Description

LEWITT’s LCT 640 is designed to raise the bar in its class of reference-quality large-diaphragm condenser microphones. This Austrian-designed and engineered pro-mic delivers a smooth, unsurpassably rich and exceptionally nuanced sound, and exhibits a remarkable set of qualities that enthuses even the most discerning users. The LCT 640 excels in a variety of demanding studio applications and stands for unrivalled performance in miking lead and background vocals, drums, percussion instruments, grand pianos, brass and woodwinds, classical music ensembles.

In addition to the standard omni-directional, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns, the LCT 640 offers a wide-cardioid and super-cardioid characteristic. It offers a dynamic range of 135 dB and stands out for its extremely low self-noise of 10 dB. In combination with a 4-level high-pass filter and 4-level switchable pre-attenuation, the LCT 640 provides maximum versatility in all recording situations. Automatic attenuation, key-lock, clipping history, push buttons and a light-up user interface round off the features of this outstanding microphone.

Features and Applications

Features
  • Superior transient response from ultra-thin externally biased, gold-layered low-mass diaphragms for ear-catching realism and authentic sound
  • Flat frequency response for natural, authentic sound
  • Five consistent directional characteristics – cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8, broad cardioid and supercardioid – for maximum flexibility in a wide variety of recording applications
  • 10 dB self-noise and max SPL of 145 dB for an impressive total dynamic range of 135 dB, providing maximum acoustic presence and clarity
  • 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 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

Top applications

  • Lead and background vocals
  • Acoustic instruments // piano, guitar, drums, percussion, strings...
  • Overhead miking // drums, percussion...
  • Ensembles // choral or orchestral
  • Room ambiance pick-up // guitar amplifier, drums...
  • Wind instruments // brass and woodwinds...
  • Demanding live and studio applications

Tech Data

Acoustical operating principle pressure gradient transducer,
externally polarized
Transducer Ø 25,4 mm
1 inch
Directional pattern omni
broad-cardioid
cardioid
super-cardioid
figure-8
Frequency range 20 ... 20.000 Hz
Sensitivity 13 mV / Pa (-38 dBV), cardioid
10 mV / Pa (-40 dBV), omni
9 mV / Pa (-41 dBV), figure-8
Signal / noise ratio 84 dB-A
Equivalent noise level 10 dB-A, cardioid (IEC 61672-1)
12 dB-A, omni (IEC 61672-1)
13 dB-A, figure-8 (IEC 61672-1)
Dynamic range of mic. Amp. 135 dB-A
Max. SPL for 0,5 % THD 145 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation
151 dB, 6 dB pre-attenuation
157 dB, 12 dB pre-attenuation
163 dB, 18 dB pre-attenuation
Pre-attenuation pad 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, switchable
Bass cut filter slope 12 dB / octave at 40 Hz
6 dB / octave at 150 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 5,5 mA (IEC 61938)
Connector gold plated 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 158 x 52 x 36 mm
6,22 x 2,04 x 1,42 inch
Net weight 430 g
15,2 oz

Guitar Performance

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Official LEWITT Endorsee and Music Genius Erick Walls playing acoustic guitar. Recorded by Bob Horn with a LEWITT LCT 640

Guitar Demo

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Official LEWITT Endorsee and Guitar Genius Erick Walls demos the LCT 640 on his acoustic guitar. Recorded by Bob Horn

Guitar Demo

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Official LEWITT Endorsee and Guitar Genius Erick Walls with his acoustic guitar. Recorded by Bob Horn with a LEWITT LCT 640

Trumpet Demo

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Official LEWITT Endorsee Michael Stever demos the LCT 640 on his trumpet. Recorded by Bob Horn

Trumpet Performance

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Official LEWITT Endorsee Michael Stever plays his trumpet. Recorded by Bob Horn with a LEWITT LCT 640

Hi Hat Demo

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Official LEWITT Endorsee Sean Winchester demos the LCT 640 on a hi hat. Recorded by Bob Horn

Drum Overhead Demo

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Official LEWITT Endorsee Sean Winchester demos two LCT 640 as overheads. Recorded by Bob Horn

Vocal Demo

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Official LEWITT Endorsee Sy Smith demos the LCT 640 as vocal microphone. Recorded by Bob Horn

Vocal Performance

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Official LEWITT Endorsee Sy Smith performs her song 'Fly Away' using an LCT 640 as vocal microphone. Recorded by Bob Horn

Vocal Performance

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Official LEWITT Endorsee Sy Smith performs her song "The Art Of You" using an LCT 640 as vocal microphone. Recorded by Bob Horn