Modular Windshield WS 4 Kit

Product Code: 086001

The Modular Windshield 4 Kit is suitable for shotgun microphones from 211mm up to 280mm in length and 19-34mm diameter with a 3-pin XLR connector such as the Sennheiser MKH 416, MKH 60 and Schoeps CMIT 5.


Main Benefits:

  • Flexible, complete windshield and suspension package, which provides varying levels of windshielding for numerous microphone configurations
  • The iconic Windshield Kit is the industry standard, and leads the way in windshielding and suspension technology
  • Ideal for popular mics such as Sennheiser MKH 416 and Schoeps CMIT 5U. See compatibility tab for full list of mics

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The Modular Windshield Kit is the professionals' choice when maximum isolation from wind and handling noise is required.
This complete modular system can be configured to allow almost any microphone to be shock-mounted and provided with varying degrees of windshielding. Components may be ordered separately, or as one of a series of kits, which simplify the selection process for many common configurations.
A Modular Windshield Kit is comprised of the following three main components: Modular Suspension, Modular Windshield and Windjammer.

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

Windshield
The Windshield basket completely surrounds the microphone and its connector, sliding onto the Modular Suspension to provide up to 30dB of wind noise attenuation. This is the first layer of windshielding protection for your microphone.

Windjammer
The Windjammer introduced by Rycote in 1985, is high quality synthetic fur covers, designed to fit perfectly over the Modular Windshield. It gives an additional 20dB of wind noise attenuation. Fitted with a drawstring & toggle to allow snug and easy fitting. Modular Windshield Kits, including zipped Windjammer are also available on request.
Windshield Body Length: 330mm
Total Windshield Length: 440mm (includes the End Caps)
Height of Windshield 100mm
Net Weight: 0,7kg
Gross Weight: 1.46
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Microphone Connector: XLR-3F
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 50 dB


Finding the correct Windshield Kit will depend on the type, length and diameter of the microphone.

Because the whole microphone is encased in a windshield basket the total length of the microphone including the XLR cable must be accounted for, this means adding 50mm to the length of the mic.

For a windshield to work effectively the microphone should be mounted centrally within the windshield, therefore the microphone + XLR length should approximately equal the windshield body length. The body length of our windshields is the total length, excluding end caps.




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1 x Connbox CB1 (XLR-3F)
Product Code: 016901
Suitable for mono microphones with 3-pin XLR.



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 Pair of Single Lyre 72 (19/25) (with modular adaptor & screws)
Product Code: 042210
Universal Lyre, 72 shore, with Black rigid part & Grey Soft-grip is suitable for microphones of 19/25 mm diameter and is used on Small & Medium Suspensions



1 x Pistol Grip Handle with Lever
Product Code: 048401






1 x Windjammer WJ 4
Product Code: 021504
Suitable for use with the Windshield 4



1 x Windshield WS 4
Product Code: 010604
Suitable for mic lengths 246mm up to 280mm in length,



1 x Suspension Medium (XLR-3F) 68 Duo
Product Code: 040146
Suitable for shotgun microphones in a WS 4 or WS 295





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Setting up your Sennheiser MKH 416 in a Modular Windshield 4 Kit (086001)

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Modular Windshield Kit (update 08_14)

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FAQ Categories

Suspension
Spares, Repairs and Care

Suspension

Q. Is the Modular Suspension suitable for different types of microphone?

A.  One of the benefits of the Modular Suspension is that it now comes with our new lyre clips. Lyres are available in three different types: Universal; suitable for microphone from 19-25mm in width. MKH; suitable for Sennheiser slab sided MKH microphones. 30mm; suitable for microphone 30mm in width or similar. Universal Lyres are fitted as standard in all Modular Suspensions and Windshield Kits. MKH lyres are also supplied as spares, making it possible to adapt your suspension for many different microphones. The Lyre design is also present in many of our other products as well, such as the 'S'-Series and our InVision ranges.

