Warm Audio WA87 + Warm Audio WA73

- ON SALE - Offer Valid Until 30/09/2018
  • Microphone Type: large condenser studio microphone.
  • Based on the classic “87-style” circuit.
  • Microphone includes shock mount, hard mount and wood box.

$1,399.00
SKU
WARMAUDIOBUN
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WA87

The classic ‘87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history. Rather than base our WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, we decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century. As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones often prefer the warmer, more forgiving nature of the earlier commercially available models. The desire to re-introduce the warm tone of this classic mic at an affordable price to an all new generation of recording artists was the inspiration behind the WA-87.


The WA-87 features all discrete, premium components such as Fairchild FETs, tantalum, polystyrene, and WIMA film capacitors, and is rounded off with a Cinemag USA output transformer. The WA-87 proudly uses our own Lens Kondensator custom reproduction of the classic K-87 dual backplate/dual diaphragm capsule, as found in early ‘87 mics. 

Key features:

  • Microphone Type: large condenser studio microphone.
  • Based on the classic “87-style” circuit.
  • Microphone includes shock mount, hard mount and wood box.
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, figure of eight, and omnidirectional.
  • Capsule: Lens Kondensator LK-87-B-50V reproduction of classic dual backplate (four wire termination) K87 capsule.
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron thickness, 1 inch diameter, gold sputtered membrane, NOS Japanese mylar (PET film).
  • Output Transformer: CineMag USA.
  • Frequency Response: 20hz - 20khz.
  • SPL: .5% THD @ 125db (without pad),132db (with pad).
  • Pad: -10db.
  • Output: 150 ohms, 24k gold plated, 3 pin XLR (pin 1 = gnd, pin 2 = +, pin 3 = -), transformer coupled via Cinemag USA output transformer.
  • High Pass Filter: 80hz.
  • Noise: -117db.
  • Color: nickel (painted).
  • Includes shockmount, hard-mount, and wooden storage box.

WA73

The WA73 is a “Desert Island” boutique preamp, but it can also be classified as a studio and live work-horse. Classic '73-style preamps are known for being versatile tools that work with all kinds of microphones from Condenser, to Dynamic, to Ribbon. The WA73 equally shines on all types of microphones and sources including; vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, bass, drums, percussion, orchestras, keyboards, and even as a tone shaping tool to run partial or complete mixes through. With 80dB of gain and a fully discrete Carnhill Transformer balanced signal path, there’s no recording, mixing or engineering task that the WA73 can’t handle.

Classic '73-style preamps were often hand-wired and so is the WA73! Guru’s claim that a portion of the sought after classic British tone can be attributed to the hand-wired nature of the build. The WA73 is hand-wired and hand assembled, including the pcb components that are all populated by hand.

Key features:

  • Single Channel, Class A, '73-style British Microphone Preamp
  • UK made Carnhill Transformers
  • Hand wired, hand assembled
  • 80dB of gain - resistor stepped gain switch
  • Fully discrete
  • TONE button - Changes input transformer impedance for varying tone
  • Polarity switch
  • 48v phantom power
  • 4 position inductor based hipass filter - 50, 80, 160, 300 Hz
  • XLR mic input
  • Line level TRS input
  • TS Send/Receive insert jacks
  • XLR & TRS line level outputs
  • Direct In, instrument input
  • Output control
  • Led level indication
  • 19" rackable
  • Ground lift switch

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Specifications

Specifications
Polar Pattern Multi-Pattern
Connector XLR
Phantom Power Required Yes