Warm Audio WA-87 R2

Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Directional characteristic: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8
  • WA-87-B-50V capsule - Reproduction of the classic K87 capsule
  • Gold-sputtered 6 µm NOS Mylar diaphragm
  • 100% with discrete circuitry with an NOS Fairchild transistor
  • WIMA/Nichicon capacitors
  • Cinemag USA output transformer
  • Lo Cut: 80 Hz
  • PAD: -10 dB
  • Max. SPL (sound pressure level): 125 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz 1 kOhms, 0.5% THD (total harmonic distortion), without a pad)
  • 132 dB SPL with a pad
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: -117 dB
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
  • Output impedance: 150 Ohm
  • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Includes an elastic mount suspension, a microphone holder, and a wooden storage box

Note: Requires 48 V of phantom power!

Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
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Un très bon micro
Aldenté, 17.11.2020
Je viens de vendre mon Tlm 102 pour partir sur celui ci.
j'utilise ce micro pour la prise de voix rap.
Alors, si je le compare au Tlm, il y a des choses mieux sur celui ci:
Il fait ressortir la voix et apporte plus de présence dans les médiums et les aigus, mais sans être agréssif, il est précis et la voix se place parfaitement dans le mix.
Les moins comparé au TLM 102: Il est bien plus sensible, je dois augmenter le gate afin que les bruits de fond ne soient pas captés, et ce que je trouve dommage, c'est que sur une parole un peu nasillarde, ou un mot un peu mal prononcé, il met le défaut vraiment en avant alors que sur le tlm, on n'entend pas le défaut ou très peu.
Cela dit, je préfère le rendu de la voix de ce micro au tlm 102.
Je me demande si je n'aurai pas dû tout simplement partir sur un tlm 103 qui je pense serait entre le 102 et ce micro...
Niveau qualité, il n'y a rien à dire, on le sort de la boite, il est magnifique, il pèse son poids, il est énorme, la suspension est vraiment de très bonne qualité, la boite est magnifique aussi.
On ne nous vole pas sur le tarif, ça, c'est certain.
Concernant mon avis, c'est sur une voix rap assez puissante que j'ai fait le test, pour le chant, il doit être magique.
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Ohne EQ ein wenig "bedeckt", sonst super
Marcotronic, 19.02.2021
Ich nutze das Mikro primär für Voice Overs in einem halbwegs akustisch gescheit "optimierten" Aufnahmeraum. Im Vergleich zu einem Sennheiser MKH416 (das zugegebenermaßen sehr stark betonte Höhen hat, aber dennoch sehr ausgewogen klingt und mein bisheriges Primärmikro war...) oder einem Neumann TLM 103 klingt es pur - ohne EQ - recht bedeckt - so als läge eine Decke über dem Mikro, was mich erst einmal sehr enttäuscht hat. Ich verwende ein UA Apollo Twin USB Interface und den Neve 1073 + EQ Channelstrip. Wenn ich hier eine leichte Anhebung beim Hi Shelf (liegt fest bei 12 kHz) und ein klitzeklein wenig bei 7,2 kHz fahre, klingt es wieder sehr luftig und klar in den Höhen. An anderen Frequenzen muss ich nicht rumschrauben - es klingt insgesamt sehr schön warm und rund. Was auch sehr schön ist: Es ist recht gnädig, was die ungewollte Aufnahme von Raumresonanzen angeht. Auch wenn - wie ich schon schrieb - mein Raum eigentlich ganz brauchbar klingt - höre ich bei anderen Großmembranern deutlich mehr unerwünschte Rauminformation. Haptik des Mikros und der Spinne sind super! Eigentlich müsste ich noch einen Punkt abziehen für die Feststellschraube. Alles ist aus Metall, nur diese Schraube nicht, die am meisten belastet wird. Unverständlich, wie man hieran sparen kann...
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Suono stupendo
MarcoCastaldo, 01.12.2020
Microfono eccezionale.
Lo uso come overhead e dopo aver provato una moltitudine di microfoni come il tlm 102, shure ksm32 e beyerdynamic mc930 ho deciso per questo.
Ha un suono molto naturale e una leggerissima enfasi delle frequenze alte che lo rendono perfetto come panoramico.
Super versatile, l'ho usato anche come room in omni e come secondo microfono per la risonante della cassa.
Perfetto per riprendere in toto il suono della batteria.
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Micro de qualité, mais accessoires a revoir
AG.R34, 01.02.2021
Totalement satisfait de la qualité audio et de construction du micro.
Utilisé pour des voix jai été conquit par son son.
Cependant petit B mol pour les accessoires fournis avec, en effet la boite en "bois" n'en est pas réellement une et étais fissurée, et le spider fournis avec le micro ne supportais pas le poids du micro.
Colis renvoyé chez Thomann, dans l'attente qu'il soit remplacé.
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