Lewitt Announces New LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR Condenser Microphones

January 18 2019, 13:10
Austrian microphone innovator Lewitt announced the introduction of two new affordable condenser microphones targeting project and home studios. According to the Viena-based company, the new LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR combine the high accuracy that has made de brand recognized by recording professionals, at an affordable price for home studios worldwide. Making its worldwide debut at the 2019 NAMM Show, the LCT 040 MATCH will be available as a single pencil mic as well as a stereo pair package. In addition, the LCT 140 AIR offers versatile options for different recording situations.

The Lewitt LCT microphone range features small and large-diaphragm condenser and tube microphones offering a modern alternative to older, traditional designs. Now, for the first time, the same level of Lewitt quality will be available to home studio owners wanting to record acoustic instruments, whose ambitions need never again be limited by their budget.

Debuting at just $99, the LCT 040 MATCH offers the definition and pinpoint accuracy for which the celebrated LCT range is known, but with a new stripped-back, ergonomic design for maximum positioning flexibility even in the most restricted spaces. Inside the compact and sturdy metal housing, the custom-designed capsule is optimized with instant transient response for the natural qualities of acoustic instruments; ranging from acoustic guitars to drums and strings.

Delivering the same exact performance and flexible functionality, the LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair retails for just $189. To guarantee flawless matching, Lewitt is using a custom-developed process which extensively analyses the microphones and couples those exhibiting identical behavior. This introduces new possibilities for studios striving to achieve the best possible stereo recordings of drum overheads, acoustic guitars or even choirs for a price not normally associated with this degree of precision.

Finally, the new Lewitt LCT 140 AIR, combines a rich list of features, including exceptional off-axis sound suppression, pre-attenuation and low-cut filter, with a SOUND toggle that allows users to switch between a linear response or a nuanced, ‘airy’ mode for open, more characterful recordings. The LCT 140 AIR will debut at $149.

"We take great pride in the fact that Lewitt microphones are loved by an expanding community of high-profile engineers who want a modern alternative to old technology, and now we feel the time is right to bring the same design ethos to everyone who loves sound as much as we do,” commented Roman Perschon, founder and CEO of Lewitt. “With the LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR, more people than ever before will have the chance to experience Lewitt, and I can’t wait to introduce them at the NAMM Show.”

Lewitt will exhibit alongside its US distributor, American Music & Sound, in Hall A, booth 11110.
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