NAMM 2013: New Wired Performance Microphone Benchmarks

LEWITT, the Austrian based microphone producer, will be introducing two new MTP Live Series flagship models: the MTP 940 CM condenser microphone and the dynamic MTP 840 DM. Both  models offer wide-ranging features and impressive performance specifications that set new standards in this segment. The MTP 940 boasts comprehensive features and settings typically found only in today’s finer reference studio condenser microphones. Three switchable polar patterns – wide cardioid, cardioid and super cardioid – allow for maximum flexibility when dealing with a diverse range of sources and environments; from lead vocals, public speaking, choirs, to classic unplugged situations with a singer and an acoustic instrument. A threeposition high-pass filter makes it possible to directly influence the proximity effect, adapting it in the best-possible way to the sound source. Additionally, the three-position pre-attenuation pad guarantees clip-free results even in extremely high SPL environments.

The externally biased large-diaphragm of the MTP 940 CM offers an astonishing 135 dB dynamic range – the widest ever achieved in a live microphone. Due to its high headroom and LEWITT’s own, patent pending, Direct Coupling circuit design, the MTP 940 CM delivers an ultra-low self-noise level of just 9 dB. This makes the MTP 940 CM ideal for not only live situations, but also in the studio, whenever the goal is to create a live atmosphere with the highest degree of acoustic precision.

Excellent transient response, refined electronics and superior capsule design make the MTP-840, Lewitt’s second new performance microphone, a professional tool for onstage use. Innovative circuitry design and  the highest-quality components create incredible low self-noise and a maximum of dynamic range. The tailored frequency curve, specially designed for vocal applications, provides unrivaled professional sound  quality.

Numerous useful features make the MTP 840 DM especially versatile onstage and in the studio. A three-step high-pass filter directly influences the proximity effect, allowing adaptation of the character of the mic to an individual artist’s requirements and tastes. Utilizing Phantom Power, an internal three-position amplifier makes the MTP 840 an active microphone, allowing for enhanced capturing of vocal nuances and distant

LEDs (defeatable) on both microphones offer a simple user interface and provide visual confirmation of the mic’s numerous settings even in dimly lit environments. Both models offer professional reliability and  extremely rugged construction that can withstand even the roughest everyday touring conditions