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DPA d:dicate™ 4017C-R Shotgun Mic with Rycote kit

The DPA d:dicate 4017C-R Compact Shotgun Mic with Rycote kit takes the 4017C to the next level, adding to it a range of compact Rycote products designed specifically to fit the mic.

Included in the kit is a suspension mount, windshield, basket with fur windjammer and XLR holder; everything you need to use the 4017C confidently on a long boom pole.

Measuring just 154mm and weighing in at 70g, the mics compact size and extra-light weight add to its groundbreaking design features ensuring great results on any production project.

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Product Description

The 4017C Shotgun Mic in the 4017C-R Rycote kit marries DPA’s highly directional super-cardioid polar pattern shotgun capsule with their unique impedance balanced, active drive designed ‘C’ compact preamp.

The d:dicate 4017C excels in the field where excellent off-axis attenuation is required, offering exceptional clarity, accuracy and musicality. It is also very light weight (70g) and is ideal for multi tasking, including ENG, fixed sports applications and of course main boom miking.

The d:dicate™ 4017C’s superior polar pattern

Of its exclusive shotgun mic design, DPA Microphones says:

Extensive research and development has been undertaken to optimize the sound coming from the sides and back of the microphone. One of the key accomplishments is that we have minimized often very un-linear response of a shotgun microphone due to its side lobes. 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.

The MMC-4017 capsule that comes with the 4017C shotgun mic can be interfaced with any of the d:dicate™ series pre-amps – The ‘B’ pre-amp, for example, is fitted with a 50Hz high pass filter which can be increased to 120Hz accessed via a ring switch on the barrel of the microphone, as well as a second switch which gives a 4dB presence boost at 8Khz.

DPA d:dicate 4017C Compact Shotgun Microphone Specifications

Directional characteristics: Supercardioid, tight lobe-shaped
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient, with interference tube
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB: 40 Hz to 18 kHz, 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)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 81 dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 1 % up to 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range: Typ. 124 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 146 dB
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: 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption: 2.8 mA
Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: signal – phase
Color: 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 (6.1 in)
Output voltage, RMS: > 4.5 V
Polarity: +V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C (14 °F to 113 °F)
Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90 %


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