K-Tek Audio Introduces Airo Mic Booming Kit

K-Tek has announced an integrated Airo Booming Intro Kit with essential audio tools designed for sound for video. All that’s needed is a shotgun microphone.

K-Tek said four Airo fundamental tools come in a black over-the-shoulder carrier.

The kit includes the basic Airo Boom Pole 1 (ABP1), a practical pro-style solution to bringing the microphone closer to the audio source without stepping into frame.

Made of black anodized aluminum, the uncabled, non-rotational pole offers rubberized collars and a foam grip for quiet and comfortable handling. The ABP1 collapses to three-feet, 2.5-inches and extends to 10-feet, 10-inches. It weighs 1.6-pounds.

For convenience, Airo also includes the AXC25 standard 25-foot microphone cable with 3-pin XLR male to female straight connectors.

Offering the functionality of costly shock mounts in a more basic package, the Airo Shock Mount 1, (ASM1) uses K-Tek’s microphone suspenders to isolate the mic from vibration and cushions it when the boom is moving.

The new Fuzzy Windscreen AFW1 uses open cell foam, covered by faux fur (made of natural looking black and grey fibers) for optimal wind-noise reduction. With a professional and unobtrusive look, it fits most common shotgun microphones.

It all fits smoothly into the Airo Kit Bag (AKB1) that features a lightweight yet sturdy triangular design with shoulder strap and zipper, a black exterior and easy-view grey interior.

The new Airo Booming Kit (AIBK1), complete with Boom Pole 1 (ABP1), cable (AXC25), Fuzzy Windscreen (AFW1), the Shock Mount 1 (KSM1) and Airo Kit Bag (AKB1) is priced at $249.95 starting late April, 2018.

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