Warm Audio WA87R2 Condenser Microphone Nickel

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  • Warm Audio WA87R2 Condenser Microphone Nickel, large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone.
  • Faithful reproduction of the original vintage 87-style circuit.
  • All discrete premium components, including NOS Fairchild transistors and WIMA/Nichicon capacitors.
  • Custom Cinemag USA output transformer.
  • WA-87-B-50V capsule-reproduction of classic dual backplate (four-wire termination) K87 capsule.
  • Three polar patterns: cardioid, figure-of-eight, and omnidirectional.
  • Encased in a heavier, stronger and larger nickel-plated brass body.
Our price £539.00 £449.17
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Warm Audio WA87R2 Condenser Microphone Nickel


Updated and Upgraded

In 2016, Warm Audio introduced one of the most talked-about 87-style FET condenser microphones in the industry with the release of the WA-87, and at a reasonable price, it made the looks and authentic vintage sonics of this style of mic affordable to customers for the very first time. Simply put, the release of the WA-87 changed the industry's perception of what could be achieved at an affordable price.

 

A Faithful Reproduction with Top-Shelf Components

The WA-87 is based on a classic 60s circuit that is widely considered to be one of the greatest studio microphones ever designed. Warm Audio has spent countless hours trying to get even closer to the sound of the vintage version than they had with the WA-87, so the new WA-87 R2 uses top-quality components like a NOS Fairchild transistor and high-bandwidth polystyrene and film capacitors from Wima. The WA-87 R2 uses a custom-wound Cinemag USA output transformer like the original WA-87 did, with the new version providing a slightly increased output level and improved frequency response. Warm Audio also employed the same capsule the WA-87 uses, which was designed to the exact specifications of the ones found in the vintage mics. The result is an incredibly accurate sonic replica of arguably the widest-used studio microphone in popular recording history!

 

Stunning in Sound and Appearance

The WA-87 R2 is now encased in a heavier, stronger and larger nickel-plated brass body, and the new rounded head basket shape adds additional space around the capsule for a more pleasing sonic signature. With authentic vintage warmth and a smooth detailed top end, Warm Audio truly believe this mic performs on par with microphones costing live times as much or more. No matter what else you've got in your mic locker, the WA-87 R2 is sure to become one of your favourite go-to microphones!

 

Key Features:

  • Pattern Select Switch: The switch selects the polar pattern for the WA-87 R2’s capsule. The three pattern options are Omnidirectional, Cardioid and Figure-Of-Eight.
  • XLR Output: The WA-87 R2’s output is a balanced, gold-contact 3-pin XLR that accepts standard XLR to XLR shielded microphone cable.
  • High Pass Filter Switch: This switch engages an 80Hz high pass filter for reducing rumble and other subsonic information. To engage the high pass filter, flip the switch to the left. For a flat response, flip the switch to the right.
  • -10dB Pad Switch: This switch engages a -10dB pad within the active circuitry. To engage the pad, flip the switch to the right. For normal output level, flip the switch to the left.
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Specifications
  • Large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone, with a faithful reproduction of the original vintage 87-style circuit.
  • All discrete premium components, including NOS Fairchild transistors and WIMA/Nichicon capacitors.
  • Custom Cinemag USA output transformer.
  • WA-87-B-50V capsule-reproduction of classic dual backplate (four-wire termination) K87 capsule.
  • Nickel-plated brass body.
  • Three polar patterns: cardioid, figure-of-eight, and omnidirectional.
  • -1 0dB pad and 80Hz high pass filter.
  • Frequency response: 20Hz 20kHz.
  • SPL: .5% THD@ 125dB (without pad), 132dB.
  • Diaphragm: 6-micron thickness, 1-inch diameter, gold-sputtered membrane, NOS mylar (PET film).
  • Noise: -117dB.
  • Included accessories: wooden storage case, hard mount, and shock mount. (Optional flight case available.)
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