Triad-Orbit OA - Orbit Arm
Innovative mic-stand boom with swivel mechanism, quick-change couplers, and industrial-grade clutches
The Triad-Orbit Orbit OA is a single freestanding version of a single Orbit 2-type orbital boom arm. Orbit OA lets you not only set up mics with piece of mind, but also lets you find the right “piece of air” to place it in. To achieve precise microphone placement, the Orbit OA Orbital Arm features a stainless-steel ball-swivel mechanism—perfect for twisting and tweaking mics to resolve phase issues without losing that special piece of air where all the frequencies come together and resonate. The Orbit OA Orbital Arm is equally adept at static mic placement via its Glide Path™ swivel housing, which provides a controlled, traditional boom arm motion—and thanks to industrial grade hardware machined to the highest tolerances, the Orbit OA Single-Arm Orbital Boom does it all with smooth, quiet, and stable operation.
Orbit OA Orbit Arm unique features:
- Stainless-steel ball-swivel mechanism
- IO Quick-Change Couplers for rapid hardware changes
- Industrial-grade clutches secure all points of adjustment
- Comfortable ergonomic clutch grip yields more torque
Orbit OA Orbit Arm key features:
- Range of Motion: 360° x 230°
- Weight: 1.4 lbs
As anyone who’s ever placed a microphone knows, it takes a lot of effort to get the mic in the right place, especially when you have to fight the unwieldy mechanics of the stand. (That’s why jazz recording master Rudy Van Gelder would scream at anyone (including Herbie Hancock) who even breathed too close to one of his mics, let alone touch it. There’s nothing more frustrating than laboring to coax a mic into position while people are standing around tapping their feet (and not to music).
If you’ve ever set up a symphonic scoring session, the sheer number of mics and amount of finagling to get spot mics in place can cost quite a bit of money in session time, as well is impatient artists, who can easily lose the muse if they’re kept waiting around too long. The versatile design and smoothly operating, precision mechanics of Triad-Orbit stands can reduce your setup time by at least 25%. Most importantly, with Triad-Orbit stands, not only do your mics swivel into place easily and stay put, you also have a simple, foolproof way to hang expensive mics without accidents or errors that come with outdated mic stand technology.
Orbit OA 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 OA 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 OA 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 OA 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 Triad OA 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 01 Single-Arm Boom Stand and Triad T1 short, T2 standard, and T3 tall stands and watch your miking problems disappear into the past.
Combine an Orbit OA Orbital Arm with Triad mic stands and let mic placement become a creative endeavor instead of an exercise in stand manipulation. For more information, call or chat with an RSPE representative today.