LCT 940 with PSU
Charles Wakeman with LCT 940
LCT 940 with PSU

LCT 940

Tube // FET and everything in between

Clear and crisp FET sound.
Warm and rich tube sound.
One microphone.

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.

LCT 940 Power supply unit
LCT 940 Power supply unit

Honest tube sound

The dual triode 12AX7 tube delivers a warm and 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 940 is vintage design brought into the present. 

LCT 940 Tube

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. 

Our LC10 capsule

Precision taken to a whole new level

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

LCT 940 capsule

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

Automatic Attenuation and Clipping History

The LCT 940 is packed with useful features that make your recording workflow easier!

LCT 940 PSU illuminated interface
LCT 940 PSU illuminated interface

The LCT 940 is packed with useful features that make your recording workflow easier!

Multi-pattern design

The LCT 940 provides 9 polar patterns: omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid, figure-8 and 4 intermediates.

LCT 940 polar patterns
LCT 940 指向性

The LCT 940 provides 9 polar patterns: omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid, figure-8 and 4 intermediates.

Low-cut and attenuation

Adapt to every situation

Low-cut: linear, 40 Hz, 150 Hz, 300 Hz
Attenuation: 0 dB, -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB

LCT 940 pre-attenuation graphs
LCT 940 预衰减曲线

Low-cut: linear, 40 Hz, 150 Hz, 300 Hz
Attenuation: 0 dB, -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB

Sound samples

“I love the LCT 940, the edge and crispness I naturally get from it is incredible.”

– Leo Mellace

Leo Mellace is a songwriter and producer who also runs the bustling Serenity Studios in LA.

Leo Mellace in serenity studios with LCT 940 reference studio microphone

“The LCT 940 is a great mic, being able to blend between the tube and FET settings just creates a whole range of tonal possibilities, it’s like 10 microphones in one!”

- Dan Richards

Dan works as One Direction's guitarist and performed on all their tours.

Dan Richards about his LCT 940 tube FET reference studio microphone

“The LCT 940 is the go to mic when the instrument or vocals needs to be featured!”

- Rie Tsuji

Rie Tsuji is living the life she's always dreamed of - travelling around the world with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, for whom she plays keyboards.

Rie Tsuji with her reference studio tube FET mic LCT 940

“My LCT 940 mic is very fat & warm like a heavy set woman lookin' for a piece of chocolate, uhh Star that is!”

- Bootsy Collins

Funk legend, bass guitar icon and Grammy Award winning songwriter. Rose to prominence with James Brown, collaborated with Snoop Dog, Samuel L. Jackson...

Bootsy Collins with his reference FET tube studio mic LCT 940

“I can get a beautiful warm tube expressiveness or an incredibly articulated in-your-face FET sound!”

- Supa Dups

Supa Dups is producer, drummer and a member of the sound system Black Chiney. He has won three Grammy Awards on albums by Drake, Bruno Mars, and Eminem.

Supa Dups with his LCT 940 high quality tube FET studio microphone

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."


LCT 940 box content

LCT 940

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.

Specifications

Acoustical operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer, externally polarized

Transducer Ø

25.4 mm, 1 in

Polar pattern

Omnidirectional , broad cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid, figure-8 and four intermediate patterns

Frequency range

20 ... 20.000 Hz

Sensitivity

23 mV / Pa (-33 dBV)

Signal / noise ratio (FET)

86 dB (A)

Signal / noise ratio (Tube)

82 dB (A)

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

Dynamic range of FET mic. Amp.

135 dB (A)

Dynamic range of Tube mic. Amp.

128 dB (A)

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD (FET)

143 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation
149 dB, 6 dB pre-attenuation
155 dB, 12 dB pre-attenuation
161 dB, 18 dB pre-attenuation

Max. SPL for 0.5% THD (Tube)

140 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation
146 dB, 6 dB pre-attenuation
152 dB, 12 dB pre-attenuation
158 dB, 18 dB pre-attenuation

Pre-attenuation pad

-6 dB
-12 dB
-18 dB
-24 dB

Low-cut filter

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

Rated 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: IEC 60268-1