The DPA 2017 Shotgun Microphone is an extremely directional mic that combines crystal clear, authentic sound and stable, consistent performance under harsh conditions.
What makes the 2017 special is that its acoustical performance sets it apart from other microphone designs. DPA crafted it to have efficient off-axis rejection combined with an off-axis frequency response that is much more linear than most similar shotgun mics.
The 2017 shotgun mic performs consistently in a variety of conditions, like cold weather and humid environments as well as in generally harsh situations.
Although the interference tube surrounding the capsule is quite long, the entire mic is contained in a shorter, lighter mic housing than many other mics. This makes the DPA 2017 shotgun mic a practical choice in a wide range of applications.
DPA's 2017 microphone is designed to ensure that the sound from the primary sound source combines effortlessly with natural sound captured off-axis. The sound is clear and lifelike, including the heavily-attenuated off-axis input. It exhibits the same non-coloration of the off-axis response, i.e., it sounds like what is coming in on-axis, just damped accordingly with the side and rear entries.
DPA 2017 Shotgun Mic Features
- Accurate, clean sound from the primary sound source combines effortlessly with natural sound captured off-axis
- Extraordinary durability, with reinforced construction to perform in challenging environments, including high humidity
- Outstanding off-axis rejection for optimal isolation of the desired sound source
- Extremely directional pick-up pattern, with an effective interference tube in a compact housing
- Easy to set up, position and use in fixed positions, on booms and on camera systems Low self-noise, for excellent performance in quiet environments or with many open microphones
DPA 2017 Specifications
|Directional pattern||Supercardioid at 1 kHz|
|Principle of operation||Pressure gradient|
|Cartridge type||Pre-polarized condenser|
|Frequency response||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Effective frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 in)||70 Hz to 18 kHz with typ. 2 dB soft boost at 15 kHz|
|Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz||25 mV/Pa (± 2 dB )|
|Equivalent noise level, A-weighted||Typ. 13 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 15 dB(A))|
|Distortion, THD < 1%||140 dB SPL (143 dB SPL peak)|
|Dynamic range||Typ. 130 dB|
|Max. SPL, THD 10%||145 dB SPL (148 dB SPL peak)|
|Rated output impedance||60 Ω|
|Minimum load impedance||2 kΩ|
|Cable drive capability||100 m (328 ft)|
|Output balance principle||Impedance balancing with Active Drive|
|Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)||> 60 dB|
|Power supply (for full performance)||P48 (Phantom Power)|
|Current consumption||1.8 mA|
|Connector||XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase|
|Microphone diameter||19 mm (0.75 in)|
|Capsule diameter||17 mm (0.67 in)|
|Microphone length||184 mm (7.2 in)|
|Maximum output voltage, RMS||8.7 V (21 dBu)|
|Polarity||+V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure|
|Temperature range||-40°C to 45°C|
|Relative humidity (RH)||Up to 90 %|
|Capsule capacitance||315 g|
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