DPA 2017 Shotgun Microphone

Shotgun Microphone

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The DPA 2017 Shotgun Microphone is exceptionally directional, delivering pristine, true-to-life audio and unwavering performance in challenging environments. Its acoustical excellence distinguishes it from competitors, boasting remarkable off-axis rejection and more linear off-axis frequency response than most similar shotgun microphones, resulting in authentic sound reproduction. Furthermore, 2017 consistently excels in adverse conditions, including extreme temperatures, humidity, and rugged situations. Despite its elongated interference tube surrounding the capsule, this microphone is ingeniously compact and lightweight, making it a versatile and practical choice across various applications.

At a glance

  • 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

The DPA 2017 Shotgun Microphone is a remarkable microphone, offering an unparalleled blend of precision and durability. Its exceptional acoustical performance distinguishes it from competitors, boasting efficient off-axis rejection and a remarkably linear off-axis frequency response that delivers authentic sound. It excels in adverse conditions, including extreme temperatures and humidity, and is a reliable performer in challenging environments. Despite its lengthy interference tube, 2017 maintains a compact, lightweight housing, making it a versatile and pragmatic choice for a myriad of applications.

Superb Sound Quality

This microphone boasts an unparalleled capacity to capture sound with utmost accuracy and authenticity. Its highly directional design ensures that the primary sound source is captured with crystal clarity while maintaining lifelike off-axis sound. The off-axis response remains remarkably uncoloured, making it an ideal choice for achieving natural and clear audio recordings. This starkly contrasts with many competing shotgun microphones that often fail to capture off-axis sounds faithfully, leading to distorted and unrecognizable results.

Exceptional Durability

The DPA 2017 is constructed to endure the rigours of challenging conditions, including cold weather and humid environments. With a design free of moving mechanical parts, precisely engineered materials and a grid featuring an ideal pattern of slits, this microphone demonstrates remarkable resistance to mechanical impacts. Its capsule design and electronics ensure resilience against moisture, temperature variations, and condensation issues. The robust brass body construction, known for its corrosion resistance, is fortified by a protective black chrome finish, ensuring graceful ageing over time.

Outstanding Off-Axis Rejection

Like all directional microphones from DPA, the 2017 excels in off-axis performance. Thanks to its well-crafted interference tube technology, off-axis noise is significantly attenuated, providing a balanced and uniform off-axis pickup. This unique design offers users a compromise between capturing natural off-axis sound and achieving maximum off-axis rejection.

Remarkably Directional Pick-Up Pattern

The 2017 is celebrated for its extreme directionality, exhibiting impressive attenuation at 90 degrees and maximal rejection at 125 degrees. Its polar pattern facilitates a more consistent pickup of "on-scene" sound sources compared to many conventional shotgun microphones while simultaneously rejecting out-of-scene noises, resulting in superior overall performance.

Ease of Use and Setup

This microphone distinguishes itself by its compact size and lightweight design, making it easier to handle and position than its competitors. Its smaller dimensions also enable it to fit snugly in smaller wind protection units. Unlike other microphones with buttons that may be inadvertently pressed, the DPA 2017 eliminates this concern, allowing users to place it securely in its protection unit and proceed without worry.

Low Self-Noise

The DPA 2017 boasts an impressive SPL handling capability of 143 dB SPL Peak and a low self-noise level of just 13 dB(A). With a dynamic range of 130 dB, this microphone excels in scenarios where traditional shotguns fall short. Its low self-noise becomes particularly valuable when capturing or amplifying quiet sources and when multiple microphones are used simultaneously.

Rigorous Testing in Harsh Conditions

Extensive testing has demonstrated the microphone's exceptional resilience, focusing on mechanical impact and resistance to humidity and condensation. It withstands repeated rolling and falls easily, and exposure to direct rain showers does not impair its operation. Furthermore, it quickly recovers from condensation, proving its reliability in the most challenging recording environments.

The DPA 2017 shotgun microphone is an industry leader in delivering authentic sound, durability, off-axis rejection, directionality, ease of use, and low self-noise. Its design and testing make it a top choice for recording professionals working in the harshest conditions.

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