Studio Recording Condenser Microphone

The LCT 450 steps up to the plate with the LCT 540’s capsule and thus features a natural, authentic sound with first-class transient response due to the ultra-thin, gold-layered, low-mass, 1-inch diaphragm, while its cardioid polar pattern ensures effective rear sound rejection both onstage and in the studio. It comes with two-step switchable pre-attenuation for an ear-splitting maximum SPL of 173 dB at 20 dB of attenuation. Two low-cut settings help to reduce unwanted low-frequency noise like wind, footsteps or the like.Clever features known from flagships like the LCT 640 or LCT 940 are also onboard, including automatic attenuation and clipping history – as well as, of course, the illuminated user interface for quick and easy handling in dark environments. All this, combined with the brilliant, clear and authentic sound that characterizes our recording microphones, has been packed into our well-known LCT 240 housing to ensure that the LCT 450 isn’t too dominant as an onstage overhead; studio users, on the other hand, will appreciate the appealing look that reflects its professional inner workings.

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Key features & Specifications


Key features

LEWITT’s gateway to the world of large diaphragm condenser microphones - at an affordable price
1-inch true condenser capsule in a small housing
Natural authentic sound with first-class transient response
3 micron thin gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm
A perfect choice for vocals, overheads and acoustic instruments
Cardioid polar pattern for effective rear sound rejection
9 dB (A) self noise
138 dB dynamic range
SPL max of 158 dB (A)
Immune to electromagnetic interference thanks to transformerless preamplifier circuitry
Illuminated user interface for quick and easy handling in dark environments
Noiseless pushbuttons for attenuation and low-cut selection
Automatic Attenuation and Clipping History mode
Rugged zinc die cast body
Internal shock mount for maximum reduction of structure borne noise
Corrosion-resistant gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector
Top applications Vocals & background vocals Classic drum & percussion overhead Acoustic instruments (strings, guitars, piano and similar) Ambitious stereo recording techniques (XY, ORTF, AB, ...)


Acoustical operating principle Pressure gradient transducer, externally polarized
Diaphragm 3 micron gold sputtered Mylar
Transducer Ø 25.4 mm / 1 inch
Polar pattern cardioid
Frequency range 20 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 18 mV / Pa (-35 dBV)
Signal / noise ratio 85 dB (A)
Equivalent noise level 14 dB (A) according to IEC 60268-1
Dynamic range of FET mic. Amp. 138 dB (A)
Max SPL for 0,5 % THD 1147 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation / 158 dB, 20 dB pre-attenuation
Pre-attenuation pad 20 dB, switchable
Low-cut 12 dB / octave at 80 Hz
Rated impedance < 150 ohms
Rated load impedance > 1.000 ohms
Supply voltage 48 V +/- 4 V
Current consumption 5.5 mA
Enclosure Zinc die cast
Connector Gold plated 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 138 x 52 x 36 mm (5.43 x 2.04 x 1.42 inch)
Net weight 357 g (11.71 oz)

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