Small diaphragm condenser microphoneLCT 140 AIR

  • Choose between two distinct sound characteristics
  • Great for acoustic guitar and drums
  • Excellent transient response 
  • Cardioid polar pattern
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Your mic for both, realistic and sparkling sound.

Do you prefer your instrument sounding 100% natural or rather have some sparkle on top? The LCT 140 AIR can do both. It features two sound characteristics, AIR and FLAT. You can easily switch to the sound that fits your purpose.

AIR adds top-end sparkle, while FLAT reproduces your sound as it is. Try both and capture the performance the way you want.

LCT 140 AIR switch
LCT 140 AIR switch

Two switchable sound characteristics

AIR or FLAT? Record the source the way you want.

AIR delivers an open, sparkling character. The right choice if you need great sound without spending time on post-production. FLAT provides a linear frequency response for “as-it-is” reproduction of drums, strings, acoustic guitars, and choirs. It is perfect if you aim for realistic sonic images. Check out the sound samples and hear for yourself.

Excellent transient response

Capture the natural sound of your instruments.

Transients are the DNA of your instrument's sound. To retain the natural musicality of your instruments, the LCT 140 AIR delivers an excellent transient response. The natural characteristics of cymbals are captured accurately.

In any case, you get a punchy yet warm reproduction of your instrument's unique sound.

LCT 140 AIR drums cymbals cardioid
LCT 140 AIR is very lightweight center feather
LCT 140 AIR is very lightweight

Durable and light aluminum housing

It's withstanding and easy to handle.

The LCT 140 AIR is very durable yet lightweight thanks to its CNC'ed aluminum housing. Positioning and setup become easy tasks.

Cardioid pattern
Cardioid pattern

Cardioid polar pattern

Your instrument's sound gets the right focus.

A cardioid polar pattern picks up sound coming from the front of the microphone. Background noise will not get in the way when you use the directivity to your advantage. By positioning the mic away from potential sources of bleed or noise, your instrument will stay in focus.

Trust your ears. Listen for yourself.

This acoustic guitar was recorded with the LCT 140 AIR at a distance of 30 cm (12 in).

Interface/Preamp: Metric Halo ULN-8
Guitar: Larrivee OM-10

This is an unprocessed audio recording. No EQ or compression added. 

Sound samples

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Specifications

Type

Condenser, permanently polarized

Acoustical operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer

Transducer Ø

17 mm, 0.67 in

Polar pattern

Cardioid

Sensitivity

14.6 mV/Pa, -36.7 dBV/Pa

Equivalent noise level

20 dB (A), cardioid

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD

135 dBSPL

Dynamic range

115 dB (A)

Pre-attenuation pad

 0 dB
-12 dB

Low-cut filter

linear 
80 Hz (12 dB/oct)

Internal impedance

173 Ω

Rated load impedance

1000 Ω

Supply voltage

48 V ± 4 V

Current consumption

7.2 mA 

Connector

Gold plated 3-pin XLR

Microphone dimensions

24 dia. x 140 mm, 0.9 dia. x 5.5 in

Microphone net weight

66 g, 2.3 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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