Airo is the new line of affordable audio equipment from K-Tek. These six products – boom pole, shock mount, XLR cable, boompole holder and bags – are aimed mainly at entry-level users and have interesting pricing.
K-Tek has been offering audio gear for more than 20 years, with its line-up of products catering for the needs of audio mixers and boom pole operators. It is now launching its new line of products called Airo, which should appeal to entry-level users or just about any content creator requiring affordable professional audio solutions. The line includes six products at very interesting prices – you can find links for all these products below!
Airo Boom Pole 1 (ABP1)
ABP1 is a practical boom pole used to place the microphone close to the audio source when recording. Its collapsed length is 3’ 2.5” (98cm), and it extends to a total length of 10’10”(330cm), weighing 1.6 lbs (725g). The pole is made of black anodized aluminum and features rubberized collars and a foam grip to reduce unwanted handling noise.
Airo Boom Holder 1 (ABH1)
The Airo Boom Holder allows you to easily attach the boom to a C-stand thanks to a smart, functional and rugged design built from black anodized aluminum that also features a gently padded cradle to protect the boom. This accessory is vital when needing to boom a mic over sit-down interviews or other situations when the microphone remains suspended in one spot. It can also help you if are a one person crew without a dedicated boom operator. The Airo Boom Holder 1 (ABH1) is made in the USA.
Airo Shock Mount 1 (ASM1)
A shock mount is an essential piece of equipment for shotgun mics. The Airo Shock Mount 1 uses K-Tek’s microphone suspenders to isolate the mic from vibration and cushions it when the boom is swinging.
Airo Mixer bag 1 (AMB1)
The Airo Mixer bag 1 is K-Tek’s new bag for small mixers or recorders like the SD MixPre-3 & MixPre-6 or Zoom F4 & F8. It has a large side and bottom zipper opening allowing for easy access. Wireless receivers can be attached to Molle-style attachment points on the front of the bag. The sides feature Velcro loops as additional attachment points. The removable, clear shield offers additional protection for the mixer/recorder while allowing an unobstructed view of the screen and interface. Interior Dimensions (width x depth x height) are 11.4″ x 2.4″ x 5.1″ (29 x 6 x 13 cm).
Airo Kit Bag 1 (AKB1)
The Airo Kit Bag (AKB1) is constructed of padded Polyester 600D. This triangular-shapped bag features a shoulder strap and a large zippered opening at the top and is 47.3” (120 cm) long. It should be big enough to carry boom pole, shock mount, windscreen, cables and some more equipment.
Airo XLR Cable 25 (AXC25)
Classic 3-pin XLR Male to Female cable rounds up the Airo offer. Length is 25′ (7.6 m) so should be enough for a use with the Airo boom pole.
K-Tek aims to present its new Airo line of products during the NAB Show in April 2018, and plans to introduce more products to this affordable audio equipment line soon.
Are you using this kind of audio equpiment on smaller productions? Do you find this product line and its pricing interesting? Let us know in the comments below.