The Warm Audio WA-14 is a high-quality Large Diaphragm Brass Capsule Condenser Mic, emulating the classic C414 microphone. You can use this microphone as a super-versatile studio tool, with it’s design allowing you to record a number of sources.
Classic and Versatile Design:
You can attain the classic C414 mic sound with the WA-14. This sought-after mic had many iterations, the most desirable version having the all-brass CK12 capsule.
Warm Audio have tried to recreate this vintage-inspired construction with their “Lens Kondensator” LK-12-B-60V capsule, based off the renowned CK12 capsule design. It also has a custom premium CineMag USA transformer, and this combination of components lets you record a range of instruments with genuine and convincing old-school sonics.
You can capture anything from aggressive or soft vocals, raucous to gently-picked guitars, or punished percussion. Use the WA-14 as your perfect go-to mic in your studio, serving many purposes.
A raft of high-quality components have been used in the WA-14’s design, giving you a high-spec microphone at a fraction of the price of the classic it’s based off.
The WA-14 features a boutique-style transformer custom wound by CineMag USA, as well as polystyrene, tantalum and WIMA capacitors. This means you get a clean, unaffected signal with low noise and little to no artefacts in your waveform. So, you can capture a clear and pure signal that is true to the original sound - perfect!
Here's what Warm Audio have to say about the WA-14 Condenser Microphone:
Introducing the WA-14 Large Diaphragm Brass Capsule Condenser Microphone. Based on the classic condenser microphone that has been used on countless hit records. The WA-14 utilizes classic circuit topology, including the coveted all-brass CK12 capsule design and a custom premium CineMag USA transformer. The WA-14 can be used on an array of sources, which includes: punchy warm and intimate lead vocals, aggressive guitars and heavy percussion. The WA-14 provides a realism and thickness that is true to the vintage sonics, but now at an affordable price.
Quality Components Make a Better Mic:
Featuring a custom wound transformer by boutique CineMag USA transformers and an all discrete signal path featuring polystyrene, tantalum and WIMA capacitors. The WA-14 also features our high quality “Lens Kondensator” LK-12-B-60V capsule, which is a reproduction of the vintage, all-brass, edge-terminated CK12 dual backplate/dual membrane capsule.
• Large diaphragm condenser microphone with variable pad and three polar patterns
• Features our own “Lens Kondensator” LK-12-B-60V reproduction of the edge-terminated, dual-backplate, all-brass vintage CK12 capsule
• Custom CineMag USA transformer
• Includes shock mount
• Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
• Output pad: 0dB, -10dB, -20dB
• Cardioid, figure of eight and omnidirectional patterns
• Impedance: 150 ohms
• Connector: 3-pin XLR
• Requires +48V phantom power
• Color: black (painted)
• 1- year warranty