LCT 450 in a shock mount

LCT 450

More capsule - more sound

Single-pattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone for highly nuanced sound.

MORE CAPSULE - MORE SOUND

Best performance at an affordable price

The LCT 450 features modern and detailed sound with first-class transient response thanks to its ultra-thin, gold-layered, low-mass, 1" diaphragm. Its cardioid polar pattern ensures effective rear sound rejection both onstage and in the studio. It comes with two-step switchable pre-attenuation and two low-cut settings help reduce unwanted low-frequency noise.

LCT 450 product shot

Low-cut and attenuation

Adapt to every situation

Low-cut: linear, 80 Hz
Attenuation: 0 dB, -20 dB

LCT 450 pre-attenuation settings
LCT 450 pre-attenuation settings

Low-cut: linear, 80 Hz
Attenuation: 0 dB, -20 dB

Automatic Attenuation and Clipping History

The LCT 450 is packed with useful features that make your recording workflow easier!

LCT 450 automatic attenuation
LCT 450 automatic attenuation

The LCT 450 is packed with useful features that make your recording workflow easier!

Illuminated user interface

Easy handling in dark environments

LCT 450 illuminated user interface
LCT 450 illuminated user interface

Sound samples

"The LCT 450 really makes my bass sound great, it has a lot of finesse and body to it!"

Brandino

Brandino is a 7-time Grammy winning bassist, recording with such greats as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Outkast, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, and more.

Brandon with his LCT 450 reference condenser studio microphone
LCT 450 box content

LCT 450

More capsule - more sound

The LCT 450 features detailed sound with first-class transient response thanks to its ultra-thin, gold-layered, low-mass, 1" diaphragm. Its cardioid polar pattern ensures effective rear sound rejection both onstage and in the studio. It comes with two-step switchable pre-attenuation - two low-cut settings help reduce unwanted low-frequency noise. Modern features like Automatic Attenuation, Clipping History – as well as the illuminated user interface for quick and easy handling in dark environments are on board as well. The brilliant and clear sound that characterizes our recording microphones has been packed into a compact housing to ensure that the LCT 450 can play any role onstage; studio users, on the other hand, will appreciate the appealing look that reflects its professional inner workings. In short: the LCT 450 has everything it needs  - pure performance. 

Specifications

Acoustical operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer, externally polarized

Diaphragm

3 micron gold sputtered Mylar

Transducer Ø

25.4 mm, 1 in

Polar pattern

Cardioid

Frequency range

20 ... 20.000 Hz

Sensitivity

18 mV / Pa (-35 dBV), cardioid

Mic enclosure

Zinc die cast

Connector

Gold plated 3-pin XLR

Microphone dimensions

138 x 52 x 36 mm, 5.43 x 2.04 x 1.42 inch

Microphone net weight

357 g / 13.12 oz

Signal / noise ratio

85 dB (A)

Equivalent noise level

9 dB (A), cardioid

Dynamic range of FET mic. Amp.

129 dB (A)

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD

138 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation
158 dB, 20 dB pre-attenuation

Pre-attenuation pad

 0 dB
-20 dB

Low-cut filter

linear 
80 Hz (12 dB/oct)

Rated impedance

< 150 Ω

Rated load impedance

> 1.000 Ω

Supply voltage

48 V +/- 4 V

Current consumption

5.5 mA 

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Microphones measured according to: IEC 60268-4
Phantom power according to: IEC 61938
Noise measurement: IEC 60268-1