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Lewitt MTP 940 CM

Multi-Pattern Stage Microphone

  • 1" Real condenser capsule
  • Directional characteristics: wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 10 mV / Pa, -40 dBV / Pa (cardioid)
  • Equivalent noise level: 17 dB (A), cardioid
  • Max. sound pressure level k <0.5%: 144 dBSPL
  • 0 dB pre-attenuation
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 85 dB (A)
  • Dynamic range: 135 dB (A)
  • Pre-attenuation: 0 dB, -6 dB, -12 dB
  • Linear bass attenuation: 80 Hz (12 dB / octave), 160 Hz (12 dB / octave)
  • Internal resistance: 150 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
  • Supply voltage: 48 V ± 4 V.
  • Current consumption: 5.5 mA
  • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector
  • Weight: 0.33 kg
  • Includes microphone clip, windshield, transport bag and transport case

Further Information

On/Off Switch No
Color Black
Lo Cut No
Pad No
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Either it's broken or doesn't deliver on its promises
Tazmanian Ninja, 08.10.2020
Good-sounding mic. No question about that! It would have been a winner for me, if it wasn't for two disappointing factors:

1. The foam in the head basket lacked a 1x1 cm chunk, leaving part of the basket uncovered (on the inside). I didn't purchase it as a B-stock item, it should be brand new, so I can only assume it was due to lacking/poor quality control on Lewitt's part. It leaves a bad first impression. This isn't a cheap mic.

2. The polar patterns... Either the polar pattern switch doesn't work, or the patterns are so similar the mic could just as well have been a regular one-pattern cardioid.

I've tested the patterns in all ways imaginable: with and without the basket mounted, with white noise, with speech, recorded it and analyzed with frequency analyzers, null-points of the super cardioid vs the cardioid mode, and on and on. The result remains the same: I can't hear any significant change between the polar patterns.

I also tested its feedback rejection extensively, and there wasn't any difference between the "polar patterns" there, either.

If there is a very very minimal difference, it's so minimal that it feels like a 0.3-0.5 db difference here and there... MAYBE. Could also just be an imaginative change.

With all that said, the mic sounds very good. Like a good LDC. Very low noise floor. It has a tad more presence (3-7 KHz) than most other condensers – without shrillness / harshness. If its polar patterns worked, I'd have kept it. But I didn't buy this mic for it to be a cardioid mic. I got it because I wanted a mic that could switch between super cardioid and wide cardioid. As it stands, the only thing I got from it, felt like a cardioid, no matter what the switch was set to.

I wrote Lewitt about the above issues, and received a forthcoming, very helpful reply, offering me apologies + to send me a new basket. They also confirmed that the patterns in this mic are indeed very close/similar. My correspondence with Lewitt's headquarters left me with a very positive, warmhearted impression. They genuinely care about their customers, and show lots of respect and decency. So I may try another Lewitt mic at some point:)

The mic I received might've been faulty. I'll probably never know, as I decided to return it (thanks Thomann!)

I may get a Shure KSM9HS (similar dual-diaphragm concept) as a replacement. It has higher self-noise and lower sensitivity than the Lewitt mic, though. So I'm not... Shure :)
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Top Verarbeitung bei leicht färbendem Klang
istdochegal, 03.09.2020
Man muss wissen, wozu man ein 1" Kondensatormikrofon braucht. Es färbt die Stimme leicht in Richtung "Durchsetzungsfähigkeit". Die Möglichkeit der Umschaltung der Richtcharakteristik war für mich entscheidend für Problemsituationen - Rückkopplungen halten sich aber im Rahmen. Sehr rauscharm mit hohem Output. Sehr gute Entkopplung der Griffgeräusche. Lieferung in stabiler Transportbox.
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OVNI, pas parfait mais unique en son genre
Robin858, 09.07.2020
alors lui c'est un truc à part. Si vous ne connaissez pas le son Lewitt je le décrirait comme un bas et médium lisse et des aigus en avant mais jamais agressifs. Le MTP 940 n'échappe pas à cette règle si ce n'est qu'il est poussé à fond dans cette logique. C'est dure de trouver les courbes que fréquence sur le net mais j'ai trouvé quand même et elle confirment mon ressentit, énorme boost à partir de 3K. Perso ça va très bien avec ma voix et je soupçonne que ça passer sur pas mal de voix. 9a c'est pour le son.
Le gros plus ce sont les différents motis, sa capsule d'un pouce et son bruit interne de seulement 9db ... ça c'est juste exceptionnel.
Vous pouvez vous éloigner sans soucis du micro d'une trentaine de cm en arrivant quand même à un rapport de bruits/ signal très bon, comme un vrai statique quoi.
Quel est son avantage me direz vous ? son rejet des bruits externe et des réflexions de la pièce est juste phénoménal et très loin des statiques. Concrètement ça implique d'avoir un micro qui a les mêmes qualité qu'un micro de studio statique avec un rejet encore meilleur que dynamique. Du jamais vu à ma connaissance. Le KMS 105 permet aussi d'enregistrer mais son interne oblique a se tenir très prêt du micro.
Les défauts : gère mal l'effet de proximité (sur ma voix en tt cas) et mauvaise résistance aux plosives.
Pas essayer sur scène mais vu ce que je viens de dire il vaut mieux l'utiliser avec la bonnette fournie.
Pour résumé on a là un micro unique qui permet de profiter des avantages d'un dynamique avec le son d'un condensateur.
Si ça colle avec votre voix et que vous enregistrez dans un mauvais environnement; foncez ! Il n'a pas de concurrents
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