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Old March 13th, 2005, 05:09 AM   #1
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Hi, I've a AT897, and I'm trying to get as cheap a softie for it as poss, I'm looking on Ebay, and was wodering, the size of the AT is 21 diam, by 11 long, I've seen a windjammer that is 22 diam and 18 long, would the extra length make a difference, I mean would it be ok to act as a windjammer though my mike is smaller, someone said I need a 14 but does it have to be exact...please help only hours till auction closes
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Old March 13th, 2005, 08:18 AM   #2
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Yes, you need a Softie that is the right length. The microphone must be inserted all the way to the end or the dead space will muffle your audio. Also, the diameter is too large on the Softie that you're looking at. It will slip off the mic.
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Old March 13th, 2005, 08:48 AM   #3
 
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Worse still, if the softie is too large and it isn't snug, it can move against the mic barrel, causing more noise than the wind might.
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Old March 13th, 2005, 11:18 AM   #4
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Try http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ReinhardtWindshields_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZkm

He will make up softies to any spec if he doesn't sell them already, and at 30 they're a damn-site cheaper than shelling out on a Rycote!



use this link if the one above doesn't work:

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Old March 13th, 2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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I've read all the replies, I went on the Rycot site and they have one for the ME66 that says it fits my mike, it is only 30, would this be ok, didn't really get the last post, are you saying these Rycot aren't any good
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Old March 13th, 2005, 11:48 AM   #6
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Sorry, not Rycote, but the cheaper other one Reinhardt
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Old March 13th, 2005, 11:59 AM   #7
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I've just ordered the Reinhart...it's the Me one, on the web site says it's correct one, but seems long at 20cm...after what you guys were saying..any thoughts....
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Old March 13th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #8
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Rycote and Lightwave are the same company. That given, the softie is the standard and according to Rycote is the best all round. i own softies and I' happy with them.

If you want to save money buy a windjamer or polecat fur cover. These do a pretty good job for 1/3 of the cost. They're a fur cover that slips over the foam windscreen.
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