Ambient QuickPole Microphone Boom - Carbon Fiber 55-185 cm (QP550)
Ambient's best and most lightweight boom pole yet!
Boom poles are indispensable to record clear location audio on set and are a key component in every location sound recordist’s and boom operator’s kit (apart from audio recorders and mics). From feature films to streaming series and documentaries, boom poles help capture dialog and sounds in the best quality possible. A good boom pole should stow away cables and give your mic the necessary support.
- easily extandable
- better grip
- secure closures
- cable retrofit
Light & sturdy
The Series 5 booms combine the best properties of the QXS and the QP series thanks to the exciting new tube technology. Ambient uses 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 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. The 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 the boom pole. The telescoping function of the 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. Ambient has 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 the new anti-twist mechanism of the pole-sections: Ambient 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.
Ambient offers both internal coiled XLR cables for shorter lengths and straight cables for extended lengths. The new bottom end is also available as an accessory for both straight and right-angle cable configuration. As an added bonus, the new bottom will also fit the older QuickPole boom poles.
To safely store the poles, ambient offers water-repellant nylon boom pole bags and sturdy PVC boom cases. Bags and cases are available for all six sizes of the poles. Ambient offers other accessories like the QuickLok, Clamps and Adapters.
Models, Lengths & Weights
This carbon fiber boom pole is ideal for audio pros and boom operators who refuse to compromise on quality or convenience. This is why Ambient offers the Series 5 pole in six different lengths: collapsed length ranges from 1.64 ft (50 cm) to 4.27 ft (150 cm). Extended length of the poles can go from 6.4 ft (195 cm) up to an impressive 20.99 ft (640 cm). The longest pole can reach up to two stories high!
All lengths including tip and rubber bottom end.
Length collapsed mm (ft, in)
Length extended mm (ft, in)
Weight g (oz)
550 (1’ 9’’)
1850 (6’ 1’’)
690 (2’ 3’’)
2480 (8’ 1’’)
840 (1′ 11”)
3120 (10’ 3’’)
1040 (3’ 5’’)
4020 (13’ 2’’)
1340 (4’ 5’’)
5320 (17’ 5’’)
1550 (5’ 1’’)
6370 (20’ 11’’)