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Warm Audio WA12 Microphone Preamplifier

Based on the API 312 preamp, this pre gives you 71 dB of thick, rich, colorful, vintage-style gain, with a variable-impedance switch for two tonal options. (8) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Warm Audio WA12 is based on the Classic 312 style preamp and uses unique component choices that give it a very warm, exciting, opulent tone. The WA12 uses more unique and expensive component choices than many pricier models. You will be hard pressed to find anything as good under $1,000, and many will enjoy it more than $2,000+ pieces. All component choices have been carefully selected and some even customized. Everything passes the golden ear test.

Warm Audio WA12: A Classic 312-Style Preamp

3 years ago Warm Audio set out to create a top-notch preamp every musician could afford. Not just a fancy chassis or shiny tubes but something that would actually sound great, something that would transform average mics and instruments into world-class tone. Warm Audio has built gear for high-end studios for years-cutting corners for this project was not an option. The WA12 is designed at the quality level of everything else they have built. It's truly exceptional. The WA12 holds its ground next to pres 4-5 times its price.

Is this possible? Yes. A bold claim? Absolutely. A lie? Nope. Warm Audio has created an industry-changing piece of gear. Say goodbye to the $1,000 glass ceiling and say hello to the WA12: The first fully-professional, transformer-balanced mic pre, with the beautiful character and mojo of some of the greatest classics.

Features:

- 71db of Gain
- Custom Designed Cinemag input and output transformers
- 150 ohm, and 600 ohm input impedance for varying tone - affects both the microphone and HI-Z inputs
- Fully Discrete
- 48 volt Phantom Power
- Microphone level balanced input: XLR or TRS
- Balanced outputs: XLR and TRS
- 2 Meg Ohm True HI-Z input: 1/4 inch Front panel - sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag Transformers and the discrete operational amplifier
- 20db pad
- External power supply for low noise

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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 4 in
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Overall: This thing sounds much, much more expensive than it is. The highs are ultra smooth with a rich punchy midrange and an overall "warm" but still detailed sound. Can't say enough good things about what this unit will do for your recordings. Blows away tube and solid state preamps costing twice as much and more. I had an issue with mine after much heavy use and the owner of the company (Bryce Young) dealt with me directly and shipped out a replacement unit promptly. You seriously cannot go wrong with the wa12!
Style of Music: Rock, funk, electronic
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Overall: I am using the WA12 for recording vocals with a Rode K2. I also use it with a Bluebird for various vocals and at the lower (Bridge) position when recording acoustic guitar with an Avantone CK1 Pencil Mic on the 12th fret. I really like the warm character of this preamp. It puts some flavorful punch in the vocals and warms up the sound of my Alvarez Yairi in recorded (Studio One Producer) tracks. I also have a Pre-73 DLX, which is a nice mic pre but it's not quite as warm sounding (no pun intended) as the WA12. The WA12 is also very quiet, a must-have for the budget conscious, quality driven home recording studio enthusiast who needs Pro sounding vocal and instrument recordings. It sounds far more expensive than it's price point and is worth every penny. I am buying another one right after the Holidays.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues
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