Lewitt Audio Microphones LCT 840 Reference Class Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
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Lewitt's LCT 840 is a premium-class externally polarized dual-diaphragm tube microphone designed to excel in a variety of demanding applications. Equipped with a precision-engineered 1-inch capsule, t... Read More
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Lewitt's LCT 840 is a premium-class externally polarized dual-diaphragm tube microphone designed to excel in a variety of demanding applications. Equipped with a precision-engineered 1-inch capsule, the LCT 840 stands for exceptionally warm and classic, solid vintage sound. Perfectly suited for miking vocals and instruments, this rugged multi-purpose microphone allows for highly nuanced and authentic sound reproduction in the studio and even on stage. Five switchable polar patterns - omni-directional, cardioid, figure-8, wide-cardioid and super-cardioid - make the LCT 840 a highly versatile tool for professional audio engineers and performers looking for true and authentic tube sound.
Like all Lewitt mics, the LCT 840 stands out for its extremely low self-noise of 9 dB and effective rejection of off-axis sounds. The microphone features three levels of attenuation and three switchable high-pass filters, LEDs and pushbuttons for noiseless handling on the power supply unit (PSU).
Apart from user-friendly operating controls and advanced technological features so essential to memorable recordings, the LCT 840 also makes an eye-catching design statement: The microphone is equipped with a plexiglass inspection window on the front side of the body, so the illuminated tube itself is fully exposed. The inside window surface is coated with a highly conductive, yet transparent film preventing electromagnetic interference.
In short: The unique combination of innovative design, high-end technology and tube-typical sound quality ensures magical takes.
Lead and background vocals
Ultra-thin 1-inch externally biased, gold-layered low-mass diaphragms combined with a dual triode tube ensures accurate transient response while providing smooth, warm and airy tube sound
Five consistent directional characteristics ï¿½ cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8, broad cardioid and supercardioid ï¿½ offer maximum flexibility
Superior dynamic range of 130 dB-A (Tube) and extremely low self-noise of 9 dB-A for ear-catching realism and distortion-free sonic depth
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 and jog dials for easy handling even in dark environments
Noiseless pushbuttons for quick and easy attenuation and HPF selection
Unique features like clipping history and automatic attenuation provide error-free studio recording and unparalleled ease of use
Solid die-cast metal body with a stylish, oversized tube inspection window specially coated for maximum protection against electromagnetic interference
Custom PSU 840 power supply unit with sturdy full-metal housing and brushed, anodized black aluminum front
Extra-large hexagonal ruthenium-galvanized steel mesh grille provides an open acoustic environment and prevents unwanted internal reflections
Acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient transducer, externally polarized Transducer:1" Directional patterns: omni, broad-cardioid, cardioid, super-cardioid, figure-8, all selectable on remote control Frequency rang:e 20 - 20.000 Hz Sensitivity: 23 mV / Pa (-33 dBV), cardioid 20 mV / Pa (-34 dBV), omni 23 mV / Pa (-33 dBV), figure-8 Signal / noise ratio 85 dB-A Equivalent noise level (IEC 61672-1) 9 dB-A, cardioid 10 dB-A, omni (IEC 61672-1) 9 dB-A, figure-8 (IEC 61672-1) Dynamic range of mic. Amp. 130 dB-A Max. SPL for 0,5 % THD 139 dB, 0 dB Pre-attenuation 149 dB, 10 dB Pre-attenuation 159 dB, 20 dB Pre-attenuation Pre-attenuation pad 10 dB 20 dB selectable on remote control Bass cut filter slope: 12 dB / octave at 40 Hz 6 dB / octave at 300 Hz Rated impedance: < 200 ohms Rated load impedance: > 1.000 ohms Supply voltage custom power supply unit 230 V, 50 Hz 110 V, 60 Hz Current consumption: 170 mA Connector: gold plated 11-pin XLR Cable 8 m (26 ft) 11-pin audio cable oxygen-free copper Dimensions (Mic): 7,5 x 2,4 x 1,8" Dimensions (PSU): 9,8 x 5,9 x 2,8 inch Net weight (Mic): 23,3 oz Net weight (PSU) 66,8 oz