Professional Connection System

PCS-Boom Connector

The Professional Connection System (‘PCS’) is the all-new quick attach/quick release connection system from Rycote. The first Rycote PCS product is the new PCS-Boom Connector, which has been designed for professional boom pole use.

Solid, fast and reliable.

Solid, fast and reliable.

The PCS-Boom Connector is an incredibly convenient and efficient way to simplify and speed-up the fitting and removal of any accessory to a 3/8″ male threaded boom pole. And, importantly, it provides a completely secure and silent connection during use!

The PCS-Boom Connector is an incredibly convenient and efficient way to simplify and speed-up the fitting and removal of any accessory to a 3/8″ male threaded boom pole. And, importantly, it provides a completely secure and silent connection during use!

Introducing the PCS-Boom Connector range.

Introducing the
PCS-Boom Connector range.

A range of optional attachment products are also available for the PCS-Boom Connector – for easy and seamless integration of ‘PCS’ into your kit.

PCS-Boom Connector
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Attach the Connector to any 3/8″ threaded boom pole, and affix the included 3/8″ male ‘tip’ to your mic’s shock-mount or windshield. Universal 3/8″ compatibility!

Classic Adaptor
for PCS-Boom Connector

The neatest, lightest and simplest way to integrate the Professional Connection System into your existing Rycote windshield kit!
.

Cyclone Adaptor
for PCS-Boom Connector

The neatest, lightest and simplest way to integrate the Professional Connection System into your existing Rycote Cyclone windshield kit!

Pair of 3/8″ Tips
for PCS-Boom Connector

Additional tips allow you to prepare your various shock-mounts, windshield kits etc., for fast and simple PCS attachment and release!

PCS-Boom Connector

Simply ‘click
– and boom!

The PCS ‘tip’ locks into any 3/8″ female threaded windshield kit/shock-mount – made by Rycote or other manufacturers – and stays fitted. The Connector attaches securely to the boom pole.

Connection/release is then a quick and easy ‘click’ in/pull-out operation! This allows for super-fast swapping of your different mics (and windshield kits) on and off… perfect for all manner of production sound recording applications!

Simply ‘click
– and boom!

The PCS ‘tip’ locks into any 3/8″ female threaded windshield kit/shock-mount – made by Rycote or other manufacturers – and stays fitted. The Connector attaches securely to the boom pole.

Connection/release is then a quick and easy ‘click’ in/pull-out operation! This allows for super-fast swapping of your different mics (and windshield kits) on and off… perfect for all manner of production sound recording applications!

Rock solid, noise-free connection.

Crucially for professional audio use, the PCS-Boom Connector is designed to remain completely secure and noise-free during use… essential for anything going on the end of a boom pole!

The thread connection is a high-grade aluminium, with a twin locking screw arrangement. The connection grips the boom pole thread, without damaging it – and makes for a reassuringly solid connection.

Rock solid, noise-free connection.

Crucially for professional audio use, the PCS-Boom Connector is designed to remain completely secure and noise-free during use… essential for anything going on the end of a boom pole!

The thread connection is a high-grade aluminium, with a twin locking screw arrangement. The connection grips the boom pole thread, without damaging it – and makes for a reassuringly solid connection.

Easy connection & release mechanism.

With its easy one handed ‘click-in’ attachment and pull collar release mechanism, the PCS-Boom Connector provides incredibly fast and easy operation.

The positive ‘click’ on being pressed in and fitted gives you the confidence that it is connected and secure. Releasing is a simple matter of pulling down the outer collar on the PCS-Boom Connector – completely intuitive.

Easy connection & release mechanism.

With its easy one handed ‘click-in’ attachment and pull collar release mechanism, the PCS-Boom Connector provides incredibly fast and easy operation.

The positive ‘click’ on being pressed in and fitted gives you the confidence that it is connected and secure. Releasing is a simple matter of pulling down the outer collar on the PCS-Boom Connector – completely intuitive.

Ingenious design – rigorously tested.

The PCS-Boom Connector has been designed to provide a more convenient way to attach and remove kit on and off your boom pole – whilst also providing a sturdy and quiet connection in use.

We’ve rigorously tested the PCS-Boom Connector in development – exposing it to all sorts of extreme conditions and subjecting it to thousands of operational ‘cycles’ – all to help ensure long and reliable service.

