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Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone

High-quality hypercardioid short shotgun microphone designed for live broadcast, sound design, ENG, TV, cinema and field recording
MFR# 79001

Product Description

For more than 50 years, Rycote has leveraged its audio expertise to design and manufacture industry leading windshield kits, shock mounts and other accessories. From condenser to lavalier, many categories of mic accessories have either been created by or improved upon from Rycote. They make specialty kits for many of the world’s leading microphone companies. The one thing they haven’t done was to design and create their very own high-quality professional broadcast microphones — until now...

The Rycote HC-15 is high-quality hypercardioid short shotgun microphone offering performance equal to or better than many of the more expensive professional microphones, while also offering a self-noise level lower than almost any equivalent sized shotgun mic at any price. HC microphones provide solid off-axis rejection and isolation with a sound quality to match, making them a great all around mics for many recording environments including live broadcast, sound design, ENG, TV, cinema and field recording.


  • Co-developed exclusively by and for Rycote
  • Handmade and individually fine-tuned back electret capsule
  • Compact design
  • Ultra low-noise circuitry
  • Sophisticated RF shielding
  • Low power consumption
  • Active in-line filtering
  • Fine-tuned mechanical RF shielding
  • Thoroughly tested against digital wireless systems and walkie talkies
  • Preamp made from non-corrosive machined brass - low impedance to ensure best possible RF shielding
  • Capsule/Interference tube made from lightweight machined aluminum
  • Gold-plated Neutrik XLR connector

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents HC-15 microphone and case
Length 6.1 in
Unit Weight 0.19 lb
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Hyper-Cardioid
Frequency Range 50 Hz - 20 kHz
Max. SPL 133 dB

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