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Triad-Orbit SB-1 Starbird Super Boom Stand

Abel Code: TRI-SB-1
Mfr. Code: SB-1
Estimated to Ship Contact Sales For ETA
This tall rolling stand features an 8.5' (2.6m) maximum height, 8.2' (2.5m) maximum reach, and an 18-38.5" (46-98cm) footprint on retracting caster arms.
Key Highlights
  • Rolling Super Boom Stand
  • 8.5' (2.6m) max height
  • 8.2' (2.5m) max reach


The Triad-Orbit Starbird Super Boom Stand incorporates patented Triad-Orbit innovations to bring new levels of performance, versatility, and stability to the famous Model 180 platform:

  • StarBase is a massive cast iron base with retractable legs that pivot for optimum positioning, and tuck away under the base for efficient storage
  • BoomStop is a pin locking mechanism that secures Starbird booms in any position, regardless of the weight suspended, for safe, worry-free operation
  • T.A.F. (Triad Air Force) is a patent-pending pneumatic system that automatically and effortlessly raises Starbird stands & booms
  • VariBal provides effortless, adjustable counterweight positioning and the ability to add additional ballast to the counterweight as needed
  • Each SB-1 includes a quick-change coupler at the end of the boom, as well as an OA ball joint that provides superior position and on-the-fly mic swap capability

NOTE: All Triad-Orbit Starbird stand base, boom swivel, and clutch components retrofit to legacy Starbird stands.


  • Max. Payload: 22lb (10kg)
  • Max. Height: 102.25" (2.6m)
  • Max. Reach: 98.5" (2.5m)
  • Footprint Range: 18-38.5" (46-98cm)
  • Dimensions: 57" x 21" x 20"
  • Product Weight: 79 lb 

A Brief History of Starbird 

George Starbird designed the Model 180 studio boom stand for large broadcast environments in the 1940s, with greater reach, range of motion, and stability than other large mic stands available at the time. The 180 quickly became the large studio boom of choice in the recording industry.

Starbird started Meletron Corporation in Los Angeles in 1939 to manufacture radio parts, though Meletron switched to manufacturing pressure-sensitive mechanical switches for the aeronautics, military, and industrial markets in the early 1950s, ceasing operations in 1970.

Manley Laboratories, Inc., known for their professional studio and hi-fi audio equipment, purchased the tooling and trademark for the Model 180 in 1991, producing an updated version of the Starbird in their California facility until 2010.

Triad-Orbit now offers the Starbird Super Boom Stand in its third and most refined iteration to date.

What's in the Box

  • Triad-Orbit SB-1 Starbird Super Boom Stand


Key Highlights

  • Rolling Super Boom Stand
  • 8.5' (2.6m) max height
  • 8.2' (2.5m) max reach
  • 22lb (10kg) max payload

Microphone Accessories

Boom Max Length:
8.2' (2.5m) max reach
Audio Accessories:
Super Boom Stand - Rolling


Tripod Max Height Range:
8.5' - 2.6m
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