Lewitt LCT640 vs Shure SM7 (orig) & BeesNeez Arabella Electrodyne 710 Vintage Pre's
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Lewitt LCT640 vs Shure SM7 (orig) & BeesNeez Arabella Electrodyne 710 Vintage Pre's

Had a friend suggest I check out the new Lewitt brand of mics.
So Brendon McDonald from NAS Qld (Lewitt distributors) dropped around with a few mics.
I only had to time to check out the top of the line but was pleasantly surprised.

I did some tests using the Lewitt LCT640 against an original Shure SM7 and a BeesNeez Arabella.
Mic Pre's were vintage Electrodyne 710.
Recorded into Pro Tools 10 at 24 bit 96 K thru SSL Converters clocked with a BLA Micro Clock MK II.
320 KB 96 K mp3's.

One lot of tests was Lewitt vs Arabella.
Second were Lewitt vs Shure SM7.
I sung and yelled on the mics, Brendon spoke, my son Joel played drums & sang and my daughter Rebekah sang also.

I was pleasantly surprised by the Lewitt.
They are designed by ex AKG Project Engineer Roman Perschon.
Made in China, the test mic (LCT640) has an RRP in Australia of $899.

See what you think.

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File Type: mp3 Angus test 1 Lewitt LCT640.mp3 (823.9 KB, 605 views)
File Type: mp3 Angus test 1 BeesNeez Arabella.mp3 (823.9 KB, 489 views)
File Type: mp3 Angus test 2 Lewitt LCT640.mp3 (1.01 MB, 458 views)
File Type: mp3 Angus test 2 Shure SM7.mp3 (1.01 MB, 442 views)
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Brendon spruking and Joel playing drums.
Mics were on the Hi-Hat side of the kit a meter or 2 away at about 4 feet high.
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File Type: mp3 Brendon test 1 Lewitt LCT640.mp3 (925.8 KB, 273 views)
File Type: mp3 Brendon test 1 BeesNeez Arabella.mp3 (925.8 KB, 216 views)
File Type: mp3 Brendon test 2 Lewitt LCT640.mp3 (730.1 KB, 182 views)
File Type: mp3 Brendon test 2 Shure SM7.mp3 (730.1 KB, 179 views)
File Type: mp3 Jeol Drums Lewitt LCT640.mp3 (809.6 KB, 204 views)
File Type: mp3 Joel Drums BeesNeez Arabella.mp3 (809.6 KB, 183 views)
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Rebekah & Joel singing.
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File Type: mp3 Rebekah Lewitt LCT640.mp3 (1.31 MB, 219 views)
File Type: mp3 Rebekah Shure SM7.mp3 (1.31 MB, 168 views)
File Type: mp3 Joel test 1 Lewitt LCT640.mp3 (646.5 KB, 147 views)
File Type: mp3 Joel test 1 BeesNeez Arabella.mp3 (646.5 KB, 125 views)
File Type: mp3 Joel test 2 Lewitt LCT640.mp3 (1.50 MB, 104 views)
File Type: mp3 Joel test 2 Shure SM7.mp3 (1.50 MB, 84 views)
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Lewitt!

Hey I have some Lewitt here in NZ, used A full set up last night on Drums and the LCT 640 on percussion toys.
I normally use full Shure Beta series with AKG C451's on hats and O-Hs, from now on I will use Lewitt....They look mean and sound mean!

Lewitt is definitely a well manufactured brand with a strong sound.
So happy I have been introduced to them.

The LCT 640 is way ahead of many other microphones in the same price range, and I can't wait to see some reviews about the new LCT 940!

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I can't wait to see some reviews about the new LCT 940!
Is that the Tube one?
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yes thats right, they showed it at NAMM and Musikmesse.
looks like a great versatile microphone.
I se you have a JZ pop filter to haha, would love some of there microphones.
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