Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)

Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)

Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)

B&H # AUWSS2018 MFR # WSS-2018
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Product Highlights

  • Open Cell Foam Matrix Technology
  • 25mm Simulated Rabbit Fur Covering
  • Reduces Wind Noise up to 40dB
  • 360° Protection
  • Tapered Rubber Base
  • Reduces Vocal Plosives
  • Protects Mic from Moisture and Dirt
  • 18cm (7.1") Inside Depth
  • For Microphones 19-23mm in Diameter
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Auray WSS-2018 overview

  • 1Description

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 18cm and is designed for use with many shotgun microphones. It features a specially manufactured open-cell foam matrix surrounded by a layer of 25mm-thick simulated rabbit 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 (4-25 mph) and users can generally expect a 24dB to 40dB reduction in wind noise with negligible dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the negligible high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the dramatic wind noise reduction.

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.

Fits these and other similar sized microphones:
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
Røde NTG-3
Sanken CS 3
Sennheiser ME 66 K6, ME 80 K3U, MKH 416, 418
Sony ECM 670, 678, 680S
UPC: 847628552685
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Auray WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm)
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    Auray WSS-2018 specs

    Inside Depth 7.1" (18 cm)
    Inside Diameter .75 - .9" (19 - 23 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.6 x 4.2 x 3.3"

    Auray WSS-2018 reviews

    WSS-2018 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (18cm) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handles strong gusts well Most of my shooting has been indoors so I didn't have a pressing need for a good windshield. Using the supplied windscreen with my Sony ECM-680S anything stronger than a slight breeze would result in horrible wind noise that even my iZotope Dialogue DeNoise plugin provided limited improvement. I was facing several outdoor shoots with some windy days ahead. I decided to risk the most affordable option, the Auray WSS-2018. Despite being buffeted by guests over 25mph the Auray almost completely eliminated the noise, both the low frequency rumble and the higher frequency noise as well. With that I highly recommend it even with moderately strong winds.
    Date published: 2017-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Auray is the winner! I first learned about this product when i worked for the first video production company about 19 years ago. I used this same model in film school for a lot of assignments as well. This is a great alternative of the Zeppelin system especially when you are on a budget. It fits my Sennheiser ME-66 shotgun microphone like a glove. It is a very compact unit yet professionally designed to eliminate distortion created by strong wind when capturing outdoor audio. It virtually weights like nothing added to the microphone when using a boom pole. When I work in Run & Gun mode, I just mount the shotgun microphone on the cold-shoe of my camera. I am very satisfied with the result of every recording I did with it.
    Date published: 2015-09-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice addition to the gear bag! I've used other types of wind supressors, but until now, I hadn't picked up a dead cat. It does what the foam shields just can't: dissect the wind in such a way that makes me smile when I listen to the audio from an outdoor video shoot. Only reason I don't give 5 stars is that I haven't been able to see how well it works in a stronger wind.
    Date published: 2017-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wind Protection I needed wind protection for a video shoot on the beach. Used this for 416 and worked perfectly. BTW - tried a lesser model - but BH salesperson recomended the WSS -2018 for better winde protection. He was right on. Can't think of anything not so great - will need to use it a bit more
    Date published: 2015-05-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for anyone shooting outdoors. I am a wildlife/bird photographer and videographer and recently bought an ME66 microphone and the Auray WSS-2018. Because I am shooting outdoors a good wind screen is a must and the WSS-2018 works VERY well. See this link for an recent example.
    Date published: 2015-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well, no problems This cover works as exactly as described, which is very well. I have no complaints and would recommend it. It's a little on the large side for an MKH-416 microphone but is easily workable.
    Date published: 2015-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is a great dead cat. It is easy to take on and off and is light. I just used this on a balcany on the top floor of an apartment complex in DC and the audio sounded great.
    Date published: 2015-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Used this product on a fairly windy day on the roof of a building. Worked flawlessly. Has a higher eh rating than the cheaper one. It's great I would definitely recommend.
    Date published: 2013-08-06
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