Rycote USM-L Shock Mount
For several years, Rycote InVision mounts have been available for narrow-barrelled shotgun and stick microphones in broadcast and videography applications, but not until 2010, and the release of the striking Universal Studio Mount (USM) was there an InVision shock-mount capable of accommodating large-diaphragm recording microphones for use in recording studios.
Like the other InVision mounts, the USM-L makes use of Rycote's patented vibration-resistant Lyre mount, but on this mount the W-shaped Lyres are placed around a central mounting ring with adjustable fasteners, allowing the USM-L to accommodate any microphone with a diameter of between 18 and 55 millimetres.
The Rycote USM-L updates the concept of the microphone suspension for the 21st century, completely omitting any elasticated parts and using modern materials to create a virtually indestructible shock-mount with a performance that far outstrips that of the humble 'cat's cradle' suspension. In controlled tests at the Rycote factory, the USM-L provided up to twice the isolation of traditional microphone suspension systems.
Suitable for Large Diaphragm recording microphones:
Microphone Diameters: 18-55 mm
Microphone Length (up to): 300 mm
Maximum Weight (vertical): 400 g
Maximum Weight (horizontal): 250 g
Suspension Rotation (maximum): 175°