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Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone Pro Location Recording Kit

BH #RYHC22TCSSK (B&H Kit)
Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone Pro Location Recording Kit
Key Features
  • For Film/TV, Location, and Broadcast
  • HC-22 Shotgun Mic and Super-Shield Kit
  • Windjammer, Pistol Grip, and Case
  • Handheld or Camera-/Boompole-Mounted Use
Equally capable for handheld and camera-/boompole-mounted use in challenging film/TV production, location recording, and live broadcasting applications, this B&H Kit features the Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone with a travel case and the Rycote Super-Shield Kit, which boasts screened baskets for sonically transparent wind protection, a vibration-inhibiting Lyre suspension system, a pistol grip, and a removable synthetic fur windjammer that helps combat extreme 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 professional mic solution for serious sound recordists.
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Rycote HC-22 Overview

Equally capable for handheld and camera-/boompole-mounted use in challenging film/TV production, location recording, and live broadcasting applications, this B&H Kit features the Rycote HC-22 Shotgun Microphone with a travel case and the Rycote Super-Shield Kit, which boasts screened baskets for sonically transparent wind protection, a vibration-inhibiting Lyre suspension system, a pistol grip, and a removable synthetic fur windjammer that helps combat extreme 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 professional mic solution for serious sound recordists.

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 Super-Shield Kit for Shotgun Mics (Small)

The small Super-Shield Kit for Shotgun Mics from Rycote is a complete windshield and shock mounting system for shotgun microphones up to 20cm in length. The kit contains the Super-Shield Suspension which provides your microphone isolation from shocks and vibrations, the Super-Shield Windshield which provides wind-noise reduction with minimal high-frequency loss, and the Windjammer, a high-quality synthetic fur cover which provides protection against extreme wind noise.

The Super-Shield Suspension features patented Lyre technology, which provides your microphone isolation from shocks and vibrations without the use of rubbers or elastic. The chassis fits microphones 19mm (3/4") to 25mm (1") in diameter, using two snap-in, pinch-release Lyre suspensions that can be used in any of six positions to achieve the optimal balance and fit. The suspension comes with an 18" (450mm) high flexibility microphone cable.

Made up of two lightweight, durable baskets made from flexible grey plastic netting with a screening material attached, the Super-Shield Windshield connects to the Super-Shield Suspension. The windshield completely surrounds and creates a still volume of air around the microphone, which is designed to provide wind-noise reduction, with minimal high-frequency loss.

The Super-Shield Windjammer is a synthetic fur cover which provides another layer of protection to be used to combat extreme wind noise. Like the Super-Shield Windshield, it is designed to protect from wind without substantial high-frequency loss.

Fits these and similar sized mics:
  • Oktava MC 012
  • Oktava MK-012
  • Sanken CS 1
  • Schoeps CMC Series
  • Schoeps CMC Series (With Cut 1)
  • Sennheiser ME 62 K6
  • Sennheiser ME 64 K6
  • Sennheiser MKH 30
  • Sennheiser MKH 40
  • Sennheiser MKH 50
  • Sennheiser MKH 8060 + MZX

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 Super-Shield Kit for Shotgun Mics (Small) Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter
0.748 to 0.98" / 19 to 25 mm
Outer Diameter
3.9" / 100 mm
Length
13.78" / 350 mm
Weight
22.65 oz / 642 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.055 x 8.189 x 4.488"

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