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Lewitt Audio Microphones LCT 540 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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      Lewitt Audio Microphones LCT 540 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (109148155)
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A real studio workhorse.

The LCT 540 Authentica exhibits a combination of qualities that will undoubtedly make it a studio favorite among audio engineers and professional musicians. Designed to complement modern recording techniques and meet the expectations of ever-demanding sound professionals, this versatile large-diaphragm condenser microphone offers outstanding performance in miking lead vocals, drums and percussion instruments, brass and woodwinds, classical music ensembles.

The LCT 540’s cardioid 1-inch capsule, enclosed by an extra-large hexagonal grille, captures elaborate, exceptionally nuanced sonic details and optimizes isolation of the main sound source by rendering off-axis sounds. The LCT features three levels of attenuation and three switchable high-pass filters, two-color LEDs as well as pushbuttons for noiseless handling. A dynamic range of 135 dB and an extremely low self-noise of 8 dB round off the features of this exceptional microphone.

Lewitt Audio Microphones LCT 540 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Lead and background vocals
    Acoustic instruments
    Overhead miking
    Ensembles // choral or orchestral
    Room ambiance pick-up
    Wind instruments
    1-inch dual-system externally biased capsule with an active front and ultra-thin, gold-layered low-mass diaphragm for superior transient response
    Tailored frequency response for rich and authentic sound onstage or in the studio
    Cardioid polar pattern for effective isolation of the main sound source
    Extremely low self-noise of 8 dB and max SPL of 143 dB for an impressive total dynamic range of 135 dB providing a maximum of acoustic presence and clarity
    3-position switchable pre-attenuation pad (0 dB, 10 dB, and 20 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels and 3-position high-pass filter
    Illuminated user interface for quick and easy handling even in dark environments
    Noiseless pushbuttons for quick and easy attenuation and HPF selection
    Clipping history, automatic attenuation and key-lock provide error-free recording and unparalleled ease of use
    Rugged all-metal construction for reliable performance onstage and in the studio
    Extra-large hexagonal ruthenium-galvanized steel mesh grille provides an open acoustic environment and prevents unwanted internal reflections
    Immune to electromagnetic interference thanks to transformerless preamplifier circuitry
    Corrosion-resistant gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector
    Comes in a black carrying case; includes LCT 40 SHx shock mount, LCT 40 Wx windshield and DTP 40 Lb artificial leather bag


Lewitt Audio Microphones LCT 540 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient transducer, externally polarized
    Transducer Ø: 1"
    Directional pattern: cardioid
    Frequency range: 20 - 20.000 Hz
    Sensitivity: 16 mV / Pa (-36 dBV)
    Signal / noise ratio: 86 dB-A
    Equivalent noise level: 8 dB-A (IEC 61672-1)
    Dynamic range of mic. amp: 135 dB-A
    Max. SPL for 0,5 % THD: 143 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation
    153 dB, 10 dB pre-attenuation
    163 dB, 20 dB pre-attenuation
    Pre-attenuation pad: 10 dB, 20 dB, switchable
    Bass cut filter slope: 12 dB / octave at 40 Hz
    6 dB / octave at 300 Hz
    Rated impedance: < 150 ohms
    Rated load impedance: > 1.000 ohms
    Supply voltage: 48 V + / - 4 V (IEC 61938)
    Current consumption: 5,1 mA (IEC 61938)
    Connector: gold plated 3-pin XLR
    Dimensions: 6,22 x 2,04 x 1,42"
    Net weightL: 14,9 oz


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  • Great vocal mic

    As reviewed by JAAKKO on 12/23/2014

    I had the AKG 414XL2's as my main large diaphragm mic and I did back to back tests with the LCT540. For vocals I'd say the Lewitt blows the AKG out of the water. It's a lot more open and neutral sound. The AKG sounds super harsh on vocals when comparing. Haven't really used the Lewitt for other stuff yet. Still use the AKG as drum overheads, ac guitar, piano etc. They got more body than the Lewitt. Also compared with Rode K2. This one was much smoother.

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