Warm Audio WA-8000 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

From the iconic heat sink, to the NOS tube, to the superbly detailed sound, Warm Audio recreated a true modern-classic condenser for a fraction of the price.

The Warm Audio WA-8000 tube condenser microphone is inspired by a highly sought-after and revered design of the early 1990s. The WA-8000 lives up to this sonic legacy which continues to foster die-hard fans to this day.


Get a closer look at the WA-8000 in this one-minute overview from Warm Audio:


Engineer & producer Sean Power puts the WA-8000 through its paces on vocals, acoustic guitar, and drums:


The WA-8000 boasts a natural, open top end, supremely clear midrange, and the ability to render detail in a vocal performance unlike most other mics on the planet, let alone in this price range. Engineered true to spec, the WA-8000 meets all of the critical specifications of the original, giving you the true sound of modern R&B and hip-hop at an unprecedented value. Includes hard carrying case for all components.

Features:

- New Old Stock 6AU6 tube: Rigorously tested, military-grade 6AU6 tube.
- Custom transformer from Lundahl Sweden: The highest grade transformers for the widest soundscape and most detail.
- All-brass K67-style capsule, wired straight to the tube: Custom machined out of solid brass. Optimized to capture subtle nuances
- External tube mount + heat sink: Lowers self-noise and draws heat away from internal components for optimal operating temperature.
- Boutique 7-pin GAC-7 tube cable from Gotham Switzerland: Vintage-correct construction methods, highly upgraded components, near-perfect signal transfer.
- Includes hard carrying case for all components: read more Safely transport your mic anywhere with the ultra-durable Warm Audio carrying case.
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-Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
-Max SPL: 131dB (cardioid), 134dB (omni)
-Output Impedance: 100 ohms
-Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 76dB (cardioid), 73dB (omni)
-Sensitivity: -33dB/Pa (cardioid), -36dB/Pa (omni)
-Self-noise: 15dB (A-weighted) cardioid, 17dB (A-weighted) omni
-Tube: 6AU6
-Power Source: External 7-pin power supply (included)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 15.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): WA-8000
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 15.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): WA-8000
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 15.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): WA-8000
with WA12 Preamp Bundle
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted January 9, 2022 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Ahh Man, This is Very Nice!!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I am a fairly credible engineer and artist with over a decade worth of experience dabbling in the industry. The WA8000 is now my go-to mic. I rarely post reviews on products but this mic deserves it. I ordered and when it came, I noticed, the 7 pin xrl did not push all the way in nor give an audible click when connected to the mic. The mic had a white noise wooshing sound (like a bad tube), and I was disappointed at WA's quality control. zZounds came to save the day and shipped me a replacement -delivered well within 24 hrs!After a week of burn in, this mic became my favorite in my collection! I've had or still have a Manley Ref C, Chandler TG, Miktek CV4, Lewitt LCT 940, JZ BH2, Neumann TLM 103, Stam Audio SA-87 (Exact remake of the Nuemann U87), and Aston Origin amongst others. The WA8000 produces that industry standard sparkle we are used to hearing on trap and pop songs today. I was able to simplify my vocal chains after getting this mic. It doesn't need much. And I have not found it to be sibilant at all (as some have). Just let it warm up a good 2 hours before a session and it's magic. It's a perfect compliment to my Stam Audio 87! The Sony C800g and the Neumann u87 are like yin and yang in a studio. Together, they cover all bases. I've included a song tracked with the WA8000 below. More to come on that soundcloud from the WA8000. https://soundcloud.com/user-930263225/monster-jtkproduced-by-katanobeat
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