Warm Audio are happy to announce 2 new editions to the Warm Audio Microphone Family
WA-47 Vintage Tube Microphone
The WA-47 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern (9), large condenser microphone, based on the classic ‘47 that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50+ years.The WA-47 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.The classic ‘47 became extremely popular in the 1960’s and is now considered one of the greatest microphones every made.The classic ‘47 is still widely used today in professional recording studios but have become extremely rare and expensive to acquire.
Designing the WA-47 to sound like the classic ‘47 was no easy task, especially considering that some of the vintage components are no longer available.Warm Audio compared and listened to 2 different vintage ‘47 mics and found that they both sounded amazing but also sounded a little different from each other.
These comparison tests became the benchmark for tailoring the WA-47 sonics to sit right in with these 2 vintage ‘47 mics.Warm Audio have released such a great sounding classic to the market at a price that’s reachable to more people than ever before.Also, the WA-47 sounds legitimately indistinguishable to the vintage ‘47’s which was auditioned on several sources.
As with all Warm Audio products, the focus is on heavily on quality components to ensure they release the best sounding product possible.The WA-47 is packed with top end components that are carefully sourced from many of the top pro audio component suppliers in the world.
WA-47JR Vintage FET Microphone
The WA-47jr is a FET transformerless version of the highly renowned classic ‘47 microphone that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50+ years.The WA-47jr is fully discrete, has 3 polar patterns and is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications.The WA-47jr sounds great on vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.
The WA-47jr proudly utilizes a custom k47 style capsule reproduction, designed with the same hole pattern and frequency response as the vintage design.Our version of this capsule (model# WA-47-B-80v) is carefully manufactured by an Australian capsule manufacturer with careful precision and repeat-ability that allows the most important sonic piece of the classic mic to be heard and influence the tone and signature of the WA-47jr.The WA47jr’s low-noise and discrete signal path, when paired with this excellent true ’47 style capsule, allows it to obtain a very similar tone to the classic ‘47 microphone, but at a much lower price tag.The WA-47jr utilizes the same k47 style capsule found in our flagship WA-47 tube condenser microphone.