The Rycote Cyclone Windshield kits, feature next-generation wind and handling noise isolation for discerning audio professionals. All Cyclone models are now covered in a new, more advanced 3D-Tex® for even better performance. This durable windshield system possesses outstanding, consistent performance while being easy to maintain as it does not use fur. The Cyclone is truly evolutionary, and now Rycote has taken it a step further.
All Cyclone models feature Rycote's new, grey 3D-Tex® material. This advanced variation of our durable material provides a neutral appearance while performing even better than the original, providing excellent acoustic transparency and superb attenuation of wind-noise. Designed with an open shell structure consisting of curved contours and no straight or parallel surfaces, it greatly reduces room-tone effects inherent in conventional tubular windshield designs. Covering a lightweight yet durable chassis, Cyclone models are designed to withstand the extremes of the field for reliable, daily use – to deliver consistent performance which location audio professionals can depend upon. The unique design of Cyclone shifts the overall bulk to the basket front. This aerodynamically efficient asymmetric basket covered with 3D-Tex material provides enormous benefits in terms of surface turbulence and acoustic impedance, resulting in wind-noise reduction comparable to the combined modular-style windshield / fur cover performance. In truly extreme weather conditions, an optional Cyclone Windjammer can be used to deliver wind-noise reduction that far exceeds any other windshield system available today. 3D-Tex was developed for both outstanding performance and ease of maintenance. Dust it off after mild use or rinse and air dry after heavy use to maintain outstanding, transparent and consistent performance for years of faithful use.
Rycote uses their industry-leading Lyre® microphone suspension to reduce the bulk of shock and handling noise, but they have taken shock and handling isolation within the Cyclone design to a new level with the exclusive, Floating Basket Suspension* (*patent pending). The Cyclone takes the Lyre principle and incorporates it into the Floating Basket Suspension. This innovative technique provides vibration isolation between basket and pole, thus attenuating handling noise at source. Each Cyclone size is equipped with a unique basket suspension designed to maximize vibration isolation based upon the combined weight of the basket and specified microphones.
The Cyclone windshield section can be removed from or attached to the suspension in an instant using just one hand, allowing audio professionals to capture the best possible audio at any moment – in any environment. This is the unique benefit of Rycote’s Z-Locking System. Reassembly is automatic, and components magnetically snap into perfect alignment.
With Rycote's new, premium, short XLR, the Cyclone Medium fits a wide range of microphone sizes. This Cyclone family member accommodates not only short shotgun microphones, but also many popular shotgun microphones too— all in a compact chassis for maximum wind and handling performance with minimal weight.
DPA 4017B, 4018A
Neumann KMR 81D, KMR 81i
Røde NTG-3, NTG-4
Sanken CS-1, CS-2
Schoeps CMIT-5u, CMC w/Cut 1, CMC w/Cut 60
Sennheiser MKH 416, MKH 8060 w/MZF
Overall length: 385mm
Body length: 260mm
Front Diameter: 157mm
Back Diameter: 113mm
Suspension w/o C-Arm: 276g
Cyclone Kit: 623g
Cyclone Kit & Windjammer: 806g