Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL)

Product Code: 080211

Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL) is suitable for ORTF configuration with compact condenser microphones including a Sennheiser MKH8000 series pair. (MZL Connbox included)


Main Benefits:

  • Complete kit for ORTF for a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020, 8040, or 8050 microphones
  • MZL Connbox provides an additional level of isolation from cable-borne noise
  • More robust: elastic bands have been replaced by the virtually unbreakable Lyre suspensions
  • Light-weight system is fast and easy to set up
  • Outstanding isolation from shocks and vibrations

Sharing Options

The Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL) includes a Connbox with detachable 130mm Binder cables with MZL termination for use with Sennheiser MKH 8020, 8040, or 8050 mics and a Binder to 5-pin XLR output cable for additional protection from cable-borne noise. It also includes a Lyre suspension, a cable clamp, and a 145mm Stereo Windshield & Windjammer large enough to comfortably accommodate the microphones. A specially designed Rycote mounting adapter bar keeps the microphones at the correct spacing and angle for ORTF recording, and the Lyre suspension and shared windshield combine to provide a solution that is extremely resistant to wind noise and unwanted vibrations and handling noise.

The Rycote ORTF Kits are perfect for ORTF stereo recording which 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.

In addition to the MZL version, we offer two other variants of the ORTF kit:

Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (LEMO) includes a Connbox with detachable 130mm Binder cables with Lemo termination for use with Schoeps CCMs and a Binder to 5-pin XLR output cable.

Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (Connbox not included), suitable for a pair of Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH 8000 mics.


The windshield body length is calculated by adding microphone length + XLR (5 cm or 2”) of the LONGEST microphone, in the M/S pair.
The suspension is determined by the diameter of the microphones. Any combination of the following can be made: 19 mm, 21 mm, 25 mm Round & 25 mm Square (for example for the MKH 416/MKH 30 the clips are 19/25Rd & 19/25Sq)




Sennheiser MKH 8020 - pairFor more information on this specific microphone, visit Sennheisers website at http://en-uk.sennheiser.com
Sennheiser MKH 8040 - pairFor more information on this specific microphone, visit Sennheisers website at http://en-uk.sennheiser.com
Sennheiser MKH 8050 - pairFor more information on this specific microphone, visit Sennheisers website at http://en-uk.sennheiser.com
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.



1 x Windshield WS AE
Product Code: 010904
Suitable for MS or ORTF Stereo combos



1 x Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL)
Product Code: 040152
Suitable for Sennheiser MKH 8000 series in ORTF stereo



1 x Windjammer WJ AE
Product Code: 021901
Windjammer suitable for Windshield AE





4x Single Lyre 62(19/25) + risers
Brush
Hex head key

MZL arrangements (Sennheiser MKH 8000 series)

MZL arrangements (Sennheiser MKH 8000 series) from Rycote on Vimeo.


Duck Raincover

Duck Raincover from Rycote on Vimeo.


Connboxes (Mono & Stereo)

Connboxes (Mono & Stereo) from Rycote on Vimeo.


Stereo Windshield Kits

Stereo Windshield Kits from Rycote on Vimeo.


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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Product Code(s)

Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL)

Suitable for Sennheiser MKH8000 series pair (MZL Connbox)

Product Code: 080211