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Warm Audio WA87

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 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.
Features
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.

The importance of a good microphone cannot be understated; but unfortunately, finding a truly great microphone within a budget has always been a challenge for aspiring engineers. There are very usable microphones available for those on a budget; but top shelf, classic studio microphones have simply been out of reach for most people. We applied all that we know about bridging this barrier into crafting a microphone that reaches the level of quality and sonics mostly found only in top shelf products, yet sells for a price that is down to earth.
Specifications
  • 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)
  • Reviews
    4.5
    Jean-François Robitaille
    Gatineau, Qc
    July 21, 2017
    Pour le prix, impressionnant!
    J'ai reçu mon WA87 de Warm Audio cette semaine. Je dois avouer que je suis surpris. Les critiques du micros sont généralement bonnes sur le net et je comprend pourquoi. Il est difficile de justifier pour une autre marque la différence de 3000$ avec leur modèle neuf portant le même numéro. J'ai fait des guitares et des ukuleles avec et la réponse est tonalement juste et équilibrée, plus que je l'aurais espéré. Très très peu d'EQ nécessaire en mix par la suite. Le micro est silencieux. la construction semble fiable. La seule chose, il faut mettre un peu de lubrifiant au silicone sur la vis de la suspension qui glisse très mal. Critique récurrente sur le modèle. Le kit est bien équipé. Une suspension élastique, une suspension ferme, deux élastiques de remplacement et même un "sticker"! Sérieusement, je suis heureux de mon achat et j'ai hâte d'avoir une voix digne dans mon studio pour l'essayer davantage.
    Price
    $999.00
    $799.00
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
    Additional information
    For more information about the WA87, please visit the website of Warm Audio
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