DPA adds lightweight shotgun
"When a regular cardioid is not directional enough, or a miniature cannot be mounted on the speaker, a shotgun is the answer, and we feel we the 4017 addresses these issues perfectly."
DPA carried out extensive R&D to create a high-end shotgun mic with extremely smooth off-axis responses. The company says it has also pushed the limits to produce a shotgun which combines high specifications with a remarkably short length of 210 mm (8.3 inches), and a weight of just 71 grams (2.5 ounces).
"If you've ever tried holding a mic boom for more than 10 minutes, your arms will appreciate the low weight of the 4017, while its dynamic range is unsurpassed, offering the clean approach our customers expect from DPA," continues Koza.
DPA anticipates that the largest market for the 4017 will be broadcast, while the product will also appeal to freelance engineers, small radio stations and the top end of the consumer market.