Warm Audio WA-84 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)

PA SKU # WA WA84CN MFR # WA84-C-N UPC # 860191002135
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  • Product Highlights
  • Removeable Cardioid Capsule
  • Custom Vintage-Style
  • Discrete Class A Design
  • -10dB Pad Switch
  • Gold-Plated XLR Ouput

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Faithful Recreation of a Legend

Sound Like A Legend

The WA-84 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone based on classic microphone circuitry. The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer, polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET. The WA-84 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on a variety of instruments and sources, such as; acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass & woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.


Large Sound, Small Size

The WA-84 has a very LARGE sound for its small size and uniquely uses a heavy Nickel CineMag transformer in its signal path to warm up and ENLARGE sound sources. Small diaphragm condenser microphones have widely moved to transformer-less technology in recent years for ease of design and a lower-cost manufacturing process. When designing the WA-84 we chose to go the extra mile and tackle a more boutique design known for its crystal clear, yet smooth, LARGE sound.


Boutique Tone

We are proud to offer something special to the market-place by using large core transformer technology (CineMag USA) in a small diaphragm condenser microphone package. The result is a circuit that we feel sounds absolutely gorgeous and goes the extra mile in terms of signal integrity and smooth boutique tone.


A Look Inside The WA-84

The Capsule

The WA-84 utilizes a custom vintage-style capsule designed to emulate classic componentry and design techniques. The WA-84's capsule is carefully manufactured by an Australian capsule supplier and is precisely reproduced to vintage specs. We are pleased to offer such a high quality capsule in this microphone which allows us to nail the sonics of the most important component of any microphone.


The Circuit

The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer, polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET.


The Transformer

The WA-84 utilizes an American made CineMag USA transformer that contributes to the legendary creamy smooth top-end and the BEEFY mid to bottom-end one would hope to get from an 84-style small diaphragm condenser microphone.


The Capacitors

The WA-84 proudly utilizes Wima, polystyrene and tantalum through-hole capacitors throughout.

  • Utilizes a Cinemag Usa Transformer
  • Directional Pattern: Cardioid
  • Fully Discrete Vintage-Style Signal Path
  • Vintage Capsule Reproduction
  • Package Includes: Microphone, Cardioid Capsule, Shock-Mount, Mic Clip, Windscreen and Carrying Case
  • 48v Phantom Powered
  • Frequency Range: 20hz - 20khz
  • Sensitivity: -39db or 11mv/Pa @ 1khz
  • Output Impedance: 200ω
  • Rated Load Impedance: ≥1kω
  • Pad: 0db or -10db
  • Maximum Spl: 123/133db @ 1khz, 0.5% Thd, 0/-10db
  • S/N Ratio: 78dba (iec651)
  • Equivalent Noise: 16dba (iec651)
  • Dynamic Range: 107dba (iec651)
  • Connector: 3-Pin Gold-Plated Xlr
  • Weight: 122g Each
  • Finish: Black & Nickel
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