Stereo Windshield Kit (ORTF)

Professional isolation from wind and handling noise for ORTF.

Rycote is proud to offer a professional-standard Windshield and Shock Mount system specifically engineered for ORTF.

With superb levels of wind protection and shock isolation, the systems are designed for precision microphone placement. Two main kits cater for configurations using Sennheiser MKH 8050/8040/8020 capsules (omitting the MZX module) and Schoeps CCM pairs. A third option ships without an attached Connbox, so you can experiment with a range of other spaced and ORTF mic configurations.

Stereo Windshield (ORTF) Kit Contents

Each Stereo Windshield Kit (ORTF) ships with a Suspension, Windshield, Windjammer, XLR Holder MKII and Boom Poles Adaptor. MZL and LEMO versions also ship with the relevant Connbox.
These parts are available for separate purchase, if required.

Stereo Windshield (ORTF)

Superb wind protection with virtually no effect on high frequency content.

The Stereo Windshield (ORTF) is a lightweight, durable basket made from flexible grey plastic netting with a screening material attached. This system provides excellent wind-noise reduction with minimal High-Frequency loss.

A Stereo Windshield (ORTF) comprises: A Windshield body and an end cap, which provides easy, secure and rattle-free access at the rear of the basket and allows easy placement of stereo microphone configurations internally.

Stereo Suspensions (ORTF)

Superb isolation against handling and cable-borne noises

Lyre® suspensions

Our Stereo Suspensions (ORTF) provide superb isolation against handling noise and accommodate precise microphone alignment using Lyre suspensions.

LEMO and MZL

Stereo Suspensions (ORTF) are suitable for LEMO and MZL connectors via the included Connbox.

Stereo Windjammer

Industry-leading, tried-and-tested wind protection.

Originally developed by Rycote, the Windjammer is a high-quality, synthetic fur-cover that provides the highest possible protection against extreme wind-noise.

Made from materials specially designed for wind-noise isolation, the Windjammer has virtually no adverse effect on high frequencies.

Connbox

Reduce handling and cable-borne noise to the microphone.

Included with select Stereo Windshield Kits, 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.

Main Features:

  • Unique, wide-basket design allows for optimal positioning of microphones
  • Specifically-calibrated suspension design for precision ORTF spacing/angling
  • Uses Rycote’s patented Lyre system, which offers vastly increased performance over traditional elastic and o-ring suspensions
  • Internal cable clamps efficiently and tidily route cables
  • Tried-and-tested, wide basket design with increased diameter to accommodate ORTF and provide optimal wind protection

Connbox

Reduce handling and cable-borne noise to the microphone.

Included with select Stereo Windshield Kits, 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.

Main Features:

  • Unique, wide-basket design allows for optimal positioning of microphones
  • Specifically-calibrated suspension design for precision ORTF spacing/angling
  • Uses Rycote’s patented Lyre system, which offers vastly increased performance over traditional elastic and o-ring suspensions
  • Internal cable clamps efficiently and tidily route cables
  • Tried-and-tested, wide basket design with increased diameter to accommodate ORTF and provide optimal wind protection

Perfectly balanced

Perfectly balanced shock mounts designed for your specific microphone.

Lyre technology

Lyre® microphone suspensions reduce the bulk of shock and handling noise.

Versatile system

Attach shock-mounts to boom poles hand & portable recorders and use the Lyre system to hold virtually any microphone.

Robust

A rough-service shock mount, robust enough for the most challenging news-gathering situations.

Specifications

Stereo Windshield (ORTF) Kits include the following components.

  • Stereo windshield

  • Stereo ORTF suspension

  • Stereo windjammer

  • Connbox (kit-specific; either MZL, LEMO or omitted)

  • Boom poles adaptor

  • XLR holder

  • Brush for fur maintenance

  • Hex head key

wdt_IDProductProduct NoKit ContentsAdditional Connbox*Tech SpecsCompatibility
9 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (LEMO) 080212 040153 Suspension Medium ORTF (LEMO)
010904 Windshield WS AE
021901 Windjammer WJ AE
016927 Connbox CB12 (2 LEMO Detachable)
048493 1 x XLR Holder MK II
048402 1 x Boom Poles Adaptor
Included Windshield Body Length: 190mm
Total Windshield Length: 350mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 140mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Schoeps: CCM -pair
10 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL) 080211 040152 Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL)
010904 Windshield WS AE
021901 Windjammer WJ AE
016926 Connbox CB11 (2 MZL Detachable)
048493 1 x XLR Holder MK II
048402 1 x Boom Poles Adaptor
Included Windshield Body Length: 190mm
Total Windshield Length: 350mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 140mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Sennheiser: MKH 8020 - pair
Sennheiser: MKH 8040 - pair
Sennheiser: MKH 8050 - pair
17 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit 080210 040249 Suspension Medium ORTF
010904 Windshield WS AE
021901 Windjammer WJ AE
048493 1 x XLR Holder MK II
048402 1 x Boom Poles Adaptor
Not included Windshield Body Length: 190mm
Total Windshield Length: 350mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 140mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Schoeps: CCM - pair
Sennheiser: MKH 8020 - pair
Sennheiser: MKH 8040 - MZX
Sennheiser: MKH 8050 - MZX


Country of origin | All components designed, manufactured & assembled in Stroud, United Kingdom.

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