Capture every detail.LCT 540 S
- 1" true condenser studio microphone
- Self-noise below the threshold of human hearing
- Ideal for extreme processing
- Low-cut filters and attenuation
- Cardioid polar pattern
Included: Shock mount, Magnetic pop filter, Windscreen, Transport bag , Protective case
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How does it sound?
Rediscover your instrument and voice
Capture even more details than human hearing.
Experience a whole new level of musical detail.
Your mic for ultra-detailed studio recordings.
Our unique approach towards electronics and capsule design makes the microphone better than human hearing. With the LCT 540 S, we set a new benchmark in terms of capturing fine-grained details of your recording source.
Record details of your voice and instruments that usually wouldn’t even be audible. Make every detail count.
Fit for extreme processing
Even the subtlest nuances sound crystal clear.
With its cutting-edge circuit and capsule design, the LCT 540 S features an impressive dynamic range of 132 dB to capture everything from loud to subtle. You won’t hear the self-noise of the mic even after heavily compressing the signal. Material recorded with the LCT 540 S is fit for extreme processing.
How is this mic better
Self-noise values below the threshold of human hearing.
Our hearing threshold is very frequency-dependent. It is less sensitive towards low and very high frequencies and most sensitive around 2 – 5 kHz. With our specific and unique approach towards circuit and capsule design, we were able to realize self-noise that'll stay below the threshold of hearing across the entire frequency spectrum.
Yes, we like science
We had to elevate measurement to a new level.
To measure the self-noise of the LCT 540 S, we built a unique device. It's ten times more massive than conventional ones, weighing over 4500 kg or 9900 lbs in total. This amount of mass will dampen frequencies up to a 1/10,000th of their sound pressure. The frequency range from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz is dampened by 60 dB, up to 80 dB on the higher frequencies.
Perfect match technology
Every single LCT 540 S undergoes a series of measurements followed by adjustment of the polarization voltage to achieve the same sensitivity in every LCT 540 S we will ever produce. This way, you can form a pair when you buy another one later on.
“This cardioid condenser shows its quality right away, sitting effortlessly next to a mic more than twice its price across a range of sources. For vocal work it ticks all the boxes, possessing great clarity along with an easily worked proximity buildup, a smooth high end and all the low-end richness you need for voiceovers or in-your-face breathy vocals. The condenser mic HF lift is subtle and free from phasey peaks, keeping sibilance natural and easily controlled.”
“It’s not too crisp, has zero muddiness, and is best described as detailed, full, and musically honest. [...] Also, due to its clean nature, the LCT 540 S makes not only an incredibly detailed vocal mic, but also a great closeup/intimate mic on the quietest of sources.”
Paul Vnuk Jr.
Sound on Sound
“Given that it is a mid-priced mic with a somewhat lower price tag than I expected from its performance, the LCT 540 SUBZERO represents extremely good value and is capable of taking on a wide range of recording tasks.”
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Condenser, externally polarized
- Acoustical operating principle
Pressure gradient transducer, externally polarized
- Transducer Ø
25 mm, 1 in
3 micron gold sputtered Mylar
- Polar pattern
- Frequency range
20 ... 20,000 Hz
41 mV/Pa, -28 dBV/Pa
4 dB (A)
- Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD
136 dBSPL, 0 dB attenuation
- Signal / noise ratio
90 dB (A)
- Dynamic range
132 dB (A)
- Low-cut filter
80 Hz (6 dB/oct)
160 Hz (6 dB/oct)
- Internal impedance
- Supply voltage
48 V ± 4 V
- Current consumption
- Microphone enclosure
Zinc die cast
Gold-plated 3-pin XLR
- Microphone dimensions
158 x 52 x 36 mm, 6.22 x 2.04 x 1.42 in
- Microphone net weight
371 g, 13.1 oz
Microphones measured according to: IEC 60268-4 | Phantom power according to: IEC 61938 | Noise measurement according to: IEC 60268-1