TRIAD-Orbit T3 Tall Tripod Microphone Stand
The Triad T3 is a tall mic stand with three-section shaft and air-suspension system to protect expensive studio microphones
Why use a Triad Orbit T3 Tall Tripod Mic Stand: If you’re tired of holding your breath while you, a second engineer, or your most trusted intern puts up that vintage AKG C12, Neumann U-47, or Brauner VM1-KHE—all the while hoping you won’t have to find yourself explaining to Klaus Heyne what happened to your “preciousss,” or how much the repair will set you back (not to mention lost session time)—that’s reason enough. The Triad-Orbit T3 Tall Microphone Stand takes the worry out of putting up your best mics with several industry-leading features. First and foremost, the TRIAD T3 Tall Mic Stand features an air-suspension system to protect expensive studio microphones against accidental impact damage. The Triad-Orbit T3 also has an articulating base; quick-change coupler for fast and safe attachment or removal of mics or booms; and precision-machined clutches to secure shafts and bases without slippage.
Nominated for a TEC Award and winner of Prosound Network’s Par Excellence Award and Best In Show at NAMM, Triad-Orbit T3 Tall Tripod Microphone Stand offers uncompromising accuracy for mic placement, significant reduction of setup time, 100% reliability, and above all, safe handling of your microphones.
Triad-Orbit T3 Tall Tripod Microphone Stand unique features:
- Air suspension system protects expensive mics from accidental impact damage
- Articulating base provides fully adjustable attitude and footprint
- Foot-actuated latch on each 4-posion leg provides hands-free adjustability
- Professional-grade clutches instead of knobs and thumbscrews to adjust and secure shafts and bases
- Exclusive IO Quick-Change Coupler eliminates threading booms and mic clips
Triad-Orbit T3 Tall Tripod Microphone Stand key features:
- 3-section shaft for specialized stage and studio applications
- Comfort-coated, ergonomic clutch covers
- Max. Footprint: 24"
- Stand Height: 31-1/2 - 78-1/2"
- Weight: 14-1/4 lb.
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.
Triad-Orbit T3 Tall Microphone Stands solve the problems of mic placement with a number of innovations:
TRIAD T3 air suspension system
The Triad-Orbit T3 Tall Microphone Stand takes the worry out of putting up your best mics with several industry-leading features. First and foremost, the Triad T3 features an air suspension system to protect expensive studio microphones against accidental impact damage. The two lower tubes of the Triad T3 are fitted with an air-suspension system that assists when raising or lowering microphones. The upward resistance of the air-suspension system will protect the microphone from dropping too quickly in the event that a shaft clutch is absent-mindedly loosened without a hand holding the mic shaft.
TRIAD-Orbit T3 articulating base
The Triad-Orbit T3’s proprietary articulating base provides the weight and stability of large-diameter cast iron bases and a fully adjustable attitude and footprint, thanks to its patent-pending ratcheting mechanism. Each leg of a Triad T3 base has four ratcheted positions that provide up to 65º of pitch. A foot-actuated latch on each leg provides hands-free adjustability. Adjusting the height of the articulating legs affects the floor clearance and footprint of Triad Stands. The Triad-Orbit articulating base is designed to accommodate “boom-less” front lines, uneven surfaces, and stacking for storage. The cutaway base allows the Triad T3 to be closely grouped in positions not possible with conventional stands.
TRIAD-Orbit T3 professional-grade clutch
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 T3 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.
TRIAD-Orbit T3 Quick-Change Coupler
Swapping out mics and booms 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 still, you don’t want clients thinking you’re wasting their time while the clock is ticking away dollars. Beyond that, artists lose patience and inspiration while you spend time spinning mic clips. The Triad-Orbit T3 Tall Microphone Stand’s exclusive IO Quick-Change Coupler effortlessly captures booms and 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.
If you’re an experienced engineer, just one encounter with a Triad-Orbit stand is all it takes to realize they provide the solution to all the mic placement problems you’ve simply accepted over the years as a necessary evil. And if you’re just starting out, why not start out right? Outfit your studio with Triad-Orbit T1 short, T2 standard, and T3 Tall stands and watch your miking problems disappear.
For specialized stage applications or in the studio when you have to use your best and rarest mics, the Traid-Orbit T3 Tall Mic Stand is the mic stand you can count on. For more information, call or chat with an RSPE representative today.