Tube and FET microphone in one housing.LCT 940

  • Blend tube and FET circuit at any ratio
  • Studio centrepiece
  • 12AX7 tube
  • Remote control and power supply in one
  • Multi-pattern design
LCT 940 Teaser

  

 

LCT 940 Teaser
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Your studio FET and tube mic in the same housing.

The LCT 940 unifies the specific characteristics of a premium large diaphragm FET condenser microphone and a top-notch tube microphone.

With "Tube" you get warmth and musical harmonics, while "FET" gives you clear and nuanced sound. Blend tube and FET circuit at any ratio and find your ideal mix. The LCT 940 features a total of nine different polar patterns.

Tube and FET microphone in one housing

Combining tube and FET yields infinite sounds.

The LCT 940 combines a premium large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone and a top-notch tube microphone in a single housing. 

LCT 940 Tube

Remote control and power supply in one

Set polar pattern, pre-attenuation, and low-cut.

There is a user interface on the remote control for a quick and accurate setup of pattern, pre-attenuation, and low-cut. Easily check or change the settings, even in complete darkness due to its illuminated user interface. The power supply unit is integrated.

LCT 940 Power supply unit mobile
LCT 940 Power supply unit

Blend two sound characteristics at any ratio

What's the AMPLIFICATION knob?

By using the AMPLIFICATION knob, you can mix the two distinct microphone circuits, FET and tube circuit at any ratio to find your sweet spot.

This way you can dial in the ideal combination of warmth, punch, and clarity. Works brilliantly to adapt the LCT 940 to different voices. 

PSU

Multi-pattern design

Here are nine patterns in total.

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. 

LCT 940 Capsule mobile
LCT 940 Capsule

Produce Like a Pro review

Warren Huart, founder of ProduceLikeAPro.com publishes tutorials and reviews on a regular basis to a wide audience. In this episode, he compares a LEWITT LCT 940 with a Neumann U47.

Comments: “It's a really versatile mic, that sounds fantastic [...] and it's very easy to use [...] it came pretty damn close to my Neumann U47.”

Sound samples

How does it sound?

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, four intermediate patterns

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 (FET)

8 dB (A), cardioid
9 dB (A), omni
8 dB (A), figure-8

Equivalent noise level (Tube)

12 dB (A), cardioid
13 dB (A), omni
12 dB (A), figure-8

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD (FET)

143 dBSPL, 0 dB pre-attenuation

Max. SPL for 0.5% THD (Tube)

140 dBSPL, 0 dB pre-attenuation

Signal / noise ratio (FET)

86 dB (A)

Signal / noise ratio (Tube)

82 dB (A)

Dynamic range of FET mic. Amp.

135 dB

Dynamic range of Tube mic. Amp.

128 dB

Pre-attenuation pad

 0 dB
-6 dB
-12 dB
-18 dB

Low-cut filter

linear 
40 Hz (12 dB/oct)
150 Hz (6 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

PSU dimensions

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

Microphone net weight

662 g, 23.3 oz

PSU net weight

1930 g, 68.1 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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