Availability: In Stock
LCT 550
Product Code: LCT 550
$785.00
Ex Tax: $785.00

Qty

The LCT 550 is the first and only large-diaphragm studio microphone ever to achieve 0 dB (A) self-noise*. That makes it possible to capture even extremely weak signals with great precision and detail.

The Austrian-developed LCT 550 sets new standards in terms of more than just self-noise. A dynamic range of 140 dB (A) guarantees the best-possible results even in challenging settings. The three pre-attenuation levels (0 dB, -6 dB and -12 dB) increase maximum SPL to as high as 155 dB (A). The LCT 550 also offers a clipping history as well as an auto-attenuation mode that automatically switches to the next level of attenuation if the signal is too strong. For the elimination of structure-borne noise, there are two high-pass filters: 80Hz, 12dB/octave and 160Hz, 6dB/octave.

Manufacturing tolerances have been minimized thanks to highly precise calibration of the capsule and the electronics – which means that any two microphones from this series, set identically, will always form a matched pair at +/- 0 dB!

* 0dB-A electronics only, 3 dB (A) according to IEC 60268-1 due to Brownian motion (in simple terms: the sound caused by the movement of air molecules ...)

Features and Applications

Features

  • A perfect match – highly precise calibration of capsule and electronics means that any two microphones from this series will always form a matched pair at +/- 0 dB
  • Precise transient response thanks to the 3-micron-thin, gold-layered, low-mass, 1-inch Mylar diaphragm
  • Extraordinary sensitive: capture even extremely weak signals with great precision and detail
  • Cardioid polar pattern for effective rear sound rejection
  • 0 dB (A) self-noise from electronics and circuitry *
  • 140 dB dynamic range Max. SPL of 155 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

  • Classical instruments and ensembles
  • Ambitious stereo recording techniques (XY, ORTF, AB, ...)
  • Vocals & background vocals
  • Acoustic instruments (strings, guitars, piano and similar)
  • Drum & percussion overhead

Tech Data

Acoustical operating principlepressure gradient transducer, externally polarized
Diaphragm3 micron gold sputtered Mylar
Transducer Ø 25,4 mm / 1 inch
Polar pattern cardioid
Frequency range 20 to 20.000 Hz
Sensitivity 36 mV / Pa (-29 dBV), +/- 0 dB @ 1 kHz
Signal / noise ratio 91 dB (A)
Equivalent noise level0 dB (A) self-noise from electronics and circuitry
3 dB (A) according to IEC 60268-1 due to Brownian motion
Dynamic range of FET mic. Amp. 140 dB (A)
Max. SPL for 0,5 % THD143 dB, 0 dB pre-attenuation
Pre-attenuation pad 6 dB, 12 dB, switchable
Low cut12 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
Dimensions158 x 52 x 36 mm / 6,22 x 2,04 x 1,42 inch
Net weight 425 g / 14,9 oz


Categories: Studio Microphones
Tags: LCT 550

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!