recordinghacks

Search Microphones


Share This Page

Lewitt Audio MTP 940 CM

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: n/a

Tags

MTP 940 CM Documentation

MTP 940 CM Awards

CardioidSupercardioidWide CardioidLewitt Audio MTP 940 CM

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The MTP 940 CM is a unique stage condenser microphone, and is the flagship of Lewitt Audio’s MTP line of performance microphones.

Much like Lewitt’s LCT line of premium studio condensers, the MTP 940 CM provides multiple pad and filter options, as well as multipattern capability. It is one of only three other multipattern handheld condensers we’ve seen (the others being the Shure KSM9/KSM9HS and the Sennheiser e965; see links in sidebar).

Unlike the KSM9 series microphones, the 940CM has a true condenser capsule; the bias voltage is applied externally, rather than relying on “prepolarized” diaphragms.

Although described as a large diaphragm design, it is the outside diameter, not the diaphragm diameter, that measures ~25cm. This capsule was developed for the 940CM; it is not currently used in any other Lewitt Audio microphones.

The mic’s self-noise is remarkably low at 9dBA (measured via the capacitor substitution method). This is less than half the rating for either the Shure or Sennheiser mics (21–22 dBA). According to Lewitt, the reduction in self-noise is a benefit of a simplified impedance circuit, with fewer components in the signal path.

MTP 940 CM SwitchesRemoving the metal grille reveals three miniature three-position slide switches:

  • Pattern: Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Supercardioid
  • Pad: 0dB, -6dB, -12dB
  • Filter: flat, low rolloff (-6dB/octave @ 250Hz), bass cut (-12dB/octave @ 100Hz)

Because these switches cannot be seen when the mic is in use, their settings are indicated by tiny LED lights on the body of the microphone.

The mic is built into a die-cast metal body intended to withstand long-term stage use.

The mic was introduced at NAMM in January, 2013; at that time, pricing had not yet been set.

Permalink: Lewitt Audio MTP-940-CM

The mic was released in 2013.

Specifications

Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Supercardioid (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Wide Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -6dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -12dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/octave @ 100Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 250Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 25.4mm
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 156 dB
Self-noise: 9.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
332g (11.71oz) 183mm (7.20'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 ± 4v

Did we get anything wrong on this page? Please let us know!