Rycote Modular Windshield WS 2 Kit (MZL)



Rycote Modular Windshield WS 2 Kit (MZL).

  • Flexible, complete windshield and suspension package, which provides varying levels of windshielding for numerous microphone configurations
  • The iconic Windshield Kit is the industry standard, and leads the way in windshielding and suspension technology

The Rycote Modular Windshield Kit is the professionals' choice when maximum isolation from wind and handling noise is required.

This complete modular system can be configured to allow almost any microphone to be shock-mounted and provided with varying degrees of windshielding. Components may be ordered separately, or as one of a series of kits, which simplify the selection process for many common configurations.A Modular Windshield Kit is comprised of the following three main components: Modular Suspension, Modular Windshield and Windjammer.

Modular Suspension

Rycote suspensions provide complete isolation against handling noise and cable-borne noises, by supporting the microphone in a cradle arrangement using Lyre suspension webs.


The Windshield basket completely surrounds the microphone and its connector, sliding onto the Modular Suspension to provide up to 30dB of wind noise attenuation. This is the first layer of windshielding protection for your microphone.


The Windjammer introduced by Rycote in 1985, is high quality synthetic fur covers, designed to fit perfectly over the Modular Windshield. It gives an additional 20dB of wind noise attenuation. Fitted with a drawstring & toggle to allow snug and easy fitting. Modular Windshield Kits, including zipped Windjammer are also available on request.

The Modular Windshield WS 2 Kit (MZL) is suitable for the Sennheiser MKH 8060 with its MZX XLR module removed to achieve the performance of a WS 3 in a smaller windshield.

Box contents:

1 x XLR Holder MK II (Product Code: 048493) The XLR Holder Mk II fits between any 3/8" male threaded boom pole or mic stand and any 3/8" female microphone shock-mount or windshield system.

1 x Boom Poles Adaptor (Product Code: 048402).

1 x Pistol Grip Handle with Lever (Product Code: 048401).

1 x Windjammer WJ 2 (Product Code: 021502) Suitable for use with the Windshield 2.

1 x Windshield WS 2 (Product Code: 010602) Suitable for mic lengths 121-160mm.

1 x Suspension Medium (MZL) (Product Code: 040143) Suitable for the Sennheiser MKH 8060 (MZL) in a WS2.

1 x Connbox CB9 (MZL) (Product Code: 016917) Connbox MZL is suitable for single Sennheiser MKH 8020, 8040 or 8050 in a WS 9 Kit

2x Single Lyre 62 (19/25)

2x Single Lyre 72 (19/25) (as spare)


Hex head key


Finding the correct Windshield Kit will depend on the type, length and diameter of the microphone.

Because the whole microphone is encased in a windshield basket the total length of the microphone including the XLR cable must be accounted for, this means adding 50mm to the length of the mic.

For a windshield to work effectively the microphone should be mounted centrally within the windshield, therefore the microphone + XLR length should approximately equal the windshield body length. The body length of our windshields is the total length, excluding end caps.







Windshield Body Length210 mm
Total Windshield Length320 mm (includes the End Caps)
HeightWindshield: 100 mm
Windjammer Fur Length40 mm
Windjammer Fur ColourGrey
Microphone ConnectorMZL
Max Wind-noise Attenuation50 dB