The Rycote Windshield Kit # 4 is a complete modular microphone windshield
system including the Rycote modular suspension mount, windjammer, windshield
and necessary extensions. Suitable for shotgun microphones from 211mm up to
280mm in length. The windshield provides optimum protection against wind and
the kit is a useful solution for those who do not already own a suspension
mount or windjammer.
The Full Windshield Kit is the professionals' choice when maximum
isolation from wind and handling noise is required.
This complete modular system can be configured to allow almost any
microphone to be shock-mounted and provided with varying degrees of
windshielding. Components may be ordered separately, or as one of a series of
kits, which simplify the selection process for many common
A Full Windshield Kit is comprised of the following three main components:
Modular Suspension, Modular Windshield and Windjammer.
The maximum length of this windshields is calculated by adding the length
of the mic to 5 cm (for the XLR). This will ensure that the microphone is
mounted centrally within the windshield, and not poking out into the end cap
(dome) as this reduces the effectiveness of the windshield. The length of the
windshield is referred to by it's body length. So if you took off the end
caps, that is the body.
The suspensions provides complete isolation against handling noise and
cable-borne noises, by supporting the microphone in a cradle arrangement
using Lyre suspension webs.
The Windshield basket completely surrounds the microphone and its
connector, sliding onto the Modular Suspension to provide up to 25dB of wind
noise attenuation. This is the first layer of windshielding protection for
Windjammers introduced by Rycote in 1987, are high quality synthetic fur
covers, designed to fit perfectly over the Modular Windshield. They give an
additional 10dB of wind noise attenuation. Fitted with a drawstring &
toggle to allow snug and easy fitting. Full Windshield Kits, including zipped
windjammers are also available on request.
Stereo Windshield kits are available to fit a wide variety of stereo
pairs, single shank stereo microphones, and stereo capsule microphones.