Audix Microphones has updated the highly acclaimed MicroBoom™ Series to include two models: MicroBoom™50, which features a 50 inch boom arm, and the newly developed MicroBoom™84, featuring an 84-inch boom arm. The MicroBooms™ are designed to be used in conjunction with The Micros™, the world's smallest condenser microphones with integrated preamp and detachable cable. The MicroBooms™, which are lightweight, portable and easy to position, are now the standard for choir miking. And the new MicroBoom™84 has the ability to reach the back row of the choir with ease. The MicroBooms™ feature a specially designed clutch assembly which allow them to be utilized with any standard 5/8" mic stand. The stand adapter allows for total control over the angle, rotation and position of the carbon fiber rod. A knurled knob locks the rod firmly in place. The final angle and position of the microphone is controlled by using the flexible metal gooseneck just below the microphone. The MicroBooms™ are internally wired with high quality shielded cable to insure the highest quality audio signal path between the microphone and the bottom of the boom, which terminates in a mini-XLR male connector. Because of the innovative design of the Micros™, there is no need for an additional external power adapter typically used with microphones of this size. The elimination of the power adapter, along with the ability to "hide" the cable within the guides provided in the metal clip, makes for a very clean, professional and elegant appearance on stage and on camera. Applications for the MicroBoom™ 50 and MicroBoom™ 84 are numerous and audio specialists will find it an effective problem solver. Intended for use with choirs, plays, and presentations, The MicroBooms™ offer the added convenience of being able to strategically place microphones overhead without having to hang them in a permanent position. Depending on the formation, two to three MicroBooms™ will be able to handle a 50 person choir. The MicroBoom™ can be used with any of the microphones in the Micros series, offering a wide variety of output levels and polar patterns. All microphones have a studio quality sound, offer very high signal to noise, and have RF immunity from cell phones and other GSM devices. Phantom power of 18 - 48V is required for operation. All systems include a cast metal stand adapter, and a 25' mini XLR-XLR microphone cable. Suggested retail prices range from $599-$799 depending upon the model and microphone.