Modular Windshield WS 9 Kit (MZL)

Product Code: 086038

Suitable for Sennheiser MKH8020, 8040 and 8050 when used without their MZX XLR module.


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

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The Modular Windshield WS 9 Kit offers a unique and highly effective solution for compact condenser microphones requiring wind protection and maximum shock isolation. It completely surrounds the compact microphone, sliding onto the XX-Small Suspension to provide up to 25dB of wind noise attenuation. The wind attenuation performance is equivalent to a Rycote full sized Windshield yet in a much smaller and lighter package – only 170mm x 105mm including end caps.

High quality synthetic fur-cover Windjammer for WS 9 provides the highest possible protection against extreme wind-noise. When using a Windjammer fitted over a Windshield up to 35 dB of windnoise attenuation can be achieved, producing excellent exterior audio recordings.
Windshield Body Length: 70mm
Total Windshield Length: 170 mm (includes the End Caps)
Height: Windshield 100mm
Net Weight:
Gross Weight:
Windjammer Fur Length: 40mm
Windjammer Fur Colour: Grey
Microphone Connector: MZL
Max Wind-noise Attenuation: 35 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.




Sennheiser MKH 8040 + MZLFor more information on this specific microphone, visit Sennheisers website at http://en-uk.sennheiser.comhttps://vimeo.com/95767934
Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MZX For more information on this particular Sennheiser microphone, go to their website at http://en-uk.sennheiser.comhttps://vimeo.com/95767934
1 x Windjammer WJ 9
Product Code: 021509
Suitable for use with the Windshield 9



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 Suspension XX-Small (MZL)
Product Code: 040113
Suitable for a Sennheiser MKH 8000 Series in a WS9



1 x Connbox CB9 (MZL)
Product Code: 016917
Connbox MZL is suitable for single Sennheiser MKH 8020, 8040 or 8050 in a WS 9 Kit





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Brush
Hex head key

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Modular Windshield Kit.pdf
Modular Windshield Kit

Modular Windshield Kit_08_14.pdf
Modular Windshield Kit (update 08_14)

WS9Kit_MZL_086038_040113.pdf
Spares for the Modular Windshield Kit 9 MZL (08603

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Product Code(s)

Modular Mono Windshield MWS 9 Kit (MZL)

Suitable for Sennheiser MKH8020, 8040 and 8050 when used without their MZX XLR module.

Product Code: 086038