Equipped with a highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern, obtained
using a supercardioid design with an interference tube that provides excellent
off-axis rejection, the DPA 4017B is a short and exceptionally lightweight
shotgun microphone that truly measures up to DPA’s impressive reputation for
accuracy, clarity, and musicality.
Designed for a broad range of applications, the phantom powered 4017B
is ideal for use with camera systems, in fixed positions at sports facilities,
for broadcast/ENG/film booming, and even studio recording environments.
Tune out the surroundings
Extensive research and development has been undertaken to optimize the
sound coming from the sides and behind the microphone. Minimizing 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.
Small size, big performance
At just 210 mm (8.3 in.) in length and 71 g (2.5 oz) in weight, the
aluminum-bodied DPA 4017B is among the smallest and lightest boom microphones
But that’s not to say that it’s small on performance. Fully immune to
RF emission, the 4017B’s 19 mm (0.75 in.) condenser cartridge is capable of
handling peak SPLs of 132 dB before clipping, and has a wide dynamic range of
117 dB across a flat frequency response of 70 Hz - 20 kHz (±2 dB in 60 cm
Screwdriver-free filter access
The 4017B features two onboard filters that are activated via an ingenious
switching ring design. With the simple twist of two sturdy rings, engineers 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 minimize handling and wind