Warm Audio WA-251 Tube Condenser Microphone
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On select purchases $299 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 12/31/21. 24-equal monthly payments required.
The WA-12-B-60V is an all-brass, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the smoothness, rich top end, and warm vintage sonics of the original CK12 capsule. The WA-12-B-60V uses a variant CEK-12 back plate as a basis, which overcomes manufacturing limitations of the original CK12 capsule. The o-ring and housing of the WA-12-B-60V are all made from brass (no teflon parts), and the diaphragm is 24k gold sputtered 6-micron, NOS PET film (mylar). The end result is a very consistent, reliable capsule which matches the frequency response, and tonality of the classic 1970's classic capsule.
USA-Made Cinemag Transformer
The WA-251 utilizes an American made CineMag USA transformer. This transformer helps provide the present top end and the large bottom end one would hope to get from a 251-style condenser microphone.
A Slovak Republic JJ 12AY7 vacuum tube is used in the WA-251. The frequency response of the JJ tube, and the way it contributes to the circuit is tonally smooth and vintage in nature. The WA-251 uses polystyrene coupling capacitors, wima film capacitors throughout, and an imported Solen French capacitor on its output. Warm also partnered with Gotham Audio in Switzerland to use their very carefully built high-end 7-pin "GAC-7 cable". Using this cable increases top end presence and the overall size of the recorded image in the stereo field by reducing phase shift and the parasitic effect often experienced in poorly built cables. Gotham Cabling is very expensive and boutique in nature and is a huge addition to the WA-251 package.
- Custom dual-backplate, all-brass vintage CK12-style capsule
- Cinemag USA transformer
- JJ Slovak 12AU7 tube
- A faithful recreation of one of the most recorded mics in history
- Includes power supply, shockmount, wooden box, and 7-pin Gotham cable
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