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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    3.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          4.0

          Good Product

          By VideoGuy

          from Eugene OR

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about K-Tek Nautilus Universal Microphone Suspension Mount:

              We haven't had it for that long, but so far so good. Nice that it comes with the two different tension mounts. The black ones REALLY hold on tight, infact so tight that at first I worried about scratching up the mic when I went to clamp it in. No problem, though. K-tek makes good stuff.

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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

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                    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

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                          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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