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, there are 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.
The windshield body length is calculated by adding microphone length plus XLR (5 cm or 2”) of the LONGEST microphone, in the M/S pair. The suspension is determined by the diameter of the microphones. Any combination of the following can be made: 19 mm, 21 mm, 25 mm Round & 25 mm Square (for example for the MKH 416 / MKH 30 the clips are 19 / 2 5Rd & 19 / 25 Sq)
- Complete kit for ORTF with compact condenser 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- More robust: elastic bands have been replaced by the virtually unbreakable Lyre suspensions
- Light-weight system is fast and easy to set up
- Outstanding isolation from shocks and vibrations