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Lewitt LCT550 Studio Microphone

With the LCT Authentica Series, LEWITT introduces a new generation of highly versatile wired condenser microphones that all aim for setting new benchmarks of technology, sound quality and user-friendliness in both professional studio recording and onstage use. The microphones of the LCT Authentica Series stand for unaltered sound and innovative features: llluminated Settings, Noiseless Push Buttons, Automatic Attenuation with Clip Detection and History all ensure error-free sonic perfection and peerless ease of use for today’s demanding recording artists and engineers.

LCT550
Lewitt LCT550 Studio Microphone

Description

The LCT 550 is the first and only large-diaphragm studio microphone ever to achieve 0 dB-A self-noise*, and thus the world’s quietest. That makes it possible to capture even extremely weak signals with great precision and detail.

The Austrian-developed LCT 550 sets new standards in terms of more than just self-noise. A dynamic range of 140 dB-A guarantees the best-possible results even in challenging settings. The three pre-attenuation levels (0 dB, -6 dB and -12 dB) increase maximum SPL to as high as 155 dB-A. The LCT 550 also offers a clipping history as well as an auto-attenuation mode that automatically switches to the next level of attenuation if the signal is too strong. For the elimination of structure-borne noise, there are two high-pass filters: 80Hz, 12dB/octave and 160Hz, 6dB/octave.

Manufacturing tolerances have been minimized thanks to highly precise calibration of the capsule and the electronics – which means that any two microphones from this series, set identically, will always form a matched pair at +/- 0 dB!

* 0dB-A electronics only, 3 dB-A according to IEC 60268-1 due to Brownian motion (in simple terms: the sound caused by the movement of air molecules ...)

Features

  • 0 dB-A self-noise from electronics and circuitry*
  • Highly precise calibration of the capsule and the electronics – any two microphones from this series, set identically, will always form a matched pair at +/- 0 dB
  • 1-inch dual system externally biased capsule with an active front and ultra-thin, gold-layered low mass diaphragm for superior transient response
  • Tailored frequency response for rich and authentic sound on stage or in the studio
  • Cardioid polar pattern for effective isolation of the main sound source
  • Noiseless push buttons for attenuation and HPF selection
  • Max SPL of 143 dB for an impressive total dynamic range of 140 dB
  • 3-position switchable pre-attenuation pad (0 dB, 6 dB, and 12 dB) for handling extremely high soundw pressure levels and 3-position high-pass filter
  • Illuminated user interface for quick and easy handling even in dark environments
  • Noiseless pushbuttons for quick and easy attenuation and HPF selection
  • Clipping history, automatic attenuation and key-lock provide error-free recording and unparalleled ease of use Gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector
  • Immune to electromagnetic interference thanks to transformerless preamplifier circuitry
  • Extra-large hexagonal ruthenium-galvanized steel-mesh grille provides an open acoustic environment and prevents unwanted internal reflections
  • Comes in a black carrying case; includes LCT 40 SHx shock mount, LCT 40 Wx windshield and DTP 40 Lb artificial leather bag
  • Top applications

  • Classical instruments and ensembles
  • Ambitious stereo recording techniques (XY, ORTF, AB, ...)
  • Vocals & background vocals
  • Acoustic instruments (strings, guitars, piano and similar)
  • Drum & percussion overhead
  • Details

    SKU LCT550
    Brand Lewitt
    Acoustical Operating Principle Pressure gradient transducer, externally polarized
    Directional Pattern Cardioid
    Transducer Ø 25.4 mm / 1 inch
    Frequency Range 20 ... 20.000 Hz
    Sensitivity 36 mV / Pa (-29 dBV)
    Signal / Noise Ratio (Tube) 91 dB-A
    Equivalent Noise Level (Tube) 0 dB-A, electronics only, 3 dB-A, according to IEC 60268-1 due to Brownian Motion
    Dynamic Range of FET Mic. Amp 140 dB-A
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD (Tube) 143 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation, 149 dB, 6 dB pre-attenuation, 155 dB, 12 dB pre-attenuation
    Pre-attenuation Pad 6 dB,12 dB, switchable
    Bass Cut Filter Slope 12 dB / octave at 80 Hz, 6 dB / octave at 160 Hz
    Rated Impedance < 150 ohms
    Rated Load Impedance > 1.000 ohms
    Supply Voltage 48 V +/- 4 V
    Current Consumption 5.5 mA
    Connector Gold plated 3-pin XLR
    Net weight (Mic) 425 g / 14.9 oz.

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