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
2 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
2 written ratings
Total
features
sound
quality

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!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality

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.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
free download
Download
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Arturia DrumBrute Impact Daslight Light Rider Wifi DMX Interface Gator iMac 27" Tote Bag Arturia KeyLab MkII 61 Black Korg D1 Aston Microphones Swift Audient iD44 EQ Acoustics Spectrum 2 L5 Tile Black Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt 3 Card Cameo Studio PAR DTW IK Multimedia UNO Synth Presonus Studio 1810
(1)
Recommended
Arturia DrumBrute Impact

Analog drum computer; 10 sounds: Kick, Snare 1, Snare 2, Tom Hi, Tom Low, Cowbell, Cymbal, Closed Hat, Open Hat and FM; 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each; accentuation and switchable color tone coloring per instrument and step;...

to the product
299 €
Recommended
Daslight Light Rider Wifi DMX Interface

Daslight Light Rider Wifi DMX Interface, Tablet-based DMX control, intuitive operating concept allows quick access to all functions and simplifies use, free App "Light Rider" for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire Tablet, perfect for DJs thanks to beat synchronization via...

to the product
285 €
Recommended
Gator iMac 27" Tote Bag

Nylon bag for 27" Apple iMac Good hold and protection with adjustable foam blocks and hard-panel reinforcement in the front cover, Foldable sun and dust protection, Double zipper, Cable bag inside, Outer accessory pocket for keyboard, mouse, SD cards...

to the product
137 €
Recommended
Arturia KeyLab MkII 61 Black

Arturia KeyLab MkII 61 Black; USB Midi-Keyboard with 61 Keys; velocity and Aftertouch; 16 RGB-backlit performance pads; 9 fader, 9 rotary knobs, LCD-Display; Category Function; Pitch- and Modulation-Wheel; Chord and Transpose Function; Transport Buttons; Connections: 5 Expression Control Inputs; 4x...

to the product
509 €
Recommended
Korg D1

Digital Piano 88 Keys weighted RH3 keyboard (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3), 5 Sensitivity curves, Stereo PCM sound generation, 120 Voice polyphony, 30 Sounds, 30 Demo songs, Key-Off simulation, Damper resonance, 3 Effects, Metronome, 2x Line out 6.3 mm...

to the product
593 €
Recommended
Aston Microphones Swift

Aston Microphones Swift; Universal Mic Mount without Rubber Bands; fits Mics from 40 bis 60 Diameter; two quick release spring clips; made of Aluminium, grade glass-fill nylon polymer and medical grade latex ("ShockStar" suspension); Dimensions: 145 x 60 x 170...

to the product
55 €
(1)
Recommended
Audient iD44

20-in / 24-out desktop audio interface Fully metallic desktop housing, Control knobs made of solid, hand-milled aluminium, 4 Class A Audient console mic preamps, 60 dB gain, AD / DA converter of the highest class, 2 ADAT inputs and...

to the product
579 €
Recommended
EQ Acoustics Spectrum 2 L5 Tile Black

Acoustic Absorber Material of the absorber's core: 100% polyester with textile cover, Very robust, Non-allergenic and doesn't contain irritants, Odour-free, Good efficiency in the medium and high frequency ranges, Wall and ceiling mounting is possible with the flexi-system (hook...

to the product
172 €
Recommended
Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt 3 Card

Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt 3 Card; Expansion Card for Apollo Rack Interfaces; two Thunderbolt 3 Ports, 5 W bus power for all connected Thunderbolt 3 peripherals; up to 40 Gbit/s; System requirements: macOS Sierra/High Sierra or Windows 10 with Fall...

to the product
499 €
Recommended
Cameo Studio PAR DTW

White light LED PAR With variable colour temperature and dim-to-warm function, Professional LED PAR for use on theater and drama stages or for object lighting, Dim-to-warm function ensures a dark orange light colour in the low brightness range by...

to the product
333 €
(5)
Recommended
IK Multimedia UNO Synth

Monophonic analog synthesizer with step sequencer, arpeggiator and effects section Classic setup with 2 VCOs and noise generator, multimode filters, amps, 2 envelopes and LFO, Waveform VCOs Triangle, sawtooth and variable pulse width rectangle, Multimode filter with 12 dB...

to the product
233 €
(1)
Recommended
Presonus Studio 1810

18 x 8 USB 2.0 audio interface 24 bits / 192 kHz, 2 front combo inputs Mic / Line / Inst (XLR / jack), 2 front combo inputs Mic / Line (XLR / jack), 4 XMAX Class A mic...

to the product
399 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.