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K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount

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K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount

B&H # KTNSM Mfr # KNS3
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You Pay: $89.10
Product Highlights
  • For All Standard Shotgun Microphones
  • Additional Mounting Rings Can Be Added
  • Three-Dimensional Isolation
  • Rugged Construction
  • Replaceable Parts

The Nautilus from K-Tek is a universal microphone shock mount that is designed to offer suspension and vibration absorption to any shotgun mic. The mount features a spiral design that applies an even distribution of force in three dimensions. This allows you to move the mic in any direction no matter which way the microphone is oriented.

Mounting rings slide along a single rail and can be positioned anywhere on the rail to accommodate different sized mics
Standard 3/8" - 16 thread
Thread Size Standard 3/8" - 16 thread
K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    K-TekNautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount
     
    3.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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          3.0

          A little heavy and a bit noisy

          By theaudiowench

          from Dallas, Tx

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Holds Mic In Really Well

          Cons

          • Always Need To Tighten It
          • Noisey And A Little Weak

          Best Uses

          • Use Small Shotgun Mic

          Comments about K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount:

          I use this mount with my Sennheiser 416 shotgun. Had great hopes on this product when I first saw it. Unfortunately, it's a little noisey when your in run and gun situation. The weight is another issue. My shotgun mic with a dead cat on it weakens the tilt portion of the mount quite a bit. I find myself always having to tighten things down if I'm really running around a lot.

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          2.0

          Not so sure about this

          By Meowy Meowington

          from Toronto, Canada

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                Comments about K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount:

                Hesitant to buy this based on lack of reviews. I am an audio professional and expect my equipment to work properly, always.

                First off, I do not find the grey mounts to be effective for ANY shotgun mic. They flex too much and actually adds noise from the mounts bouncing off themselves when used with an NTG2 (already quite light compared to most other shotguns mics) and dead cat....too much weight for it.

                The heavier duty black mounts I can not use because they just freely slide along the mounting rail.

                There is no way to LOCK the mounts on to the rail leaving you guessing whether or not your mics are going to fall off the "mount" or not. The little roll pin "clamp" does almost nothing when "locked" and if you forget to "lock" them, they will interfere even more with your set-up.

                Additionally, it looks a bit cheap and resembles plastic coat hangers.

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                4.0

                Check Your Mounting Requirements

                By Bart - Digital Filmmaker

                from Phoenix, AZ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • For Shotgun Mic Mounting
                • Good materials

                Cons

                • Only one mounting option

                Best Uses

                • Boom Pole

                Comments about K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount:

                Nice stylish shock mount at an affordable price...Please note if you plan to use this mount on a camera or studio mic stand (5/8") you will need to purchase additional adapter hardware. I sent an email to K-Tek on this matter and received a fast response....Reply from Sales Manager at K-Tek...

                "..The threaded hole on The Nautilus is a female 3/8 x 16 thread. This is standard for all boom poles. If you want to put the Nautilus in a camera shoe, we make an adapter called the KSA that screws into the bottom of The Nautilus and has a shoe for the camera. If you want to put the Nautilus on a studio mic stand that uses a 5/8 in thread (that's the standard thread for studio mic stands), then you need an adapter. We don't make those, but B&H has one on their website.

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                5.0

                Best microphone suspension, hands down

                By Production Sound Mixer

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Pros

                • Good price
                • Great Isolation
                • Universal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sound Effects Gathering
                  • Sound For Film Production

                  Comments about K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount:

                  I've used this on a variety of microphones for film production. Nothing comes close. I've used the Rycote Invision, mostly before this, and the Nautilus blows it away. The fact that it is pretty much universal for all my mics is amazing. I don't have to have all these different suspensions (that don't work well anyway). I've gotten rid of all of my Rycote Invision mounts and replaced them with just a few of the Nautilus mounts.

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                  5.0

                  First impressions are positive

                  By Eric

                  from Seattle

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                  Pros

                  • Flexible

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount:

                      The Nautilus certainly holds the microphone securely, and worked well in my initial use (indoor, stationary, C-stand supported boom-pole). The latches are quite stiff by design. More extensive usage under more adverse conditions is needed, but my initial impressions are positive.

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