The InVision Broadcast microphone suspension range is aimed at isolating small to medium-length microphones from rumble and handling-noise where a discreet low profile is essential. All use Rycote’s patented ‘Lyre’ suspension system. This uses no rubber or elastic components to isolate the microphone from unwanted shocks and handling noises. The shape of the Lyre provides the exact amount of compliance required for the microphone to isolate the capsule from the vibrations and handling noise. They can be used for a wide range of compact microphone series, ‘remote capsule’ systems and some short to medium-bodied small-diaphragm microphones. The materials used allow the working temperature of the suspension, from -35 over 100°C, to exceed that of elastic or rubber-based shock-mounts and suspensions.
Each suspension is made up of a base, referred to as a ‘bar’, and two ‘lyres’ fitted with moulded ‘clips’ to hold the microphone. Some models are supplied with a reducing sleeve.
These consist of a cylindrical base with a threaded aperture to take standard 3/8 inch BSW threaded studs as are fitted to microphone stands, with a hinged swivel-joint connecting to a platform with mounting positions for two lyres. Bars are available in two sizes, small and large which have mounting holes on 25mm and 70mm spacing respectively. All have an integral, moulded, cable-clamp on the base, which is graduated to suit a range of common cables, to reduce the cable-induced noise reaching the microphone.
These screw onto the bar, and have moulded clips of varying sizes, which attach to the microphone. Lyres are available in two sizes, ‘InVision’ (INV-1, INV-2, INV-3) and ‘Standard’ (INV-4 to INV-9), which are 43mm and 70mm wide respectively. InVision suspension types are designed for use in studio and installed sound applications and do not have the ability to be used in conjunction with a windshield. Lyres have two different hardness grades. Standard grade lyres suit the models in the compatability chart either without or with lightweight foam windshields. For longer or heavier microphones, or where a heavier windshield is used, a different lyre is used; the Softie lyre mount, INV-7HG-MKIII (see RYCOTE MICROPHONE SUSPENSIONS - Softie Lyre Mount for further details) is available to fit the same size microphones as INV-7, INV-8 and INV-9. Standard lyre suspension webs are available to fit Rycote’s modular suspensions, windshield kits and the S-series. InVision types present a less bulky appearance, useful for use when in camera view.
Both sizes of lyre are available with a variety of clips, which differ in size to suit different microphone diameters from 9.5mm to 30mm. They are cleverly designed to suit cylindrical and square 'MKH' series (25mm) microphones.
Mainly for use with microphone capsules used remotely from the pre-amplifier, these clip onto the microphone connector, and or cable, leaving the capsule body free to be fitted with a windshield. Reducing sleeves are supplied with the INV-1 and INV-4.
Included accessories: All suspensions are supplied with a brass, 3/8 inch BSW male to 5/8 inch female adaptor, to mount the base on 5/8 inch mounting studs.
Microphone Compatibility Chart
This table contains details of suitable suspensions for some common microphones and microphone combinations. For assistance in selecting an Invision suspension to suit alternative microphones, please contact Technical Support.
Note: The suspension types in the above table have standard lyres. A suspension with harder-grade lyres, the INV-7HG-MKIII, is available to fit the same size microphones as INV-7 and INV-8 that have a heavier weight.