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Rycote INV-Lite now shipping

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Our new range of mounts, the INV-Lite are now shipping:

http://rycote.com/microphone-windshield-shock-mount/boom-shock-mounts/#lite

The INV-Lite has been designed specifically for short shotguns on interior boom use with a foam windscreen or our new Baseball.

INV-Lite 19 (041136)
DPA 4017B, 4017C; 4018C
Sanken CS-1e
Sennheiser MKH 8060, 8050, 8040, 8020

INV-Lite 21 (041135)
Schoeps MiniCMIT

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Oscar   

I just tried the Inv-lite 19 with Sanken CS-1e and found it not really fitting together. The Sankens diameter is a bit too small. That makes some noise when quickly turning the mik. could be fixed with some tape probably but I guess that's not the idea?

tha "cam-lever clamp" mechanism seems a bit mysterious to me as it doesn't really tighten enough. Or did I get a faulty one?

I gues I'll just send back mine...

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Maybe yours is faulty or maybe the CS-1e really is a bit smaller. Can you measure it? With the DPA 4017c the INV-19 works perfectly. No tape needed, no noise with fast movements, a tight grip on the mic...

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Does it work ok with softies?

I don't think so, but I haven't tried it yet. I use it with the stock DPA foam - which is fairly large at the base - and it touches the mount (the metal rails) - which is ok as the whole mount is so rigid that everything moves in sync. But I think putting on a softie would be pushing it. Literally.
I believe Rycote market this as an indoor mount.
Also I've heard that they are working on a short version (primarily for something like the DPA 4018c), maybe you can put the 4017 in there, too, and it may fit a softie then.

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cjh   

got one for my mini cmit, initially looked good, nice design, can take foam and even softie at a pinch. Found when using it it had an odd wind noise when doing normal swings, much worse and more pronounced than my cmit5U in cinela mount with same foam. Put mini cmit into another standard rycote clip mount and noise disappeared and swing noise matched cmit5u rig. I think the clamp mech at the back was doing something to the chassis resonance or something, bummer as otherwise good mount.

C.

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Oscar   

I measured the cs-1e it is actually a bit smaller than 19mm. 18 and a half mm it seems... I gues that's the reason why it doesn't fit well. I don't know If I want to start using tape on my new mic.

But the Inv-lite super lever mechanism only does a little tightening in your case, right? I mean it's hardly visible or did I get a faulty example?

thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Oscar

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This mount is unpractical ans noisy 

Based on looking at it again?
What's not practical about it? The fast mounting mechanism? The very firm grip on the grip?
With the other INVs you have to kind of squeeze the mic into place. This could sometimes leave marks on the mic and needed to be adjusted for optimum lyre stretch.
With this, you slide the mic in, push the lever - done.

Noisy? Again, as mentioned in the MiniCMIT thread, I can't confirm that. It has been my quietest mount to date

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