Sound Systems, Stands, Rostrum
A set of equipment for the reproduction and amplification of sound
What is a microphone stand ?
A microphone stand is a free-standing mount for a microphone. It allows the microphone to be positioned on stage or on location without requiring a person to hold it.
The most basic microphone stand is a straight stand. This post may be made up of two or more telescoping tubes that fit inside each other, allowing for quick height adjustment.
A “boom arm” attaches to the top of the stand so the microphone can move in the horizontal plane. A guitar player, for example, might use this to place the microphone directly in front of his mouth without having the upright portion of the stand in the way of the guitar. It also lets musicians have the microphone closer to the sound source when floor space is at a premium. This can be particularly useful when placing microphones on a drum stand when the microphone stands must compete for space with things like cymbal stands. Boom arms are offered both in fixed length and adjustable (telescoping) lengths.
What is a Podium and what do you need it for?
A Podium is a reading desk, with a slanted top, usually placed on a stand or affixed to some other form of support, on which documents or laptops are placed as support for reading aloud, as in a scripture reading, lecture, or sermon. To facilitate eye-contact and improve posture when facing an audience, lecterns may have adjustable height and slant. People generally use lecterns while standing.