Stereo Windshields and Stereo Kits

Rycote offers comprehensive solutions to the complex area of shockmounting and windshielding stereo microphones and stereo microphone M/S (Mid-side) pairs.

STEREO WINDSHIELDS AND SUSPENSIONSStereo Windshields and Suspensions

Stereo Windshields offer a highly effective solution for Single-point Stereo condenser microphones and M/S arrays requiring wind protection and maximum shock isolation. The wind attenuation properties and suspension performance are exceptional.

Stereo Windshields will be used with special, single-point stereo microphones and M/S arrays using a directional pattern combined with a figure-eight for M/S Stereo. For Example: Sennheiser MKH Series, Schoeps CMIT 5U with CCM8 and CMC64 with CMC68, Shure VP88 and Rode NT-4 - too name a few.

 

145mm diameter Stereo Windshield AD
145mm diameter Stereo Windshield AD
 
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145mm diameter Stereo Windshield AG

The necessary components in use are the Stereo Suspension, Stereo Windshield and Stereo Windjammer fur cover. A Stereo Hi-Wind Cover is also available. The diameter of the windshield is 145mm - an ideal diameter for providing the proper volume of still air around the mics for superb wind attenuation performance. There are different lengths of Stereo Windshields to accommodate most stereo microphones/arrays in use. The identifiers for Rycote Stereo Windshields are Stereo AD through AG - AG being the longest.

The included boom adaptor of the Stereo Suspension also includes an XLR adaptor to hold the XLR cable mating connection when using an optional Stereo Connbox. Rycote offers various Connboxes to accommodate typical stereo arrangements to maximize isolation and properly dress the cabling inside and outside of the windshield.

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Lyres for Stereo

CHOOSING THE RIGHT STEREO SUSPENSION Stereo Lyre-Susp_HG 30mm

Stereo Suspension for Schoeps M/S

Stereo Suspension for Rode NT-4

   
Image: M/S Stereo Universal Back-to-Back Clip pair with soft-grip treatment. Use two to hold a cylindrical mic "piggybacked" for M/S and a single clip for a Compact mic like a Schoeps CCM8L. These come standard w/ applicable Stereo suspensions and are available in pairs separately (Code: 048488). BTB-Clips
   

Rycote Stereo Suspensions now use Rycote’s patented “Lyre” technology, which is a revolutionary non-elastic microphone suspension web. The Lyre design gives ideal isolation for all cylindrical axial microphones like no other suspension technology before it. Unlike rubber or elastic suspensions the materials used in the lyres are unaffected by temperature, do not deteriorate and are virtually unbreakable.

Rycote offers various Lyre-based Suspensions optimized for a plethora of stereo microphones and stereo M/S pairs.

 

 

Choosing the right Stereo Suspension

CHOOSING THE RIGHT STEREO SUSPENSIONRycote has applied their state-of-the-art “Lyre”-based suspension technology across the Stereo range. This not only provides the user with the best possible microphone isolation but also has rationalized the total number of Stereo Suspensions down to just five. With this, some of the suspensions are more universal and work with several microphone combinations right out of the box. This is achieved by using a one-size-fits-most suspension cradle along with universal BTB Stereo clips to piggyback the second microphone in M/S arrays. Stereo mics with a 30mm diameter like the Rode NT4, Neumann RSM191 and Shure VP-88 utilize special 30mm riser Lyres for ideal isolation and placement within the shield.

In the Cradle Details below you will see mention of Black and Gray Lyres. The only difference is the Gray lyres are physically stiffer and are required to stabilize heavier microphones and/or pairs.

1. Code 040243
Stereo Technique: M/S Stereo [Mid-Side with two microphones]
Cradle Details: Grey Single Universal (19-25mm) Lyres with Universal BTB (back-to-back) clips
Compatible Stereo Windshield: Code AD
Typical Microphones Used: Neumann KM140 and KM120 (WKD-KM)  

2. Code 040241
Stereo Technique: M/S Stereo [Mid-Side with two microphones]
Cradle Details: Black Universal (19-25mm) Lyre Mount with Universal BTB clips
Compatible Stereo Windshield: Code AE or AF
Typical Microphones Used: Schoeps CMC64/41 and CMC68 (with or w/o CUT1),
Sennheiser MKH40 and MKH30, AKG CK91 and CK94

3. Code 040245
Stereo Technique: M/S Stereo [Mid-Side with two microphones]
Cradle Details: Grey Universal (19-25mm) Lyre Mount with Universal BTB clips
Compatible Stereo Windshield: Code AF
Typical Microphones Used: Schoeps CMIT5U and CCM8/CMC68, Sennheiser MKH416 and MKH30, Sennheiser MKH60 and MKH30 (including combinations of Schoeps and Sennheiser)

4. Code 040240
Stereo Technique: Single-point Stereo microphone (internal matrix), 30mm diameter
Cradle Details: Grey 30mm Lyres on riser
Compatible Stereo Windshield: Code AG
Typical Microphones Used: Neumann RSM191, Rode NT4

5. Code 040238
Stereo Technique: Single-point Stereo microphone (internal matrix), 30mm diameter.
Cradle Details: Grey 30mm Lyres on riser
Compatible Stereo Windshield: Code AG
Typical Microphones Used: Shure VP88

Stereo Windshield Sizing

Obtain the length of the microphone (or longer microphone for M/S) in millimeters and add 50mm (5cm) for the additional length of the XLR connector plugged into it. They should fit within the “Body Length” of the shield.

Stereo Windshield AD - Total Windshield length = 300 mm, Body Length is 140mm
Stereo Windshield AE - Total Windshield length = 350 mm, Body Length is 190mm
Stereo Windshield AF - Total Windshield length = 400 mm, Body Length is 240mm
Stereo Windshield AG - Total Windshield length = 460 mm, Body Length is 300mm

There are various possible stereo suspensions and windshield length combinations. Please see our Stereo Search Engine to find what works best for your stereo microphone setup or Download Stereo Windshield Compatibility Reference Chart.

STEREO WINDSHIELD SIZING chart

Stereo Windshield Kits

For convenience and cost savings Stereo Windshields are also sold in complete kits. See price list for exact contents for each kit. All kits include a Stereo Suspension, 145mm Stereo Windshield and Stereo Windjammer fur cover, Pistol Grip Handle, Boom Adaptor and pair of Universal BTB clips [where applicable]. Stereo Connboxes are sold separately.

Kit Description Order Code Included Suspension
Stereo Windshield Kit AD 080202 040243 (Neumann KM100 Series)
Stereo Windshield Kit AE 080203 040241 (Schoeps CMC/MK, Senn. MKH 30/40)
Stereo Windshield Kit AF 080204 040241 (Schoeps CMC/MK/CUT1)
Stereo Windshield Kit AF-30 080205 040240 (Rode NT4, Neumann RSM191)
Stereo Windshield Kit AG 080201 040245 (Sennheiser MKH416, MKH60, Schoeps CMIT)
Stereo Windshield Kit AG-30 080206 040283 (Shure VP88)