Features and Compatibility

  • Designed for professional boom pole use, with any 3/8” threaded boom pole
  • Intuitive and incredibly easy attachment and release mechanism – for fast and simple swapping of mics (in shock mounts/windshields)
  • Single handed, positive locking operation – just press in and ‘click’ to connect
  • Rock solid and noise free in operation – for audio critical boom pole use
  • Lightweight (only 53g Connector + Tip combined), small and durable
  • Secure locking with 100 Newton maximum load (equivalent to 10kg/22lbs in a fixed position)
  • Made out of robust, high quality materials in neutral colours (black and grey), with non-reflective finish
  • Locks to boom pole without damaging the boom pole thread
  • Designed and made in the UK
  • Extensively tested in Germany
Compatible with any make / manufacturer of microphone shock-mount, suspension or windshield kit with a female 3/8″ thread
Compatible with any accessories with a female 3/8″ thread (incl. boom poles but also antennas, ‘magic arms’, mic stands, etc.)
  • Designed for professional boom pole use, with any 3/8” threaded boom pole
  • Intuitive and incredibly easy attachment and release mechanism – for fast and simple swapping of mics (in shock mounts/windshields)
  • Single handed, positive locking operation – just press in and ‘click’ to connect
  • Rock solid and noise free in operation – for audio critical boom pole use
  • Lightweight (only 53g Connector + Tip combined), small and durable
  • Secure locking with 100 Newton maximum load (equivalent to 10kg/22lbs in a fixed position)
  • Made out of robust, high quality materials in neutral colours (black and grey), with non-reflective finish
  • Locks to boom pole without damaging the boom pole thread
  • Designed and made in the UK
  • Extensively tested in Germany
Compatible with any make / manufacturer of microphone shock-mount, suspension or windshield kit with a female 3/8″ thread
Compatible with any accessories with a female 3/8″ thread (incl. boom poles but also antennas, ‘magic arms’, mic stands, etc.)

What’s in the box?

Product Code: 185801

1 x PCS-Boom Connector
1 x 3/8” male ‘Tip’ (fitted with leather washer)
1 x Hex key

Classic Adaptor for PCS-Boom Connector

Optimal PCS integration for your existing Rycote Windshield.

The Classic Adaptor for PCS-Boom Connector (Connector not supplied), is the neatest, lightest and simplest way to integrate the Rycote Professional Connection System into your existing Rycote windshield kit.*

Replacing your kit’s existing boom adaptor, it features a built-in, fixed PCS tip – which can never slip or loosen – along with a unique new XLR holder with 360° adjustability.

Features and Compatibility

  • Simplest way to integrate the Rycote PCS quick attachment/quick release functionality into your existing Rycote windshield kit
  • Smaller and lighter – compared to using the existing boom adaptor with a separate 3/8” PCS Tip attached
  • Built-in PCS tip means your windshield is always ‘PCS-ready’ and there’s one less moving/removable part to think about!
  • With a fixed PCS tip, as opposed to threaded on, it is always in perfect alignment with the windshield kit itself
  • Unique XLR holder which allows for 360 degree rotation, so you can easily choose & change where the XLR sits, relative to the mount
  • XLR holder designed with a slight ‘kick angle’ to help better accommodate the use of plug-in transmitters at the end of the boom
  • Easy to fit
*Compatible with Rycote Modular and Pre-Modular Windshield Kits; Super-Shield Kits; ‘Perfect For’ Windshield Kits; Classic-Softie® Kits and other Rycote mounts fitted with a boom adaptor (replacing the existing boom adaptor or pistol grip handle)
  • Simplest way to integrate the Rycote PCS quick attachment/quick release functionality into your existing Rycote windshield kit
  • Smaller and lighter – compared to using the existing boom adaptor with a separate 3/8” PCS Tip attached
  • Built-in PCS tip means your windshield is always ‘PCS-ready’ and there’s one less moving/removable part to think about!
  • With a fixed PCS tip, as opposed to threaded on, it is always in perfect alignment with the windshield kit itself
  • Unique XLR holder which allows for 360 degree rotation, so you can easily choose & change where the XLR sits, relative to the mount
  • XLR holder designed with a slight ‘kick angle’ to help better accommodate the use of plug-in transmitters at the end of the boom
  • Easy to fit
*Compatible with Rycote Modular and Pre-Modular Windshield Kits; Super-Shield Kits; ‘Perfect For’ Windshield Kits; Classic-Softie® Kits and other Rycote mounts fitted with a boom adaptor (replacing the existing boom adaptor or pistol grip handle)

What’s in the box?

