Lewitt Authentica LCT 840

Large Tube Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Directional characteristics: omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid and figure-eight
  • Gold-plated capsule with tube
  • Classic warm sound
  • 3 Step pad and low-cut
  • Illuminated buttons
  • Sturdy metal construction
  • External control unit with control elements
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Dynamic capture: 130 dB-A
  • Max SPL 0.5% THD: 139 dB, 149 dB with 10 dB pad, 159 dB with 20 dB pad
  • Low cut filter: 12 dB / octave at 40 Hz, 6 dB / octave at 300 Hz
  • Capsule size: 25.4 mm
  • Sensitivity: 23 mV / Pa (-33 dBV), 20 mV / Pa (-34 dBV) ball, 23 mV / Pa (-33 dBV) figure-8
  • Equivalent noise level: 9 dB-A Cardioid, 10 dB-A ball, 9 dB-A figure-8 (IEC 61672-1)
  • Impedance: <200 Ohm
  • Dimensions of microphone: 192 x 60 x 46 mm
  • Weight microphone: 662 g
  • Dimensions of power supply: 250 x 150 x 70 mm
  • Weight of power supply: 1894 g
  • Incl. Case, PSU 840 power supply, LCT 40 SH shock-mount, LCT 40 Tr cable 11-pin XLR and LCT 40 W pop protection

Further Information

Tube Yes
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
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Great tube-mic!

Slim, 17.11.2015
The first impression, when taking it out of the box was impressive. The looks of the mic are outstanding. When you put it before the singer and the tube shines through the front? nobody yet have kept a comment to himself/herself. It's looks are so impressive that everybody thinks that it must be something really good. But is it as good as it looks?

The first comparisons and tests in the studio were with guitar amp. Just because the first session after the purchase happened to be that kind. As I am also a guitarist, these sounds are most familiar to me and I tend to notice the small nuances. The mic worked excellent for that application. The mic took away harshness from close miking that most condenser-mics tend to pick up. The LCT840 smoothed these harshnesses out, I was very satisfied with the purchase already.

The vocals sound really smooth and round. Some singers that have recorded in my studio before, noticed the change already in their headphones - rich, sensitive and round. These are all pseudo words for describing audio. But how can you describe something that you don't see? The good use is from added microphone cover. I use it when I want vocalist to be closer to mic, the ordinary pop-filter would not allow it and the pop-filter somehow harasses singers, gets in the way for close-mic singing. But that mountable cover on the microphone head makes it more natural and almost invisible.

Since it has switchable polar patterns it adds even more versatility. I've used it on almost everything - trumpet, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, drum room, upright piano... I have no cons to say really. It certainly does not hold back any creativity or performance. And don't forget the shiny looks!
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Clean, but dull

pamik, 01.08.2017
To me, this is a one-dimensional microphone which adds a lot of unnecessary weight on the voice. The overall sound is clean, but deadened. It's scooped out of essential frequencies which makes cutting through the mix a hard task. Nevertheless, I appreciate the quality of manufacture for this microphone, as well as its pleasant, but lacking excitement sound.
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