Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL) is suitable for ORTF configuration with compact condenser microphones including a Sennheiser MKH8000 series pair. (MZL Connbox included)
The Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL) includes a Connbox with detachable 130mm Binder cables with MZL termination for use with Sennheiser MKH 8020, 8040, or 8050 mics and a Binder to 5-pin XLR output cable for additional protection from cable-borne noise. It also includes a Lyre suspension, a cable clamp, and a 145mm Stereo Windshield & Windjammer large enough to comfortably accommodate the microphones. A specially designed Rycote mounting adapter bar keeps the microphones at the correct spacing and angle for ORTF recording, and the Lyre suspension and shared windshield combine to provide a solution that is extremely resistant to wind noise and unwanted vibrations and handling noise.
The Rycote ORTF Kits are perfect for ORTF stereo recording which was pioneered by the engineers at the French state broadcaster in the 1960s, and is defined as using a stereo pair of microphones with the capsules spaced 17cm apart, and at an angle of 110 degrees to each other.
In addition to the MZL version, we offer two other variants of the ORTF kit:
Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (LEMO) includes a Connbox with detachable 130mm Binder cables with Lemo termination for use with Schoeps CCMs and a Binder to 5-pin XLR output cable.
Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (Connbox not included), suitable for a pair of Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH 8000 mics.
Product Code: 080211
Complete kit for ORTF for a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020, 8040, or 8050 microphones
MZL Connbox provides an additional level of isolation from cable-borne noise
More robust: elastic bands have been replaced by the virtually unbreakable Lyre suspensions