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Creates exciting tones for any instrument or mic.
Packed With Performance
The WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black is a completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier design with high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and exciting sonic performance – great for all types of recording applications. A high-quality mic preamp is one of the most critical pieces needed to achieve the elusive ‘larger than life’ sound, and the WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black is more than capable of delivering.
The WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black is based around a discrete op-amp, the X731, which is a reproduction of the vintage classic Melcor 1731, considered by some to be the warmer predecessor to the modern 2520-style op-amp. The X731 can achieve vibrant, clean and lifelike tones; but can also be driven into mild saturation at much higher gain levels. The effects can be subtle, but very pleasing to the ear. The WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black can also accept any discrete op-amp on the market which conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.
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WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black Specifications:
- Utilizes premium-grade input and output USA cinemag transformersFully discrete design with a robust 71dB of gain
- Utilizes a discrete 6-pin socketed 1731 style opamp
- Can be replaced with other 6-pin "2520 foot-print" opamps for varying tone
- Tone button – switches the input impedance from 600 ohms to 150 ohms
- Changes the tone of both the mic and hi-z inputs
- Mic level balanced input: XLR
- 2 meg ohm true hi-z input on front panel
- Sends instrument signal through entire circuit, including both cinemag transformers and discrete opamp – great for guitars, bass, keyboards and other instruments that have a 1/4" output jack
- Balanced outputs: XLR and 1/4″/TRS
- 48-volt phantom
- Output attenuation control (after the cinemag output transformer) allows for driving the preamp and transformers into
- Switchable 115/230-volt iec power inlet
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.