Tube // FET and everything in between
Clear and crisp FET sound.
Warm and rich tube sound.
TUBE // WARM // RICH // NUANCED // CLEAR // FET
... an infinite number of microphones in a single housing
The LCT 940 combines a premium large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone and a top-notch tube microphone in a single housing. Choose between the two main settings of "TUBE" and "FET", or find your sweet spot in between - they are mixable at any possible ratio.
The future of vintage
Innovation and heritage unite
The LCT 940 is like its country of origin; Vienna, Austria. It is a mixture of old and new, traditional heritage and high-tech. We love rich tube sound, and we love precision and transparency. The freedom of having both and everything in between makes the LCT 940 a dream come true for all recording professionals.
Remote control unit
Illuminated user interface
The illumination of the user interface makes a quick and accurate setup of pattern, pre-attenuation and low-cut possible - even in total darkness it is easy to check or change the settings on the remote power supply unit.
Use the Tube // FET blend control - find your perfect mix of warmth and absolute precision
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."
Tube // FET and everything in between
The LCT 940 unifies the specific characteristics of a premium large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone and a top-notch tube microphone. "Tube" delivers warmth and musical harmonics, while "FET" stands for the clear and nuanced sound for which LEWITT condenser microphones are renowned for. Use the Tube // FET blend control - find your ideal mix. The LCT 940 features a total of nine different polar patterns – five "standard" polar patterns omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, wide- and supercardioid and four additional intermediate patterns. The illuminated display of the remote control unit guarantees easy handling in dark environments. Automatic Attenuation, Clipping History, four pre-attenuation and low-cut filter settings round off the feature list of this outstanding microphone. The LCT 940 opens up a new dimension of sound reproduction and its unrivaled set of qualities makes this microphone a must-have for recording professionals who strive for nothing less than perfection.
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
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.
- Dynamic range of Tube mic. Amp.
- Pre-attenuation pad
- Low-cut filter
40 Hz (12 dB/oct)
150 Hz (6 dB/oct)
300 Hz (6 dB/oct)
- Internal impedance
- Rated load impedance
- PSU - supply voltage
230 V, 50 Hz
110 V, 60 Hz
- Current consumption
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
Microphones measured according to: IEC 60268-4
Phantom power according to: IEC 61938
Noise measurement according to: IEC 60268-1