d:dicate™

4017B-R SHOTGUN MICROPHONE WITH RYCOTE WINDSHIELD

Product Details

MSRP $2,169.95 excl. local VAT
Product ID 4017B-R
DPA Microphones has joined forces with Rycote® to develop the d:dicate™ 4017B-R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote® Windshield Solution. The strong suspension and windshield has been designed specifically to take the mic’s compact size and light weight into consideration.

This kit provides everything an outside broadcaster, journalist or location film maker could need for clear, directional sound, regardless of weather and environmental conditions.

At just 210 mm (8.3 in) and 68 g (2.4 oz), this mic is one of the shortest and lightest shotgun condenser microphones available. At the same time, it offers impressive accuracy, clarity and musicality. The mic is fully immune to RF emission and the 19 mm (0.75 in) condenser cartridge is capable of handling peak SPLs of 152 dB before clipping.

Designed for a broad range of applications, the d:dicate™ Microphones Series is ideal for use with camera systems, in fixed positions at sports facilities, for broadcast/ENG/film booming and even studio recording environments.
 

The microphone capsule

The d:dicate™ 4017B-R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote® Windshield is equipped with a highly-directional hypercardioid pickup pattern; obtained using a supercardioid design with an interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection. Its unique directional pattern is useful when you need exceptionally high directivity with high background noise rejection. It is convenient when you cannot place the mic close enough to the sound source. The MMP-B preamplifier is best if you want easily accessible high boost and low cut switches.

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 d:dicate™ 4017B Shotgun Microphone features two onboard filters. They are activated via an ingenious switching ring design. With a simple twist of two sturdy rings, engineers can implement a high-frequency boost that adds a 4 dB shelf at 8 kHz. This compensates for hi loss when used with windjammers. A first-order bass roll-off below 120 Hz minimizes handling and wind noise. A permanent third-order high-pass filter at 50 Hz effectively removes unwanted low frequency disturbance from handling and wind noise.

The d:dicate™ 4017B Shotgun Microphone is also available without the Rycote® Windshield.

At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the d:dicate™ 4017B Shotgun Microphone into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate™ or d:facto™ Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.

 

DPA’s d:dicate 4017B is much lighter in weight than the other industry standard shotgun microphones I own. My boom ops and I love lightening our load whenever possible. The shorter length and lighter weight doesn’t sacrifice the mic’s sound and is ideal in all scenarios.

Review by Sergio Reyes from Serge Sound on Behalf of Post Magazine.
 

Features

The product offers the following features
Small and lightweight
Excellent RF Immunity
Uniform off-axis response
Highly directional pattern

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX

accessories
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MMC4017 SHOTGUN MICROPHONE CAPSULE (MMC4017)
 
accessories
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MMP-B MICROPHONE PREAMP, LOW CUT AND HIGH BOOST (MMP-B)
 
accessories
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FOAM WINDSCREEN FOR d:dicate™ 4017B SHOTGUN MIC (DUA0073)
 
accessories
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RYCOTE WINDSHIELD KIT FOR d:dicate™ 4017B (RWK4017B)
 

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Specifications

d:dicate™ Recording Microphones 4017B-R SHOTGUN MICROPHONE WITH RYCOTE WINDSHIELD

Directional pattern
Supercardioid, lobe-shaped
Principle of operation
Pressure gradient, with interference tube
Cartridge type
Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range
20 Hz - 20 kHz, permanent third order high pass filter at 50 Hz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 in)
70 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)
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
138 dB
Switchable attenuator, filters etc.
High boost: +4 dB at 8 kHz. Low cut: First order filter, below 120 Hz
Output impedance
100 Ω
Minimum load impedance
2 kΩ
Cable drive capability
100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle
Signal balanced
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)
> 40 dB
Power supply (for full performance)
48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption
4.5 mA
Connector
XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: signal - phase
Color
Matte black
Weight
68 g (2.4 oz)
Microphone diameter
19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter
19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length
212 mm (8.3 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS
2.0 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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