The KP12CCR, KlassicPro coiled cabled boom pole has a collapsed length of 41.5″ / 105cm and an extended length of 9′ / 3.75m and only weighs 2.5lbs / 1.13g. This 6-section boom pole features a removable headpiece for cable reconfiguration without soldering. The top attachment is a 3/8″ – 16 male thread. Included is a coiled cable with KlassicPro right angle connector (KPCK12) and bottom male 3-pin XLR side exit (KPCCR). Made in the USA.
The New K-Tek Klassic poles offer increased interchangeability with its removable headpiece. Gone are the soldered and sealed poles of the past. Today’s redesigned headpiece, after removing a standard sized set screw, simply threads on and off the tube smoothly. The cable of choice can be removed or installed—without soldering. The boom pole is readily transformed to uncabled, coil cabled, straight cabled or with a transmitter at the top or the bottom. There are no more time consuming transformations and no need to purchase a completely new system just to comply with a cabling change.
The removable headpiece makes field reconfiguration practical. To support this, K-Tek has created a higher quality coil cable featuring a brand new, low profile right angle connector. The new KlassicPro cable incorporates thicker gauge wiring and aluminum shielding to make it both stronger and ultra-protected from radio frequency (RF) interference. The new KlassicPro right angle connector is smaller, lighter, serviceable, and made with the popular Neutrik connector as its base. A new solid strain relief makes the right angle connector remarkably robust while securely holding the wiring in place. As an added benefit, the connector orientation can be changed by simply unthreading its housing, rotating it to the desired position, and locking it back in place.
K-Tek has designed poles that are more rigid and have a shorter collapsed length that is desired in today’s production environment. KlassicPro’s maintain the original light weight of the tubes, yet the new design features added strength. Also, adding a sixth section and wider tubes increases the stiffness and optimizes handling balance. The result is quicker cuing and more user control of the microphone.
Another new benefit is a change to the locking collars. The traditional K-Tek captive collett has been modified with a thicker yet smoother surface allowing for more subtle, gradual extension of each section. A new anodizing process combined with changing the exterior dimples to oval divets gives a better grip and smoother feel when opening and closing each collar. The finish between the tubes has also been modified so the KlassicPro sleekly glides open and closed. New KlassicPro poles are hand-burnished to diffuse handling noise.