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Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting

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Product Highlights
  • Fits Sennheiser MKH Microphones
  • Long Support Bar for Long Microphones
  • For Stand and Boom Mount Application
  • Large Lyre Size
  • Two 19 to 25mm Mounting Clips
  • 3/8" Threaded Stand Mount

The Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension addresses the demand for a professional, Rycote-quality shockmount in the studio, conference settings and speech capturing applications.

The entire mount is comprised of two large InVision lyres with two clips that accommodate microphone bodies measuring 19 to 25mm in diameter. The lyres rest on a bar with a 3/8" threaded stand adapter at the base. The long support bar on this model accommodates microphones longer than 120mm.

The stand adapter itself features an integrated cable clip for securing excess cable and minimizing noise. The unique lyre suspension is engineered with Hytrel for a virtually indestructible design that maximizes shock and noise suppression.

The InVision suspension system is available in various clip sizes to accommodate different microphones. The versatile 19 to 25mm mounting clips included with this system are intended for mounting a wide variety of microphones.

Long Support Bar
The long support bar on this model accommodates microphones longer than 120mm.
Large Lyre Suspension for Boom Operation
The large lyre suspension webs measure 70mm high and 40mm wide to accommodate heavier microphones. This is ideal for static stand mounting as well as boom placement.
19 to 25mm Mounting Clips
The clips included with this system accommodate microphone diameters measuring between 19 to 25mm in diameter. The clips mount a wide variety of microphones that measure under 120mm long.
Hytrel Construction
The unique lyre suspension is engineered with Hytrel for a virtually indestructible design that maximizes shock and noise suppression.
Integrated 3/8" Threaded Stand Adapter
A 3/8" threaded stand adapter is featured at the base for microphone stand mounting.
Dimensions Lyre (Suspension): 2.75 x 1.57" (70 x 40mm) (WxH)
Clips: 19 to 25mm (0.74 to 0.98") (Both)
Long Bar Size (accommodates microphones longer than 120mm) Length Not Specified
3/8" Threaded Stand Adapter
Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting
  • INV-7 Suspension System
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    RycoteINV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting
     
    4.5

    (based on 26 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Holds items securely (21)
    • Stable (17)
    • Compact (13)
    • Portable (10)
    • Quiet (3)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (7)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (15)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Well made, flexible design.

    I got a pair of these for location recording use with Schoeps mics. Looking for a shock mount that was more 'finish friendly' on the Schoeps than the standard Schoeps shock mounts. ...Read complete review

    I got a pair of these for location recording use with Schoeps mics. Looking for a shock mount that was more 'finish friendly' on the Schoeps than the standard Schoeps shock mounts. (The Nextel bodies are easy to scratch.) While I like these better, the clips are very tight and there is a slight ridge from the mould that would mar the finish on the mics. After some work with 400-grit sandpaper to smooth them, they work well. Recommended overall, and a pretty good value.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not worth the money

    this was probably one of the worst pieces of gear i could have spent money on. despite being an over-priced piece of plastic, the knob does not keep enough tension on it to remain...Read complete review

    this was probably one of the worst pieces of gear i could have spent money on. despite being an over-priced piece of plastic, the knob does not keep enough tension on it to remain in position, with or without a mic in it. i've pulled it apart and put it back together again and cinched down on the screw, but a few moves up or down and it collapses again. for a few dollars more, purchase one of Rode's pistol grips and you'll be able to use the mic in more than one fashion, either hand held or on the end of a boom. for my money, that's a better option. sorry rycote, i'm a big fan of many of your other products, but this one fails my test.

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    5.0

    No handling noise at all

    By Rayell Sound Recorder

    from El Paso, Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Holds Items Securely
    • Portable
    • Stable
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

      I couldn't be happier with this shock mount. It was all I was looking for. Very solid and well built.

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      4.0

      So far so good

      By Bill the Teacher

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Holds Items Securely
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

          We've been using the mount for a Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic, and it has been working well. I just hope the rubber shock mount holds up to the use of my high school students.

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          5.0

          Excellent product, excellent value.

          By graemespicer

          from Toronto

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Excellent value
          • Holds Items Securely

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • Home Studio
          • Location Recording

          Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

          Very good isolation, very well built and durable. Rubber grommets (?) protect my MKH416. Highly recommended. Why does a similar product from Neumann cost[$]??? I've never understood the pricing models for shock mounts :)

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          5.0

          Worth Every Penny!

          By Zbritt

          from South Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Holds Items Securely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

            Thought we could do without a shock mount but the rough handling of student grips on the fiberglass boom was a re-occurring problem. GREAT FIX! Now handling noise is NON-EXISTENT!

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            5.0

            It's Quieter vs. Rubber Band shockmount

            By IndieBoomer

            from Northern California

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Boomed Dialog Mic

            Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

            I had been using a cheap shock mount. Then I upgraded my dialog mic (Audix SCX1) and started hearing rumbling due to handling noise transmitted to the mic through my cheap shock mount. Changing to this mount, along with an XLR cable upgrade, and attaching the cable to the supplied clip, along with a bit more care in booming, completely silenced the rumble.

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            5.0

            Great mic suspension

            By Sy_Young

            from Allentown, Pa

            Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

            This product is great, does the trick for stabilizing my sennheiser mkh416 with my boompole. Rycote makes some great products!

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            3.0

            A little flimsy but does the job.

