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A guide to LEWITT tube microphones

Jul 26, 2022 5 min read

LEWITT Content Team
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LCT 840

LEWITT offers three choices for tube condenser microphones: the LCT 840, LCT 940, and the LCT 1040. Two of these microphones also include a blend-able FET circuit, making them handy in more recording scenarios. The best option for you depends on your budget and use case, so read on to learn more about them!

To learn more about tube microphones and why you should use them, check out our blog What is a tube microphone?

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LCT 840

LCT 840 - Multi-pattern tube microphone

  • 12AX7 tube
  • Five switchable polar patterns
  • Three attenuation settings (up to -20 dB)
  • Three low-cut settings (up to 300 Hz)
  • Integrated power supply & remote control

The LCT 840 is fully devoted to warm tube sound and is our gold-standard recommendation for everything from vocals to full orchestras. The power supply also functions as a remote control letting you quickly select from five polar patterns, along with pre-attenuation and low-cut options.

Should I get the LCT 840?

You should get the LCT 840 if you are looking for a pure tube microphone with modern design. If you want that classic tube sound without the self-noise issues that plague vintage options, the LCT 840 is a great choice. 

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LCT 940

LCT 940 – A tube and FET microphone in one

The LCT 940 gives you the characteristics of both a tube and an FET microphone, with the ability to blend seamlessly between the two. This makes it highly versatile and valuable in the studio, allowing you to dial in the perfect sound on just about anything. You’ll have the natural warmth of a tube microphone for when you’re recording a soulful lead vocal, as well as the high-end clarity of a FET mic for amps, cymbals, and acoustic guitar. 

Should I get the LCT 940?

The LCT 940's biggest benefit is you get all the benefits of a tube microphone, but aren't locked into that sound if its not right for your track. You'll be able to blend in the FET circuitry if you want a more "modern" sound. You should get the LCT 940 if you're looking to have more control over the tone of your microphone without relying entirely on your preamp.

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LCT 1040

LCT 1040 - The ultimate microphone system

  • 4 all-analog tube characteristics - Clear, Warm, Dark, and Saturated
  • E88CC / 6DJ8 tube
  • Blend-able FET circuit and seamless polar pattern control
  • Detachable remote control lets you tweak settings from your sweet spot
  • Four attenuation settings (up to -24 dB)
  • Four filter settings (up to 120 Hz)

Developed in close cooperation with Grammy-winning studio professionals, the LCT 1040 gives you the power to create the sound you envision on any source. You get all the benefits of the previous two microphones: tube circuitry for warm sound, blend-able FET settings for more flexibility, and switchable polar patterns. This microphone also includes four distinct analogue tone settings, and the detachable remote control lets you control it all from your studio sweet spot.

Should I get the LCT 1040?

This one goes beyond being a simple tube microphone. The additional tone controls and FET circuit give you nearly endless options for your tracks—you really could record an entire song with just the LCT 1040. Accordingly, it's the best choice if you want to invest in a microphone system that'll be your studio centerpiece.

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