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any suggestions for a shockmount for AKGc426 ?
« on: October 27, 2018, 03:25:56 PM »
looking for something for the c426. the stock shock is ok but wondering if there might be better / cooler alternatives for this stereo mic
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Re: any suggestions for a shockmount for AKGc426 ?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 03:46:44 PM »
Diameter of this bad boy?  Edit, I found that old AKg cataologue which says the C422 was 33mm. C426 prolly close

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/675998-REG/Rycote_044901_InVision_Universal_Microphone_Shock.html
seems a bit unwieldy and spendy at $79, but it was the first one I saw out of a dozen which looked useful for loud shows/heavy vibrations

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1090250-REG/proam_usa_universal_shock_mount_for.html
$29.95 but looks like it uses a binder clip to adjust the circumference!
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Re: any suggestions for a shockmount for AKGc426 ?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 09:23:30 PM »
You can't beat a Rycote USM. http://mymic.rycote.com/devices/c-426-b/

They're not cheap but they're just about indestructible - no more trying to replace failed elastics on floppy mounts - and give better isolation that any other mount I've tried, including the original AKG mount.

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Re: any suggestions for a shockmount for AKGc426 ?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 06:23:00 AM »
You can't beat a Rycote USM. http://mymic.rycote.com/devices/c-426-b/

They're not cheap but they're just about indestructible - no more trying to replace failed elastics on floppy mounts - and give better isolation that any other mount I've tried, including the original AKG mount.

Agreed.

However, although not "cheap" the Rycote mounts do cost a lot less than most manufacturer's mounts and, in almost every case, out-perform them.  :coolguy:

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Re: any suggestions for a shockmount for AKGc426 ?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 09:56:10 AM »
You can't beat a Rycote USM. http://mymic.rycote.com/devices/c-426-b/

They're not cheap but they're just about indestructible - no more trying to replace failed elastics on floppy mounts - and give better isolation that any other mount I've tried, including the original AKG mount.

Agreed.

However, although not "cheap" the Rycote mounts do cost a lot less than most manufacturer's mounts and, in almost every case, out-perform them.  :coolguy:
So in addition to the one posted above is this model- the "Lite" version:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/675997-REG/Rycote_044903_InVision_Universal_Lite_Microphone.html
Anyone tell what the difference is? Same price $79.
Either way, apparently one of these two is the one to buy for the 426.
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Re: any suggestions for a shockmount for AKGc426 ?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 10:35:26 AM »
You will want the regular (non-L) version...


http://mymic.rycote.com/devices/c-426-b/

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Re: any suggestions for a shockmount for AKGc426 ?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 02:48:44 PM »
You can't beat a Rycote USM. http://mymic.rycote.com/devices/c-426-b/

They're not cheap but they're just about indestructible - no more trying to replace failed elastics on floppy mounts - and give better isolation that any other mount I've tried, including the original AKG mount.

Agreed.

However, although not "cheap" the Rycote mounts do cost a lot less than most manufacturer's mounts and, in almost every case, out-perform them.  :coolguy:
So in addition to the one posted above is this model- the "Lite" version:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/675997-REG/Rycote_044903_InVision_Universal_Lite_Microphone.html
Anyone tell what the difference is? Same price $79.
Either way, apparently one of these two is the one to buy for the 426.

It's to do with the weight of the microphone.

The "L" version is normally the better one, but if you want to have the mic. at an angle, rather than vertical, the standard (stiffer) version may be better.


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Re: any suggestions for a shockmount for AKGc426 ?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 02:56:18 PM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Thank You John. Appreciate the knowledge     
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