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Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone

BH #RYHC22TC • MFR #079002
Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Film/TV, Location, and Broadcast
  • Hypercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Extremely Low Self Noise
  • Compact & Lightweight
The Rycote HC-22 is a shotgun microphone with a 6.3" interference tube that leverages the company's audio expertise to provide a high-performing, all-purpose solution for location recording, TV/film production, and broadcast work. The electret condenser capsule features sophisticated RF shielding to reduce noise and interference, while its hypercardioid polar pattern reliably attenuates off-axis sound to provide crisp, precise speech and dialog that rivals substantially more expensive models.
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Rycote HC-22 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Capsule
  • 3Preamp
  • 4RF-Protection
  • 5Materials and Construction
  • 6Compatible Rycote Windshields

The Rycote HC-22 is a shotgun microphone with a 6.3" interference tube that leverages the company's audio expertise to provide a high-performing, all-purpose solution for location recording, TV/film production, and broadcast work. The electret condenser capsule features sophisticated RF shielding to reduce noise and interference, while its hypercardioid polar pattern reliably attenuates off-axis sound to provide crisp, precise speech and dialog that rivals substantially more expensive models.

The HC-22 can handle sound sources at volumes up to 133 dB SPL when operating on full 48V phantom power. The mic can also run on 24V, but with lowered SPL handling capabilities. The mic offers an extremely low self noise of 8.5 dB and a wide frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz. A travel case is included, while a wide variety of Rycote windshields and mounting accessories are available separately.

Capsule
  • Individually fine-tuned back-electret microphone capsule for professional, broadcast-quality sound with a hint of warmth
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern picks up less unwanted background sound
Preamp
  • Compact design
  • Sophisticated RF shielding
  • Low power consumption
RF-Protection
  • Active in-line filtering
  • Fine-tuned mechanical RF shielding
  • Thoroughly tested against digital wireless systems and walkie talkies
Materials and Construction
  • Gold-plated Neutrik XLR connector
  • Preamp made from non-corrosive machined brass with low impedance to ensure best possible and longest lasting RF shielding
  • Capsule and interference tube made from lightweight machined aluminum
  • Weight balanced to help keep center of gravity further back for improved handling when using Rycote Lyre shockmounts and slip-on wind protection
Compatible Rycote Windshields
The HC-22 does not include a windshield. Rycote offers several compatible wind reduction options that are available separately: 

  • 7" Classic Softie
  • 7" Short Fur Softie
  • 7" SGM Foam
  • 7" Super Softie
  • NS4-DB Nano Shield Kit 
  • Medium Cyclone Windshield
  • Modular Windshield Kit 3

Rycote HC-22 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Shotgun Mic
Element Type
1x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Hypercardioid
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
133 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Broadcast, ENG (Electronic News Gathering), Audio for Video, Location Sound
Form Factor
Shotgun Mic
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
1x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Hypercardioid
Orientation
End Address
High-Pass Filter
No
Performance
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
133 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
Impedance
100 Ohms
Load Impedance
1 Kilohms
Sensitivity
48 mV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
85 dB A-Weighted (1 kHz)
Equivalent Noise Level
8.5 dB A-Weighted
THD
1%
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
24 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
Color
Black
Dimensions
ø: 0.7 x L: 8.7" / ø: 19 x L: 221 mm
Weight
3.5 oz / 100 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.1 x 2 x 1.4"

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