- 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 71 g (2.5 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 132 dB before clipping, and has a wide dynamic range of 117 dB across a flat frequency response of 70 Hz - 20 kHz (±2 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.