Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Arm Microphone Stand

Mount your mic on your desk like a pro with this Rode boom arm. Includes cable straps, and hardware for either clamping, or screw-mounting to your desktop.

The Rode PSA1 is a professional studio boom arm that allows easy and precise placement of a microphone. It features an innovative parallelogram design that keeps the mic direction constant as the height is adjusted, as well as internal springs for quiet operation.

The PSA1 rotates 360 degrees with a maximum reach of 32.5 in. horizontally and 33 in. vertically.

This boom includes a 3/8-inch threaded mic mount/clip. Use a mic thread adapter if your mic mount thread is a different width. A 3/8" to 5/8" adapter is not included.


- Supports microphone and shockmount/clip weight between 700g to 1.1 kg (1.5 to 2.4 pounds)
- Internal springs for quiet operation
- 2-axis swivel for accurate positioning
- Includes two desk mounting options: clamp, or screw-mount
- Includes 3/8" mount -- add a 3/8" to 5/8" thread adapter for standard 5/8" microphones

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 4.87 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 9 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PSA-1

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 562-364-7400

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (6 ratings)
Submitted September 3, 2009 by a customer from

"Thumbs up and arms up!"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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The design is tailored to a Rode Podcaster which I have. That was my reason for selecting this mic arm rather than a higher end, more robust design from another manufacturer. The bad: Although perfectly balanced, the stand isn't tall enough to reach over a 24" monitor (which would be nice). It would be super if Rode would release a larger version of this stand. It glides well, and adjusts easily in any direction (truly the point of this type of mic stand).


The mic mount is 3/8 inch but the mic that it is designed for has a mount that is the standard larger size. (I have had the mic for a few years so I can't say for sure if an adapter came with the mic - but it isn't in the original box - so I'd have to guess that one was not included.)

Ease of Use
Works exactly as I had hoped.

More lightweight than similar products. But hopefully it will still last for years to come.

It's the only one I found in this price range but there aren't many available. Living in Canada, I can honestly say I wasn't willing to pay the Canadian retail price which was about double. I needed to wait for an American vacation to pick this up on my travels.

Manufacturer Support
I contacted Rode with a pre-sales question. Their customer support was 10/10. I wondered why some people rated read more this mic stand as poor. Their answer was simple: It's designed and balanced for only one mic, specifically their rode podcaster. With other mics it won't be balanced correctly and you can expect that it would be hard to operate smoothly. If your mic is something else, then don't grab this accessory. Rode anticipates you'll be unhappy in that case.

The Wow Factor
It's the perfect fit if you already have the mic that this was designed for. A definite "must have" when you already have the rode podcaster.

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