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.

In addition, the 2017 performs consistently in a variety of conditions, like cold weather and humid environments as well as in generally harsh situations.

Finally, although the interference tube surrounding the capsule is quite long, the entire mic is contained in a shorter, lighter mic housing than many other mics that it outperforms. This makes the 2017 a practical choice in a wide range of applications.


  • 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
Specifications Directional pattern Supercardioid at 1 kHz
Principle of operation Pressure gradient
Cartridge type Pre-polarized 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 kHz25 mV/Pa (± 2 dB )
Equivalent noise level, A-weightedTyp. 13 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 15 dB(A))
Distortion, THD < 1%140 dB SPL (143 dB SPL peak)
Dynamic rangeTyp. 130 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10%145 dB SPL (148 dB SPL peak)
Rated output impedance60 Ω
Minimum load impedance2 kΩ
Cable drive capability100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principleImpedance balancing with Active Drive
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)> 60 dB
Power supply (for full performance)P48 (Phantom Power)
Current consumption1.8 mA
ConnectorXLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
Weight115 g
Microphone diameter19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter17 mm (0.67 in)
Microphone length184 mm (7.2 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS8.7 V (21 dBu)
Polarity+V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range-40°C to 45°C
Relative humidity (RH)Up to 90 %
Capsule capacitance315 g

DPA - 2017 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone

  • Brand: DPA
  • Product Code: 2017
  • $995.00

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