the day, Orbit 2 / O2 Dual Orbital Booms also offer a clean setup—which is a plus onstage for visibility, or in the studio where too many stands in limited space become the victim of happy feet. Whether you’re recording in stereo or dual-mono, the Orbit O2 Dual-Arm Orbital Boom will become your go-to stand.
Orbit O2 Dual-Arm Orbital Boom unique features:
- Dual boom arms with novel center swivel that provides an additional 145º left/right motion
- Compass Point stainless-steel, ball-swivel mic-placement mechanism
- IO Quick-Change Couplers for rapid hardware changes
- Industrial-grade clutches tightly secure all points of adjustment
- Comfortable ergonomic clutch grip yields more torque
Orbit O2 Dual-Arm Orbital Boom key features:
- Dual-arm boom does the work of two mic stands
- Single Arm Length: 20-1/2" – 29-1/4"
- Single Arm Range of Motion: 360° x 190°
- Max. Dual Arm Span: 58-1/2"
- Center Swivel Range of Motion: 145°
- Weight: 4-3/4 lb.
Dual boom arms are only part of the Orbit 2 story. Orbit O2 Dual-Arm Booms are anchored via a unique center swivel that on top of the 360 ball-swivel mechanism, provides an additional 145° of left-right motion to the boom arms. Orbit 2’s proprietary Compass Point ball-swivel housing provides each O2 boom arm with precise, stable positioning whenever the arms are engaged. The O2 arms are terminated with IO Quick-Change Couplers, offering twice the versatility of conventional booms—allowing setup in a fraction of the time it takes for normal miking chores.
Orbit 2 Dual Orbital Booms feature a unique dual-arm design. Each arm is equipped with the proprietary, Orbit ball-swivel mic-movement mechanism, making it the perfect stand for stereo or dual-miking assignments such as grand pianos, drum-kit overheads, snare-drum top and bottom, guitar and vocals, choirs, big bands, and orchestras. By doing the work of two stands Orbit 2 Booms free up resources when multiple mics are called for and space is limited. Combining Orbit Booms with Micro Mic Adaptors [Link] creates an advanced microphone placement system yielding unequalled accuracy and adjustability.
Orbit O2 stainless-steel ball swivel
ORBIT Booms employ a stainless-steel ball swivel mechanism to deliver an unparalleled range of motion that’s extremely smooth, quiet, and stable. The Orbit swivel housings exhibit 360º of horizontal rotation. Add to that the 360º x 190º rotational axis of the ball swivel mechanism and you have the most precise and versatile microphone boom arm ever made.
Orbit O2 IO Quick-Change Couplers
Swapping out mics in an effort to get the sound you’re looking for is very time-consuming and poses a threat to the safety of your mics. Worse yet, you don’t want clients thinking you’re wasting time while the clock is ticking away their dollars. Beyond that, artists lose patience and inspiration while you spend too much time spinning mic clips and booms. The Triad-Orbit O2 Dual Orbital Boom’s exclusive IO Quick-Change Coupler effortlessly captures mics with ease and assurance. On-the-fly hardware swaps are now a reality, replacing the tedious task of threading booms and mic clips on and off.
Orbit O2 industrial-grade clutches
Making sure your mic stand shaft and boom adjustments are tight is often an exercise in sore fingers tightening small knobs that are often insufficient to keep things in place. The Orbit O2 dual boom uses professional-grade clutches instead of knobs and thumbscrews to adjust and secure shafts and bases. Coated, knurled metal clutch barrels provide a comfortable ergonomic grip that yields more torque for a tighter lock so you don’t have to worry about drooping mics.
If you’re an experienced engineer, just one encounter with a Triad-Orbit stand is all it takes to realize they are the solution to all the mic placement problems you thought you had to live with. And if you’re just starting out, why not start out right? Outfit your studio with Triad-Orbit O2 Dual-Arm Boom Stand and Triad Triad T1 short, T2 standard, and T3 tall stands and watch your miking problems disappear. If you would like to use an Orbit 2 Boom with your existing weighted studio-quality stand, you will need to purchase an IO-R Coupler.
Combine an Orbit O2 Dual-Arm Boom with Triad mic stands and let mic placement become a creative endeavor instead of an exercise in stand manipulation frustration. For more information, call or chat with an RSPE representative today.