The DPA 4017 Shotgun Microphone is ideal for use with camera systems, in fixed positions for broadcast, ENG, film booming, and even studio recording environments. It's equipped with a highly-directional hypercardioid pickup pattern; obtained using a supercardioid design with an interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection.
The Shotgun Mic Capsule is immune to RF emission and the 19 mm (0.75 in) condenser cartridge is capable of handling peak SPLs of 152 dB before clipping. It withstands use in very humid environments with ease. It delivers clear sound even when used in very hot or cold areas of the world such as the desert and the arctic.
Extensive research and development has been undertaken to optimize the sound coming from the sides and back of the microphone. One of the key design accomplishments is the minimization of the often un-linear response of a shotgun microphone due to its side lobes. The condenser capsule uses a high voltage pre-polarized back plate, endowing the shotgun with high output as well as wide dynamics, extremely low noise and distortion specifications. The sound coming from the sides and back of a shotgun often sounds unnatural but DPA has managed to make these additions to sound natural as well, just damped.
• Small and lightweight
• Excellent RF immunity
• Highly immune to humidity
• Uniform off-axis response
• Highly directional pattern
• Sleek shotgun for distant miking
• Integrated active cable