The LCT 840, equipped with a precision-engineered 1″ capsule, stands for exceptionally warm and classic tube sound. It offers highly nuanced and authentic sound reproduction in the studio and even onstage. 5 switchable polar patterns, 3 low-cut settings, and 3 pre-attenuations settings make the LCT 840 a highly versatile tool. The dual triode 12AX7 tube delivers a warm and comforting sound with smooth high frequencies while still preserving the ability to cut through the mix. Low self-noise and high dynamic range exemplify how the LCT 840 is vintage design brought into the present. The LCT 840 is like its country of origin, Vienna, Austria – a mixture of old and new, traditional heritage and high-tech. We love rich tube sound, we and we love modern design. Combining them both in the LCT 840 is a dream come true for all recording professionals. The externally polarized dual-diaphragm 1″ capsule captures every nuance of your performance thanks to its 3-micron-thin, gold-layered, low-mass diaphragms. It can handle everything from vocals to full orchestras. The illumination of the user interface makes possible a quick and accurate setup of pattern, pre-attenuation and low-cut – so even in total darkness it is easy to check or change the settings on the remote power supply unit.