Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit

Product Code: 080210

Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit is suitable for ORTF configuration with compact condenser microphones including Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH8000 series. (Connbox is not included)


Main Benefits:

  • Complete kit for ORTF with compact condenser microphones
  • More robust: elastic bands have been replaced by the virtually unbreakable Lyre suspensions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

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The Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit is designed for matched pairs of Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH 8000 mics. It consists of 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 such as cable-borne 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.

A Connbox is not included in this kit, and is available as an optional upgrade for additional isolation from cable-borne noise and vibration. We offer two other variants of the ORTF kit which include a Rycote Connbox with 5-pin XLR output:

Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (LEMO) includes a Connbox with detachable 130mm Binder cables with Lemo termination for use with Schoeps CCMs.

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


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)




Schoeps CCM -pairFor more information on this specific microphone, visit Schoeps website at http://www.schoeps.de/en/home
Sennheiser MKH 8020 - pairFor more information on this specific microphone, visit Sennheisers website at http://en-uk.sennheiser.com
Sennheiser MKH 8040 + MZXFor more information on this specific microphone, visit Sennheisers website at http://en-uk.sennheiser.com
Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MZX For more information on this particular Sennheiser microphone, go to their 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 Windshield WS AE
Product Code: 010904
Suitable for MS or ORTF Stereo combos



1 x Suspension Medium ORTF
Product Code: 040249
Suitable for compact condensers in ORTF Stereo



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





2x Single Lyre 62 (19/25), 2 x Single Lyre 62(8) + risers
Brush
Hex head key

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Product Code(s)

Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit

Suitable for Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH8000 series (No Connbox)

Product Code: 080210