Q. Why have you changed from your old style aluminium bars to the new plastic ones on the Modular Suspension?

A.  The new bars are made from a reinforced glass polymer as used in the new Modular bracket. The purpose of this change is to make the bar more durable, and also less prone to wear and tear. The change has allowed us to use superior machined brass inserts for the fitting of lyres, Connbox & brackets. These brass inserts will be far less likely to strip or lock out, as was sometimes the case with the previous aluminium bars. These changes only apply to the Small and Medium Modular Bars (048404 and 048405). The Large Modular bar will stay the same for the moment.

Q. There are no longer markings on the new bar will I need to upgrade?

A.  No, because the mounting positions and screw holes are in the same position, they are backward compatible with modular systems. For the lyre clips, there are now square pockets in place of the original grooves that the lyres fit into. For new bars the lyres will no longer require adaptor "feet" to fit into the bar grooves. If using a new bar, it may be necessary to take the "feet" off.

Q. My black filler strip sticks and is difficult to slide into my Windshield.

A.  The flexible PVC used for the filler strip can become deformed or sticky on its surface. Make sure the white plastic washers are in the correct positions and that the strip is not damaged. Wipe a trace of silicone oil (WD40 or similar) onto the sliding surfaces.

Q. Can I treat my Windjammer with water repellent to make it waterproof?

A.  The Windjammer material is already treated with a very fine layer of Scotchguard, but adding any further quantities can result in a crackling noise being heard. Water repellents may also seriously degrade the HF transparency of the backing, so we really would not recommend it.


Spares, Repairs and Care

Q. Is the Modular Suspension suitable for different types of microphone?

A.  One of the benefits of the Modular Suspension is that it now comes with our new lyre clips. Lyres are available in three different types: Universal; suitable for microphone from 19-25mm in width. MKH; suitable for Sennheiser slab sided MKH microphones. 30mm; suitable for microphone 30mm in width or similar. Universal Lyres are fitted as standard in all Modular Suspensions and Windshield Kits. MKH lyres are also supplied as spares, making it possible to adapt your suspension for many different microphones. The Lyre design is also present in many of our other products as well, such as the 'S'-Series and our InVision ranges.

Q. Why have you changed from your old style aluminium bars to the new plastic ones on the Modular Suspension?

A.  The new bars are made from a reinforced glass polymer as used in the new Modular bracket. The purpose of this change is to make the bar more durable, and also less prone to wear and tear. The change has allowed us to use superior machined brass inserts for the fitting of lyres, Connbox & brackets. These brass inserts will be far less likely to strip or lock out, as was sometimes the case with the previous aluminium bars. These changes only apply to the Small and Medium Modular Bars (048404 and 048405). The Large Modular bar will stay the same for the moment.

Q. There are no longer markings on the new bar will I need to upgrade?

A.  No, because the mounting positions and screw holes are in the same position, they are backward compatible with modular systems. For the lyre clips, there are now square pockets in place of the original grooves that the lyres fit into. For new bars the lyres will no longer require adaptor "feet" to fit into the bar grooves. If using a new bar, it may be necessary to take the "feet" off.

Q. My black filler strip sticks and is difficult to slide into my Windshield.

A.  The flexible PVC used for the filler strip can become deformed or sticky on its surface. Make sure the white plastic washers are in the correct positions and that the strip is not damaged. Wipe a trace of silicone oil (WD40 or similar) onto the sliding surfaces.

Q. Can I treat my Windjammer with water repellent to make it waterproof?

A.  The Windjammer material is already treated with a very fine layer of Scotchguard, but adding any further quantities can result in a crackling noise being heard. Water repellents may also seriously degrade the HF transparency of the backing, so we really would not recommend it.



Product Code(s)

Modular Windshield WS 4 Kit

Suitable for Shotgun mics 211mm up to 280mm in length

Product Code: 086001