Based on classic microphone circuit topology the WA-84 is a vintage style cardioid small diaphragm condenser microphone.
The WA-84 has a fully discrete signal path, a CineMag USA transformer, Fairchild transistors and Wima capacitors. So it has all the stuff to make it sound sublime. It can be used in almost any situation, home, studio, broadcast or in the field. The size makes it very directional, ideal for pointing at instruments or combined into a pair for some stereo recording.
They say it has a large sound for its small diaphragm and uniquely uses a heavy Nickel CineMag signal transformer to warm up and enlarge sound sources. It’s an unusual mix of components in a largely transformer-less segment of the market. But Warm Audio wanted to do something a bit special with the WA-84.
Here are the full specs:
- Utilizes a cinemag usa transformer
- Directional pattern: cardioid
- Fully discrete vintage-style signal path
- Vintage capsule reproduction
- Package includes: microphone, cardioid capsule, shock-mount, mic clip, windscreen and carrying case
- 48v phantom powered
- Frequency range: 20hz – 20khz
- Sensitivity: -39db or 11mv/pa @ 1khz
- Output impedance: 200ω
- Rated load impedance: ≥1kω
- Pad: 0db or -10db
- Maximum spl: 123/133db @ 1khz, 0.5% thd, 0/-10db
- S/n ratio: 78dba (iec651)
- Equivalent noise: 16dba (iec651)
- Dynamic range: 107dba (iec651)
- Connector: 3-pin gold-plated xlr
- Weight: 122g each
- Finish: black & nickel
The WA-84 is available for preorder in black or nickel for $399 or $749 when bought as a pair and should be available in March.
- Warm Audio website.