            By Fazz

            from Adelaide, SA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Field recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

            Used with the Oktava MK-012 and Rycote Baby Ball Gag Windshield.
            I was a little disappointed and worried at how bendy and flimsy it felt when I first got it but after several boom swinging jobs, it's still holding up (noise free) even with the fairly bulky windshield hanging off of it.
            Could be a little more solid but at least there's a shock mount out there for such a small mic such as the Oktava.

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            4.0

            Works well

            By GreyKit Media

            from Glassboro, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

            I bought this to use with our Sennheiser MKH 416 and the boom we purchased to film our webseries. It is very light and seems to work as it is designed; it holds the mic firmly and works as a quality shockmount should.

            My only quarrel is that it feels quite flimsy for the price, but I can't complain as it performs flawlessly.

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            5.0

            A solid design, works great

            By Willbartlett

            from Toronto

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                This mount works great as it absorbs shocks well. Plus it is very easy to connect the shotgun mic to it.

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                5.0

                Makes all the difference

                By Tim

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Holds Items Securely
                • Quiet
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                  When I just started out doing location sound on web shoots, I had a Pearstone shock mount that came with one of the B&H kits. I was gentle with the boom, but still noticed some occasional handling noise.

                  After doing some reading online, I decided to replace the Pearstone with the InVision. It's such a ridiculous difference, I wish I hadn't waited so long. Not only is it significantly easier to switch out mics, but it's also quieter, which is paramount.

                  There's really nothing left to say. This is a legitimate upgrade without the usual price hikes that are associated with pro upgrades.

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                  5.0

                  Phenomenal!

                  By Chris

                  from Columbus, Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Holds Items Securely
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                      I use this for short sketches and film and I love it. It's incredibly absorptive and easy to use. Works perfectly.

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                      5.0

                      right shock mount for DPA MMP-A preamp.

                      By Young

                      from Bronx, NY

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Holds Items Securely
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                        I have a pair of DPA 2011a, which length is 147mm(5.8inch). This microphone set doesn't come with proper shock mount. This INV-7 holds my microphone properly and I can easily adjust the position and angle.
                        Also, it does come with 3/8 to 5/8 converter so don't worry about it.

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                        4.0

                        Works fine with NTG-2 microphone

                        By Don

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Holds Items Securely
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ

                        Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                        I can mount my NTG-2 mic on it and point it to any direction I like. It stays in position. The built quality seems to be very fragile however. I fear it will break every time I push the mic into the position. With that concern I bought another cheap (a fraction of the cost) version somewhere else as a backup. Overpriced? Oh yeah, definitely.

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                        5.0

                        does what it's supposed to

                        By MHNYC

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Holds Items Securely
                        • Portable
                        • Reasonably Priced
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Interviews
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                          Does what it's designed to do: holds my hypercardioid mic on the end of a stand-mounted boom to record dialogue.

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                          1.0

                          not worth the money

                          By djim

                          from boston

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy
                            • Not Functional
                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                              this was probably one of the worst pieces of gear i could have spent money on. despite being an over-priced piece of plastic, the knob does not keep enough tension on it to remain in position, with or without a mic in it. i've pulled it apart and put it back together again and cinched down on the screw, but a few moves up or down and it collapses again. for a few dollars more, purchase one of Rode's pistol grips and you'll be able to use the mic in more than one fashion, either hand held or on the end of a boom. for my money, that's a better option. sorry rycote, i'm a big fan of many of your other products, but this one fails my test.

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                              5.0

                              Ecellent product for the price

                              By Smokey's

                              from Lancaster PA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Holds Items Securely
                              • Portable
                              • Stable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                                Need to wait and see how well the plastic holds up over time, vs rubber, but it appears to be an excellent product for the price.

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                                4.0

                                Excellent pencil mic isolation mounts

                                By Aldo Vincenzo Scaramouche

                                from Canada

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Holds Items Securely
                                • Stable

                                Cons

                                • Pricey

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                                High quality, effective. Not cheap, but you pay for quality.

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                                4.0

                                Working out well

                                By Mathieu Cunha

                                from Cambridge, MA

                                About Me Novice

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Holds Items Securely
                                • Portable
                                • Stable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Booming
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                                  What can I say? For a piece of plastic it certainly is expensive but it is well designed and more functional than the band mounts you will see. Lots of play for when you are too dumb to hold the boom steady, but the mic is very secure. Might even buy another one.

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                                  5.0

                                  Best Shock-Mount Period...

                                  By Pelhamblue

                                  from Savannah, GA

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Holds Items Securely
                                  • Stable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                                    Tried them all and this guy really does the trick! Could not believe the difference.

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                                    5.0

                                    One of the Best Suspensions Ever!

                                    By Chas

                                    from Aurora, CO

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Holds Items Securely
                                    • Light simple and strong
                                    • Portable
                                    • Stable

                                    Cons

                                    • Can't really think of any

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Rycote INV-7 InVision Microphone Suspension for Stand and Boompole Mounting:

                                      I've been using my INV-7 for a long time now, probably since they were first released, so maybe 5 or 6 years now... And over that time it has performed amazingly. For sure the quietest suspesion I have ever used. I use it mainly with my Schoeps CMC6/41 setup on the end of a 10' K-Tek carbon fiber pole with internal cabling. The Schoeps is a fairly light mic to begin with and once I replaced the original Rycote, rubber, pistol grip, heavy mount that I was using, a lot of handling noise disapeared. As well as a lot of wieght!
                                      Now after all that time, I have finally broke one of the lyres and need to get some replacement lyres. Not having to buy a whole new mount is truly one of the best features! That's just increadible and the price has pretty much stayed the same as when I bought mine a few years back. A great system for sure and very durable! I can't recomend this enough.

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