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Super-low self-noise multi-pattern tube microphone with a spectacular view.
LEWITT’s LCT 840 is a premium-class externally polarized dual-diaphragm tube microphone designed to excel in a variety of demanding applications. Equipped with a precision-engineered 1" capsule, the LCT 840 stands for warm and classic tube sound. This rugged multi-purpose microphone is perfectly suited for miking vocals and instruments, this rugged multi-purpose microphone and it allows for nuanced sound reproduction in the studio and even onstage. Five switchable polar patterns – omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, wide cardioid and supercardioid – make the LCT 840 a highly versatile tool for professional audio engineers and performers looking for true and authentic tube sound. Like all LEWITT mics, the LCT 840 stands out for its extremely low self-noise and high dynamic range.The microphone also features three levels of settings each for attenuation and low-cut filtering, both of which are controlled by noiseless pushbuttons on the LED-illuminated remote control unit. In addition to its user-friendly controls and advanced technological features, the LCT 840 makes an eye-catching design statement: The microphone is equipped with an electromagnetically shielded inspection window on the front side of the body that fully reveals the illuminated tube. In short: The LCT 840 is a unique combination of innovative design, high-end technology, and tube-typical sound quality. With this microphone, you have found your tube mic for life.
WARM & CLASSIC VINTAGE SOUND
Classic microphone with modern features
The LCT 840, equipped with a precision-engineered 1" capsule, stands for exceptionally warm and classic tube sound. It offers highly nuanced and authentic sound reproduction in the studio and even onstage. 5 switchable polar patterns, 3 low-cut settings, and 3 pre-attenuations settings make the LCT 840 a highly versatile tool.
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 840 is vintage design brought into the present.
The future of vintage
Innovation and heritage brought together
The LCT 840 is like its country of origin, Vienna, Austria - a mixture of old and new, traditional heritage and high-tech. We love rich tube sound, we and we love modern design. Combining them both in the LCT 840 is 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 thanks to its 3-micron-thin, gold-layered, low-mass diaphragms. It can handle everything from vocals to full orchestras.
Remote control unit
Illuminated user interface
The illumination of the user interface makes possible a quick and accurate setup of pattern, pre-attenuation and low-cut - so even in total darkness it is easy to check or change the settings on the remote power supply unit.
The LCT 840 provides 5 polar patterns: omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid and figure-8.
Automatic Attenuation and Clipping History
The LCT 840 is packed with useful features that make your recording workflow easier!
Low-cut and attenuation
Adapt to every situation
Low-cut: linear, 40 Hz, 300 Hz
Attenuation: 0 dB, -10 dB, -20 dB
Protective case (Waterproof, breakproof, and dustproof)
LCT 840 PSU (Power Supply and Remote Control Unit)
LCT 40 Trs (High performance 11-pin tube cable)
LCT 40 Wxx (Large cylindrical foam windscreen)
LCT 40 SHxx (Microphone shock mount)
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
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: 9 dB (A)
Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD: 139 dBSPL, 0 dB pre-attenuation
Signal / noise ratio: 85 dB (A)
Dynamic range: 130 dB (A)
Pre-attenuation pad: 0 dB, -10 dB, -20 dB
Low-cut filter: linear, 40 Hz (12 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
Microphone net weight: 662 g, 23.3 oz
PSU dimensions: 250 x 150 x 70 mm, 9.8 x 5.9 x 2.8 in
PSU net weight: 1894 g, 66.8 oz
"OK, how does it sound? In a word, fantastic. Warmest, smoothest, tube mic I've ever used. I do a lot of vintage type stuff like bluegrass, vintage country etc. The 840 is perfect for vocals for a vintage vocal sound. No hype on the high end. No muddyness on the low end. Just a perfectly balanced albeit warm and somewhat dark sound. Running through a tube/transformer preamp results in vintage sound dripping with warmth and mojo."
Rob Coates, Gearslutz
Atlantic Records NY
“Everyone’s been really pleased by the LCT 840’s warmth and detail."