DPA 4017B Shotgun Microphone

2,065.00 USD

Equipped with a highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern obtained using a supercardioid design with an interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection.

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DPA 4017B Shotgun Microphone

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. The 4017B utilizes MMC4017 capsule with the modular MMP-B Pre-amplifier which will accommodate other DPA capsules as well. (Please see list below.)

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 68 g (2.4 oz) in weight, the aluminum-bodied DPA 4017B is among the smallest and lightest boom microphones available. 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 152 dB before clipping, and has a wide dynamic range of 116 dB across a flat frequency response of 70 Hz – 20 kHz (ᄆ2 dB in 60 cm distance).

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 noise. A permanent third-order high-pass filter at 50 Hz effectively removes unwanted low frequency disturbance from handling and wind noise.

Additional capsules available for use with MMP-B Pre-amp:

  • MMC2006 Twin Diaphragm Omni Microphone Capsule
  • MMC4006 Omni Microphone Capsule
  • MMC2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone Capsule
  • MMC4011 Cardioid Microphone Capsule
  • MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule


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Directional characteristics: Supercardioid, lobe-shaped
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient, supercardioid with interference tube
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency range, ᄆ 2 dB: 70 Hz to 20 kHz, permanent third order high pass filter at 50 Hz
Sensitivity, nominal ᄆ 2 dB at 1 kHz: 19 mV/Pa; -34.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 25 dB (max. 26 dB)
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 25 dB (max. 26 dB)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 80 dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 1 % up to 133 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range: Typ. 116 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 152 dB
Filters: High boost: +4 dB at 8 kHz. Low cut: First order filter, below 120 Hz
Output impedance: < 150 ohm
Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle: Signal balanced
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 40 dB
Power supply: 48 V Phantom power (ᄆ 4 V)
Current consumption: 4.5 mA
Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: signal - phase
Color: Matte black
Weight: 68 g (2.4 oz)
Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length: > 212 mm (8.3 in)
Output voltage, RMS: > 1.8 V
Polarity: +V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range: -40 ᄚC to 45 ᄚC (14 ᄚF to 113 ᄚF)
Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90 %

Download the DPA 4017B Product Guide (2.08MB PDF)

Download the DPA Reference Standard Overview (445KB PDF)

See the DPA 4017B at NAB 2011 on our AudioFlow blog