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Warm Audio WA-14 Condenser Microphone

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Our Price: $499.00
UPC:
713541493094

Product Description

If you've been on the hunt for a studio workhorse microphone, look no further! The Warm Audio WA-14 is an incredible sounding clone of THE most coveted studio workhorse LDC ever created. When Bryce decided to clone the venerable AKG 414, he had many choices as to which variety of the classic 414 but he wisely decided on the C414 EB with the brass CK12 capsule as his golden target. This WA-14 is neutral enough to work well for any voice or instrument that already sounds great, but it also has a special shimmer to its top end because of the brass capsule. Brass has a special way of capturing and reproducing high frequencies - it's not at all bright, but it does have an incredible way of adding gloss and polish to the top end and is especially well suited for harmonically rich acoustic guitars or other instruments where you want to draw the listener's ears toward the sparkle of an instrument. 

 

Blast From The Past 

The WA-14 is a condenser microphone based on an early 1970's microphone used on countless hit records. The WA-14 utilizes a custom all-brass CK12-style capsule, CineMag USA transformer, and a fully discrete signal path. The WA-14 can be used on an array of sources, such as; punchy/warm intimate lead vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, bass, drums/percussion, strings/orchestral material, and many other sources. The WA-14 provides a realism and thickness that is true to the vintage microphone, but now at an affordable price.

All-brass Capsule

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 backplate 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 1970's classic capsule. 


Specifications

  • Large diaphragm condenser microphone with variable pad and three 
    polar patterns
     
  • Features custom WA-12-B-60V edge-terminated, dual-backplate,
    all-brass vintage CK12-style capsule
     
  • Custom CineMag USA transformer
     
  • Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz 
     
  • Output pad: 0dB, -10dB, -20dB
     
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, figure of eight and omnidirectional
     
  • Output Impedance: 150 ohms
     
  • 3-pin gold plated XLR
     
  • Requires +48V phantom power
     
  • Includes shock mount and hard mount
     
  • Color: black

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