Joe White with LEWITT MTP 550 DM rocking on stage

MTP 550 DM

The handheld performance workhorse

High gain before feedback, low handling noise, zero hassle.
The new vocal performance standard.

THE NEW CLASSIC

Modern sound - Maximum ruggedness

The LEWITT MTP 550 DM puts its focus on the main qualities of a professional handheld performance microphone – high gain before feedback, detailed, rich and modern sound, easy handling and ruggedness. The MTP 550 DM features an improved internal shock-mount - the capsule is fully rubber-mounted -  that makes for exceptionally low handling noise. The MTP 550 DMs variant is additionally equipped with an on/off switch.

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Best sound performance

The frequency response of the MTP 550 DM/DMs capsule is shaped specifically for demanding vocal applications and provides consistently rich and powerful output in any live setting. A built-in spherical wind and pop-filter efficiently prevents unwanted hissing sounds and popping plosives.

Christina Chriss on stage with MTP 550

Feedback-proof

The MTP 550 DM/DMs has an amazingly consistent polar pattern across its entire frequency spectrum. And even with more than half of the wire-mesh cup covered it will not lose any rear rejection. Everything below the LEWITT ring can be cloaked by the full hand of the artist without causing the FOH engineer to even lift a single finger. 

Lowest handling noise

Our internal dual shock mount system achieves the most effective handling noise elimination. Refined rubber suspensions provide the best possible dampening of unwanted structure-borne noise caused by hand-movement. 

MTP 550 capsule

Maximum ruggedness

The structure-in-structure architecture is the basis for the MTP series' ruggedness. The outside enclosure of wire-mesh cup and ring is made of sturdy spring steel while the body consists of durable zinc die cast parts. The inner enclosure is made of resilient but lightweight nylon reinforced ABS. This design ensures the best possible protection for rough daily touring routines.

Sound samples

"I love the tone of my voice on the MTP 550 DM, it's very clear and clean!"

Eric Knight (Singer of Disciples of Babylon)

Disciples of Babylon is an international rock band based in Hollywood, California founded in 2012.

Picture by Jenny Haugh 

Lewitt Endorser Eric Knight on stage with his MTP 550 DM microphone

"I use the MTP 550 DM on vocals - they are fantastic and have great feedback rejection!"

Schon Emmanuel

Schon Emmanuel is a monitor and FOH engineer. His philosophy of mixing is based on picking the correct mic for the correct source.

LEWITT Endorser Schon Emmanuel in the studio

"With my old mic I had feedback problems - not with the MTP 550 DM. It sounds great and gives me a lot more clarity."

Christina Chriss

Christina Chriss is the singer of the band Kaleido. They’ve opened for Aerosmith, Slash, Kid Rock, The Offspring, Alien Ant Farm and many more.

 

Christina Chriss with her MTP performance microphone

Chet Roberts

"The MTP 550 DM gives my vocals a clear presence!"

Chet Roberts is the guitarist and keyboardist of the American rock band 3 Doors Down.

Chet Roberts of 3 Doors Down using the MTP 550 DM as live stage mic
MTP 550 box content

MTP 550 DM

The better workhorse

The LEWITT MTP 550 DM focuses on the main qualities of a professional handheld performance microphone – high gain before feedback, detailed, rich and authentic sound, easy handling and ruggedness. The MTP 550 DM and DMs feature an improved internal shock-mount, with the capsule of the MTP 550 DM and DMs fully rubber-mounted to ensure exceptionally low handling noise. A built-in spherical wind screen and pop filter compliments the specifically vocal adapted frequency response to provide consistently rich and powerful output in any setting. The small switch on the MTP 550 DMs variant efficiently prevents accidental operation and unwanted handling noise. This high-performance cardioid dynamic handheld vocal performance microphone is a must-have in any professional live mic set.

Specifications

Acoustical operating principle

Dynamic, moving coil

Polar pattern

Cardioid

Frequency range

60 ... 16.000 Hz

Sensitivity

2 mV / Pa (-54 dBV)

Rated impedance

< 300 Ω

Connector

Gold plated 3-pin XLR

Microphone dimensions

49 dia. x 175 mm, 1,9 dia. x 6,9 inch

Microphone net weight

400 g / 14,1 oz

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