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Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone Location Recording Kit

BH #RYHC15TCK (B&H Kit)
Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone Location Recording Kit
Key Features
  • For Film/TV, Location, and Broadcast
  • HC-15 Short Shotgun Mic with Shockmount
  • Furry Windshield, Pistol Grip, and Case
  • Handheld or Camera-/Boompole-Mounted Use
Equally capable for handheld and camera-/boompole-mounted use in film/TV production, location recording, and live broadcasting, this B&H Kit features the Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone with a travel case, a vibration-inhibiting shockmount, a pistol grip, and a furry windshield to control wind noise. The mic's precise, yet warm sound and sharp directionality combine with the sonic benefits of the accessories to yield a portable and pro-level mic solution for sound recordists.
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Rycote HC-15 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Rycote InVision On-Camera Shockmount for Microphones & Cameras
  • 4Rycote Standard Hole Classic Softie Wind-Screen (3.9" Long, 0.7 to 0.8" Diameter Hole, Gray)
  • 5Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

Equally capable for handheld and camera-/boompole-mounted use in film/TV production, location recording, and live broadcasting, this B&H Kit features the Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone with a travel case, a vibration-inhibiting shockmount, a pistol grip, and a furry windshield to control wind noise. The mic's precise, yet warm sound and sharp directionality combine with the sonic benefits of the accessories to yield a portable and pro-level mic solution for sound recordists.

Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone

The Rycote HC-15 is a short shotgun microphone with a 3.7" 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-15 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-15 does not include a windshield. Rycote offers several compatible wind reduction options that are available separately: 

  • 3.9" Classic Softie
  • 3.9" Short Fur Softie
  • 3.9" SGM Foam
  • 3.9" Super Softie
  • NS2-CA Nano Shield Kit 
  • Small Cyclone Windshield
  • Modular Windshield Kit 2
Rycote InVision On-Camera Shockmount for Microphones & Cameras

The InVision On-Camera Shockmount from Rycote is designed to affix compatible microphones directly to a camera's shoe mount. What are the compatible microphones? Any mic measuring up to 11.8" in length and between 0.7 to 1" in diameter.

This shockmount uses patented Lyre technology to securely hold mics in the inner-molded clip, and to suspend the microphone, thus protecting it from shock and handling noise. The mount is specifically sized to keep the microphone out of your shot. It also gives you the option to attach your microphone to boompoles with a 3/8"-16 mount.

Key Features at a Glance
  • Duo-Lyre soft-grip inner surface
  • Patented Lyre shockmount
  • 180&Deg; swivel for aiming your mic
  • Integrated cable clamp for reducing cable-borne noises
  • Aluminum cold shoe fitting for cameras
  • 3/8"-16 female thread for boompoles
  • Keeps mic out of your shot
Rycote Standard Hole Classic Softie Wind-Screen (3.9" Long, 0.7 to 0.8" Diameter Hole, Gray)

Rycote Classic Softies provide optimum wind diffusion and noise rejection while remaining cost effective. This softie features a standard size hole and measures 3.9" long. The softie will fit microphones with diameters from 0.7 to 0.8" / 19 to 22mm.

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.

In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.

UPC: 847628562738

Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone 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 Connector
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Color
Black
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)
Sensitivity
45 mV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
85 dB A-Weighted (1 kHz)
Connectivity
Analog Output Connector
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: 6.1" / ø: 19 x L: 155 mm
Weight
3.2 oz / 90 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 1.9 x 1.4"

Rycote InVision On-Camera Shockmount for Microphones & Cameras Specs

Mounts
Cold Shoe Mount
3/8"-16 Female Thread for Boompole
For Use with
Mics Measuring up to 11.8" / 300.0 mm in Length and between 0.7 to 1.0" / 19.0 to 25.0 mm in Diameter
Dimensions
2.4 x 3.2 x 2.6" / 61.0 x 82.0 x 66.0 mm
Weight
2.4 oz / 68.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.8 x 2.8 x 2.6"

Rycote Standard Hole Classic Softie Wind-Screen (3.9" Long, 0.7 to 0.8" Diameter Hole, Gray) Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter
0.7 to 0.8" / 19 to 21 mm
Inner Depth
3.9" / 10 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.365 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.75 x 4.25 x 3.25"

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.75 x 3.1 x 1.65"

Rycote HC-15 Reviews

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How do these shotguns do outside in heat and ...

How do these shotguns do outside in heat and humidity? I do a lot of nature recordings and am interested in their low self noise
Asked by: Kevin
The Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone is not IP-rated for moisture resistance, and Rycote has not specified a maximum ambient temperature for optimal operation. As such, and until further information is made available, it should be protected from moisture and caution should be taken when using the microphone in high temperatures.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2024-01-14

What are some Rycote shockmounts that would work ...

What are some Rycote shockmounts that would work with this microphone? Rycote does a terrible job of not mentioning this on their website.
Asked by: David
The Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone can be used with a variety of Rycote shockmounts such as the Rycote 037340 Universal Shotgun Mount for Cameras and Boom Poles, the Rycote 041138 InVision On-Camera Shockmount, the Rycote 041136 INV-Lite 19 Boom Shockmount for Short Shotgun Mics, or the Rycote 042901 InVision Video Hot Shoe Microphone Suspension.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-01-05

Can you power the shotgun with a AA battery or it ...

Can you power the shotgun with a AA battery or it absolutely need phantom power to work?
Asked by: Charles
The Rycote HC-15 Short Shotgun Microphone requires 24V or 48V of phantom power. It will not work with a standard battery. However, you can get a separate phantom power supply that uses a battery. For example, the Xvive Audio P1 Portable Phantom Power Supply with Rechargeable Battery (B&H # XVP1) has a built-in rechargeable battery and it's very easy to use. The Mackie M48 Single-Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply (B&H # MAM48) can be powered by a 9V battery or its included AC power supply. We do have more options. Please feel free to contact us by phone or through live chat and we will be happy to help you find the best option for your application.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-05-10
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