Warm Audio WA-14 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Warm Audio WA-14 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
The WA-14 is an authentic recreation of the ultra-rare “EB-circuit” 414-style microphone, the most truthful studio mic of all time. Ideal for capturing the natural sound of performances with minimal coloration and smooth high end, the WA-14 delivers the same sonic performance of the original - a favorite of artists like The Police, Common, Freddie Mercury, and Billy Corgan. 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. Equipped with a custom all-brass CK12-style capsule, CineMag USA transformer, and a fully discrete signal path, the WA-14 provides a realism and thickness that is true to the vintage microphone, but at an affordable price.
The WA-14 is a professional large-diaphragm microphone with premium components, elite build quality, and is hand-inspected in Austin, Texas. The circuit design of the WA-14 is faithful to lauded early-70s builds of ‘414-style mics, and serves as the basis for the historically accurate sound profile. Like the original, the WA-14 delivers natural sound reproduction with rich analog tone. This comes from the gradual rise (1-2 kHz) in midrange presence with smooth, never-harsh high end. At the beginning of the circuit, the WA-14 has an edge-terminated, all-brass CK12-style capsule, that stays true to the spec of the early “EB” style mics that shared the all-brass capsule with their “12-Style” cousins. This capsule allows the WA-14 to have 3 polar patterns: cardioid, omni, and figure-8. At the end of the circuit, the WA-14 uses a US-made CineMag output transformer, which gives the WA-14 a much richer sound than many of the modern, transformerless reissue mics. The CineMag transformer transfers more tone out of the capsule and additional critical components - like premium film capacitors and precision resistors.
- Authentic Recreation Of The Most Truthful Studio Mic Of All Time
- Based On Early-70s “EB” 414-Style Mics With All-Brass CK12 Capsules & Transformers
- Sequential Pairs Matched Within +/- 1dB
- Custom Edge-Terminated, Dual-Diaphragm, 34mm, All-Brass CK12-Style Capsule
- Custom CineMag USA Transformer
- Frequency Range: 20Hz To 20kHz
- Output Pad: 0dB, -10dB, -20dB
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Figure-8, & Omnidirectional
- Output Impedance: 150 Ohms
- 3-Pin, Gold-Plated XLR
- Self Noise: 16 DB(A) +/- 1dB
- Max SPL: 165 DB
- Sensitivity At 1000Hz (All Patterns): 9 MV/Pa
- Requires +48V Phantom Power
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