Born out of need.
When designing our first microphone we knew that the single greatest challenge would be to offer a capsule that was built to a high standard and priced in a range that every-day musicians and engineers could afford. We already knew where to find great microphone transformers, precision resistors, polystyrene, tantalum and WIMA film capacitors; but we came to realize that a quality affordable microphone capsule that met our specifications simply wasn’t out there. We knew we would have to develop our own line of capsules.
The WA (Warm Audio) brand of capsule is the result of several years of research, a lifetime of listening, and a passion for great sound. Above all else, Warm Audio capsules came from the desire to give customers far more quality/value than what they are used to getting in an affordable microphone. Every Warm Audio capsule is made in the same small assembly house in a clean-room environment, and packaged in its own protective jewel case until the moment it is loaded into the microphone. Every capsule visually inspected and electrically tested for imperfections. Every capsule is also made with all brass parts (no teflon or other cost saving material), and is carefully skinned from the same supply of high purity NOS Mylar (PET film). We are confident that you will be just as pleased with our microphone capsules as we are to offer them, and that they will give you a lifetime of great recordings and enjoyment.
Large diaphragm condenser microphone with variable pad and three polar patterns
• Features custom WA-12-B-60V edge-terminated, dual-backplate, all-brass vintage CK12-style capsule
• Custom CineMag USA transformer
• Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
• Output pad: 0dB, -10dB, -20dB
• Polar Patterns: Cardioid, figure of eight and omnidirectional
• Output Impedance: 150 ohms
• 3-pin gold plated XLR
• Requires +48V phantom power
• Includes shock mount and hard mount
• Color: black