LEWITT LCT 440 PURE

The LEWITT LCT 440 PURE is an entry-level studio condenser microphone, at this low price i would recommend it for beginners but not only.

LEWITT LCT 440 PURE

Features:

  • 1″ true condenser studio microphone
  • High-end capsule and circuit design
  • Cardioid polar pattern

Included: Shock mountMagnetic pop filterWindscreenTransport bag

LEWITT LCT 440 PURE Capsule

Specifications

  • Type: Condenser, externally polarized
  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Diaphragm: 3 micron gold sputtered Mylar
  • Transducer Ø: 25.4 mm, 1 in
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 27.4 mV/Pa, -31.2 dBV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level: 7 dB (A)
  • Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD: 140 dBSPL
  • Signal / noise ratio: 87 dB (A)
  • Dynamic range: 133 dB (A)
  • Supply voltage: 48 V ± 4 V

Microphones measured according to: IEC 60268-4 | Phantom power according to: IEC 61938 | Noise measurement according to: IEC 60268-1


What about the sound ?

The LEWITT LCT 440 PURE is a really nice sounding microphone, it has a nice low end, smooth mids, clear but not agressive high frequencies, the self noise is very low, good sensitivity and SPL Max.

Unfortunately i would not recommand it for vocal recordings because it’s very sensitive to pop and hiss, even with a decent pop filter you will have to increase the distance between the microphone and the singer.

I had much better results in front of a guitar speaker cabinet when recording electric guitar tracks, not far from what i had with my AKG C414-ULS that cost three times the price of the LEWITT LCT 440 PURE, a good reason why i would recommend it.


What i like

  • The look and the build quality.
  • The specifications and the sound quality.
  • The nice low end that never gets muddy.
  • The sound is clear but smooth and never agressive.
  • The very low self noise.
  • The shock mount and the windscreen.
  • The low price.

What i don’t like

  • The magnetic pop filter, it does not reduce pop and hiss.
  • Very sensitive to pop and hiss noises when recording vocal tracks, even with a decent pop filter.
  • A plastic case would have been great.

Video

A funny video about the LEWITT LCT 440 PURE


More info on www.lewitt-audio.com


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