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Tim Hite

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K&M. . .figuring out where to jump in
« on: November 06, 2017, 01:24:54 pm »

Finally making the jump up to K&M stands. Having a tough time figuring out what I want/need.

Seems like the 210/9 in black is the way to go for a standard boom stand. Cleared out all the old (cheap) stands and will be starting from scratch, essentially.

Any other recommendations on stuff to pick up?

Any reason I should be buying chrome instead of black?
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Re: K&M. . .figuring out where to jump in
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 01:33:18 pm »

210/9 is the way to go.

I like the 259 "low tripod" for drums/guitar/other short stand duties. It's tall enough that it can still hit mid-height stuff like hi-hats/aux perc and orchestra duties, but small enough to still easily fit several around a crowded stage or drum kit.

I also really like the 260 straight round base stand. Nice heavy base with a big rubber gasket on the bottom.

Our A-rig stand package is made purely of 210/9, 259 and 260 and has never left us wanting more.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 07:41:46 pm »


I also really like the 260 straight round base stand. Nice heavy base with a big rubber gasket on the bottom.



Any opinion on the one-handed stands (26085)?

Seems like they would work well for the award presentation type things where several speakers are cycling through on stage.
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Re: K&M. . .figuring out where to jump in
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 08:11:17 pm »

Everything Steven said, but no one-handed/clutch stands.

We use the 26125 round base straight with the anti-vibration thing, made a big difference for us.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 08:31:36 pm »

Any opinion on the one-handed stands (26085)?

Seems like they would work well for the award presentation type things where several speakers are cycling through on stage.

I just picked up four of the K&M 26075 stackable base stands.  Haven't put them to work yet, but I'm impressed by the design and feel.  The continuous rubber gasket is far superior to 3 or 4 round feet (one or more of which seem to always go missing).

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 09:50:10 pm »

I have mostly  K&M 200, which are really indestructable, and don't have those very long legs, but are heavy enough for almost all microphones. The big advantage is more space and easier placement of monitors and pedalboxes etc.

I would also have a look at the 25600. But 210/9 should be fine.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 11:34:17 pm »

210/9 here too, but I prefer chrome. Doesn't show scratches neatly as bad, and not as "trendy" looking.
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Re: K&M. . .figuring out where to jump in
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 04:46:17 am »

Finally making the jump up to K&M stands. Having a tough time figuring out what I want/need.

Seems like the 210/9 in black is the way to go for a standard boom stand. Cleared out all the old (cheap) stands and will be starting from scratch, essentially.

Any other recommendations on stuff to pick up?

Any reason I should be buying chrome instead of black?
I would recommend the ones with the barbell knob over the large wingnut for the boom pivot. The barbell is a bit easier to get tighter, and sometimes (almost always) you need that extra grip. I've ordered 210/9 and gotten both versions. I have subsequently found out that the 210/8 is about $15 cheaper, but comes with the wingnut. The 210/9 is supposed to come with the barbell. Both are very durable industry standards. Get black, for the same reason you get black gaff tape and black cables.
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 10:49:02 am »

I also use K&M 210/9 and 259 stands, so I'll add another vote for them. I have 25 of each in my large stand case, and 8 tall/4 short in my small case. All of them are black, because black looks good on every stage. My cases have dividers that keep the stands looking nice.

My straight stands are Atlas right now, but I'll be changing those all to K&M at some point soon. The bases are much more stable.

I hate one-handed adjustable stands. A surprisingly large percentage of people can't figure out how to use them, but everyone seems to know how to use a normal one. If I were you, I'd stock a minimal number of them only if you had a regular artist that insisted on that type of stand. My guess is that it's unlikely that you'd ever need more than one.
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Re: K&M. . .figuring out where to jump in
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 11:09:39 am »

I would recommend the ones with the barbell knob over the large wingnut for the boom pivot. The barbell is a bit easier to get tighter, and sometimes (almost always) you need that extra grip. I've ordered 210/9 and gotten both versions. I have subsequently found out that the 210/8 is about $15 cheaper, but comes with the wingnut. The 210/9 is supposed to come with the barbell. Both are very durable industry standards. Get black, for the same reason you get black gaff tape and black cables.

The other reason to get the barbell handle - it gives you a place to hang a mic cable (and guitarists will hang their 1/4" cable there, too).  Although most of the time I'm at FOH, I'll help build mic stands with mics and cables and it's nice to send out the whole thing in 1 step.

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