Triad Orbit SB-1

The Starbird SB-1 Studio Boom Stand by Triad-Orbit

Description

Those versed in the golden age of audio recording know George Starbird’s legendary Model No.180

studio boom stand has earned a place alongside the most revered vintage analog microphones, consoles

and outboard gear of the era.

Starbird started Meletron Corporation in Los Angeles in 1939 to manufacture radio parts. He designed

the Model 180 studio boom stand for large broadcast environments in the 1940s and recording studios

soon discovered its unrivaled reach, range of motion and stability and adopted it as the large mic stand

of choice.

Meletron turned its focus to manufacturing pressure sensitive mechanical switches for the lucrative

aeronautics, military and industrial markets in the early 1950s and ceased operations in 1970.

Manley Laboratories, Inc., celebrated maker of professional studio and hifi audio equipment, purchased

the tooling and trademark for the Model 180 in 1991 and produced an updated version of the Starbird

in their California facility until 2010.

Now in its third iteration, Starbird by Triad-Orbit (T-O SB-1) incorporates patented T-O innovation to

impart new levels of performance, versatility and stability to the storied Model 180 platform.

Most importantly, All Triad-Orbit Starbird stand base, boom swivel and clutch components retrofit to

legacy Starbird stands.

T.A.F.™ System

T.A.F. (Triad Air Force) is a patent pending pneumatic system that automatically and effortlessly raises T-

O Starbird stands & booms

StarBase™ Retractable Stand Base

StarBase™ is a massive cast iron base with retractable legs that pivot for optimum positioning and tuck

away under the base for efficient storage.

BoomStop™ Safety Lock

BoomStop™ is a pin locking mechanism that secures Starbird booms in any position, regardless of the

weight suspended, for safe, worry-free operation.

VariBal™ Counter Ballast System

VariBal offers effortless, adjustable counterweight positioning and the ability to add additional ballast to

the counterweight as needed.

Features

· Heavier cast Iron base with 38" footprint and legs that swivel and tuck away under the base for

a smaller footprint for storing the stand. The legs can also be used in offset positions to

accommodate smaller rooms and tight spaces.

· Larger Triad TC™ industrial grade dual-bearing, dual-locking studio casters.

· Thicker 2mm 6063 T5 Aluminum tubes.

· Pneumatic auto lift / assisted lift in heavy situations. By releasing the mid clutch on the riser

tubes the stand raises automatically with air-lift assist.

· Stronger main swivel using tested technology from the Orbit 2 center swivel

· New Safety Stop Spring Pin System.

· Adjustable positioned ballast counterweight that opens fully for adding optional shot bags for

more weight.

· Triad-Orbit IO Quick-Change compatible and includes the OA ball joint for 360° of mic

adjustment.

VariBal Counter Ballast System

VariBal offers effortless, adjustable counterweight positioning and the ability to add additional ballast to

the counterweight as needed.

T.A.F. System

T.A.F. (Triad Air Force) is a patent pending pneumatic system that automatically and effortlessly raises T-

O Starbird stands & booms.

BoomStop Safety Lock

BoomStop™ is a pin locking mechanism that secures Starbird booms in any of 13 positions, regardless of

the weight suspended, for safe, worry-free operation.

StarBase Retractable Stand Base

StarBase™ is a massive cast iron base with retractable legs that pivot for optimum positioning and tuck

away under the base for efficient storage.

Technical Specifications

Stand Height Range: 1.6 m / 63 in -2.6 m / 102 in

Boom Length Range: 1.4 m / 55 in – 2.5 m / 98 in

Base Footprint Range: 46 cm / 18 in – 98 cm / 38 in

Stand Weight: 30 kg / 66 lb

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Triad Orbit SB-1”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *