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K-Tek Introduces the Boom Box 

K-Tek has announced the Boom Box, a microphone boom stand that doubles as an apple box.

Designed by professional boom pole operator William Munroe, K-Tek said the Boom Box provides an ingenious way to stand and store a boom pole on set.

It also provides a dedicated working platform and station for the boom operator. At 13 pounds, the box is easy to move around. Due to its hefty built-in center rib, it can support up to 350 pounds.

With dimensions of 12 x 12 x 20 inches, this wooden box features numerous flush cut-out handles for carrying and a large center cylinder for the boom pole. Two sides are left solid to stand on. Finished with two coats of marine varnish, the box resists sun and moisture.

“I created the Boom Box because I needed it on the set based on my own location needs,” said Monroe. “Folks kept asking for it so now I am excited to see that by partnering with K-Tek, more boom operators around the world the can have access to the practical advantages it offers.”

Sidekick KTA2B

Sidekick KTA2B

K-Tek also makes the Sidekick KTA2B, a more compact solution to connect wireless transmitters to K-Tek Klassic Boom Poles. The new KTA2B Sidekick not only plugs a transmitter into the bottom of an audio pole, but also takes up less room, making it usable with the Boom Box.

Each Boom Box is handmade, sanded and varnished in Southern California. The price for the Boom Box is $185. The KTA2B Sidekick costs $125.

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