Product Code: 185807

1 x Classic Adaptor for PCS-Boom Connector
1 x XLR Holder (pre-fitted)

Cyclone Adaptor for PCS-Boom Connector

Optimal PCS integration for your Cyclone Windshield.

The Cyclone Adaptor for PCS-Boom Connector (Connector not supplied), is the neatest, lightest and simplest way to integrate the Rycote Professional Connection System into your existing Rycote Cyclone (or Stereo Cyclone) windshield kit.

Replacing your kit’s existing boom adaptor, it features a built-in, fixed PCS tip – which can never slip or loosen – along with a unique new XLR holder with 360° adjustability.

Features and Compatibility

  • Simplest way to integrate the Rycote PCS quick attachment/quick release functionality into your existing Rycote Cyclone windshield kit
  • Smaller and lighter – compared to using the existing boom adaptor with a separate 3/8” PCS Tip attached
  • Built-in PCS tip means your Cyclone windshield is always ‘PCS-ready’ and there’s one less moving/removable part to think about!
  • With a fixed PCS tip, as opposed to threaded on, it is always in perfect alignment with the Cyclone windshield kit itself
  • Unique XLR holder which allows for 360 degree rotation, so you can easily choose & change where the XLR sits, relative to the mount
  • XLR holder designed with a slight ‘kick angle’ to help better accommodate the use of plug-in transmitters at the end of the boom
  • Easy to fit
Compatible with Rycote Cyclone and Stereo Cyclone Windshield Kits (replacing the existing boom adaptor)
  • Simplest way to integrate the Rycote PCS quick attachment/quick release functionality into your existing Rycote Cyclone windshield kit
  • Smaller and lighter – compared to using the existing boom adaptor with a separate 3/8” PCS Tip attached
  • Built-in PCS tip means your Cyclone windshield is always ‘PCS-ready’ and there’s one less moving/removable part to think about!
  • With a fixed PCS tip, as opposed to threaded on, it is always in perfect alignment with the Cyclone windshield kit itself
  • Unique XLR holder which allows for 360 degree rotation, so you can easily choose & change where the XLR sits, relative to the mount
  • XLR holder designed with a slight ‘kick angle’ to help better accommodate the use of plug-in transmitters at the end of the boom
  • Easy to fit
Compatible with Rycote Cyclone and Stereo Cyclone Windshield Kits (replacing the existing boom adaptor)

What’s in the box?

Product Code: 185808

1 x Cyclone Adaptor for PCS-Boom Connector
1 x XLR Holder (pre-fitted)

Pair of 3/8″ Tips for PCS-Boom Connector

Additional PCS tips, for all of your kit!

The Pair of 3/8″ Tips for PCS-Boom Connector are identical to the removable male tip provided with the Rycote PCS-Boom Connector.

With a PCS-Boom Connector (not supplied), attached to your boom pole, these spare tips allow you to prepare your various shock-mounts, windshield kits etc., for fast and simple PCS attachment and release!

Features and Compatibility

  • 3/8” male thread, for attachment to any 3/8” female threaded accessory (shock mount, windshield kit etc.)
  • Tips attach and release into the Rycote PCS-Boom Connector (available separately) on your boom pole
  • Leather washer fitted, to allow for secure attachment when fixed and tightened
  • Tough, durable PCS tips made of anodized aluminium
  • Circular hole bored through tip allows for insertion of a tool (e.g. screwdriver), to help tighten firmly
Compatible with any 3/8″ female threaded accessory, such as shock mounts, windshield kits etc.
  • 3/8” male thread, for attachment to any 3/8” female threaded accessory (shock mount, windshield kit etc.)
  • Tips attach and release into the Rycote PCS-Boom Connector (available separately) on your boom pole
  • Leather washer fitted, to allow for secure attachment when fixed and tightened
  • Tough, durable PCS tips made of anodized aluminium
  • Circular hole bored through tip allows for insertion of a tool (e.g. screwdriver), to help tighten firmly
Compatible with any 3/8″ female threaded accessory, such as shock mounts, windshield kits etc.

What’s in the box?

Product Code: 185805

2 x 3/8” male PCS ‘Tips’, each with leather washer fitted

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