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Title: Antenna stands
Post by: Joe Calabrese on July 02, 2018, 06:08:32 pm
I'm looking to get some new stands. Must be 10'+ tall, road worthy and pack up somewhat compact.  What models have you had good luck with?
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Mac Kerr on July 02, 2018, 06:39:06 pm
I'm looking to get some new stands. Must be 10'+ tall, road worthy and pack up somewhat compact.  What models have you had good luck with?

Right now I a using an Ultimate speaker stand. They go high enough, and aren't too heavy. I have also used Matthews C Stands, they go higher, but are heavy.

Mac
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: frank kayser on July 02, 2018, 07:13:49 pm
Right now I a using an Ultimate speaker stand. They go high enough, and aren't too heavy. I have also used Matthews C Stands, they go higher, but are heavy.

Mac
The Ultimate TS88 or TS99 speaker stands are their taller-than-standard (TS-80 or TS-90) if you need a bit more height.  Same stand construction, larger base circle, taller.  I like the 90 series with the Tele-lock lift assist.  No pins. Control the speed of descent.


frank
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Justin Goodman on July 02, 2018, 07:53:48 pm
What adapters convert a speaker stand to a mic threading?
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Aram Piligian on July 02, 2018, 08:24:31 pm
Related: Does anyone know who makes these stands?

Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Scott Holtzman on July 02, 2018, 08:46:35 pm
Related: Does anyone know who makes these stands?
Do you have a picture of the base

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Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Mac Kerr on July 02, 2018, 09:12:03 pm
Related: Does anyone know who makes these stands?

Judging from the locking knobs, those could be Matthews stands (https://products.msegrip.com/collections/c-stands/products/60-c-stand-w-spring-loaded-base) painted black.

Mac
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Henry Cohen on July 02, 2018, 09:33:47 pm
They are Mannfrotto (https://www.manfrotto.us/photo-master-stand-air-cushioned)
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: James Cotton on July 03, 2018, 08:02:09 am
K&M Overhead stands work well.
20800 goes to 3.1m (just over 10'), not much bigger than a standard K&M tripod when collapsed.
If you need more the 20811 goes to 4.4m (over 14') but it's bigger and more than twice as heavy.
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Brian Hancock on July 03, 2018, 09:38:36 am
shure markets their own antenna stand s15a goes about 13 ish feet up solid base ... usually just throw 1 sandbag on it ... for something more heavy duty could look at the afore mentioned matthews stands ... search combo stand they are a lighting stand you will need to fashion some kind of spud adapter their maybe something existing not sure
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Rick Earl on July 03, 2018, 12:38:02 pm
shure markets their own antenna stand s15a goes about 13 ish feet up solid base ... usually just throw 1 sandbag on it ... for something more heavy duty could look at the afore mentioned matthews stands ... search combo stand they are a lighting stand you will need to fashion some kind of spud adapter their maybe something existing not sure
I own a couple of the Shure s15A, fully extended they are a little too unsteady for my tastes. The clutches from mast section to mast section are finicky and sometimes slip.   I use them for a special mic placement,  they might be ok with a 1/2 wave antenna, but anything heavier or with a large wind profile, I think I would pass.  I am already looking to replace them with the Manfrotto.
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Brad Harris on July 03, 2018, 03:05:13 pm
Manfrotto master stands, with a sandbag

Brad
Title: Re: Antenna stands
Post by: Ryan Trefethen on July 06, 2018, 12:21:42 pm
I own a 3 pack of the Manfrotto stands that Henry mentioned. They clip together and fit in a bag(not included) for transport. They get the height I need when it is required, light weight and solid as can be with a sand bag at the base.  It has a single mic thread at the top so I typically clamp to the pole if I want more than one antennae per stand.  Iíve seen the Shure stands at a music festival recently with one of the bands and it didnít seem like it was nearly as solid.


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