versatile, economical - perfect for stereo miking
This unassuming little "accessory" is better than having a second mic stand in just about any situation where you'd otherwise have two stands spaced less than about 5 feet apart: 1) x-y or mid-side stereo miking - you can get the microphones much closer together than you could with two separate stands, and with the footprint of only one stand. 2) two musicians facing each other - assuming the primary stand has a boom, you can get the two mics arbitrarily close together or up to 4 or 5 feet apart. (Try this with two figure-8 pattern mics; each picks up the ambience of the opposite singer.) 3) Live in a small club: vocal mic on one boom, mic a small amp with the other; no extra real estate necessary for a second mic stand. 4) A-B comparing two mics, or recording with two for their unique characteristics. QUALITY: as with several other OnStage products I own, this is well-built and with ordinary care should last a long time.