0 dB (A) self-noise from electronics and circuitry.
Capture extremely weak signals
The Austrian-developed LCT 550 sets new standards in terms of more than just self-noise. Its superior dynamic range guarantees the best-possible results even in challenging situations. Our unique zero self-noise architecture allows to capture extremely weak signals with great precision and detail.
"I have to conclude that the LCT 550 is a very capable all-rounder that delivers an honest yet musically satisfying sound in just about any recording situation you can imagine. It is extremely quiet, as the specifications imply, which means it can be used for demanding work where the sound sources are not necessarily very close to the microphone."
Paul White, Sound on Sound
The LCT 550 is the first and only large-diaphragm studio microphone ever to achieve 0 dB (A) self-noise*. It captures even extremely weak signals with great precision and detail. Our precision-engineered capsule captures every nuance of your voice or instrument in a musical way; with unparalleled depth and clarity. Perfect Match technology involves precise calibration of the capsule and electronics so that all LCT 550 microphones have the same sensitivity at 1 kHz. The LCT 550 offers Clipping History, Automatic Attenuation, three pre-attenuation settings and three low-cut filter settings. Engineered in Austria with sophisticated technology, for clear, modern sound, all combined in a sturdy enclosure.
* 0 dB (A) electronics only, 3 dB (A) according to IEC 60268-1 due to Brownian motion