The Lewitt MTP-550-DM-S is a handheld vocal microphone with on/off switch that can be used for a variety of live performance applications for bands, singers, venues, lecturers, and more. It features a gold-plated XLR output connector and a cardioid polar pattern.
The Lewitt MTP-550-DM-S Handheld Dynamic Microphone is a handheld performance workhorse offering high gain before feedback, low handling noise, and zero hassle. Lewitt Audio presents the new vocal performance standard in the shape of Lewitt MTP-550-DM-S.
The New Classic - Modern Sound Maximum Ruggedness
The Lewitt MTP 550 DMs puts its focus on the main qualities of a professional handheld performance microphone – high gain before feedback, detailed, rich and modern sound, easy handling and ruggedness. The Lewitt MTP 550 DMs features an improved internal shock-mount - the capsule is fully rubber-mounted - that makes for exceptionally low handling noise. The Lewitt MTP 550 DMs is also equipped with an on/off switch.
Best Sound Performance
The frequency response of the Lewitt MTP 550 DMs capsule is shaped specifically for demanding vocal applications and provides consistently rich and powerful output in any live setting. A built-in spherical wind and pop-filter efficiently prevents unwanted hissing sounds and popping plosives.
The Lewitt MTP 550 DMs has an amazingly consistent polar pattern. And even with more than half of the wire-mesh cup covered it will not lose any rear rejection. Everything below the LEWITT ring can be cloaked by the full hand of the artist without causing the FOH engineer to even lift a single finger.
Lowest Handling Noise
The Lewitt Audio's internal dual shock mount system achieves the most effective handling noise elimination. Refined rubber suspensions provide the best possible dampening of unwanted structure-borne noise caused by hand-movement.
The structure-in-structure architecture is the basis for the MTP series' ruggedness. The outside enclosure of wire-mesh cup and ring is made of sturdy spring steel while the body consists of durable zinc die cast parts. The inner enclosure is made of resilient but lightweight nylon reinforced ABS. This design ensures the best possible protection for rough daily touring routines.
The Better Workhorse
The Lewitt MTP 550 DMs focuses on the main qualities of a professional handheld performance microphone – high gain before feedback, detailed, rich and authentic sound, easy handling and ruggedness. The Lewitt MTP 550 DM and DMs feature an improved internal shock-mount, with the capsule of the Lewitt MTP 550 DM and DMs fully rubber-mounted to ensure exceptionally low handling noise. A built-in spherical wind screen and pop filter compliments the specifically vocal adapted frequency response to provide consistently rich and powerful output in any setting. The small switch on the Lewitt MTP 550 DMs efficiently prevents accidental operation and unwanted handling noise. This high-performance cardioid dynamic handheld vocal performance microphone is a must-have in any professional live mic set.
Lewitt MTP-550-DM-S Handheld Dynamic Microphone Features
- Dynamic handheld microphone with an on/off switch
- Cardioid polar pattern for effective isolation of the main sound source
- Frequency response shaped specifically for vocal applications
- Integrated acoustic pop and windshield - washable
- Solid full-metal, die-cast body
- Hardened steel mesh grille
- Gold plated & corrosion-resistant 3-pin XLR output connector
Lewitt MTP-550-DM-S Handheld Dynamic Microphone Applications
- Spoken Word
- Live Interview
Lewitt MTP-550-DM-S Handheld Dynamic Microphone Specifications
- Type: Dynamic, Moving Coil
- Acoustical Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient Transducer
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Range: 60 ... 16,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 2 mV/Pa, -54 dBV/Pa
- Internal Impedance: 300 O
- Rated Load Impedance: 1,000 O
- Connector: Gold Plated 3-pin XLR
- Net Weight: 400 g, 14.1 oz
- Dimensions: 49 dia. x 175 mm, 1.9 dia. x 6.9 in
Lewitt MTP-550-DM-S Handheld Dynamic Microphone Includes
- Lewitt MTP-550-DM-S Handheld Dynamic Microphone
- MTP 40 MCs Mic Mount
- DTP 40 Lb Mic Bag
- 2 Year Warranty
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I was excited to finally give this mic a try. It has a great look and a very solid build. No issues there! As for the tone of this mic, I LOVE IT! It's nicely balanced, but with this really nice touch of top-end, which is what I was looking for. It's not too much and it's not harsh either. It actually sounds great! Oh, and the additional On/Off switch on the mic is a great feature. It's slightly sunk in but not too much. You can still get your finger in there to change the switch, but I doubt that anyone could ever accidentally hit the switch during a performance, so that's good! Okay, here are the issues... I went ahead and compared the mic to the SE V7. As for the sound/tone, I totally preferred the 550 over the V7. HOWEVER, there were 3 areas where the 550 was totally inferior to the V7 (and perhaps worse than some other handhelds too?)... 1. Plosives - It actually doesn't handle plosives very well. I was a bit shocked by this. The V7 was MUCH better at this. 2. Handling Noise - I think this area was the most disappointing to me. Based off Lewitt's description of the mic, I thought it was going to be excellent with handling noise. IT'S NOT! Again, the V7 is WAY better. 3. Background Noise - Again, based off Lewitt's description of the mic, I was very surprised by how it performed here. I recorded both mics without any sound on (just silence in the room). Unfortunately, the 550 wasn't very silent! It picked a lot of room noise. A lot more than the V7. The V7 picks up a "quiet" noise. The 550 picks up a more high sounding noticeable, distracting noise. In conclusion... Overall, the MTP-550 sounds great. Perhaps you can say, it's a bit "Condenser" like? I kind of like that about it. There's a lot of detail (and background noise to follow. Lol). Here's the concern... The 3 issues listed above might be a complete deal breakers in a live situation. I haven't used the mic live yet. However, if used in a live situation and you are picking up background noise (hopefully not feeding back), also having issues with plosives, and then even having handling noise issues from holding the mic, then the mic is good for nothing! If Lewitt could correct those issues somehow, then this mic is a 10 out of 10 and quite possibly the perfect handheld mic! But for now, it's just ALMOST perfect!!! :-)