Lewitt Audio Microphones LCT 940 Reference Class Large Diaphragm Tube/FET Condenser Microphone  

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Sound professionals naturally rely on a set of different high-end microphones in order to get the best out of their sound. But changing microphones and adjusting settings takes valuable time, the crea... Read More

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Sound professionals naturally rely on a set of different high-end microphones in order to get the best out of their sound. But changing microphones and adjusting settings takes valuable time, the creative flow of a session is interrupted. With its new Authentica series flagship LCT 940, Lewitt now introduces a microphone that will revolutionize modern studio recording procedures and help engineers and artists to react more quickly to a desired change of style and sound.

The LCT 940 combines the specific characteristics of a premium large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone and a top-notch tube microphone in one housing. Basically, users can choose between the two main settings "FET" and "Tube". These two signal paths have been incorporated separately and work independently of each other.

"Tube" delivers the classic, warm and rich tube sound, while "FET" stands for the clear, exceptionally rich and nuanced sound LEWITT condenser microphones are renowned for. However, the LCT 940 offers another unique feature that true recording enthusiasts will swoon over: As the characteristics of the two main settings can be mixed and merged continuously variable, the LCT 940 opens up huge creative possibilities for artists and producers.

Furthermore, the LCT 940 features a total of nine different polar patterns - the five "standard" polar patterns omni-directional, cardioid, figure-8, wide- and super-cardioid and four additional intermediate patterns. The microphone features four levels of attenuation and four switchable high-pass filters, LEDs and push buttons for noiseless handling on the PSU. Automatic attenuation and clipping history round off the outstanding feature list of the LCT 940.

Rich in advanced technological features, the LCT 940 opens up a new dimension of sound reproduction in demanding professional studio applications. Its unrivaled set of qualities makes this microphone a must-have for recording pros who strive for nothing less than perfection.

  • Lead and background vocals
  • Acoustic instruments
  • Wind instruments
  • Combines the sonic characteristics of a tube and a FET mic in one single housing for maximum creative freedom and an undisturbed workflow
  • Continuously variable switching and merging of tube and FET sound via rotating potentiometer
  • 1-inch externally biased, dual-system capsule with ultra-thin , gold-layered low-mass diaphragms combined with a dual triode tube ensures accurate transient response while providing smooth, warm and airy tube sound
  • Nine consistent directional characteristics: cardioid, omni-directional, figure-8, broad cardioid, supercardioid and four intermediate patterns: for maximum flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
  • Superior dynamic range of 128 dB-A (Tube) / 135 dB-A (FET) and exceptionally low self-noise of 12 dB-A (Tube) / 8 dB-A (FET) for ear-catching realism and distortion-free sonic depth
  • 4-position switchable pre-attenuation pad (0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB and 18 dB) for handling extremely high sound pressure levels and 4-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 940 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
  • Corrosion-resistant gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector
  • Acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient transducer, externally polarized
    Transducer: 1"
    Directional pattern: omni
    figure-8 and four additional intermediate pattern
    selectable on remote control
    Frequency range 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 (FET) 86 dB-A
    Signal / noise ratio (Tube) 82 dB-A
    Equivalent noise level (FET) 8 dB-A, cardioid (IEC 61672-1)
    9 dB-A, omni (IEC 61672-1)
    8 dB-A, figure-8 (IEC 61672-1)
    Equivalent noise level (Tube) 12 dB-A, cardioid (IEC 61672-1)
    13 dB-A, omni (IEC 61672-1)
    12 dB-A, figure-8 (IEC 61672-1)
    Dynamic range of FET mic. Amp. 135 dB-A
    Dynamic range of Tube mic. Amp. 128 dB-A
    Max. SPL for 0,5 % THD (FET) 143 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation
    149 dB, 6 dB pre-attenuation
    155 dB, 12 dB pre-attenuation
    161 dB, 18 dB pre-attenuation
    Max. SPL for 0,5% THD (Tube) 140 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation
    146 dB, 6 dB pre-attenuation
    152 dB, 12 dB pre-attenuation
    158 dB, 18 dB pre-attenuation
    Pre-attenuation pad 6 dB
    12 dB
    18 dB
    selectable on remote control
    Bass cut filter slope 12 dB / octave at 40 Hz
    6 dB / octave at 150 Hz
    6 dB / octave at 300 Hz
    selectable on remote control
    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) 192 x 60 x 46 mm
    7,5 x 2,4 x 1,8 inch
    Dimensions (PSU) 250 x 150 x 70 mm
    9,8 x 5,9 x 2,8 inch
    Net weight (Mic) 662 g
    23,3 oz
    Net weight (PSU) 1930 g
    68,1 oz
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OK mic. Lot's of tube noise!

By james Hubka

from PA

Comments about Lewitt Audio Microphones LCT 940 Reference Class Large Diaphragm Tube/FET Condenser Microphone:

The lewitt mics in general are well made. I spent some time with one and found the tube to be noisey. Thinking it was just that one mic I ordered a new one. Same thing. Noise. The FET is just OK. I returned the Lewitt for a Miktek CV4 and it was AMAZING! Do your shopping.

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