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Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System

B&H # RYWSK4 Mfr # 086001
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You Pay: $599.00
Product Highlights
  • Medium Modular Suspension Mount
  • Connbox 1
  • Windshield #4
  • Windjammer #4

The Rycote Windshield Kit #4 is a complete modular microphone windshield system including the Rycote modular suspension mount, windjammer, windshield and necessary extensions. The windshield provides optimum protection against wind and the kit is a useful solution for those who do not already own a suspension mount or windjammer.

Each custom configured system will include the correct combination of suspension mount, windjammer, windshield and extensions (whenever necessary) to accommodate the size requirements for use with your specific microphone.

Complete Kit Solution
The Windscreen Kit includes all that is needed for complete set up and use. Each kit includes the necessary modular suspension mount, windshield, windjammer and extensions.
Hytrel Plastic Construction
A material called Hytrel is used on the end rings and shield. The material aids in creating the "dead" space necessary for quiet operation.
Interlocking Ends
Modular locking end rings provide quick and easy replacement of dented ends and modular extensions.
Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System
  • Medium Modular Suspension Mount
  • Connbox 1
  • Windshield # 4
  • Windjammer # 4
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    RycoteWindshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System
     
    4.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (10)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (12)
      • Amateur recording (4)
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        • Experienced (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best Investment of blimps

      I am using this on a Rode Boompole and a Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun mic. I record all my audio into a Roland R-44. I am a student so when it comes to...Read complete review

      I am using this on a Rode Boompole and a Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun mic. I record all my audio into a Roland R-44. I am a student so when it comes to buying equipment, it comes down to price, functions and long term investment.

      It was between a Rode blimp and this and obviously this won me over for 2 reasons: the design and connbox.

      Don't get me wrong, I really like Rode products, and I do respect the rode blimp alot as it is a versatile and affordable blimp. However, I figured if I'm going to invest in a blimp, might as well do it once and forget about it. The pricing is on the expensive side but A) I can afford it and B) I see this as a long term investment. The Rycote design with the suspension and overall practicality was a huge score for me. I can wave that blimp with the MKE 600 in it and I won't even hear any rattling (but if you really wanted, you'd have to make a significant amount of effort to get a rattle sound). I recorded some audio outside with wind that could make a flag wave straight out consistently. No wind sounds. Just pristine, quality sounds of what I was wanting to capture.

      One could argue to get just the Rycote Lyre system and put them on a Rode blimp system, but then comes the connbox: it made a huge difference. The combination of both the Lyre and the connbox is a great design and works very efficiently.

      The bottom line is this: If you are VERY tight on budget, then get the Rode Blimp. However, if you can invest to get the Rycote Windshield blimp, it pays off tremendously down the road. I've used both and by far I like using the Rycote blimp way more.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      seems ok

      efective, but not a very good build. i don't think it's gonna last for long on heavy duty work.

      efective, but not a very good build. i don't think it's gonna last for long on heavy duty work.

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      5.0

      A must have for recording outdoors

      By Hartley

      from Northfield, MN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

        I used this Rycote Windshield Kit 4 for the first time on an outdoor video project on a very breezy day. It nearly eliminated all wind sounds from the captured audio. My only (small) issue was the difficulty in removing the blimp's end caps the first couple of times. This was a temporary condition, though. As soon as the locking mechanism loosened a bit, I could twist it apart without too much effort. The inclusion of a retractable brush to groom the "dead cat" is a cool feature, as well.

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        5.0

        To Hear Or Not To Hear

        By SpiderWayne

        from Walnut Creek, CA

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

          Works great and does what it's supposed to do. It's also easy to setup. If you want to take your audio to next level you going to need this. Fragile feel to it can be deceiving. It flexes easily but I don't think it breaks very easy. It's light which is really good because having something like this on the end of your boom pole can get really tiring after a short while.

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          3.0

          seems ok

          By boecker

          from san francisco, ca

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

          efective, but not a very good build. i don't think it's gonna last for long on heavy duty work.

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          5.0

          Rycote Windshield Kit

          By OneManTV

          from Chicago

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

            I haven't had much use out of this kit so far, but I can already say it is designed very thoughtfully. My only complaint is that the dead cat loses its 'fur'; not too much, but a a few hairs here and there can leave behind an unwanted mess.

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            5.0

            Best Investment of blimps

            By Audioman

            from Vancouver, BC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

              I am using this on a Rode Boompole and a Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun mic. I record all my audio into a Roland R-44. I am a student so when it comes to buying equipment, it comes down to price, functions and long term investment.

