Pyle Pro PMKS56 Heavy-Duty Tripod Mic Stand
The Pyle Pro PMKS56 is a heavy-duty microphone stand that has a durable tripod design, black glossy finish, and lock-tight pivot knobs.
It includes a universal, 5/8'' mic adapter for use with different clamping and attachment mechanisms.
- Enlarged tubing for structural and durable support
- Height and T-Bar adjustment points
- Can be used without a boom
- Height adjustment from 51.2'' to 78.75''
- Weight: 6.5 lbs
This microphone stand lives up to its “heavy-duty” factor with it’s thick and sturdy construction and its solid tripod-style base. Some owners mentioned it held up their heavier condenser microphones securely without the stand tipping or drooping making it particularly useful in the studio. Other than its main use with microphones, one user was able to mount personal monitors without the boom.
Since it's a bigger than an average microphone stand, it's not suitable for small spaces where the base might take too much real estate as noted by a few users. Also its heavy duty look may tend to get in the way of performers on stage visually. The heaviest of mics may need a counterweight despite the stand's design. Some users report weakness in the joint area but most problems may have come from over tightening clutches.
The PMKS56 is a good pick for those looking for a heavy-duty stand that won't break the bank. Heavy-duty stands tend to be expensive but the PMKS56 sits well with the big boys at a fraction of the cost. Because of its size however, it may not be the best for cramped live stages.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you will find in our guide to The Best Mic Stands for Stage & Studio.