LEWITT has announced PURE TUBE, which they describe as a new studio microphone optimized for vocal recording. A spokesperson told us, "The new PURE TUBE provides timeless premium sound using a revolutionary new circuit free from semiconductors or capacitors in the signal path. With this specific circuit design, the hand-selected tube can fully add its magic to your signal, creating warm and intimate sound, unlike any other microphone classic. If you want to upgrade your vocal sound, the new PURE TUBE takes you to the highest level."
Here's more details direct from the company...
PURE TUBE is perfectly optimized for vocal recordings.
PURE TUBE was holistically designed to allow you to deliver your best vocal performance and spark your creativity.
Its gold-sputtered 1-inch true condenser capsule is powered by a revolutionary circuit to add warmth, depth, and intimacy with silky-smooth high end to your vocals, unmatched by other classic microphones.
To ensure that clarity is retained, a transformer-based filter balances the proximity effect, and musically rounds out the sonic image perfectly for vocal recordings.
The fully adjustable shock mount absorbs structure-borne noise efficiently, and the acoustically transparent pop filter puts an end to plosives. It magnetically attaches directly to the shock mount, so wobbly gooseneck pop filters are a thing of the past! Absolutely every design detail shows that the PURE TUBE was designed for professional vocal recording.
A completely new circuit that brings a century-old technology to perfection.
PURE TUBE uses an entirely new circuit to create its timeless sound quality. This circuit originates from the "LEWITT lab", a research framework established in 2020 to push audio technologies to their limits.
The unique signal path is completely free from semiconductors and capacitors, so you can experience all the character of the hand-selected tube with an ultra-low noise floor.
The ultra-low noise floor makes it also fit for modern productions with heavy compression and EQ. This sets PURE TUBE apart from classic or vintage tube microphones. To put this into perspective, the noise floor of PURE TUBE is 7dB(A), which is crazy low for a tube mic, and half compared to a U87 FET mic and even less compared to a standard tube mic. In the case of PURE TUBE, the ultra-low noise level will never negatively affect your signal.
This combination of innovative circuitry, high-quality components, and hand selected ECC82/12AU7 tubes makes the PURE TUBE a high-performance microphone that is difficult to compare to conventional studio microphones, whether FET or tube.
Finally, 100 years after the first tube microphone was invented, there is a tube microphone without technical tradeoffs. With its outstanding sound quality and specifications, PURE TUBE will serve all those looking for a premium upgrade in their sound.
The 10-year warranty makes PURE TUBE a safe investment.
As with their award-winning LCT 1040, LEWITT offers a clear advantage in the premium microphone space with PURE TUBE. Buying a $1000+ microphone is a giant leap for many looking to elevate their craft, and LEWITT offers a 10-year warranty (and industry-leading customer service) to ensure peace of mind.
Pricing and Availability:
The PURE TUBE studio set including shock mount, magnetic pop filter and transport case is available for $1299.-. The PURE TUBE essential version includes a standard microphone mount and goes for $999.-. The shock mount and magnetic pop filter can be purchased individually for those who want to upgrade later.
The PURE TUBE will be available worldwide from mid of June 2023.
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