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Warm Audio WA-87 Vintage-Style Condenser Microphone Nickel

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Product Price $599.0
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The classic ‘87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history. Rather than base our WA-87 circuit on...Click To Read More About This Product

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Authentic recreation of a legendary studio condenser.

The classic ‘87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history. Rather than base our WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, we decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century. As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones often prefer the warmer, more forgiving nature of the earlier commercially available models. The desire to re-introduce the warm tone of this classic mic at an affordable price to an all new generation of recording artists was the inspiration behind the WA-87.

Quality Components Make a Better Mic
The WA-87 features all discrete, premium components such as Fairchild FETs, tantalum, polystyrene, and WIMA film capacitors, and is rounded off with a Cinemag USA output transformer. The WA-87 proudly uses our own Lens Kondensator custom reproduction of the classic K-87 dual backplate/dual diaphragm capsule, as found in early ‘87 mics.

It All Starts with The Microphone
The importance of a good microphone cannot be understated; but unfortunately, finding a truly great microphone within a budget has always been a challenge for aspiring engineers. There are very usable microphones available for those on a budget; but top shelf, classic studio microphones have simply been out of reach for most people. We applied all that we know about bridging this barrier into crafting a microphone that reaches the level of quality and sonics mostly found only in top shelf products, yet sells for a price that is down to earth.

FEATURES
Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 125 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Multi-pattern
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Studio
  • Diaphragm size: Large
  • Switches: High-pass, -10 dB pad
  • Phantom power required: Yes
Size and weight
  • Width: Info not available
  • Height: Info not available
  • Weight: Info not available
Included accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: No
  • Shockmount: Yes
  • Power supply: No
  • Cable: No
  • Stand: No

Get the classic “87-style sound for a fraction of the price.

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Warm AudioWA-87 Vintage-Style Condenser Microphone
 
4.0

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4.0

An excellent choice for voiceover

By Jeffery

from New Orleans, LA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Warm Audio WA-87 Vintage-Style Condenser Microphone:

    The 4 stars out of 5 is only because I am rating this mic as a voiceover mic. Most voice actors and narrators need only a cardioid pattern mic, and this one has some features that won't be used for VO

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