Austin, TX (November 16, 2017)—Warm Audio has announced its new WA-47 tube condenser microphone, due to ship in December. Inspired by the vintage U 47 mic, the all-vacuum tube, large diaphragm WA-47 offers nine patterns and is intended for studio, live and broadcast applications.
The WA-47 (US $899) utilizes a custom reproduction of the vintage 47-style capsule, designed with the same hole pattern and frequency response and built for the company by an Australian capsule manufacturer. Meanwhile, it also sports a Slovak Republic JJ 5751 vacuum tube is a lower gain, low- noise tube and an American-made TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA transformer with large core imported German laminations.
Warm Audio partnered with Gotham Cable in Switzerland to use its 7-pin GAC-7 cable, in an effort to increase top end presence and the overall size of the recorded image in the stereo field.
The WA-47 uses a polystyrene coupling capacitor for uncompressed top-end response from the capsule, wima film capacitors throughout, and an imported Solen French capacitor on its output driving the TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA transformer.
Warm Audio LLC