Medium Modular Suspension, Windshield 4, Windjammer 4, Connbox 1.
Winshield Length: 330 mm
Fits: Sennheiser MKH416 / Schoeps CMIT5U / Sanken CS-3 / Rode NTG3
The Rycote basket style windshield represents the pinnacle of essential elements required to accurately isolate and wind-protect a microphone. All Rycote products encompass state of the art materials and real time-honored handmade craftsmanship resulting in the world’s best windshield and shockmount products.
Basket style windshields commonly referred to as “Blimps” and “Zeppelins” offer the best performance aspects in microphone windshielding. Beyond fur covering and screening, there are two key elements to their improved performance; the increased internal dead-air space around the microphone as a result of their larger diameter and that they completely enclose the microphone.
The Rycote Modular Windshield series is the most advanced and complete microphone windshield and shock-mounting system in the world. Every element incorporates state-of-art-technology and over 25 years of ongoing development. Rycote Modular Windshields are beyond doubt the industry standard for professional Film, Video and Broadcast applications. They have been engineered to provide the utmost audio transparency, vibration isolation and maximum wind attenuation. Rycote products by design withstand relentless use in harsh outdoor environments.
Rycote Modular Windshields feature:
Modular Windshield Sizing:
The cylindrical diameter of your microphone needs to be in the range of 19mm to 25mm. (or 30mm with the special 30mm Lyres, sold separately). Very heavy microphones should use Cradle Mounts/Heavy Gray (HG) Lyres, sold separately.
Obtain the length of your microphone in millimeters and add 50mm (5cm) for the additional length of the XLR connector plugged into it.
Example: a Schoeps CMIT 5U is 21mm diameter by 251mm Length + 50mm (XLR) = WS 4
You want to be sure that the microphone be mounted centrally within the windshield, and not poking out into the end cap (dome) as this reduces the effectiveness of the windshield and its isolation from handling noise.