Stereo Windshield

Professional isolation from wind and handling noise for stereo configurations.

Rycote is proud to offer the iconic, professional-standard system specifically engineered for stereo microphone configurations.

Rycote is proud to offer the iconic, professional-standard system specifically engineered for stereo microphone configurations.

Professional Isolation for Stereo

Rycote is proud to offer the iconic, professional-standard Windshield and Shock Mount system specifically engineered for stereo microphone configurations. With variable levels of wind protection and maximum shock isolation, these systems are designed for precision microphone placement. In addition to single-point stereo microphones, we have models specifically designed for use with pencil, shotgun, and compact microphones in MS, XY or ORTF configurations. Available in complete, comprehensive kits, Stereo Windshield system can also be purchased separately.

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Stereo Windshield Kits

Stereo Windshields are available in complete kit configurations to accommodate single shank stereo microphones, to stereo pairs and MS configurations. Each kit includes shock mounts and varying degrees of windshielding.

Stereo Windshield Kits include the following components:

  • Stereo Windshield
  • Stereo Suspension
  • Stereo Windjammer
  • Connbox is included with select kits, available with others (see chart below)
  • Boom Pole Adaptor
  • XLR Holder
  • Pistol Grip
  • Brush for fur maintenance
  • Hex Head Key

Stereo Windshield Components

Stereo Windshield components can be purchased individually for self-configuration, kit customization, or replacement parts.

Stereo Windshield

The Stereo Windshield is a lightweight, durable basket made from flexible grey plastic netting with a screening material attached. Designed for use with the various suspensions, this system provides excellent wind-noise reduction of up to 30dB with minimal High-Frequency loss.

A Stereo Windshield is comprised of:

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.

We also manufacture XLR-5F versions of our Modular Windshield Kits 3, 4, 5, and 6 (not pictured), and these can be used used for single-shank stereo microphones. Extension sections may be purchased and used with Modular baskets to accommodate longer mics.

Stereo Shock Mounts

Our stereo suspensions provide superb isolation against handling noise and accommodate precise microphone alignment using Lyre suspension webs or traditional hook & band suspensions.

Pencil and Shotgun Stereo

MS configurations are available using pencil and shotgun microphones using Lyre Technology and back-to-back clips.

Compact Microphone Stereo

Designed for MS or adjustable MS/XY using XX small hoop and band suspensions. ORTF configuration is available using Lyre technology.

Single-Shank Stereo Microphones

Single-shank stereo microphone options are available using Lyre technology.

Stereo Windjammer

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 frequencies.

Connbox

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.

Connbox

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.

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

wdt_IDProductProduct NoKit Contents Additional Connbox*Tech SpecsCompatibility
1 Modular Windshield WS 9 MS Kit 086021 040107 Suspension XX-Small MS Mini
010605 Windshield WS 9
021509 Windjammer WJ 9
016906 Connbox CB6 (2 Lemo Detachable) Windshield Body Length: 70mm
Total Windshield Length: 170 mm (includes the End Caps)
Height: Windshield 100mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Microphone Connector: No Connbox
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 35 dB
Schoeps: CCM CCM41/CCM8 (Compact Mics)
2 Stereo Windshield WS AC MS Kit 086022 040215 Suspension XX-Small MS
010901 Windshield WS AC
021628 Windjammer WJ AC
016907 Connbox CB7 (2 LEMO Long Detachable) Windshield Body Length: 50mm
Total Windshield Length: 210mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 140mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
Neumann: AK20/AK40
Schoeps: CCM CCM41/CCM8, CMC MK41/MK8 (Remote Capsule)
3 Stereo Windshield WS AC XY/MS Kit 086044 040248 Suspension XX-Small XY/MS
010901 Windshield WS AC
021628 Windjammer WJ AC
016906 Connbox CB6 (2 Lemo Detachable) Windshield Body Length: 50mm
Total Windshield Length: 210mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 140mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
Neumann: AK20/AK40
Schoeps: CCM CCM41/CCM8 (Compact Mics)
4 Stereo Windshield WS AD MS Kit 080202 040243 Suspension Small MS
010903 Windshield WS AD
021635 Windjammer WJ AD


016924 Connbox CB3 (2XLR-3F) Windshield Body Length: 140mm
Total Windshield Length: 300mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 140mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
DPA: 2011c
Neumann: KM120/KM140 (WKD-KM)

5 Stereo Windshield WS AE MS Kit 080203 040241 Suspension Medium MS 68 Duo
010904 Windshield WS AE
021901 Windjammer WJ AE


016924 Connbox CB3 (2XLR-3F) Windshield Body Length: 190mm
Total Windshield Length: 350mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 140mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Microphone Connector: XLR-3F
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
AKG CK91/CK94
BeyerDynamic: M130, M160
DPA: 2011c
Schoeps: CMC M/S pair without CUT 1 filter
Sennheiser: MKH 20, MKH 30, MKH 40, MKH 50

6 Stereo Windshield WS AF MS Kit 080204 040241 Suspension Medium MS 68 Duo
010905 Windshield WS AF
021904 Windjammer WJ AF
016924 Connbox CB3 (2XLR-3F) Windshield Body Length: 240 mm
Total Windshield Length: 400mm (includes the End Cap)
Height: Windshield 145mm Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Microphone Connector: XLR-3F
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
Schoeps: CMC M/S pair with CUT 1 filter
7 Stereo Windshield WS AG MS Kit 080201 040245 Suspension Medium MS 72 Duo
010906 Windshield WS AG
021906 Windjammer WJ AG

016924 Connbox CB3 (2XLR-3F) Windshield Body Length: 300 mm
Total Windshield Length: 460mm (includes the End Cap)
Height: Windshield 145mm Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
Bi-directional mics include:
AKG: SE300B/CK94
Sennheiser: MKH 30
Schoeps: CMC 68, CCM 8
Directional mics include:
Schoeps: CMC Series, CMIT 5U
Sennheiser: MKH 40, 50, 60, 416
8 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit 080210 040249 Suspension Medium ORTF, 2xSingle Lyre 62 (19/25), 2xSingle Lyre 62 (8), 2xSingle Lyre 62 (19/25) spares
010904 Windshield WS AE
021901 Windjammer WJ AE
016924 Connbox CB3 (2XLR-3F) 016926 Connbox CB11 (2 MZL Detachable) 016927 Connbox CB12 (2 LEMO Detachable) Windshield Body Length: 190mm
Total Windshield Length: 350mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 140mm
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
Schoeps: CCM -pair
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)
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
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
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)
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
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB
Sennheiser: MKH 8020 - pair
Sennheiser: MKH 8040 - pair
Sennheiser: MKH 8050 - pair


*Connbox is included with select kits, available with others (see specs chart above)

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

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