Royer FlexBar Dual Microphone Mount

Royer Labs

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The Royer FlexBar Dual Microphone Mount is a universal microphone holder designed to hold two microphones on a single microphone stand, with additional flexibility far beyond traditional stereo bar capabilities.

Unlike traditional stereo bars, the FlexBar’s two movable arms provide a wide range of mic placement options, from the traditional Blumlein and spaced pair positions to however creative you want to get with it (see some good starting place configurations below). Each arm has engraved gradient markers in centimeters, for precise repeatable distancing of the microphones.

The FlexBar allows for the traditional stereo bar positions; Blumlein, head-to-head and spaced pair. But it expands to include many additional 2-microphone configurations. For example: the FlexBar can be used to mic the top and bottom of a snare drum, utilizing a single stand in a typically tight area. For a singer/songwriter, the FlexBar can be configured to mic an acoustic guitar, ukulele, or other instrument with one microphone, and capture the vocal with another microphone.

The FlexBar was designed in conjunction with Triad-Orbit and accepts all Triad-Orbit accessories. For fine adjustments of the entire FlexBar unit, the Triad-Orbit ball-swivel adaptor added between the base of the FlexBar and a microphone stand works well.

Royer FlexBar Dual Microphone Mount Features

  • Mounts 2 Microphones on 1 Microphone Stand
  • Versatile Design for Custom Microphone Setups
  • 2 Movable Brackets
  • Engraved Gradient Markers
  • Matte-Black Finish
  • Constructed from Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
  • Accepts Triad-Orbit Accessories

Royer FlexBar Dual Microphone Mount Includes

  • Royer FlexBar Dual Microphone Mount
  • Manufacturer Warranty

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  • 4
    Tom Poore

    Stereo mic bars are a constant annoyance to me. I always can count on a frustrating experience when adjusting mic positions. The knurled knobs ubiquitously found on less pricey mic bars never work well. I can’t apply enough torque to securely tighten them. (I could use a pair of pliers to generate more torque. But besides being inconvenient, it also risks marring or breaking the plastic knobs of most mic bars.) So when trying to move a mic in only one direction—say, tilting it up or down—the other directions invariably are disturbed. Seldom can I adjust a mic without exercising the Anglo-Saxon part of my vocabulary. What’s needed is a locking system that’s easy and reliably holds each adjustment in rock solid place. That’s what the Royer Labs FlexBar tries to do. To the good, it’s made almost entirely of “aircraft-grade aluminum.” This means it’s light yet rugged. The FlexBar will put little strain on any mic stand. Heavy mics, of course, will still limit your choice of mic stands. But the FlexBar itself will hold whatever you throw at it. You’re unlikely to damage the frame, even with rough use. There are, however, irksome details. The three levers used to lock adjustments are plastic. In my experience, plastic and heavy torque are two things that never happily coexist. Indeed, I’m miffed that a $200 mic bar has any plastic parts at all. Further, there’s no easy adjustment for swiveling mics from side to side—as in X-Y position. You can do it, but you’re stuck with the knurled knob method of locking it in place. (The very thing I’d prefer to avoid.) So the FlexBar is a mixed bag. It’s far more adjustable than the average mic bar. It’s built to accommodate 5/8 mic clips. (A heads-up: my FlexBar didn’t come with 3/8 adapters.) I’ve seen it claimed that the FlexBar won’t do mid/side placement. Actually it might if you’re a bit creative, though it may be difficult or impossible with large mics. Everything else works as advertised. Still, I can’t shake my disappointment with the plastic levers. And I wish the knurled knobs at the one adjustment point were something better. I doubt there’s anything better at this price. (The lower priced Manfrotto Microphone Support bar might be competitive. But it can’t be mounted on a standard mic stand.) So I’ll keep the FlexBar. But I’ll be wary every time I use the plastic locking levers. Perhaps with proper care and an occasional sacrifice to the gear gods, the FlexBar will prove durable enough.