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Warm Audio WA-8000 Tube Condenser Microphone

Warm Audio WA-8000 Tube Condenser Microphone

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Warm Audio WA-8000 Tube Condenser Microphone
True Reproduction Of A 90s Modern-Classic

The WA-8000 is a nod to a very special large diaphragm tube condenser microphone that made its way onto countless platinum recordings starting in the early 90s and continuing today. The sound of this mic has delivered hits for artists ranging from Dr. Dre, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight to Eminem, Rihanna, Drake and more. The original stood out, boasting a natural and open top end, supremely clear midrange, and the ability to render detail in a vocal performance unlike most other mics on the planet. The WA-8000 rises to the occasion and delivers all that top end, beat by beat, at a price that will leave you hypnotized.

Based on a legendary tube microphone with an iconic design, the Warm Audio WA-8000 large-diaphragm condenser delivers a wide-open, up-front tone that imbues vocals with a radio-ready sheen. To emulate the spirit of the WA-8000’s inspiration, Warm Audio’s design team developed a bespoke K67-style capsule and turned to new-old stock 6AU6 tubes and custom Lundahl transformers. Like the original, the WA-8000 sits in a custom-designed external heat sink assembly that draws heat away from the microphone’s tube and electronics to optimize performance. For pop, hip-hop, R&B, and other genres where vocals take center stage, the WA-8000 large-diaphragm condenser microphone from Warm Audio is a knockout choice!

 

A Look Inside

Custom K-67 Inspired All-Brass Capsule

Using an upgraded all-brass, custom K-67 inspired capsule coupled with the original circuit design, the WA-8000 is able to achieve true-to-spec results. The capsule is a significant part of the WA-8000‚ ability to capture every subtle nuance of vocal and acoustic performances.

Transformer From Lundahl Sweden

We paired the true-to-spec capsule and circuit design with a large-core transformer, custom made for the WA-8000 from Lundahl in Sweden. Transformer selection plays a critical role in the open top end and enormous soundscape that listeners quickly recognize when selecting the WA-8000 to capture an intricate performance.

Rigorously Tested Tube And Cooling System

The WA-8000 uses an NOS (New Old Stock) 6AU6 vacuum tube to match the tonal character of the original. Paired with the tube is a custom-designed heat sink that is essential in reducing heat inside the mic, allowing the tube to operate at optimal temperature. When the tube can operate without overheating, self-noise and distortion virtually disappear, adding to the mic‚ astonishingly clean sonic character.

Premium Cable From Gotham Switzerland

Often overlooked, the cable connecting a tube microphone to its power supply is quite a critical element of the signal chain. The WA-8000 uses a custom GAC-7 7-pin cable from Gotham, Switzerland. The design and build quality of this cable increases top end presence and the overall size of the recorded image in the stereo field by reducing phase shift and the parasitic effect often found in poorly built cables.

Warm Audio WA-8000 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Based on a legendary large-diaphragm condenser mic featured on countless hit records
  • Custom all-brass K67-style capsule
  • Custom Lundahl transformer
  • NOS 6AU6 tube
  • Gotham Audio 5-meter GAC-7 7-pin tube microphone cable
  • 2 polar patterns: cardioid and omnidirectional
  • Maximum SPL: 131dB (cardioid); 134dB (omni)
  • Sensitivity: -34dB (cardioid); -37dB (omni)
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • S/N ratio: 76dB (cardioid); 73dB (omni)
  • External IEC grounded PSU
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