              It was between a Rode blimp and this and obviously this won me over for 2 reasons: the design and connbox.

              Don't get me wrong, I really like Rode products, and I do respect the rode blimp alot as it is a versatile and affordable blimp. However, I figured if I'm going to invest in a blimp, might as well do it once and forget about it. The pricing is on the expensive side but A) I can afford it and B) I see this as a long term investment. The Rycote design with the suspension and overall practicality was a huge score for me. I can wave that blimp with the MKE 600 in it and I won't even hear any rattling (but if you really wanted, you'd have to make a significant amount of effort to get a rattle sound). I recorded some audio outside with wind that could make a flag wave straight out consistently. No wind sounds. Just pristine, quality sounds of what I was wanting to capture.

              One could argue to get just the Rycote Lyre system and put them on a Rode blimp system, but then comes the connbox: it made a huge difference. The combination of both the Lyre and the connbox is a great design and works very efficiently.

              The bottom line is this: If you are VERY tight on budget, then get the Rode Blimp. However, if you can invest to get the Rycote Windshield blimp, it pays off tremendously down the road. I've used both and by far I like using the Rycote blimp way more.

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              5.0

              KIller Windshield for the Schoeps cmit5u

              By Hardcore Harley

              from Central Arkansas

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Peace Of Mind

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Field Location Audio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

                For years I've gotten by using the Rycote S-300/S-330 Windshields for field location audio recording (short films, documentaries, commercials, corporate interviews). I like that particular model because it's modular, making it extremely easy and fast to access my Schoeps cmit5u shotgun mic filter buttons; and it is relatively lightweight, making it a pleasure to boom. But I always knew that at some point I would need to man up, bite the bullet and pay for a full Rycote Windshield Kit for those truly windy outdoor shoots. And I'm glad I did. I wouldn't have made it through my last short film without this kit due to the wind factor. Now I have total piece of mind in the windiest of conditions, and I also have the option of going lighter with the S-series in a calm "windless" location. My counsel is if you can only afford to purchase one windshield, get the full blown Rycote Windshield Kit. You'll never regret it. Yes, it is heavier, but you'll never have to dread missing that ultimate take. If you can afford both systems, consider starting with the S-series Windshield and order the full blown Rycote Kit when you anticipate a windy location. it's nice having both systems, but if I could only have one, hands down it would be the Rycote Windshield Kit I'm already saving up for my second kit.

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                5.0

                Perfect for MKH-416 Microphone

                By Aston

                from Atlanta, Georgia

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Location sound
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

                  This windshield and windjammer by rycote is very durable and easily fits the Sennheiser MKH-416 Microphone. It filters out a lot of wind noise with little coloration to the overall quality of the audio. This specific one is designed just for the 416 and works great with any boom pole.

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                  4.0

                  It does what it was meant to do

                  By Trough

                  from Brisbane Australia

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

                    I knew prior to buying this product that I would have to add my own modifications, namely more fluffy material in the hole that the Rycote Fluffy doesn't cover. This being said, Rycote Windshield Kits are far superior to any other manufacturer.

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                    5.0

                    Worth the Money

                    By HurleyReyes

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • FilmVideo Recording
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

                      The old adage of "Buy Once, Cry Once" applies. Yes, this setup is more expensive than, say, just buying a softie and a pistol grip - or using the foam windshield. But there's a reason for the extra cost - extra good noise reduction.

                      All the components seem to be of good quality. The kit includes alternate lyres and the way the XLR cable is wired/attached to the mount is very convenient and well thought out.

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                      5.0

                      Rycote updates make this a great buy

                      By jacefive

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

                        I use this model for my 416, MKH60, and hopefully soon a CS-3, and it is great. The new conbox design makes cable management a breeze. Also, with an extension, it works for my MKH70 as well, meaning I don't have to carry around a bunch of different sized kits. Just get an extension, and the correct size wind jammer and you're good to go!

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                        4.0

                        Good Starter kit for Boom work.

                        By audiofredmo

                        from Phoenix, AZ.

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

                          Nice kit with extra parts already included.

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                          5.0

                          gets the job done

                          By jerfilm

                          from Fayetteville, NC

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rycote Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and Suspension System:

                            This is a great kit. Does exactly what it's supposed to do. My only complaint is it comes loose from where it screws to the boompole. It doesn't do this often, but when it does its kind of aggravating.

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