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Rycote ORTF Windshield Kit - When Available?

In an earlier thread I was looking for a stereo wind protection solution for my CM3's. I've tried it out with a blimp and realize I'll need to permanently leave them in there - a real PITA to set up and remove. Not surprising I suppose.

So I've come across Rycote's new ORTF windshield kit.

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This looks promising! But not much info out about it. An SOS video from AES puts it at around $550 without a conbox. Not sure if that's MSRP.

Anyone have any info on this? Especially a release date?

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It's available now, as far as I know.
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I've been searching Rycote's item codes for it (080210, 080211, 080212) and nothing comes up anywhere on the net. You can usually search B&H with it, but even they don't list it. (or a manual search)
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I've been searching Rycote's item codes for it (080210, 080211, 080212) and nothing comes up anywhere on the net. You can usually search B&H with it, but even they don't list it. (or a manual search)
I cannot see a distributor for Taiwan.

So - contact Rycote in the UK direct and they will either tell you who to contact for your country or will sell to you direct.
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The old solution is dual baby ball gags. Looks positively weird but works.
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It's available now, but you have to tell a dealer to contact Rycote with the item number. I ordered mine earlier this week.
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Yeah, I contacted Rycote and they said they have shipped a number of units already, but didn't say more than that.

I wouldn't buy within Taiwan. I don't mind the inflated prices so much, I can understand that, but the after purchase "service" frightens me. Not to mention my previous experiences trying to purchase one-off special order items..."too troublesome" for them. :rolleyes:

I also tried CVP in the UK. But they didn't have it in their stock pricing, so couldn't help.

@Jaymz: What's the street price on it?


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@Jaymz: What's the street price
For the full kit with MZL connectors for MKH8000 series: 899.00 USD
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The 080212 kit with ConnBox for the Schoeps is £475.00 +VAT
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