Until now, the majority of microphone shock mounts have used a rubber material as a vibration isolator. CINELA introduces an innovation: it's a reverse cradle supported by two special stainless steel crossed spring rings. This cradle, which is made of very light fibreglass reinforced polyamide, integrates a very short metallic female XLR plug with a right angled exit. A simple elastic collar retains the microphone at the other end of the cradle. The 3/8" pitch (Congress pitch) swivel and the plate supporting the male XLR plug are moulded into a single polycarbonate piece. The cable, which is thin and flexible, forms a large coil (thus allowing it to be reduced for convenience), to avoid any cable noise transmission.
The use of the two crossed rings made of special aeronautic stainless steel wire, makes it possible to obtain an optimal compromise between isolation and firmness of the microphone mounting for its 6 degrees of freedom. This construction considerably reduces all the resonant frequencies of the shock mount/microphone system with as much as a 40 dB at 100 Hz transmissibility reduction. Used jointly with a low cut filter with a steep slope at 50-70 Hz (eg. Schoeps LC 60 -18 dB/oct at 60 Hz), this shock mount system makes it possible to significantly soften shocks on the boom as well as all handling noises.
Because of the very precise correlation between the microphone length and weight and the isolating system, the OSIX shock mounts are made in four different sized models:
OSIX 1 for Neumann KM 100 series,
OSIX 2 for Schoeps CMC series,
OSIX 3 for Sennheiser MKH 20 to 50 series and
OSIX 3-60 specifically for MKH 60.
The OSIX has very simple handling, it's very light but it may look fragile. All models can be rented as from now from DC Audiovisuel or purchased as a special "Collector" series.