Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL)

Product Code: 040152

Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL) is suitable for a matched pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020/40/50 in ORTF Stereo configuration in an AE Windshield. Includes a MZL stereo Connbox.


Main Benefits:

  • Patented Lyre suspensions provide complete isolation against handling noise whilst safely gripping the microphone
  • Our new small and medium modular bars are now more durable and less prone to wear and tear.
  • Comfortable pistol-grip handles allow handheld use, but also have a 3/8" boom adaptor in the base for quick transfer boom operation

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ORTF stereo recording 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.

A specially designed Rycote mounting adapter bar keeps the microphones at the correct spacing and angle for ORTF recording, and the Lyre suspension provide a solution that is extremely resistant to unwanted vibrations such as cable-borne and handling noise.

The 5-pin XLRm output Connbox uses detachable Binder cables, with 130 mm tail - with MZL connectors.
Bar: Medium 2 module (160mm length) plus two quarter module bars angled at 55 degrees each.
Lyres Fitted: 4 x Single Lyre 62 (19/25) + risers
Lyres Spare: None
Back to Back Clips: None required
Connbox: CB 11 (2 MZL detachable)

Small Modular suspensions are suitable for shotgun microphones from approximately 120mm to 210mm in length, and diameters ranging from 19-25mm, 30mm or Sennheiser MKH microphones.

Medium Modular suspensions are suitable for shotgun microphones from approximately 210mm to 400mm in length, and diameters ranging from 19-25mm, 30mm or Sennheiser MKH microphones.

Large Modular suspensions are suitable for heavier shotgun microphones from approximately 400mm up to 540mm in length, and diameters ranging from 19-25mm, 30mm or Sennheiser MKH microphones.




1 x XLR Holder MK II
Product Code: 048493
The XLR Holder Mk II fits between any 3/8" male threaded boom pole or mic stand and any 3/8" female microphone shock-mount or windshield system



1 x Boom Poles Adaptor
Product Code: 048402




1 x Connbox CB11 (2MZL Detachable)
Product Code: 016926
Suitable for Sennheiser MKH 8000 series.





4x Single Lyre 62(19/25) + risers
1 x Medium (2-Module) Bar

Lyre Suspension Types

Lyre Suspension Types from Rycote on Vimeo.


Rycote Originals - The Lyre® Microphone Suspension

Rycote Originals - The Lyre® Microphone Suspension from Rycote on Vimeo.


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Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL)

Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL) is suitable for a matched pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020/40/50 in ORTF Stereo configuration in an AE Windshield. Includes a MZL stereo Connbox.

Product Code: 040152