Tonor T20 Boom Arm Mic Stand Review

Review – Tonor T20 Boom Arm Mic Stand

After recently checking out the Tonor TC-777 USB Mic, I’m now going to take a look at the Tonor T20 Boom Arm Mic Stand. Microphone stands might not be the most exciting studio purchases but they’re a very important bit of kit. Coming in at £29.99, the T20 seems to offer good value but does it perform? Let’s find out.

Tonor T20 Boom Arm Mic Stand

The first thing I noticed about the T20 is how solid it feels. The steel construction gives it a reassuring weight. Tonor say it can support mics weighing up to 4lbs/1.8kg so popular choices like the Blue Yeti can be handled with ease. The black finish is flawless and it looks like a well-made piece of equipment. The external springs are a common feature on lower priced boom stands, more expensive ones usually have internal springs. Having them exposed does mean they are more likely to make noise if you adjust the stand when the mic is on but, from a design perspective, I actually prefer the look of external springs. They don’t seem to make any noise anyway so I don’t see it as an issue.

Tonor T20 Boom Arm Mic Stand

The clamping system is a massively important area with this kind of stand and this is an area Tonor have upgraded. Cheap stands usually have a clamping system with a small surface area. This can cause instability. The T20 uses a system with a large contact area which provides a very firm connection to your desk. A hook has also been incorporated for hanging your headphones on. It’s always nice to see a company putting thought into the design of their products like this.

Tonor T20 Boom Arm Mic Stand Review

In the T20 package you’ll also find a 3/8″ to 5/8″ adapter which will make the stand compatible with most microphones. There is also a pop filter so it’s really just a case of clamping it to your desk and adding your microphone holder and mic. Nothing else is needed.

In use, the stand swivels at the base, and the arm can be adjusted to every angle you could possibly need. It’s a good length so reach shouldn’t be an issue. I didn’t find any unwanted movement when I’d set the stand where I wanted it and it can easily be pushed out of the way when you’re finished with it.

Conclusion

Tonor are making a name for themselves by providing great value microphones and accessories. Yes, you can pay more to get something fancier but do you really need to? If you are on a budget or simply don’t want to spend more than necessary on your equipment then the Tonor T20 should definitely be high on your list if you’re looking to buy a boom arm stand. Mine is going to have a permanent place on my desk.

Rating 9/10

The Tonor T20 is available from Amazon and direct from Tonor

Tonor T20 Boom Arm Mic Stand

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Rating

9.0/10