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The 2017 Shotgun Microphone is an extremely directional mic that combines crystal clear, authentic sound and stable, consistent performance under harsh conditions.
Its acoustical performance features efficient off-axis rejection combined with an off-axis frequency response that is much more linear than most similar shotgun mics.
The 2017 performs consistently in a variety of conditions, like cold weather and humid environments as well as in generally harsh situations.
Finally, although the interference tube surrounding the capsule is quite long, the entire mic is contained in a short, light mic housing, making the 2017 a practical choice in a wide range of applications.
Accurate, natural sound
2017 is designed to ensure that the sound from the primary sound source combines effortlessly with natural sound captured off-axis. The sound is clear and lifelike, including the heavily-attenuated off-axis input. It exhibits the same non-coloration of the off-axis response, i.e., it sounds like what is coming in on-axis, just damped accordingly with the side and rear entries.
The 2017 is constructed to withstand rough handling as well as difficult situations, such as cold climates and humidity.
The encapsulating structure is engineered without moving mechanical parts and just the right thickness of material and ideal uniform pattern of slits on the grid. These things combined make the microphone extremely resistant to mechanical impact. In addition, the materials used in the capsule design and electronics ensure the mic is resistant to moisture, temperature and condensation issues.
The 2017 has a thick, robust body construction of brass that is exceptionally durable and known for its corrosion resistance and tolerance against metal fatigue. In addition, the surfaces of the mic are treated with a protective black chrome finish, which ensures more graceful aging.
Outstanding off-axis rejection
The 2017's expertly designed interference tube technology, all off-axis input is highly attenuated. This gives the user a well-balanced compromise between natural off-axis sound and maximal off-axis rejection.
Extremely directional pick-up pattern
The 2017 is an extremely directional shotgun microphone. It shows impressive attenuation at 90° (around -10 dB) and maximal rejection around 125° (more than -20 dB). Its polar pattern provides a more even pickup of “on-scene” (0°) sound sources than many other shotgun microphones and a larger rejection of out-of-scene noises, thereby achieving a better overall performance than many competing mics on the market.
Easy to set up, position and use
The 2017's dimensions allow it to fit in smaller wind protection units and, since there are no buttons to push on it, you can place it in its protection unit and forget about it.
In addition, the carefully-designed interference tube, combined with the uniform 360° grid, ensures consistent results even if the actual microphone gets rotated around the central axis. Other shotguns, with a less uniform grid pattern, suffer from shifts in sound color, if the mic is unintentionally rotated.
With an extreme SPL (Sound Pressure Level) handling of 143 dB SPL Peak, low self-noise of 13 dB(A) and a 130 dB dynamic range, the 2017 excels even in applications where shotguns traditionally do not perform well.
Low self-noise is useful when you need to capture/amplify quiet sources or when many microphones are open at the same time.
Compatible Wind Protection
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