Rycote Connbox acts as a transition connector and anchor point for the microphone cables. Microphone cable is frequently so stiff that it 'short circuits' acoustic isolation almost completely. The thick or double cables used for stereo microphones are particularly bad in this respect. The Connbox can be fitted to the Modular Suspension to avoid this and isolate and eradicate cable-borne noise. Available in mono or stereo models, it has a flexible starquad output cable that terminates in a 3-pin or 5-pin XLR at the pistol grip. The input cable which connects to the microphone(s) is an ultra-thin pluggable tail fitted with either a Lemo or XLR connector. The cable needs no special dressing or positioning.
||For most mono microphones with 3-pin XLR
||For longer mono microphones with 3-pin XLR
||For most stereo arrays with two 3-pin XLRs
||For single-body stereo microphones with 5-pin XLR
||For remotely mounted single microphone capsule with Lemo connector in a mono extended ballgag.
||For a stereo pair with Lemo connectors in a mono extended ballgag.
||For a stereo pair with Lemo connectors in a stereo extended ballgag.
||For a stereo pair with 3-pin XLR and Lemo connector.
||For a single stereo Sennheiser microphone with Sennheiser MZL to 3-pin XLR connector in a mono extended ballgag.
Connbox kits have two (colour coded) elements. The plastic box itself attaches to the suspension; it has one or two miniature input connectors, depending on model, and captive output cable. The input cable(s) connect between the microphone(s) and the box. The Connbox 7 and 8 are both supplied with two input cables of differing lengths (110/130mm (CB7) and 90/200mm (CB 8)) to allow for the vertical displacement of the stereo pair whereas the cables with the Connbox 6 are both 110mm.