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Lewitt LCT 940 Reference Class Tube/FET Condenser Microphone

Reference-class large diaphragm condenser microphone combinging the warmth and musical harmonics of tube mics with the clear and nuanced sound of FETs


Product Description

The Lewitt LCT 940 unifies the specific characteristics of a premium large diaphragm FET condenser microphone and a top-notch tube microphone. With "Tube" you get warmth and musical harmonics, while "FET" gives you clear and nuanced sound. Blend tube and FET circuit at any ratio and find your ideal mix. The LCT 940 features a total of nine different polar patterns.


There is a user interface on the remote control for a quick and accurate setup of pattern, pre-attenuation, and low-cut. Easily check or change the settings, even in complete darkness due to its illuminated user interface. The power supply unit is integrated.


By using the AMPLIFICATION knob, you can mix the two distinct microphone circuits, FET and tube circuit at any ratio to find your sweet spot. This way you can dial in the ideal combination of warmth, punch, and clarity. Works brilliantly to adapt the LCT 940 to different voices.


Here are nine patterns in total. A polar pattern affects how much room sound you end up recording. But switching your polar pattern not only changes the directivity, it also alters the frequency response, resulting in a different sound. You can also control the proximity effect, and have it pronounced or reduced according to your application.


The LCT 940 takes precision to a whole new level with an externally polarized dual-diaphragm one-inch capsule. Capture every nuance of your performance with a 3-micron gold-layered diaphragm for unparalleled performance. And with automatic attenuation, clipping history, and four pad settings, you can capture even the loudest, most dynamic performances with no fear.


Choose from nine selectable polar patterns to capture the perfect amount of ambience for any scenario. With options for omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid, figure-8 and a variety of hybrid patterns, the LCT 940 offers maximum versatility. Fine tune your tone at the source with four low-cut filter settings or toggle through different polar patterns to audition the perfect settings for every recording.


The LCT 940 includes the LCT 40 SHxx shock mount to reduce unwanted noise from rumbling mic stands. Unlike traditional shock mounts, the LCT 40 SHxx features an open front, which enables you to place the microphone as close to the source as possible to take advantage of the proximity effect when recording amps, vocals and instruments.

The LCT 40 Wx windscreen protects the capsule from moisture when recording vocals, and prevents wind rumble when recording outdoors. The LCT 940 also comes with a sleek leather carrying case to protect it from exposure to dust and humidity. You’ll also receive the power supply remote control unit, a dedicated 11-pin audio cable to connect the LCT 940 to the remote control unit, and a power cable.


  • Tube and FET microphone in one housing
  • Blend tube and FET circuit at any ratio
  • Studio centerpiece
  • 12AX7 tube
  • Remote control and power supply in one
  • Multi-pattern design

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents LCT 940 microphone, PSU 940 power supply unit, shock mount, audio cable with gold-plated 11-pin XLR connectors, and windscreen
Length 7.5 in
Diameter 2.4 in
Unit Weight 1.45 lb
Tube or Solid State Tube/Solid State Hybrid
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight, Cardioid, Omni-Directional, Super-Cardioid, Wide Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required No
Impedance Rated: < 200 Ohms/rated load: > 1 kOhm
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
input_pad -6 dB; -12 dB; -18 dB
Filters 12 dB/oct @ 40 Hz; 6 dB/oct @ 150 Hz; 6 dB/oct @ 300 Hz
Sensitivity Cardioid: -32.8 dbV/Pa (23 mV); Omni: -34 dbV/Pa (20 mV); Bi: -32.8 dBV/Pa (23 mV)
Max. SPL Tube: 140 dB; 146 with -6 dB pad; 152 dB with -12 dB pad; 158 dB with -18 dB pad / FET: 143 dB; 149 dB with -6 dB pad; 155 dB with -12 dB pad; 161 dB with -18 dB pad

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