The Sontronics MATRIX-10 is a professional-quality mobile microphone stand made from light yet sturdy brushed aluminium tubing. It has the ability to support up to 6 kilograms (although tests in Sound On Sound magazine showed that MATRIX-10 can support up to twice that weight!).
Its sturdy central post extends by way of quick-release/quick-lock clips from 1.12 metres to 1.7 metres and is internally damped to support heavy loads. The MATRIX-10 telescopic boom arm, attached to the main stand with a heavy-duty ABS clamp, extends from 1.2 metres to 2.25 metres.
The boom arm is counterbalanced by a weight bag which attaches to the end of the pole with a carabiner clip (supplied) and is counterbalanced by a moveable cast-iron weight. The bag has two sealable pockets that can be filled with sand bags, lead shot, weights or even bean tins (!) and if loaded with 3kg of weight, the arm is capable of supporting mics over 10kg!
The MATRIX-10 is supplied with three wheels that can be fitted to the end of each foot in seconds by using the quick-release clip. Each wheel has an individual brake pedal, and they add an extra 10cm to the overall height of the stand.