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Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone Location Recording Kit

BH #RYHC22TCK (B&H Kit)
Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone Location Recording Kit
Key Features
  • For Film/TV, Location, and Broadcast
  • HC-22 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-22 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. Compared to the shorter HC-15, the HC-22's longer interference tube delivers even greater off-axis rejection and more focused pickup.
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Rycote HC-22 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII Microphone Suspension - Lyre Shockmount
  • 4Auray Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones (7")
  • 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-22 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. Compared to the shorter HC-15, the HC-22's longer interference tube delivers even greater off-axis rejection and more focused pickup.

Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone

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 InVision INV-HG mkIII Microphone Suspension - Lyre Shockmount

The Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII Microphone Suspension addresses the demand for a heavy-duty shockmount to secure shotgun microphones. The INV-HG mkIII will minimalize handling noise, rumble, and vibration in all speech-capturing applications.

The InVision Lyre cradle accommodates most microphones measuring 19 to 34mm in diameter, like the Sennheiser MKH416 or MKH60. The cradle stabilizes even heavy microphones and allows the use of windscreens without sagging. A heavy duty swivel with a star knob fastens your mic tightly in place. The Lyre cradle rests on a miniature bar with a 3/8" threaded base and includes a 5/8" adapter.

The INV-HG mkIII base features an integrated cable clamp for securing excess cable and minimizing noise. The unique Lyre suspension and cable clamp are engineered with Hytrel for a virtually indestructible design that maximizes shock and noise absorbtion.

Large Lyre Suspension for Boom Operation
The Patented Rycote Lyre suspension cradle measures 70mm high and 40mm wide to accommodate heavier microphones. This is ideal for static stand mounting as well as boom placement.
19 to 34mm Mounting Cradle
The cradle included with this system accommodates microphone diameters measuring between 19 to 34mm. The interior is treated with a soft-grip surface for a perfect, non-slip fitting.
Hytrel Construction
The unique Lyre suspension is engineered with Hytrel for a virtually indestructible design that maximizes shock and noise absorbtion.
Integrated 3/8" Threaded Base with 5/8" Stand Adapter
A 3/8" threaded base and a 5/8" threaded stand adapter is featured at the base for microphone boom pole and stand mounting.
Auray Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones (7")

The Auray WSS Series Professional Windshields deliver superior 360° wind protection with acoustic transparency. They are engineered for dramatic reduction of unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with very little high-frequency loss, for exceptionally accurate recordings.

This WSS-2018 Professional Windshield has an inside depth of 7" and is designed for use with many shotgun microphones. It features a specially manufactured open-cell foam matrix surrounded by a layer of 0.9" thick simulated fur. This diffusion technology lowers wind velocity in a controlled air space around the microphone, thereby reducing wind noise without muffling the sound. It also features an airtight tapered rubber base that seals out wind from the rear of the microphone, greatly improving isolation and rear-wind protection.

When used on a shotgun microphone, this slip-on windshield is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to strong breeze conditions (4 to 25 mph), and you can generally expect a 24 to 40 dB reduction in wind noise with negligible dampening of high frequencies.

In addition to superior 360° wind protection, the WSS-2018 helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. The windscreen is designed to fit microphones from Rode, Sennheiser, Sanken, Sony, and others.

The WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones is an advanced solution for outstanding wind protection with acoustic transparency.

Compatibility
AKG C 568 EB, CK 68 ULS C460B Red
Azden SG(M)-1X
BeyerDynamic MC 716, 726, 736, 836, MCE 86 II, 87vs
ClockAudio C850E
DPA 4017
JVC DY-70U
Rode NTG-3
Sanken CS 3
Sennheiser ME 66 K6, ME 80 K3U, MKH 416, 418
Sony ECM 670, 678, 680S
UPC: 847628552685
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-22 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
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"

Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII Microphone Suspension - Lyre Shockmount Specs

Threaded Mount
3/8" with 5/8" adapter
Diameter
Mic Cradle: 0.74 to 1.3" (19 to 34 mm)
Dimensions
2.75 x 1.57" (70 x 40 mm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.25 x 4.75 x 3.2"

Auray Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones (7") Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter
0.75 to 0.9" / 1.91 to 2.3 cm
Inner Depth
7" / 17.8 cm
Maximum Noise Attenuation
40 dB in 25 mph / 40 km/h Wind
Material
Faux Fur
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.315 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.75 x 4 x 3.1"

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip Specs

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

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