Professional Connection System

PCS-Quick Release Collection

The Professional Connection System (‘PCS’) is the all-new quick attach/quick release connection system from Rycote. Since the PCS-Boom Connector the PCS range has expanded to include; PCS-Organizer, PCS-Lite 3/8”, PCS-Lite 5/8”, PCS-Spigot and PCS-Utility. All with their own unique features and uses, perfect for the sound professional.

PCS Quick Release

 

Increase efficiency to your workflow

 

The Rycote PCS Quick Release system will improve your workflow immensely. The new range of products all have their own unique features offering multiple use cases across a huge variety of products.

The intuitive and incredibly easy attachment and release mechanism allows for a fast and simple swapping of mics (in shock mounts/windshields), antennas, monitors and more.

When connected it is rock solid and noise-free in operation – especially important for sound professionals.

With its easy one handed ‘click-in’ attachment and pull collar release mechanism, the PCS Quick Release range provides an 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 pulling down on the outer collar – quick, easy and secure.

Introducing the PCS-Quick Release range.

 

Introducing the
PCS-Quick Release range.

 

PCS-Boom Connector

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!

PCS-Organizer

Mount to any flat surface, and affix the included 3/8″ male ‘tip’ to your mic’s shock-mount, windshield or other accessory. Keep your workflow organized!

PCS-Lite 3/8″

Your most economic and general purpose quick release/attach system. Convert stands and arms into a secure and easy quick release for any accessory with a 3/8” thread.

 

PCS-Lite 5/8″

Specifically designed for the (MI) industry with its 5/8” thread compatibility. Attach to your studio stand or arm straight out the box for an intuitive quick release/attach system. 5/8” male tip included.

PCS-Spigot

Create a more efficient and safer workplace with the PCS-Spigot. Specially designed to be fitted to stands and arms with a 5/8”(16mm) spigot connector. 3/8” male tip included.

PCS-Utility

A universal quick release system that can withstand the toughest of conditions. Affix this solid and reliable quick release to any 3/8” threaded arm, stand and Rycote Half Coupler. 3/8” male tip included.

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!

The PCS-Boom Connector is also very lightweight, coming in at only 53g (Connector and Tip combined)!

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.

 

RYC185801 

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!

The PCS-Boom Connector is also very lightweight, coming in at only 53g (Connector and Tip combined)!

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.)

PCS-Organizer

 

RYC185800

PCS-Organizer

Get your gear
organized!

 

Organisation is paramount for a productive shoot – mount several PCS-Organizer units in your Sound/OB vans, carts and studio lockers to allow for quick and secure access to all your windshields and sound accessories, so you always have the perfect tool neatly available on hand.

PCS-Organizer has two mounting holes to secure it to most flat surfaces for unparalleled security, peace of mind and organization (screws not included) making it the ideal solution for fixed installations at multi-purpose halls and arenas.

Made from durable, high-quality materials in a non-reflective finish, this Professional Connection System will reduce time wasted on attaching and positioning microphone shock mounts, windshields, monitors and antennas, significantly improving efficiencies in your workflow.

For added security, the PCS-Organizer has a unique ‘dual-lock’ mechanism preventing accidental release, which makes it the perfect solution for safely attaching your sound equipment above crowds or whilst in transit. When engaged, the ‘dual-Lock’ disables the quick release mechanism to prevent unintended release. To disengage you simply twist the locking ring and simply pull on the ergonomically designed collar for a rapid one-handed release.

PCS-Lite 3/8″

 

RYC185802

PCS-Lite 3/8″

 

Simple, versatile
and quick!

When you need to quickly mount or swap out multiple microphones and accessories during your events, a reliable and economic quick-release system will likely be at the top of your list, Rycote has the solution with the PCS-Lite!

Made from durable, high-quality materials in a non-reflective finish, this Professional Connection System will reduce time wasted on attaching microphone shock mounts, windshields or lighting accessories to stands, arms or booms and improve efficiencies in your workflow. Ideal for kitting out a film set, live arena or house of worship the PCS-Lite has you covered.

A super versatile quick release system! Designed to be used in situations where a variety of kit needs to be positioned quickly and safely, the PCS-Lite is an economical and versatile adapter for microphone kits, antennas and monitors; basically, anything fitted with a 3/8” thread.

PCS-Lite 5/8″

RYC185812

PCS-Lite 5/8″

The music industry’s
quick release!

 

Designed with the MI industry in mind, the PCS-Lite is made from durable, non-reflective high-quality materials in neutral colors and comes with 5/8” threaded fittings, allowing for quick and easy microphone changes whilst maintaining a secure connection to your microphone stand. Perfect for use with the Invision-USM and other studio microphone shock mounts.

