- Limitless applications:
Recording orchestras or other ensembles sometimes requires a compromise between blending in the room reverberation and a more precise localization. The wide cardioid (also known as hemispheric) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice for grand piano, guitar, marimba, and percussion, or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra. Likewise, it is an excellent speech, dubbing, or vocal mic as its enhanced richness on the bass end nicely compliments many voices.
- Completely linear, even off-axis:
The off-axis characteristics of the 4015A are totally linear, a unique quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, just softly attenuated.
- Specialists in extreme sound levels:
DPA's wide cardioid microphones are capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels before clipping occurs. The 4015A even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to prevent overloading of the mic amp.
- 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.