DPA Microphones DPA 2017 Supercardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone

DPA Microphones DPA 2017 Supercardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone

DPA Microphones DPA 2017 Supercardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone

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The 2017 Shotgun Microphone is an extremely directional mic that combines crystal clear, authentic sound and stable, consistent performance under harsh conditions. Its acoustical performance sets it apart from any competition. It has efficient off-axis rejection combined with an off-axis frequency response that is much more linear than most similar shotgun mics on the market. These are exactly the capabilities that result in authentic sound.

2017 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.

The 2017's encapsulating structure has been designed without moving mechanical parts and have found just the right thickness of material and ideal uniform pattern of slits on the grid. These things combined make the microphone extremely resistant to mechanical impact. In addition, the materials used in the capsule design and electronics ensure the mic is resistant to moisture, temperature and condensation issues.

The 2017 offers comparable directionality as comparable mics on the market, but due to the well-crafted design, the off-axis pickup is much more balanced as well as uniform. This gives the user a well-balanced compromise between natural off-axis sound and maximal off-axis rejection.

2017 is shorter, lighter and easier to use than competitive mics. Its smaller dimensions allow it to fit in smaller wind protection units and, since there are no buttons to push on it, you can place it in its protection unit and forget about it.

With an extreme SPL (Sound Pressure Level) handling of 143 dB SPL Peak, low self-noise of 13 dB(A) and a 130 dB dynamic range, the 2017 excels where other good shotgun microphones fail, making it useful in applications where shotguns traditionally do not perform well.

  • Directional pattern: Supercardioid at 1 kHz
  • Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type: Pre-polarised 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 )
  • Dynamic range: Typ. 130 dB
  • Rated output impedance: 60 ?
  • Minimum load impedance2 k?
  • Power supply (for full performance)P48 (Phantom Power)
  • Current consumption1.8 mA
  • Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 115 g