The 5/8” brass thread of the PCS-Lite will securely lock on to any 5/8” threaded microphone stand, damage free. Insert and ‘click’ in the included anodised aluminium 5/8” male tip to connect any accessory with a 5/8“ thread. The auto-locking mechanism is both secure and noise-free in operation. Then pull on the ergonomically designed collar for a rapid one-handed release.

As live-streamed gigs become more and more prominent, it may be necessary for your studio, or venue to have microphones mounted in semi-permanent positions. This Professional Connection System allows for a quick, safe and easy setup for multiple bands or performers in the same day, providing a rattle-free, ultra-reliable connection, enabling a quick swap of microphones and increased workflow efficiency– perfect for busy sound professionals.

PCS-Spigot

 

RYC185803

PCS-Spigot

The faster and
safer choice.

The PCS-Spigot is the ideal accessory to convert your stands and arms with spigot connections into super reliable, quick release systems and attach any kit with a 3/8” thread. Designed to fit all articulated arms and stands with a 5/8” (16mm) spigot.

Made from robust, high-quality materials in a non-reflective finish, this Professional Connection System will reduce time wasted on attaching microphone shock mounts, windshields or lighting accessories to stands and arms whilst improving safety and efficiencies in your workflow.

Drop the PCS-Spigot on to any stand or arm with a 5/8” (16mm) male spigot fitting and secure it on with the included hex key for a fixed and secure quick-release system. Insert and ‘click’ in the included anodised aluminium 3/8” male tip to connect any accessory with a 3/8“ thread for an auto-locking attachment that is completely secure and noise-free in operation. The fitted Hytrel® washer increases the tension and ensures a tight fit, reducing the chance of loosening.

To release, the PCS-Spigot has an extra secure ‘twist and pull’ unlocking mechanism for a safe and secure one-handed operation. The knurled finished of the PCS-Spigot ensures a firm grip, even with gloves and improves operation in low light situations.

PCS-Utility

 

RYC185804

PCS-Utility

The workhorse of
Quick Release!

The PCS-Utility is made from robust, high-quality materials whilst being super versatile. With milled anodised aluminium on the exterior for a lightweight but robust body, ensuring durability even in the most challenging conditions. Stainless steel and glass-filled Nylon on the internal components for a grease-free and super strong locking mechanism.

Insert and ‘click’ in the included anodised aluminium 3/8″ male tip to connect any accessory with a 3/8 “thread for an auto-locking attachment that is completely secure and noise-free in operation. The fitted Hytrel® washer increases the tension and ensures a tight fit, reducing the chance of loosening.

To release, the PCS-Utility has an extra secure ‘twist and pull’ unlocking mechanism for a safe and secure one-handed operation. The knurled finished of the PCS-Utility ensures a firm grip, even with gloves and improves operation in low light situations.

The PCS-Utility is secure through all weather conditions, offers easy installation
with a unique quick-release/attach mechanism – ideal for live events such as
live stage productions, sports events and concerts. An all-round workhorse,
designed to withstand any environment you throw at it.

 

PCS-Utility Kit with Half Coupler

RYC185809

PCS-Utility Kit Small

RYC185810

PCS-Utility Kit Large

The safe and quick
way to rigging!

Mount your microphones, shock mounts, windshields and lighting accessories to trusses, scaffolding poles and other rigging apparatus safely and securely with the PCS-Utility Kit.

The PCS-Utility Kit comes equipped with a Rycote Half Coupler, designed to be attached at almost any point on a truss, specially developed for trusses with 32-35mm tubes (small kit) and 48-51mm (large kit). The included 3/8”-16 bolt screws directly onto the PCS-Utility securely and damage-free for the ultimate quick release rigging kit.

The PCS-Utility is made from high-quality materials; with milled anodised aluminium on the exterior for a lightweight but robust body, ensuring durability even in the most challenging conditions. Stainless steel and glass-filled Nylon on the internal components for a grease-free and super strong locking mechanism.

Insert and ‘click’ in the included anodised aluminium 3/8” male tip to connect any accessory with a 3/8“ thread for an auto-locking attachment that is completely secure and noise-free in operation. The fitted Hytrel® washer increases the tension and ensures a tight fit, reducing the chance of loosening.

To release, the PCS-Utility has an extra secure ‘twist and pull’ unlocking mechanism for a safe and secure one-handed operation. The knurled finished of the PCS-Utility ensures a firm grip, even with gloves and improves operation in low light situations.

MEDIA – Videos, images and quick start guides

PCS-Quick Release Guide

PDF Quick Release guide

PCS-Tips Start Guide

PDF Quick Tips guide

 

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