Lewitt Audio’s LCT 1040 Ultimate Microphone System will set you back $3500 – but could be the new centrepiece of your studio
The company’s new flagship product comes with a desktop remote control
Austrian microphone manufacturer Lewitt Audio has unveiled its LCT 1040 Ultimate Microphone System, a high-end tube/FET microphone that the brand says will be “the ultimate studio centrepiece.”
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Augmenting its wide range of sonic applications, the LCT 1040 ships with a detachable remote control that connects via XLR cable and allows you to dial in your ideal sound from the comfort of your monitoring sweet spot. The remote control offers high levels of control over attenuation and low-cut, with four settings available for each, and also allows for smooth blending between the microphone’s tube and crystal clear FET circuits, as well as seamless pattern selection.
Developed in collaboration with a number of renowned engineers and producers, the microphone offers several high-quality tube tones, also selectable from the remote control: Clear (with the tube working at technical optimum), Warm (with a smooth high-end), Dark (reigning in highs for bright sources) and Saturated (with richer harmonics and subtle compression).
“During the development process of the LCT 1040, we set out to see Grammy award-winning engineers and producers in their fantastic studios to put our prototypes to the test in real-life conditions,” says the company. “The additional feedback from the global audio community ranging from friendly appreciation to brutal honesty was exactly what we needed to bring this exciting project to perfection.”
The LCT 1040 comes with a carbon fibre shock mount complete with quick release, as well as a rather beautiful dual-layer magnetic pop filter. A highly sturdy transport is also included in the package to house the microphone, power supply, remote control, shock mount, mic mount, pop filter and cables.
Lewitt Audio’s new flagship mic system is available from 16 February 2022, with an RRP of £2999/$3499/€3499.
Find out more at lewitt-audio.com
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