K-Tek, known for setting the standard for modern boom poles, adds a new option to its line of Avalon telescoping poles. To fulfill the diverse sound needs of professional content creators and sound boom operators, the brand introduces the 5-Section Essential Boompole (KC108) which collapses to a compact 29.5″ (74.9 cm), and extends to 9 feet (275 cm).
The Essential is a lightweight pole useful for novice boom operators to cost-effectively hone their skills and for tight budget crews to benefit from professional style gear. Made in the USA with K-Tek’s new proprietary high-density tubing, the KC108 boompole weighs just 1.2 pounds (544 g) yet is extremely rugged. It features a 3/8″-16 male thread fixed top attachment for external cabling and anodized surface collars which provide a firm grip and smooth feel when engaging. Thanks to the tube’s sleek finish, each section easily glides open and closed.
When collapsed the Essential conveniently fits in a standard 1650 and 1637 Peli-Case, or medium-sized luggage for easy travel.
The KC108 Essential Avalon Boom pole has an MSRP of $199.99. From the top-of-the-line Mighty Boom to the midrange Avalon to the new Essential, K-Tek poles are manufactured and supported in the USA, in the original K-Tek shop in Vista, California.
Since its founding in 1996 by Manfred N Klemme, K-Tek has supported the audio world with innovative tools to make the sound engineer and boom operator’s jobs smoother. With a passion for audio, Manfred’s first mission was to design and manufacture a line of U.S. made boom poles that were lightweight, strong, and so audio friendly that folks took notice. Mission accomplished—in 1999 K-Tek won a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Klassic Boom Pole. Since then, K-Tek has earned many other awards and the reputation of making elegantly designed and beautifully constructed, audio-centric products including: Avalon graphite, composite and aluminum boom poles, shock mounts, Shark Antenna mount and Fuzzy & Topper windscreens. K-Tek’s growing Stingray line includes, Sound mixer bags, Waist Belt, a back-saving Audio Harness, plus accessory bags, and pouches. Visit: www.ktekpro.com.