Ultimate microphone systemLCT 1040

  • Studio centerpiece - adapt to any sound source
  • 4 all-analog tube characteristics - Clear, Warm, Dark, and Saturated
  • Developed in close cooperation with Grammy-winning studio professionals
  • Detachable remote control for unrivaled workflow
  • Blendable FET circuit and seamless polar pattern control
LCT 1040 A

Included: Shock mount, Dual-layer magnetic pop filter, 10-pin microphone cable, Transport case

   

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Imagine getting the perfect sound every time.

Like a painter who uses his color palette, the LCT 1040 gives you the power to create the sound you envision.

  • Record with premium sound from high-end components and 1" true condenser capsule
  • Create the perfect sound for different vocalists and instruments using 4 all-analog tube characteristics and a crystal-clear FET circuit
  • Adjust all settings from your sweetspot via the remote control
Stella sound

"Very exciting microphone!"

Justin Stanley, Stella Sound Studios - Associated artists include Prince, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney.

 

LCT 1040 studio tour j.p.negrete

"I tend to recommend this system across the board."

J.P. Negrete - Associated acts include Pitbull, Flo Rida, Kelly Rowland.

 

Baumgardner

"You don't have time to swap out mics."

Jay Baumgardner - Producer/Engineer/Mixer for Bush, Evanescence, Papa Roach.

 

Erwin Bader

"With this, you do things you'd never do otherwise."

Erwin Bader - Producer/Engineer

 

Warren Huart

"This really is one mic to rule them all."

Warren Huart - Associated acts include Aerosmith, James Blunt, The Fray, Ace Frehley.

 

Developed in close cooperation with world-renowned engineers and producers.

During the development process of the LCT 1040, we set out to see Grammy award-winning engineers and producers in their fantastic studios to put our prototypes to the test in real-life conditions.

The additional feedback from the global audio community ranging from friendly appreciation to brutal honesty was exactly what we needed to bring this exciting project to perfection.

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White
Tube

A wide range of outstanding tube tones with a single microphone.

  • Clear – Tube works at technical optimum
  • Warm – Smooth and pleasant high-end
  • Dark – Tamed highs for bright sources
  • Saturated – Rich harmonics and subtle compression

Together, these 100% all-analog tube characteristics are designed to cover all applications and styles recorded in the studio - from the finest violin to roaring Rock voices.

They are the result of our close cooperation with industry professionals and the global audio community.

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FET

Extra punch and precision with the blendable FET circuit.

Tweak your sound to perfection. You can dial in the FET circuit via the Circuit control whenever you're looking for that extra punch or precision for your voice or instrument.

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Tweak all settings from your sweetspot via the remote control.

Set up the LCT 1040 in the recording room where the artist performs. Detach the remote control from the PSU and connect them via your standard 3-pin XLR cable. Now you can tweak all settings from your sweetspot via the remote control, ensuring a smooth-running session.

Save precious time, keep the creativity flowing, giving you exactly the sound you are looking for.

 

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Seamless polar pattern control to get exactly what you want.

Set the directivity with the seamless polar pattern control of the LCT 1040, giving you exactly what you were looking for. Additionally, you can also freely define the front of the mic depending on your recording scenario.

  • Default sets the tube window as the front side of the mic.
  • Reverse sets the logo as the front of the mic.  
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Back

Two XLR outputs for full flexibility in post production.

To prepare you for all possible scenarios, the LCT 1040 features two XLR outputs with Neutrik connectors. 

  • The Mix output delivers the ratio set with the Circuit control, a combination of the tube and FET circuit.
  • The FET output delivers 100% pure FET independent from the Circuit control.
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LCT 1040 development story

Everything outstanding starts with a strong vision.

Development story

Acoustic perfection with a custom gold-sputtered 1" true condenser capsule.

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Shockmount

Shock mount with carbon fiber elements and quick release mechanism.

  • Quick release mechanisms for the microphone and the adjustment of the angle. 
  • Carbon fiber elements support efficient decoupling of the microphone.
  • Microphone can be turned by 360° when in shock mount.
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Dual-layer magnetic pop filter for clean recordings.

The high-performance magnetic pop filter of the LCT 1040 protects your capsule from unwanted plosives and moisture. Its double-layer design perfectly integrates with the shock mount and ensures clean recordings with any vocalist or genre. 

Premium service

The LCT 1040 is covered by a 10-year warranty.

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Specifications

Type

Condenser, externally polarized

Acoustical operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer

Transducer Ø

25.4 mm, 1 in

Polar pattern

Seamless from omni to wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid, figure-8

Frequency range

20 ... 20.000 Hz

Sensitivity

17.2 mV/Pa, -35.3 dBV/Pa

Self-noise

10 dB (A) FET, 13 dB (A) tube

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD

137 dBSPL, 0 dB attenuation

Signal / noise ratio

84 dB (A) FET, 81 dB (A) tube

Dynamic range

127 dB (A)

Attenuation

 0 dB
-6 dB
-12 dB
-24 dB

Low-cut filter

lin 
40 Hz (12 dB/oct)
80 Hz (12 dB/oct)
120 Hz (6 dB/oct)

Internal impedance

83.8 Ω

PSU - supply voltage

230 V, 50 Hz
110 V, 60 Hz

Current consumption

230V - 170 mA, 110V - 240 mA 

Connector PSU and remote

Gold-plated 3-pin XLR by Neutrik

Connector

10-pin Hirose Electric

Tube/Valve

E88CC / 6DJ8

Microphone dimensions

196 x 65 x 45 mm, 7.7 x 2.6 x 1.8 in

Microphone net weight

652 g, 23 oz

PSU dimensions

240 x 170 x 47 mm, 9.4 x 6.7 x 1.9 in

PSU net weight

2381 g, 68 oz

Remote dimensions

240 x 163 x 52 mm, 9.4 x 6.4 x 2 in

Remote weight

1952 g, 69 oz

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Microphones measured according to: IEC 60268-4 | Phantom power according to: IEC 61938 | Noise measurement according to: IEC 60268-1

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