Here's What Warm Audio Say About the WA-CLASSIC:
Classic FET microphones have been used on countless hit records since the 1960’s. The WA-Classic is a limited edition Warm Audio microphone designed after the best of them and provides a sonic signature heard on countless hit records. The desire to re-introduce this warm FET microphone technology at an affordable price was the inspiration behind the WA-Classic.
It All Starts With The Microphone
The importance of a good microphone cannot be overstated; but unfortunately, finding a truly great microphone within a budget has always been challenging for aspiring engineers. There are very usable microphones available for those on a budget; but top shelf, classic studio microphones are financially 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.
Quality Components Make A Better Mic
The WA-Classic 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-Classic proudly uses our own Warm Audio custom capsule reproduction stylized after classic capsule technology and is made by an Australian capsule manufacturer.
Born Out Of Need
When designing the WA-Classic we knew that the single greatest challenge would be to offer a capsule that was built to a high standard and priced in a range that every-day musicians and engineers could afford. We already knew where to find great microphone transformers, precision resistors, polystyrene, tantalum and WIMA film capacitors; but we came to realize that a quality affordable microphone capsule that met our specifications simply wasn’t out there. We knew we would have to develop our own line of capsules.
The WA (Warm Audio) brand of capsule is the result of several years of research, a lifetime of listening, and a passion for great sound. Above all else, Warm Audio capsules came from the desire to give customers far more quality/value than what they are used to getting in an affordable microphone. Every Warm Audio capsule is made in the same small assembly house in a clean-room environment and packaged in its own protective jewel case until the moment it is loaded into the microphone. Every capsule is visually inspected and electrically tested for imperfections. Every capsule is carefully skinned from the same supply of high purity NOS Mylar (PET film). We are confident that you will be just as pleased with our microphone capsules as we are to offer them and that they will give you a lifetime of great recordings and enjoyment.
- Large condenser studio microphone based on classic circuitry
- Polar patterns: cardioid, figure of eight, and omnidirectional
- Reproduction of classic dual backplate (four wire termination) capsule
- -10 dB pad
- Cinemag USA output transformer
- Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 KHz
- SPL: .5% THD @ 125 dB (without pad),132 dB
- Diaphragm: 6 micron thicknes, 1 inch diameter, gold sputtered membrance, nos mylar (PET film)
- Output: 150 ohms, 24K gold plated, 3 pin XLR
- High pass filter: 80 Hz
- Noise: -117 dB
- Microphone includes shock mount, hard mount and wood box
- Color: nickel