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Old 02-27-2021, 10:12 AM
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Just took delivery yesterday , of a new Latch Lake Mic King 2200 Stand and Boom. (basically a birthday present to myself)

Latch Lake is one of the top brands in studio mic stands, certainly not cheap but very well designed with high quality materials made in USA

It features:
28 lb. base with wheels and the bulk of the weight on the outside rim (photo below)
Latch Lake designed lever lock type ( think newer bicycle seat and wheel locks) extension and angle position adjustment mechanisms and metal on metal tension adjustment (not metal on plastic)

This 2200 model is the middle of their line and considered the "studio work horse"

Comes shipped in two boxes the base in one box, and the two boom and stand tubes in the other

The stand tube (bottom in photo left end) has a beveled then threaded end, that sleeves through the matching center beveled pocket in the base, and is secured with a 15/16 nut.


There is a 7 lb sliding adj. counter weight that also has Latch Lake design lever lock type tensioner




Boom arm has an angle and boom length adjustment in a dual Latch Lake design system lever lock tensioners



The end of boom has another Latch Lake design mic angle lever lock





Here it is set up

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Old 02-27-2021, 11:24 AM
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Now that's a stand! If I had big, heavy, and expensive mics I could probably rationalize it.

Seeing this stand makes me feel less concerned about what I'm thinking of spending on upgrading a few stands.
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Nice! How does it work? Someone was just working in my studio and pulled all the classic boobs on one of my Atlas studio booms: moving the boom angle without loosening the pressure clutch but having their gorilla tighten down the extension clutch collars. It's just no fun when someone wails down on the clutches way past snug and you have to loosen them again. I might just put a set of pliers with padded jaws in the studio so I don't muck up my hands on the clutches.

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Now that's a stand! If I had big, heavy, and expensive mics I could probably rationalize it.

Seeing this stand makes me feel less concerned about what I'm thinking of spending on upgrading a few stands.
Ya there are lots of decent mid priced stands.

However I was wanting to upgrade from my old Studio boom stand that I bought used about 12-15 years ago I decided to try the weighted bottom type as opposed to big tripod legs on my old stand . And eventually settled on the Latch Lake which will no doubt outlast me
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I have been using the Latch Lake Jam nuts. Very inexpensive and make a difference in proper securing.
Additionally I bought the Triad-Orbit IO-RA quick release. I use it for both the microphone itself, and the microphone boom arm. This allows me to quickly put away the boom arm for more studio space. And then allows me to put back in the same position when needed in but a couple of seconds. Very secure system
I am considering buying the Latch Lake boom arm and attaching it to my Atlas stand for $180.
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Nice! How does it work? Someone was just working in my studio and pulled all the classic boobs on one of my Atlas studio booms: moving the boom angle without loosening the pressure clutch but having their gorilla tighten down the extension clutch collars. It's just no fun when someone wails down on the clutches way past snug and you have to loosen them again. I might just put a set of pliers with padded jaws in the studio so I don't muck up my hands on the clutches.

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Have not used in session but just playing around it is great ( I did have to play around with tension adjustment screws that set the lever lock tensions,,to get it to where it was tight but I could still open with 71 year old hands ) But the wide lever handles on the boom clutch are great and help a bunch.

Here you can see the Boom angle clutch is a dual disk brake type design , the lever lock open to change angle and you can see the two disks are actually tensioned on the four faces of the the two disks



And angle lever lock closed



And I really like I can just wheel it over to wall and out of the way (with my old tripod leg boom stand) I had to hide and lean up in the closet, because the legs stuck out too much when open, and it was not stable with them closed on that wall space

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I have been using the Latch Lake Jam nuts. Very inexpensive and make a difference in proper securing.

I am considering buying the Latch Lake boom arm and attaching it to my Atlas stand for $180.
IMO you will not regret it
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here is better photo of the dual disk system showing the boom arm angle clutch with the (steel in between piece ) is tensioned on all four surfaces of dual disks . I think the design is really quite ingenious

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Very nice. A stable mic stand is essential for peace of mind once one makes the investment into a quality microphone. I hope it serves you well for many years.

I learned a lesson when my Blue Kiwi took a header. I was using those cheap tripod boom stands that sell for around $50 everywhere. In response I bought a straight stand with a cast iron bottom... not expensive but a lot more stable.

When I bought my Flea 47, I bought a Ultimate Support MC-125. The base must weigh near about 30 pounds and I like that it's on casters. When Sweetwater had the stand on clearance for $150, I bought a second. I also have an Atlas Sound MS25 straight stand that has a quite hefty base. I gave away all my cheap stands. They're just not worth the risk.

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Very nice. A stable mic stand is essential for peace of mind once one makes the investment into a quality microphone. I hope it serves you well for many years.

I learned a lesson when my Blue Kiwi took a header. I was using those cheap tripod boom stands that sell for around $50 everywhere. In response I bought a straight stand with a cast iron bottom... not expensive but a lot more stable.

When I bought my Flea 47, I bought a Ultimate Support MC-125. The base must weigh near about 30 pounds and I like that it's on casters. When Sweetwater had the stand on clearance for $150, I bought a second. I also have an Atlas Sound MS25 straight stand that has a quite hefty base. I gave away all my cheap stands. They're just not worth the risk.

Ya I considered both of those options and likely would have been happy . But decided this time to go all out was in order.
And neither my wife or I, are against spending some of our kids inheritance
BTW your photo is not coming thru on my laptop.
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BTW your photo is not coming thru on my laptop.
Not sure why. I can see it from my end. Probably just some glitch.
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Ya I considered both of those options and likely would have been happy . But decided this time to go all out was in order.
And neither my wife or I, are against spending some of our kids inheritance
BTW your photo is not coming thru on my laptop.
I just took a look at some reviews of the Latch Lake lineup. Your stand is impressive. The ease of operation is definitely appealing.
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I just took a look at some reviews of the Latch Lake lineup. Your stand is impressive. The ease of operation is definitely appealing.
Ya once you find the tension adjustment you want (which is simply tightening or loosing the lever lock thumb screws, which is also easy) in work flow it is very quick and easy
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Hi Kev!

Sorry I am late to this party, but I received my new Latch Lake 2200 a few days ago. I gotta say, pictures really don’t do justice to this stand! They are very heavy duty, well made, and stable. I got tired of trying to balance and stabilize the standard type tripod stands with the heavier mics. Each part of the stand is very well engineered and well thought out. It doesn’t seem out of place at all in my recording space. Probably the best mic stand available. I chose the chrome version, which looks very classy! I plan to add a boom attachment and another spin grip. So, upon receiving it, and every time I look at it, I am completely amazed! One cool feature is the way they design it to handle securing the mic cable along each latch point. Ingenious! Good choice!
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