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Warm Audio WA-47 Large Condenser Microphone

Warm Audio WA-47 Large Condenser Microphone

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The WA-47 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern (9), large condenser microphone, based on the classic ‘47 that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50+ years.  The WA-47 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.  The classic ‘47 became extremely popular in the 1960’s and is now considered one of the greatest microphones ever made.  The classic ‘47 is still widely used today in professional recording studios but have become extremely rare and expensive to acquire.

Designing the WA-47 to sound like the classic ‘47 was no easy task, especially considering that some of the vintage components are no longer available.  We compared and listened to 2 different vintage ‘47 mics and found that they both sounded amazing but also sounded a little different from each other.  These comparison tests became the benchmark for tailoring our WA-47 sonics to sit right in with these 2 vintage ‘47 mics.  We are pleased to release such a gorgeous sounding classic to the market at a price that’s reachable to more people than ever before.  We are also proud to mention that the WA-47 sounds legitimately indistinguishable to the vintage ‘47’s we auditioned on several sources.

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Product Name Warm Audio WA-47 Large Condenser Microphone
Brand Warm Audio
Condition New
MPN WA47
UPC 713541493117
Shipping Option Free Shipping to the Continental U.S.
  • Custom reproduction '47-style k47 capsule
  • TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA output transformer
  • JJ Slovak 5751 vacuum tube
  • Wima and Solen French polystyrene capacitors
  • Polar patterns: 9 patterns — Cardioid, Omni, figure-of-eight + 6 mixed patterns
  • Self-noise: 11dBA
  • Dynamic range: 130dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB (<0.5% THD)
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: ≥2k ohms
  • S/N ratio: 82dBA
  • Equivalent noise: 10dBA (IEC651)
  • External IEC grounded PSU
  • Gotham 5-meter GAC-7, 7-pin tube microphone cable
  • Custom true '47 capsule reproduction (k47 style) - Model# WA-47-B-80v
  • Capsule makeup: Gold sputtered, dual large diaphragm, single backplate, 6 microns NOS mylar (PET film)
  • TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA output transformer
  • JJ Slovak 5751 vacuum tube
  • Gotham 5 meter GAC-7, 7-pin tube microphone cable
  • Wima, Solen French, and Polystyrene capacitors
  • Polar Patterns: 9 patterns - Cardioid, Omni, figure-of-eight + 6 mixed patterns
  • Self-noise: 11dBA
  • Dynamic range: 130dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB  (<0.5% THD)
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz~20 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated Load Impedance: ≥2kOhms
  • S/N Ratio: 82dBA
  • Equivalent Noise: 10dBA (IEC651)
  • External IEC grounded PSU
  • Includes: Microphone, Wood box, PSU, Shockmount, Gotham 7 pin GAC-7 cable, IEC power cable
  • Total Weight - 9 lbs
  • Mic Diameter: 90mm
  • Mic Length: 254mm

 

Warm Audio WA-47 Large Condenser Microphone

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The WA-47 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern (9), large condenser microphone, based on the classic ‘47 that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50+ years.  The WA-47 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.  The classic ‘47 became extremely popular in the 1960’s and is now considered one of the greatest microphones ever made.  The classic ‘47 is still widely used today in professional recording studios but have become extremely rare and expensive to acquire.

Designing the WA-47 to sound like the classic ‘47 was no easy task, especially considering that some of the vintage components are no longer available.  We compared and listened to 2 different vintage ‘47 mics and found that they both sounded amazing but also sounded a little different from each other.  These comparison tests became the benchmark for tailoring our WA-47 sonics to sit right in with these 2 vintage ‘47 mics.  We are pleased to release such a gorgeous sounding classic to the market at a price that’s reachable to more people than ever before.  We are also proud to mention that the WA-47 sounds legitimately indistinguishable to the vintage ‘47’s we auditioned on several sources.

More Information
Product Name Warm Audio WA-47 Large Condenser Microphone
Brand Warm Audio
Condition New
MPN WA47
UPC 713541493117
Shipping Option Free Shipping to the Continental U.S.
Features
  • Custom reproduction '47-style k47 capsule
  • TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA output transformer
  • JJ Slovak 5751 vacuum tube
  • Wima and Solen French polystyrene capacitors
  • Polar patterns: 9 patterns — Cardioid, Omni, figure-of-eight + 6 mixed patterns
  • Self-noise: 11dBA
  • Dynamic range: 130dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB (<0.5% THD)
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: ≥2k ohms
  • S/N ratio: 82dBA
  • Equivalent noise: 10dBA (IEC651)
  • External IEC grounded PSU
  • Gotham 5-meter GAC-7, 7-pin tube microphone cable
Tech Specs
  • Custom true '47 capsule reproduction (k47 style) - Model# WA-47-B-80v
  • Capsule makeup: Gold sputtered, dual large diaphragm, single backplate, 6 microns NOS mylar (PET film)
  • TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA output transformer
  • JJ Slovak 5751 vacuum tube
  • Gotham 5 meter GAC-7, 7-pin tube microphone cable
  • Wima, Solen French, and Polystyrene capacitors
  • Polar Patterns: 9 patterns - Cardioid, Omni, figure-of-eight + 6 mixed patterns
  • Self-noise: 11dBA
  • Dynamic range: 130dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB  (<0.5% THD)
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz~20 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated Load Impedance: ≥2kOhms
  • S/N Ratio: 82dBA
  • Equivalent Noise: 10dBA (IEC651)
  • External IEC grounded PSU
  • Includes: Microphone, Wood box, PSU, Shockmount, Gotham 7 pin GAC-7 cable, IEC power cable
  • Total Weight - 9 lbs
  • Mic Diameter: 90mm
  • Mic Length: 254mm

 

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