Cyclone Windshield Kit, Small (XLR)

Product Code: 089103

Cyclone, Small (XLR) premium windshield system for small diaphragm condenser microphones with XLR connectivity. Features grey 3D-Tex® material, “multi-suspension” with Lyre® Technology for transparent, category leading wind and shock isolation. Perfect for Sennheiser MKH 50, Schoeps MiniCMIT, etc.


Main Benefits:

  • Superb acoustic transparency - the open shell structure with no parallel surfaces greatly reduces room-tone effects & provides a clean frequency response;
  • Massive wind noise reduction - asymmetric basket covered with 3D-Tex® material provides enormous benefits in terms of surface turbulence & acoustic impedance. An optional Cyclone Windjammer can be used for the most extreme weather conditions;
  • Advanced shock isolation - with industry-leading Rycote Lyre® microphone suspension and exclusive Floating Basket Suspension (Pat. Pending) with built-in Lyre technology, for additional vibration isolation between basket and pole;
  • An Offset Link bracket is included, to provide mic axis articulation if required for ideal microphone placement;
  • Quick & Easy - unique Z-Locking System with magnetic locking for instant windshield removal/attachment;
  • Lightweight, durable construction & materials - to withstand extreme field use.

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Cyclone, Small (XLR) premium windshield system for small diaphragm condenser microphones with XLR connectivity. This lightweight, durable system provides transparent, category leading wind and shock isolation without need for fur. Features durable, grey 3D-Tex® material, Floating-Basket Suspension (patent pending) and microphone suspension webs with Rycote Lyre® Technology. Z-Locking basket design provides instant windshield attachment / detachment for lightning-fast microphone access. Overall length 297mm. Perfect for Sennheiser MKH 50, Schoeps MiniCMIT, etc.
Microphone type

Mic Lengths: 75 mm - 160 mm
Mic Diameters: 19 mm - 25 mm
Max. Weight of Mic: 110 grams
MIc Connector: XLR 3-Pin Female
Output Connector: XLR 3-Pin Male

Overall Length: 297 mm (11.7 inch)
Body Length: 142 mm (5.6 inch)
Max Diameter: 157 mm (6.2 inch)
Height: 230 mm (9 inch)
Weight: 586 g (20.7 oz)
Gross Weight: 1.12kg

Pack Width: 23 cm
Pack Height: 16 cm
Pack Length: 42.5 cm

Compatible microphones:

DPA 4017C, 4018C
Neumann KM 100 series
Schoeps CMC series
Sennheiser MKH 8040*, MKH 8050*, MKH 50

(*Our recommendation for the Sennheiser MKH8040/8050 is the Cyclone Small (XLR) model, based on the use of the Sennheiser MZX (XLR module) with these microphones. If you wish to use either of these mics without the MXZ mocdule attached, you can do so using the Cyclone Small (MZL).





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1 x Cyclone Windshield Kit, Small (XLR)
Product Code: 089103
Cyclone, Small (XLR) premium windshield system for small diaphragm condenser microphones with XLR connectivity.





Cyclone Windshield System, Small
Cyclone Cable (fitted)
Hex key driver, for adjustment of Lyres
Offset Link Bracket
Quick Start Guide
Rycote Sticker

The Cyclone Range

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Cyclone Windshield Kit, Small (XLR)

Cyclone, Small (XLR) premium windshield system for small diaphragm condenser microphones with XLR connectivity.

Product Code: 089103