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Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm   

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Peak Music Stands SM-52 is a tripod-style mic stand made from high-grade tubular steel with a sturdy boom arm. It is foldable, portable, and the base...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get your mic where you want it to be.

Peak Music Stands SM-52 is a tripod-style mic stand made from high-grade tubular steel with a sturdy boom arm. It is foldable, portable, and the base is made of a nylon tension fitting with a positive leg-lock feature. The microphone stand also comes with the Signature Peak Clamping Lever height-adjustment mechanism which makes it easy to get the mic stand and boom at just the right level for capturing your vocals or instrument.

FEATURES
  • High-grade tubular steel construction
  • Nylon tension fitting tripod base
  • Adjustable boom arm
  • Signature Peak Clamping Lever height-adjustment mechanism

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Peak Music StandsSM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm
 
3.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (11)
  • Stable (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Holds items securely (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

* REVIEW UPDATE *

I initially reviewed this stand last fall. Our band uses it on gigs and practices ever since with no problems - None. I should point out that our singer is . . ....Read complete review

I initially reviewed this stand last fall. Our band uses it on gigs and practices ever since with no problems - None. I should point out that our singer is . . . well, let's say he's not gentle (I buy replacement mic grills by the case). He's become, by default, a product tester for most of our gear and the Peak SM-52 stand/boom combo has stood the test. Since last fall I've bought 4 more Peak SM-52s.I've read some of the reviews posted recently that criticize this stand, unfairly I think, because of weak cam-locks. The strength of all of the cam-locks in adjustable. They come from the factory fairly loose so it's necessiary to tighten them up before use. I don't know if previous reviewers weren't aware of this or if their units have defects I haven't yet experienced with my 5 stands.To increase the "gripping strength" of the cam-locks you release the cam lever and rotate it clockwise - usually no more than a turn. If you can't easily re-lock the cam lever, you've over-tightened it and need to back it off until the cam lever locks with only firm pressure. I hang a large diameter studio condenser mic off the end of the extended boom (with sandbags on the stand's feet) without the mic sagging, slipping or creeping.As our other mic stands break, I will be replacing them with Peak SM-52s and if I do find a fault or issue, including weak cam-locks, I'll re-post here.

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KINDA FLIMSY

I sing lead in a rock band, and at a bar gig last night, with the boom 2/3 extended at a 45 degree upward angle from the tripod this thing was leaning...Read complete review

I sing lead in a rock band, and at a bar gig last night, with the boom 2/3 extended at a 45 degree upward angle from the tripod this thing was leaning BAD! I had to place heavy objects on the legs. The problem is the legs are not stiff enough- that is they don't lock sturdy enough, and the tripod tips easily when the legs move in the cradles from the weight of just the mic on the boom. I will probably use the boom on a different tripod, as the boom works great.
I got this on stupid deal of the day for less than half what it is going for regular. Good deal at that price. It is functional, but the operation of the mechanisms is a bit complex for those in the band who handle equipment roughly. Nice concept.
Don't think this will hold up for those who have bandmates who overtighten, don't have a clue, or are rough on equipment.
Good value at the price I got. For the regular price, no.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

* REVIEW UPDATE *

By KhpDave

from Middle America

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Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

I initially reviewed this stand last fall. Our band uses it on gigs and practices ever since with no problems - None. I should point out that our singer is . . . well, let's say he's not gentle (I buy replacement mic grills by the case). He's become, by default, a product tester for most of our gear and the Peak SM-52 stand/boom combo has stood the test. Since last fall I've bought 4 more Peak SM-52s.I've read some of the reviews posted recently that criticize this stand, unfairly I think, because of weak cam-locks. The strength of all of the cam-locks in adjustable. They come from the factory fairly loose so it's necessiary to tighten them up before use. I don't know if previous reviewers weren't aware of this or if their units have defects I haven't yet experienced with my 5 stands.To increase the "gripping strength" of the cam-locks you release the cam lever and rotate it clockwise - usually no more than a turn. If you can't easily re-lock the cam lever, you've over-tightened it and need to back it off until the cam lever locks with only firm pressure. I hang a large diameter studio condenser mic off the end of the extended boom (with sandbags on the stand's feet) without the mic sagging, slipping or creeping.As our other mic stands break, I will be replacing them with Peak SM-52s and if I do find a fault or issue, including weak cam-locks, I'll re-post here.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

KINDA FLIMSY

By Jimmypagejunior

from Syracuse, NY

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Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

I sing lead in a rock band, and at a bar gig last night, with the boom 2/3 extended at a 45 degree upward angle from the tripod this thing was leaning BAD! I had to place heavy objects on the legs. The problem is the legs are not stiff enough- that is they don't lock sturdy enough, and the tripod tips easily when the legs move in the cradles from the weight of just the mic on the boom. I will probably use the boom on a different tripod, as the boom works great.
I got this on stupid deal of the day for less than half what it is going for regular. Good deal at that price. It is functional, but the operation of the mechanisms is a bit complex for those in the band who handle equipment roughly. Nice concept.
Don't think this will hold up for those who have bandmates who overtighten, don't have a clue, or are rough on equipment.
Good value at the price I got. For the regular price, no.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good but with limitations

By CFMfan

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

Very easy to operate, fairly well made, though I agree with other reviewer that the mic will not stay in place. It should also be noted that standard mic stand attachments will NOT fit this stand...I tried my cup holder, and my pic holder, and the tubing is too thin to allow the attachments to take hold. I had to wrap significant amounts of electrical tape around the tubing to get the pick holder to stay on, but the cup holder still would not hold with a full cup inserted.With thicker tubing and more secure joints, this would make for a good "backup" stand.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Take a stand

