The Vanguard VLSM is a heavy-duty, professional-grade shockmount designed to give your mics long-lasting, high-grade support.
Let’s face it – it was high time to rethink the standard “spider-style” shockmount of yore. We gave an open front to the VLSM, which allows you to position your microphone as close to the source as possible while preventing early reflections from the front 120-degrees.
We also wanted to get rid of the aggravating experiences with those flimsy elastic bands that come standard with most shockmounts. They get stretched out and saggy, and sometimes snap without warning – not something you want to happen when your mic is in there! Instead, we install aerospace-grade rubberized suspension rings that won’t break, sag, crack, or stretch over time. We picked a precise durometer for the suspension rings that will firmly support even the heaviest microphones, while still maintaining superb decoupling properties to prevent unwanted rumble and vibration.
We use heavy-duty zinc and aluminum alloys during construction of the VLSM. There’s no brazes or welds that can weaken over time. Instead, each component is precision-cast & machined. We chose to make the swivel out of impact-resistant ABS thermoplastic polymer to provide superior friction for the mounting swivel. This will keep the microphone from slowly sliding out of position.
The VLSM comes as a standard accessory for the Vanguard V13 Tube Condenser and V44S Stereo Condenser microphones. However, it utilizes a standard M22x1 ISO Metric threading. The VLSM should be compatible for up to 68mm (2.68″) diameter microphones with M22 threading at their base.