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DPA - 4017B Shotgun

DPA - 4017B Shotgun
Product Code: 4017B
Sales SKU: DPA 4017B
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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 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.


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.




• Excellent RF Immunity

• Lightweight

• Uniform off-axis response

 Highly directional


Also available with Rycote Windshield and suspension system, the 4017B-R is a fully packed and ready solution.

Directional characteristics

Supercardioid, lobe-shaped

Principle of operation

Pressure gradient, with interference tube

Cartridge type

Pre-polarized condenser

Frequency range

20 Hz - 20 kHz, permanent third order high pass filter at 50 Hz

Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 60 cm

70 Hz - 18 kHz with typ. 3 dB soft boost at 15 kHz

Sensitivity, nominal ± 2 dB at 1 kHz

19 mV/Pa; -34.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa

Equivalent noise level, A-weighted

Typ. 13 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 15 dB(A))

Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4

Typ. 24 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. 119 dB

Max. SPL, peak before clipping

138 dB


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 (± 4 V)

Current consumption

4.5 mA


XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: signal - phase


Matte black


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


+V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressure

Temperature range

-40 °C to 45 °C (14 °F to 113 °F)

Relative Humidity (RH)

Up to 90 %

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