DPA is proud to unveil the 2017 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone, a budget-friendly alternative to the renowned 4017 microphone. This microphone is meticulously crafted for broadcast applications, such as streaming live sports events, Electronic News Gathering (ENG), audience pickup, theater productions, and location sound.
With its short, compact form factor, the 2017 microphone proves to be an ideal choice for mounting on professional cameras. Its user-friendly setup allows for versatile use in fixed positions and on booms. Departing from the modular design of the 4017, the 2017 employs a robust, fixed-capsule configuration, delivering an exceptional blend of pristine, natural sound and unwavering performance even in extreme hot/cold temperatures and humidity. Notably, DPA asserts its ability to endure direct rain showers and rapidly recover to pristine operation, faster than most shotgun microphones. Furthermore, the microphone's heavy-duty grid, with a meticulously engineered slit pattern on the interference tube, exhibits impressive durability and can withstand impacts while preserving the microphone functionality intact.
Boasting an exceptionally focused supercardioid pickup pattern, thanks to its highly effective interference tube, the 2017 microphone excels at rejecting off-axis noise, ensuring the optimal isolation of your intended sound source. This translates to a seamless fusion of precise, unblemished sound from the primary source with naturally captured ambient sound. With a remarkable SPL handling capacity of 148 dB and an expansive 130 dB dynamic range, you can confidently and faithfully capture a wide spectrum of soft and thunderous audio sources. Additionally, the microphone's impressively low self-noise level of 13 dB(A) guarantees stellar performance in quiet environments or when multiple microphones are in use.
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