DPA 4017C Shotgun Mic


The DPA 4017C Shotgun Compact Pencil Microphone is powerful, compact and extra-lightweight with groundbreaking design features, ensuring great results on any production project. Measuring just 154mm and weighing in at 70g, the 4017C sets a new standard for shotgun microphones. The microphone is immune to RF emissions and handles up to 146dB SPL before clipping.

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The DPA 4017C Shotgun Mic measures just 154mm (6.1″) and weighs 70g (2.5oz). This mic sets new standards for compactness within shotgun microphones and their applications. It also offers impressive accuracy, clarity and musicality. The mic is immune to RF emission, and the 19mm (0.75″) condenser cartridge is capable of handling peak SPLs of 146dB before clipping.

The 4017C has undergone extensive research and development to optimise the sound coming from the sides and the back. One of the key accomplishments is that DPA have minimised the often non-linear response of a shotgun microphone due to its side lobes. The condenser capsule uses a high voltage, pre-polarised back plate. This endows the 4017C with high output, as well as wide dynamics, and extremely low noise and distortion specifications. Shotgun mics often sound unnatural from the sides and the back, but DPA have also managed to make these improvements to depict a more natural sound.

All DPA mics, from the smallest miniatures to this shotgun, feature the same sonic character. This common sonic character means that you have the same timbre (independently) no matter which DPA mic best captures that sound. This makes it easy to use a mix of hidden miniature mics and boom mics, creating minimal workload in postproduction. 

The capsules and pre amplifiers are easily interchangeable, as it is a part of the modular pencil microphone system.

The DPA 4017C Shotgun Mic pairs beautifully with the COSI-L-19 or the Pianissimo windshields by Cinela.

Dimensions .212 × 19 cm


Directional pattern Supercardioid, lobe-shaped
Principle of operation Pressure gradient, with interference tube
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 in) 40 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)
Distortion, THD < 1% 134 dB SPL RMS, 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 124 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 146 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 100 Ω
Minimum load impedance 2 kΩ
Cable drive capability 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 50 dB
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom power)
Current consumption 2.8 mA
Connector XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Colour Matte black
Weight 70 g (2.5 oz)
Microphone diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length 154 mm (6 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS 4.5 V
Polarity +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%

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