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Warm Audio WA273-EQ

2-Channel Microphone Preamp in British 1073 Style with Equaliser

  • Discrete Class A circuit
  • Carnhill transformer
  • 80 dB gain
  • Incremented potentiometer
  • Tone button for switching the input impedance
  • Switch for phase reversal
  • Low-cut filter 4-step switchable: 50, 80, 160, 300 Hz
  • 3-Band induction coil EQ low-band Boost/Cut: 35, 60, 110, 220 Hz
  • Mid-band Boost/Cut: 360, 700, 1600, 3200, 4800, 7200 Hz
  • Treble-band Boost/Cut: 10, 12, 16 kHz
  • Additional treble band EQ points
  • LED meter
  • 48V Phantom power
  • Integrated 115 / 230V power supply
  • Build: 19" / 2 U

Connections:

  • 2 Microphone inputs: XLR
  • 2 Line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Instrument inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Insert inputs and outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Line outputs: XLR and 6.3 mm jack

Further Information

Channels 2
Number of microphone inputs 2
Instrument input Yes
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer Yes
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse Yes
External effect loops Yes
Analogue Outputs XLR
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter Yes

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Excellent sounding mic pre and eq
Timlikesmusic, 04.05.2020
Pros:
Looks and sounds a lot like a Neve 1073!
warm and punchy with plenty of character, the eq is superb!
If anything a little tighter in the bass than the neve version
and brilliant as a di for bass!

Cons:
some of the controls are a bit stiffer than others on first use
but with regular use things become more normal so there is sort of a breaking in period, the switches do feel a little lighter than on the ams variety and the led's are a bit cheap looking but those are minor gripes and nothing that affects the sound in use or caused any issues in well over a year of regular studio use so far,
it does it's job and does it well

overall:
sonically top notch, generally well built and the eq is very musical,
the pre by itself sounds solid and punchy
but the eq makes it really shine,

It seems warm put the bulk of the money into the signal path and eq section of this and you can tell because it sounds as good as it looks,
overall a solid alternative to the ams variety of 1073 mic pre :)
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Exceptional, affordable neve-style pre/eq
GLmystery, 23.06.2018
Using this on nearly everything. Shines on ribbon mics, but the DI getting fed back through the mic pre is really smart and adds great air and colour to synths and drum machines.

Beautiful, familiar 1073 layout and colour and the build seems very high standard, but one of the EQ knobs is a little stiffer than the rest.

Highly recommended, having also tried the other similar clones. Particularly impressive at this price point.
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Great sounding, versatile and well built
Janice, 07.08.2019
Very happy with this unit. The build quality is reassuringly solid and the layout intuitive. Apart from it's obvious use as a (pair of) mic pre(s), I've also been taking advantage of the line inputs to use it as an insert effect. In both scenarios it's been performed well on a variety of sources and so far has been particularly impressive with acoustic instruments- nylon and steel strung guitars, mandolins, etc. The amp section sounds good, thck and solid, and the EQ benefits from some additional bands not found on the original from which the WA 73 takes it's inspiration. All in all a great bit of Kit for the price, certainly a major step up from working with 1073 style plugins.
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slik, 11.08.2020
Hallo zusammen,
Ich muss sagen, dass ich nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten mit dem Gerät zufrieden bin. Aber erstmal im einzelnen. Ich Habe den EQ bestellt aufgebaut und rein gehört alles super die Klang-Qualität ist auch super. Aber bedauerlicher Weise waren zwei Knöpfe unter anderem auch der 48V Volt Knopf für die externe Versorgung von Mikrofonen defekt. Bedauerlicherweise dauer an. Voll Suppi immer 48V auf mein Equipment. Ich Habe den EQ darauf hin umgehend retourniert. Ein Transportschaden lag nicht vor. Ich muss wohl einen EQ aus der Montags oder Freitags Fertigung abbekommen haben. Jetzt zum Thomann Service. Ich bin überzeugt davon, dass das Thomann Team bemüht ist jeden Kunden bestmöglich zu supporten aber 14 Tage Bearbeitungsdauer sind auch während der Corona Hochphase keine Glanzleistung. Alles im allem ist jetzt alles gut. Ich habe mein Ersatzgerät anstandslos bekommen und jetzt tut auch alles so wie es sein soll.
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