Rycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit

Rycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit
Rycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF KitRycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF KitRycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit
Rycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF KitRycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit

What's in the box?

1 x XLR Holder MK II
1 x Boom Poles Adaptor
1 x Windshield WS AE
1 x Suspension Medium ORTF
1 x Windjammer WJ AE
2 x Single Lyre 62 (19/25)
2 x Single Lyre 62(8) + risers
1 x Brush
1 x Hex head key

Rycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit

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

Main Benefits:

  • More robust: elastic bands have been replaced by the virtually unbreakable Lyre suspensions
  • Lighter and easier to set up
  • Better isolation from shocks and vibrations
  • More versatile: fewer combinations cover a wider range of possible MS configurations

ORTF stereo recording 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. Rycote's new ORTF Windshield kit is designed for matched pairs of Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH 8000 mics, and 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.

If required, additional protection against cable-borne noise can be ensured by purchasing variants of the ORTF kit which additionally include a Rycote Connbox. The first includes a Connbox with Lemo connectors for use with Schoeps CCMs, the other with MZL connectors for use with Sennheiser MKH8000 mics.

There are three variants of the kit, 2 with Connbox supplied (Lemo for Schoeps CCM or MZL for Sennheiser MKH 8020,8040 or 8050). The 5-pin XLR output Connbox uses detachable Binder cables, with 130 mm tail - with either MZL or Lemo connectors.


    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)

    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.

    Service Timescale Price
    UK Mainland Royal Mail Small Parcel 2-4 Days £3.99
    UK Offshore Royal Mail 2-4 Days £9.99
    UK Standard Courier 2-4 Days £6.49
    UK Express Courier Next Day £7.99
    International Shipping From 1-8 Days (Full Details) From £15.00

    Delivery Times

    Delivery times are based on when the packages leaves our premises. Sometimes, due to stock restrictions or a non completed order, delivery may take longer as there is a delay with dispatch. We will always notify customers of any issues and problems via email or telephone. 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.

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    New items: You can return goods you have ordered from us for any reason, at any time within 7 working days of receipt, for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product from our range. The cost of returning goods to us shall be borne by you, the customer, in all circumstances without exception.

    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 effect the level of refund you receive.

    Used items: Please note this does not apply to used item unless they are deemed faulty.

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    Model:  RY-WS-AE-ORTF
    Part No.:  080210
    Manufacturer:  Rycote

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