Suspension Medium (XLR-5F) 68 Duo

Product Code: 040145

Suspension Medium (XLR-5F) 68 Duo is suitable for stereo mics up 270mm long with diameter 19-34mm and a 5-Pin XLR Connector in a Windshield 3 or 4. Suitable for the Rode NT4 and the Sennheiser MKH 418.


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

Sharing Options

Our suspensions provide complete isolation against handling and cable-borne noises, by supporting the microphone in a cradle arrangement using Lyre suspension webs.

The patented Lyre are extremely robust, and virtually unbreakable, as they do not use elastic or rubber components which are prone to wear and tear. These completely backward compatible Lyre have replaced the original silicone O-rings suspension, and can be bought separately to upgrade older suspensions. Lyre suspension webs come in five varieties, please see Kit Contents Tab for details.

Small, Medium and Large Modular Suspensions are available, each with corresponding length bars. All other components are shared, including Rycote Pistol-grip with integral XLR MarkII holder and boom adaptor (with 3/8" adaptor) for handheld or boom operation.

A Connbox is fitted as standard to Small, Medium and Large Suspensions (Windshield Kits 1- 11), for maximum reduction in unwanted noise. Using a Connbox breaks the transmission path of the cable-borne noise, and significantly reduces handling noise. For the best performance we only use ultra soft/flexible Mogami cable and gold pin Neutrik 3-pin XLR's
Bar: Medium 2 module (160mm length)
Lyres Fitted: 2x Duo-Lyre 68 (19/34)
Connbox: CB4 (XLR-5F)


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 Pistol Grip Handle with Lever
Product Code: 048401




1 x Connbox CB4 (XLR-5F)
Product Code: 016925
Suitable for single shank stereo microphones with 5-pin XLR.





2x Duo-Lyre 68 (19/34)

1 x Medium (2-Module) Bar
1 x Hex Head Key

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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Spares for the Modular Windshield 3 Kit XLR-5F (08

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Spares for the Modular Windshield 4 KIt XLR-5F (08

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Suspension Medium (XLR-5F) 68 Duo

Suspension Medium (XLR-5F) 68 Duo is suitable for stereo mics up 270mm long with diameter 19-34mm and a 5-Pin XLR Connector in a Windshield 3 or 4. Suitable for the Rode NT4 and the Sennheiser MKH 418.

Product Code: 040145