The Full Windshield Kit 2 is the professionals' choice when maximum isolation from wind and handling noise is required. This kit is a flexible, complete windshield and suspension package, which provides varying levels of windshielding for numerous microphone configurations. The Windshield Kit 2 is suitable for shotgun microphones from 121mm up to 160mm in length.
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 configurations.
A Full Windshield Kit is comprised of the following three main components: Modular Suspension, Modular Windshield and Windjammer.
Our 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 your microphone.
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.
Finding the correct Windshield Kit will depend on the type, length and diameter of the microphone.
Because the whole microphone is encased in a windshield basket the total length of the microphone including the XLR cable must be accounted for, this means adding 50mm to the length of the mic.
For a windshield to work effectively the microphone should be mounted centrally within the windshield, therefore the microphone + XLR length should approximately equal the windshield body length. The body length of our windshields is the total length, excluding end caps.