Warm Audio WA-47 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
Warm Audio closely followed for the WA-47. But this is no mere clone, and innovations abound. Nine available polar patterns and robust 140dB SPL handling translate to incredible versatility.
The WA-47's nine polar patterns — cardioid, omni, and figure-8; plus six in-between patterns — give you amazing flexibility when it comes to exploring different recording techniques. Cardioid, with its moderate side and near-total rear rejection, is useful for just about any studio task. Omni is great for capturing room ambience along with your source. Use a figure-8 technique to overdub a sax with natural slap or record two singers on one mic (just be sure of the balance).
With two WA-47s, you can implement stereo techniques such as spaced pair (A/B), X-Y (including Blumlein), ORTF array, and mid-side (M-S). And don't forget those six in-between pickup patterns, which open up yet another world of possibilities! Considering its amazing price, it would be wise to at least double your value and get two for recording tracks in stereo. You haven't lived until you've heard a grand piano spring to life when miked with a pair of '47s. For drum room mics, use two WA-47s and nuke the stereo signal with a fast compressor. Positively explosive! A large part of any microphone's sound is contributed by its capsule. The complexity of the k47 capsule used in the WA-47 requires a painstaking manufacturing process; such high quality is typically not found in affordable condenser mics. For Warm Audio, premium parts and meticulous design deliver a superior-sounding microphone — one that doesn't cost a fortune. Stellar performance, top-shelf parts, and amazing value: that's the Warm Audio formula — and the WA-47 nails it.
- Microphone Type:Tube Condenser
- Polar Pattern:Cardioid, Figure-8, Omni (6 additional mixed patterns)
- Diaphragm Size:Dual large diaphragm
- Max SPL:140dB SPL <0.5% THD
- Output Impedance:200 ohms
- Signal to Noise Ratio:82dB (A weighted)
- Self Noise:11dB (A weighted)
- Tube:JJ Slovak 5751
- Power Source:Warm Audio External Power Supply (included)
- Connector:7-pin connector with mic cable
- Dimensions:10" x 2.36"
- Weight:9 lbs.
- Included Accessories:Shockmount, 7-pin GAC cable, Power Supply
- Manufacturer Part Number:WA47
|Microphones (Condenser/ Dynamic/ Ribbon/ USB/ Shotgun)|
|Microphone Type||Tube Condenser|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid, Figure-8, Omni (6 additional mixed patterns)|
|Diaphragm Size||Dual large diaphragm|
|Max SPL||140dB SPL <0.5% THD|
|Output Impedance||200 ohms|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||82dB (A weighted)|
|Self Noise||11dB (A weighted)|
|Connector||7-pin connector with mic cable|
|Dimensions||10" x 2.36"|
|Power Source||Warm Audio External Power Supply (included)|