LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR arrive in stores following extremely positive early reviews and record global pre-orders
Vienna, Austria – May 2019… Following an unprecedented surge of pre-orders, LEWITT is proud to announce the arrival of the LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR in stores worldwide. As the Austrian innovator’s most affordable microphones yet, the two models have been greeted with enthusiastic early reviews since their official unveiling at January’s NAMM Show.
Encompassing a broad range of small and large-diaphragm condenser and tube microphones, the award winning LEWITT LCT series is designed to offer a truly modern alternative to older, more traditional designs. Now, for the first time, the LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR are making that same level of LEWITT quality available to home studio owners wanting to record acoustic instruments.
The LCT 040 MATCH is available as a single pencil mic as well as a stereo pair package, while the LCT 140 AIR brings new levels of adaptability to instrument recordings at every level.
Among the first end-users to test the new microphones was Martin Zöscher, better known as Zed Marty from the same-titled YouTube production channel. Having trailed the LCT 040 MATCH in a stereo set-up and the LCT 140 AIR on its own with an acoustic guitar, he described himself as “blown away by the full and richly detailed sound,” adding that the “price to quality ratio is unbeatable”.
Debuting at just $99, the LCT 040 MATCH boasts a stripped-back, ergonomic design. For maximum positioning flexibility even in the most restricted spaces, it features a durable and lightweight CNC’ed aluminum housing. Inside, the custom-designed capsule is optimized with instant transient response for the natural qualities of acoustic instruments, capturing every moment in crisp detail and pleasant high-end. The LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair is available for $189, benefitting from LEWITT’s flawless matching process which extensively analyses the microphones and couples those exhibiting identical behavior – a degree of precision not normally available at this price point.
Available at $149, meanwhile, the new LCT 140 AIR sets a new standard for high quality, affordable audio. In addition to features including exceptional off-axis sound suppression, pre-attenuation and low-cut filter, the SOUND toggle allows users to switch between AIR and FLAT. While the former delivers an open, sparkling character, the latter provides a linear frequency response for highly realistic sonic images.
“We are delighted that the LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR have been greeted with so much interest and excitement,” says Roman Perschon, founder and CEO of LEWITT. “We firmly believed that the time was right to bring our design ethos and technology to a much broader audience. I’m very happy to see that our customers agree! More people than ever before are now experiencing LEWITT, and I can’t wait to hear the results.”
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Designed and engineered in Vienna, Austria, LEWITT microphones are setting new standards in sound capture as a modern, innovative alternative to older, traditional technologies. Founded in January 2010 by entrepreneurial audio pioneer Roman Perschon, LEWITT is made up of a dedicated and diverse team of audio experts with a passion for quality and the in-house engineering capabilities to focus entirely on the needs of customers. Each microphone model is the result of a consultative process including many of the world’s most respected producers, sound engineers, and musicians – just part of the growing worldwide community of sound professionals who trust the faithful, pristine sound of LEWITT. Find out more at www.lewitt-audio.com.