DPA 4017B

Reference Series Shotgun Microphone (with filters)

Order Code: 4017B
Our Price: $2,070.00

Add some series flexibility to your mic kit with this shotgun solution by DPA. As part of their Reference Series of high quality microphones, DPA have thrown the lot at this one.

Its super lightweight design (68 g) means that you can hold it up all day long for boom applications. In fact, there are a bunch of other nice features to make the 4017B perfect for a range of ENG / boom / location situations:

The MMP-B preamplifier body of the 4017B features two onboard filters, activated via the switching ring design. With the simple twist of two sturdy rings, location recordists can implement a high-frequency boost that adds a 4 dB shelf at 8 kHz and a first-order bass roll-off below 120 Hz to minimise handling and wind noise. A permanent third-order high-pass filter at 50 Hz effectively removes unwanted low frequency disturbance from handling and wind noise.

Photo of DPA 4017B available from Factory Sound

A highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern, obtained using a supercardioid design with an interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection, the 4017B is a short shotgun microphone that truly measures up to DPA's impressive reputation for accuracy, clarity, and musicality. Fully immune to RF emission, the 4017B's 19 mm condenser cartridge is capable of handling peak SPLs of 152 dB before clipping, and has a wide dynamic range of 116 dB across a flat frequency response of 70 Hz - 20 kHz (±2 dB in 60 cm distance).

Extensive research and development has been undertaken to optimize the sound coming from the sides and behind the microphone. Minimising the often very un-linear response of a shotgun microphone due to its side lobes is one of the key accomplishments of the 4017B. 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.

*Requires phantom power (no internal battery option)

As with all members of the Reference Series by DPA, the parts are interchangeable. For instance, you can marry the MMC4017 shotgun capsule with the ultra-compact MMP-C preamplifier (sacrificing the filters for a shorter length).

Directional characteristics: Supercardioid, lobe-shaped
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient, with interference tube
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 19 mV/Pa; -34.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 14 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 15 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 25 dB (max. 26 dB)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 80 dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 1 % up to 133 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range: Typ. 119 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 138 dB
Filters: High boost: +4 dB at 8 kHz. Low cut: First order filter, below 120 Hz
Output impedance: < 150 ohm
Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle: Signal balanced
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 40 dB
Power supply: 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption: 4.5 mA
Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: signal - phase
Color: Matte black
Weight: 68 g
Microphone diameter: 19 mm
Capsule diameter: 19 mm
Microphone length: 212 mm
Output voltage, RMS: > 1.8 V
Polarity: +V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C
Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90 %