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.
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!