HC-15 Hypercardioid Short Shotgun Microphone

RYCOTE Article no: RYC079001



The Rycote HC-15 is a hypercardioid short shotgun microphone designed for a wide range of applications in cinema, TV, ENG, live broadcast, sound design, studio and field recording.

The HC-15 combines a moderately directional polar pattern with extremely low self-noise. This provides some level of off-axis rejection and isolation with a precise sound quality to match, making the HC-15 a great all around mic for many recording environments.


Professional broadcast quality and individually fine-tuned back electret capsule

Compact design
• Ultra low noise circuitry
• Sophisticated RF shielding
• Low power consumption

• Gold-plated Neutrik XLR connector

• Active in-line filtering
• Fine-tuned mechanical RF shielding
• Thoroughly tested against digital wireless systems and walkie talkies

• Preamp made from non-corrosive machined brass - low impedance to ensure best possible and longest lasting RF shielding
• Capsule / Interference tube made from lightweight machined aluminium
• Weight balanced to help keep center of gravity further back to provide improved handling when using Rycote Lyre shock mounts and slip-on wind protection



Frequency Range:  50 Hz - 20 kHz
Self Noise:  8.5 dBA (+/- 2 dB)
Polar Pattern:  Hypercardioid
Capsule Type:  Back Electret Condenser
Output Sensitivity:  45.0 mV/Pa (-26.9 dB)
Max. Output Voltage: 5 V (if relative load is < 2kΩ)
Output Impedance:  100 Ω
Min. Recommended Load:  1 kΩ
Signal / Noise Ratio:  85 dB typical (@ 1 kHz/Pa A-weighted)
CMRR (@ 1 kHz): > 60 dB
Max. Cable Length: 100 m
Powering: P-48
Powering Valid Range: 48-24V (Max SPL reduced at 24V)
Current Consumption:  ~ 3.0 mA
Max. SPL:  133 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz (1.0% THD typical)
RFI Shield:  Yes
Connector:  XLR-3M
Weight:  90 g
Colour:  Matte Black w/ Red Accent
Dimensions: Length 155mm x Diameter 19mm

• 10cm SGM Foam
• 10cm Classic Softie
• 10cm Short Fur Softie
• 12cm Super Softie
• Nano Shield Kit NS2-CA
• Cyclone Windshield, Small
• Modular Windshield Kit 2

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