Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone

Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone
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Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone

The HC-22 is a  high-quality hypercardioid shotgun microphone (22cm Long Directional Mono Mic w/ 3-pin XLR Connection) designed for a wide range of applications in cinema, TV, ENG, live broadcast, sound design, studio and field recording. This mic offers performance equal to or better than many of the more expensive professional microphones, while also offering a self-noise level lower than almost any equivalent sized shotgun mic at any price.

The HC-22 combines a highly directional polar pattern with extremely low self-noise. This provides solid off-axis rejection and isolation with a precise sound quality to match, making the HC-22 a great all around mic for recording environments which may require a more focused recoding approach.

This microphone reproduces an accurate reflection of what is being recorded. The mic offers a crisp sound with some additional warmth. How warm will vary ear-to-ear but the mics are somewhere in the middle — not quite as warm as a really warm mic and far from sounding sterile.


  • Capsule
             - Professional broadcast quality and individually fine-tuned back electret capsule.
  • Preamp
             - Compact design
             - Ultra low noise circuitry
             - Sophisticated RF Shielding
             - Low power consumption
  • Connector
             - Gold-plated Neutrik XLR connector
  • RF Protection
             - Active in-line filtering
             - Low power consumption
  • Materials
             - Preamp made from non-corrosive machined brass - low impedence to ensure best possible and longest lasting RF shielding
             - Capsule/interference tube made from lightweight machined aluminium
             - Weight balanced to help keep center of gravity further back to provide improved handling when using Rycote Lyre shock mounts and wind protection
  • Medium Length Shotgun Mic
  • More directional
  • More side rejection


  • Use for live broadcast (sports)
  • Use for booming dialogue from further away (medium & wide shots)
  • Use for noisy news gathering
  • Use for special FX sound recording
  • Perfect for all-around multi-purpose mic


Electrical Characteristics

Frequency Range ( +/-3dB) 50 Hz - 20 kHz
Self-Noise (DIN/IEC) 6.0 dB-A
Polar Pattern Hyper-Cardioid
Capsule Type Back Electret Condenser
Output Sensitivity 53.0 mV/Pa (-25.5 dB)
Maximum Output Voltage 4 Vp
CMR (@ 1kHz) > 60 dB
Min. Load Impedance 1 kΩ
Signal/Noise Ratio 87dB typical (at 1kHz/Pa A-weighted)
Impedance 100Ω
Maximum Cable Length 100 metres
Powering P-48
Powering Valid Range 48-24V (Max SPL reduuced at 24V)
Current Consumption 3.0 mA
Max SPL 133 dB SPL (at 1 kHz 1.0% THD Typical)
127 dB SPL (at 1 kHz 0.5% THD Typical)
RFI Shield Yes
Pad No
Filter/EQ No

Physical Characteristics

Connector XLR-3M
Length 221.0 mm
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 100.0 grams
Colour Matte Black

Protective Case

Material Wood, painted black with lining

Delivery Services

At Pinknoise Systems we like to offer our customers a wide choice of delivery options for their orders, and our prices are affordable and competitive. We also use only the best, most reliable couriers and delivery services to get your equipment where it needs to be - quickly and securely. Please find an outline of our services, prices and timescales below.

Delivery Times

Delivery times are based on when the package(s) leaves our premises. Sometimes, due to stock restrictions or a non-completed order, delivery may take longer as there is a delay with couriers, which is unfortunately out of our hands. If your order is urgent, or details change, please do let us know.
For full details, fees, and time schedules, please see our Delivery Information page.

Returns & Refunds

New items: You can return goods you have ordered from us for any reason, at any time within 30 working days of receipt (14 to initiate the process), for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product from our range. Items must be packed suitably and insured for full loss in the event of a delivery problem. Pinknoise Systems will not be responsible for lost or damaged return goods. Lost or damaged goods may affect the level of refund you receive. For full details of our returns policy, please click here.

£590.00 £690.00
Saving Of:  £100.00 (14%)
(£491.67 Exc. VAT)


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Delivery hours
UK ORDERS: Order soon for delivery on using our express service

Model:  RY-HC22
Part No.:  RYC079002
Manufacturer:  Rycote

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(+44) 01453
825 802

International Delivery

International delivery

We ship across Europe and around the world and have a multitude of shipping options available to our international customers during the checkout, including express delivery for urgent orders.


We have a next day shipping option available for the UK with our DPD courier service, which features delivery alerts, personal delivery preferences and driver tracking with the DPD mobile app.


Spread the cost to maximise your capital. Just call our helpful sales team on 01453 825 802, from 9.00am - 5.00pm, to discuss these options and find out what's available to you.

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Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone

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