The HC-15 and HC-22 are high-quality hypercardioid shotgun microphones. Both of these mics offer performance equal to or better than many of the more expensive professional microphones, while also offering a self-noise level lower than almost any equivalent sized shotgun mic at any price.
How did we do it? We kept things simple.
The HC microphones are shipped with only a case — no mic clips, no foams, no other accessories. To reduce costs, we decided to minimise the packaging and shipping costs by not paying to send “air” across the world. We ask that you please find compatible Rycote foams, Softies, windshield kits, shock mounts and other accessories near you.
Our new microphones were designed in-house and are made at Rycote in our factory in the U.K. As such, we are able to utilise much of our current manufacturing and testing resources we use to make other Rycote products. Therefore our investment costs for production was not as high as if we had started making mics from scratch. This combined with a modular material and components design allowed us to create two hypercardioid mics cost effectively and pass on more value to you.
Overall the HC shotgun mics are great all around and can be used on live broadcast, sound design, ENG, TV, cinema and field recording.
Features at a Glance:
- For Film/TV, Location, and Broadcast
- Hypercardioid Polar Pattern
- Extremely Low Self Noise
- Compact & Lightweight
- 3.7" Aluminum Interference Tube
- Sophisticated RF Shielding
- Weight Balanced to Improve Handling
- Gold-Plated Neutrik XLR Connector
- Requires 24 or 48V Phantom Power
- Rycote Windshields & Mounts Available
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Back Electret Condenser
50 Hz - 20 kHz
Self Noise Level
8.5 dB (A-weighted)
85 dB (A-weighted)