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 combinedwith 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
ACCURATE, NATURAL SOUND
2017 is designed to ensure that the sound from the primary sound source combines effortlessly withnatural soundcaptured off-axis. The sound is clear and lifelike, including the heavily attenuated off-axis input. Itexhibits the same non-coloration of the off-axis response, i.e., it sounds like what is coming in on-axis, just damped accordingly with the side and rear entries.
Many other shotgun mics don’t pick up off-axis sound naturally, making, for example, the crowd noise sound more like a waterfall or even completely unrecognizable.
EXTRAORDINARY DURABILITY THE 2017 IS CONSTRUCTED TO WITHSTAND ROUGH HANDLING AS WELL AS DIFFICULT SITUATIONS, SUCH AS COLD CLIMATES AND HUMIDITY.
DPA have designed the encapsulating structure without moving mechanical parts and have found just the right thickness of material and ideal uniform pattern of slits on the grid. These things combined make the microphone extremely resistant to mechanical impact. In addition, the materials used in the capsule design and electronics ensure the mic is resistant to moisture, temperature and condensation issues.
The 2017 has a thick, robust body construction of brass that is exceptionally durable and known for its corrosion resistance and tolerance against metal fatigue. In addition, the surfaces of the mic are treated with a protective black chrome finish, which ensures more graceful ageing.
OUTSTANDING OFF-AXIS REJECTION
2017, like all DPA’s directional mics, has outstanding performance off-axis. Due to the expertly designed interference tube technology, all off-axis input is highly attenuated.
This means that the 2017 offers comparable directionality as comparable mics on the market, but due to the well-crafted design, the off-axis pickup is much more balanced as well as uniform. This gives the user a well-balanced compromise between natural off-axis sound and maximal off-axis rejection.
EXTREMELY DIRECTIONAL PICK-UP PATTERN
The 2017 is an extremely directional shotgun microphone. It shows impressive attenuation at 90° (around -10 dB) and maximal rejection around 125° (more than -20 dB). Its polar patter provides a more even pickup of “on-scene” (0°) sound sources than many widely-used shotgun microphones and a larger rejection of out-of-scene noises, thereby achieving a better overall performance than many competing mics on the market.
EASY TO SET UP, POSITION AND USE
2017 is shorter, lighter and easier to use than competitive mics. Its smaller dimensions allow it to fit in smaller wind protection units and, since there are no buttons to push on it, you can place it in its protection unit and forget about it.