1" multi-pattern tube microphoneLCT 840

  • Full-bodied tube sound with smooth high-end
  • Classic tube sound with modern technology
  • 12AX7 tube
  • Remote control and power supply in one
  • Multi-pattern design
     
LCT 840 Teaser

  

 

LCT 840 Teaser
User LCT 840

Your tube mic that sounds even better than it looks.

If you are looking for larger-than-life tube sound, look no further. The LCT 840 stands for exceptionally warm and classic tube sound.

The dual triode 12AX7 tube delivers comforting sound with smooth high frequencies, while still preserving the ability to cut through the mix.

Low self-noise and high dynamic range exemplify how the LCT 840 is classic design brought into the present.

Full-bodied tube sound with smooth high-end

The LC10 capsule is precision taken to a new level.

The externally polarized dual-diaphragm 1″ capsule captures every nuance of your performance thanks to its 3-micron-thin, gold-layered, low-mass diaphragms. It handles everything from vocals to full orchestras.

Warmth and precision in all situations. 

LCT 840 CAPSULE mobile
LCT 840 CAPSULE

Dual triode 12AX7 tube for warm sound

Get to the heart of that iconic tube sound.

The LCT 840 is fully devoted to warm tube sound. We use a dual triode 12AX7 tube to create that warm and comforting sound with smooth high frequencies while still preserving the ability to cut through the mix.

Check out the sound samples and find out why users claim they found THE tube microphone with the LCT 840.  

LCT 840 Tube

Remote control and power supply in one

Make yourself comfortable.

The user interface on the remote control with integrated power supply allows a quick setup of polar pattern, pre-attenuation, and low-cut.

It is easy to check or change the settings on the remote power supply unit, even in complete darkness due to its illuminated user interface.

LCT 840 PSU mobile
LCT 840 PSU

Multi-pattern design

Here are your five classic patterns.

A polar pattern affects how much room sound you end up recording. But switching your polar pattern not only changes the directivity, it also alters the frequency response, resulting in a different sound.

You can also control the proximity effect, and have it pronounced or reduced according to your application. 

Sound samples

JP Negrete

The LCT 840 sounds like a very warm-sounding U87 with a cleaner low end, and it really solved a lot of my EQing issues.

J.P. Negrete is the founder of Melrose Sound Studios in LA. He has worked with artists including Flo Rida, Skrillex, Nelly, Jason Derulo, Cody Simpson, Pitbull, B.o.B, Kelly Rowland, David Guetta, Tyrese, and many more.

Specifications

Type

Condenser, externally polarized

Acoustical operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer

Transducer Ø

25.4 mm, 1 in

Polar pattern

Omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid, figure-8

Frequency range

20 ... 20,000 Hz

Sensitivity

23 mV/Pa, -33 dBV/Pa (cardioid)
20 mV/Pa, -34 dBV/Pa (omni)
23 mV/Pa, -33 dBV/Pa (figure-8)

Equivalent noise level

9 dB (A)

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD

139 dBSPL, 0 dB pre-attenuation

Signal / noise ratio

85 dB (A)

Dynamic range

130 dB (A)

Pre-attenuation pad

 0 dB
-10 dB
-20 dB

Low-cut filter

linear 
40 Hz (12 dB/oct)
300 Hz (6 dB/oct)

Internal impedance

200 Ω

Rated load impedance

1,000 Ω

PSU - supply voltage

230 V, 50 Hz
110 V, 60 Hz

Current consumption

170 mA 

Connector

Gold plated 11-pin XLR

Microphone dimensions

192 x 60 x 46 mm, 7.5 x 2.4 x 1.8 in

Microphone net weight

662 g, 23.3 oz

PSU dimensions

250 x 150 x 70 mm, 9.8 x 5.9 x 2.8 in

PSU net weight

1894 g, 66.8 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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