Ambient QP 580
QP5 Series QuickPole Microphone Boom, 5 Segments, HM Carbon Fiber, 2.6' to 10.17', 1.3 lbs
The Ambient QP5 Series was specifically designed for documentary and ENG boom work. Built with five segments, the QP5 Serires effectively delivers a better collapsed-to-extended ratio, enabling easy transportation while providing long lengths when needed. Available uncabled or cabled (installed with coiled or straight internal cables) and in six boom lengths (1.7' to 20.7' Ft fully extended).
Understanding the rigors the material must endure while in use, Ambient designed the QP5 pull-braiding HM carbon fiber tubes with a 1mm wall thickness to achieve its light weight while delivering the highest durability properties. While all mechanical parts are machined out of aircraft aluminum, the 3/8" thread is made out of solid stainless steel to survive thousands of microphone changes. Internal redesigned bushings ensure rattle-free operation and no seizing by dirt, humidity or cold temperatures.
Ambient offers different internal cabling options with multiple connector outlet variations to prevent cable "spaghetti" when that critical situation occurs. The cabled booms are equipped with in-house manufactured, ultra-thin cables optimized for field audio conditions. With an effective shielding and a polyurethane insulation, these durable cables provide excellent endurance while maintaining flexibility even in temperatures as low as -72° F.
Light & Sturdy
Our Series 5 booms combine the best properties of the QXS and the QP series thanks to our exciting new tube technology. We use a custom-made carbon fiber compound with added UHM fiber layering. With this technology, the QuickPole S5 boom pole becomes as sturdy as the QP 4-segments series but is still as lightweight as the QXS 5-segments series. The new construction also allows us to introduce the new QP5150 model, a boom that extends to over 6 meters (20.99 ft): a well-balanced professional boom pole with no ifs, ands, or buts.
Easy extending and collapsing
On set, you have to work fast. Our Series 5 QuickPole addresses that with another new key feature: the new Teflon sheet plus a silicone-lubricated felts that make for silky-smooth extending and collapsing of our boom pole. The telescoping function of our pole works so quickly that you'll be able to capture any sound source. The re-engineered locks give you better grip thanks to the refined knurling and slightly extended length. We have tuned the threading further; with just a quarter turn the locks open and close securely yet lightning fast.
Intersectional twist protection
You'll also love our new anti-twist mechanism of the pole-sections: we replaced the retention pin with an innovative serration. The lock pieces automatically fall into place when you disassemble and reassemble your pole for cleaning or maintenance - what used to be an easy process has become effortless.
The newly designed tip and optional bottom end allow for easy, solder-free cable retrofit. Simply take off the tip, insert the pre-configured internal cabling and plug it into the butt-end. No muss, no fuss - that's how a coupling system should be.
Custom-made carbon fiber compoundTeflon sheeting plus silicone-lubricated feltsRefined knurling on hand nutsLocks open and close, securely and quicklyAnti-twist mechanism of pole sectionsRe-designed removable tipSolder-free installation of internal cablesSilky-smooth extending and collapsingSix lengths, up to 21 ft
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