Lewitt Audio begins shipping most affordable condensers yet

Lewitt has announced that the LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR are now available in stores worldwide.

The two models from the Austrian manufacturer were first unveiled at January’s NAMM Show.

Encompassing a broad range of small and large-diaphragm condenser and tube microphones, the Lewitt LCT series is designed to offer a modern alternative to older, more traditional designs. The LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR aim to make that same level of 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 looks to bring new levels of adaptability to instrument recordings.

Debuting at $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’d aluminium housing. Inside, the custom-designed capsule is optimised with instant transient response for the natural qualities of acoustic instruments. The LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair is available for $189, utilising Lewitt’s matching process which extensively analyses the microphones and couples those exhibiting identical behaviour.

Available at $149, meanwhile, the new LCT 140 AIR features ‘exceptional’ off-axis sound suppression, pre-attenuation and low-cut filter, while the SOUND toggle allows users to switch between AIR and FLAT.

“We are delighted that the LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR have been greeted with so much interest and excitement,” said 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.”