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Warm Audio WA12-500 MKII

Microphone preamp

  • 500 series mic preamp
  • Input and output transformers from CineMag
  • 71 db gain with fully discrete signal path
  • Discrete 6-pin socket with 1731 style opamp
  • Tone button switches the input impedance from 600 ohm to 150 ohm, thus changing the sound of the mic- and HI-Z inputs
  • 2 megohm true HI-Z inputs on the front panel - transmits the instrument signal across the entire circuit, including the two CineMag transformers and discrete opamp
  • Ideal for guitars, bass, keyboards as well as other instruments with a 6.3 mm output jack
  • 48 V phantom power
  • An output attenuation control (modelled after the CineMag output transformer), allows the preamplifier and transformers to be driven into saturation
  • LED meter for gain indication
  • 20 db pad
  • Design: 500 module

Further Information

Pre-Amp Yes
48 V Phantom power Yes
compressor No
limiter No
equalizer No
De-Esser No
other processors No
Rack/Frame No
supplies No
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Good price for good results
Beard Dude Productions , 16.03.2020
If you are looking for a clean pre for your 500 series this one is really good.
It takes some time to find the sweet spots on the pre amp and i found that is really easy to saturate so you got to Be careful when recording.
Vocals sound great with this pre.
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Rabaukendisko, 14.12.2020
Ich hatte den WA12 eingebaut, ausprobiert mit einem dynamischen Mikro und direkt wieder ausgebaut. Er erschien mir etwas schwach auf der Brust. Nach einigem lesen fand ich den Hinweis das der Schalter "Tone" noch einmal zusätzliche 6dB zusätzlich bringt. Flugs wieder eingebaut und siehe da: das Ding rockt!
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Un suono caldo e potente
Luca512, 17.03.2021
Questo pre warm è riuscito a tire fuori il meglio dal mio microfono. Un suono incredibilmente caldo e ricco di armoniche, se fatto clippare leggermente arrotonda bene i transienti senza sporcare il suono.
Consiglio il pulsante "tone" quando registrate strumenti, ad esempio una bella chitarra blues in DI, mentre sulle voci meglio tenerlo disattivato se volete mantenere brillantezza. Flessibilissimo sui livelli di guadagno, son riuscito a registrare sorgenti veramente basse che avevano bisogno di tutti i suoi +65 db di guadagno, come sorgenti veramente forti per cui per fortuna c'è il pratico pad a -20db
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Un 10 de 10
daremmusic, 12.08.2020
Todo un tanque de guerra, se mide a cualquier instrumento. exelente calidad de equipo. lo recomiendo 100 por 100. y si tienes dudas te invito una visita por mi estudio para que lo pruebes tu mismo.
Daremmusic por si te interesa.
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