Rycote windshield/suspension systems are the original, iconic systems used by audio professionals around the world since 1969. Rycote has applied numerous industry-leading engineering developments evolving this system to maintain its status as the gold standard over the past decades. Rycote Modular Windshields are available in complete kit configurations to accommodate specific microphone lengths and diameters. The available configurations enable almost any microphone to be shock-mounted while offering varying degrees of wind protection. The Rycote WS Kit 2 is designed for use with the following microphones:
- AKG: CK1 C451, CK1 C460 SE300 B (CK91, 92, 93), C391 B
- Audio-Technica: AT 4021, ATM 33a
- BeyerDynamic: M 160, M 201, MC 713, MC 723
- DPA: 4006, 4017C
- Schoeps: CMC Series
- Sennheiser: MKH 20, 30, 40, 50
The Modular Windshield System offers various levels of wind protection and maximum shock isolation. Available in complete, comprehensive kits, modular components can also be purchased for retrofitting to accommodate different length or diameter microphones.
Modular Windshields are available in complete kit configurations to accommodate specific microphone lengths and diameters. The available configurations enable almost any microphone to be shock-mounted while offering varying degrees of wind protection.
The Modular Windshield is a lightweight, durable basket made from flexible grey plastic netting with a screening material attached. Designed for use with the Modular Suspension, this system provides excellent wind-noise reduction of up to 30dB with minimal High-Frequency loss.
Modular suspensions provide superb isolation against handling and cable-borne noises by supporting the microphone using Lyre suspension webs. The patented Lyre combine enhanced performance, weight, and durability to attain the most advanced shock mount and suspension technology used in field applications today.
Originally developed by Rycote, the Windjammer is a high-quality, synthetic fur-cover that provides the highest possible protection against extreme wind-noise. When using a Windjammer fitted over a Windshield, up to 50 dB of wind-noise attenuation can be achieved, producing excellent standard audio recordings. Made from materials specially designed for wind-noise isolation, the Windjammer has virtually no adverse effect on high-frequency.
The Connbox is a unique Rycote development specifically designed to isolate and greatly reduce handling and cable-borne noise to the microphone. It acts as a transition connection that effectively inhibits cable vibration, preventing transmission to the microphone. The lengths of soft cable are set to work perfectly with the microphone fitted in the windshield without touching the internal surface of the basket, while the soft cable greatly reduces the transmission of cable-borne noise and rumble. The Connbox is made of the highest quality components, using Gold pin Neutrik X-series XLR connectors, and an ultra-soft Mogami star-quad cable.
- Suspension Medium (XLR-3F) 62
- Windshield WS 2
- Windjammer WJ 2
- Connbox CB1 (XLR-3F)
- Body length: 210 mm
- Total length: 320 mm (includes the End Caps)
- Height of windshield: 100mm
- Fur length: 40mm
- Fur color: Grey
- Microphone connector: XLR-3F
- Max wind-noise attenuation: 50 dB