By KhpDave

from Middle America

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Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

This is not your average mic stand/boom combo. It has a couple of very unique features that I think make it well worth owning.FIRST: The overall quality is much higher than comparable Musician's Gear or On-Stage stands (more on par with Atlas). The price though is also much higher (more than twice as high). The threaded ends on the main stand and boom are quality machined pieces that are solidly set into the steel tubes. All adjustable components are made of a strong nylon-based material and not the typical plastic pieces used on cheaper stands. The fold-out legs are attached, (with rivits), to a strong, adjustable "spider" base unit made of this nylon.SECOND: All adjustment points (base unit, stand height, boom tilt and boom length) are controlled with positive-lock, nylon cams. I had my doubts about how well these cams would hold, especially the boom tilt, but they are remarkably secure - just as strong as threaded locks.The only negatives are that the SM-52 does not come with those handy little cable clips, the legs are attached to the base with rivits instead of bolts and its $40 price tag.I rated VALUE as average because I feel the SM-52 is a bit overpriced at MF's regular price of $40. If you see this mic combo on sale in the $20 to $30 range though - buy it. If you see it for less than $20 - buy all you can!I fully expect this stand to last more than twice as long as my other $20 stand/boom combos. If it does, then $40 doesn't seem so high plus the cam locks alone are well worth a few extra bucks.If this stand doesn't live up to my lofty expectations I'll update this review to reflect that.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These guys are worth every penny.

By NDNplanner

from Albuquerque, NM

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Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

At first I was pretty hesitant about buying these guys based on all the feedback left by other buyers, but when i saw them for cheap as part of the Stupid Deal of the Day, I went ahead and bought 6 of them because the price was too good to pass up. I can honestly say that these stands are good, decent stands, and im happy I put my money behind them. Based on some previous reviews i can see the possibility of these stands breaking if you where to get someone who didn't care about their equipment all that much or if they are the kind of person that manhandles all of their gear and was really rough on it. Yet, if you were using them for a church, studio and/or home studio, practice space, etc; these stands work great! Also a previous reviewer said that the stands did not hold heavy mic's without drooping or moving out of place. I can totally get behind their experience, since i ordered 6 of these stands i had 2 or 3 of them where the clamps to hold the arms tight were loose. However, if you simply pop off the little plastic end caps, behind these caps are Allen-head bolts, and you can simply tighten down the Allen-head bolt a little and the clamps get tighter and will hold a heavy mic no problem. I imagine that these Allen-headed bolts do shake loose during shipping, or just simply are not tightened down all that hard at the factory. All in all, a great mic stand for the money, i would recommend it to anyone.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent as a stationary mic stand......Not as a vocal mic stand.

By Val Ciardelli

from Columbus, Ohio

Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

This mic stand "could" have been a great product and value. It has all of the basic features and components as any other boom stand. The problem is that while most of the stand is constructed with decent grade metal tubing, the piece that connects the boom to the lower part is made of some sort of plyable plastic. When the stand is moved or even bump, the top, including the mic, sways back and forth like a flag-pole in the wind. Given the added weight of the mic, there is an unacceptable amount of movement. I am primarily a singer in a duo, so I had used this mic stand a few times, until I almost literally chipped a tooth. It would be fine to mic an instrument, I suppose. I'm not necessarily saying to go pay $80 for an Atlas stand, but why on earth would a company build a pretty decent product, then totally ruin it by skimping on one of the most important parts? It makes no sense to me. I would not recommend this product....not even for the $17.00 that I paid for it as a previous "Stupid Deal" of the day. Thanks for reading.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My Amended Review

Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

I would recommend the stand. I like mine and have about 6 of them. Easy to adjust and use.
Lockable cams that can be adjusted. So my initial review is amended because I complained about the stand sagging and not holding up my SM-58. Once you adjust the cams by turning them to the right to the desired tightness, they would hold up a military tank.
Well-constructed and sturdy
Great value at the stupid deal price of several months ago. I would never pay the retail price. Probably an okay value at that price, but no more.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lot of Bang for the Buck

By Bassman

from Alaska

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable

Cons

  • Needs A Bit Of Tweaking

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

I ordered 2 of these stands on sale. They arrived in a few days and I have been impressed with them for the money. The tubing is pretty stout and the locks are quick to use and adjust. The locks did need to be adjusted, you will need an allen wrench. There is one exception and that is the lock for the boom slide. It is not adjustable for tension and would slip with the weight of my MXL990 at a steep angle. Both of the stands have this problem so I assume it is common. The fix was simple however, I cut a slip of plastic from a milk jug to go between the lever lock and the friction piece and the problem was solved. Peak should address this with their part mold but my fix works well. I am using them for a Church Band and also for recording. These are gentile settings.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Versatile, High Quality Stand

By DooWopBassman

from Glendale, CA

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Portable
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

    I always thought it would be nice to have a boom stand for recording piano, sax, and voice, with all of the contortions covered to do this right,so when this showed up as a Stupid Deal of the Day for [$] bucks, I jumped on it. I was surprised at how heavy-duty it was, and it's very easy to adjust with high quality cam locks. Extending a heavy condensor mic over a piano or keeping the stand and mic steady on a windy stage would definitely require a sand bag on the legs, but this is to be expected. I'd buy it at the full price. Nice job!

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Cams dont hold tight

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Peak Music Stands SM-52 Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm:

    The construction is nice and design is great...but seems to be a not so well executed idea only because I have tried many ways to tighten the cams, but they just dont lock tight enough to keep the boom arm from sagging....they also seem to scratch easily, other than that, a great stand.

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