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Warm Audio WA87R2 - Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

£628.80 inc. vat
£524.00 ex. vat
SKU SWARWA87R2
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Warm Audio WA87R2 - Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

The Warm Audio WA-87 R2 is a large diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser microphone based on the classic '87 microphone. The WA87 R2 uses top-quality components such as NOS Fairchild transistor and high-bandwidth polystyrene and film capacitors from Wima. The WA 87 R2 also includes a custom-wound Cinemag USA output transformer providing a slightly increased output level and improved frequency response from the WA-87. The WA-87 R2 is designed to be an accurate sonic replica of the arguably widest-used studio microphone in popular-recording history.

The Most Versatile Mic In Your Locker

Just like the vintage microphone, the WA-87 R2 excels at recording virtually anything. Three polar patterns (cardioid, omni, and figure 8) make sure you’re covered for a wide variety of applications, and an 80Hz high pass filter reduces low-frequency rumble if needed. The switchable -10dB pad comes in handy when you want to record extremely loud sources and not overload the internal electronics.

The WA-87 R2 works brilliantly on vocals, drum overheads, guitars, piano, auxiliary percussion, brass, strings, and more. Not only that, it’s the same price as the original WA-87, so you can afford to have several in your mic locker!

Stunning In Sound And Appearance

The WA-87 R2 is now encased in a heavier, stronger and larger nickel-plated brass body, and the new rounded head basket shape adds additional space around the capsule for a more pleasing sonic signature. With authentic vintage warmth and a smooth detailed top end, we truly believe this mic performs on par with microphones costing five times as much or more. No matter what else you’ve got in your mic locker, the WA-87 R2 is sure to become one of your favourite go-to microphones!

Technical Specifications

  • LARGE DIAPHRAGM STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE, WITH A FAITHFUL REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL VINTAGE 87-STYLE CIRCUIT
  • ALL DISCRETE PREMIUM COMPONENTS, INCLUDING A NOS FAIRCHILD TRANSISTOR AND WIMA/NICHICON CAPACITORS
  • CUSTOM CINEMAG USA OUTPUT TRANSFORMER
  • WA-87-B-50V CAPSULE—REPRODUCTION OF CLASSIC DUAL BACKPLATE (FOUR-WIRE TERMINATION) K87 CAPSULE
  • NICKEL-PLATED BRASS BODY
  • THREE POLAR PATTERNS: CARDIOID, FIGURE-OF-EIGHT, AND OMNIDIRECTIONAL
  • -10DB PAD AND 80HZ HIGH PASS FILTER
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20HZ – 20KHZ
  • SPL: .5% THD @ 125DB (WITHOUT PAD), 132DB
  • DIAPHRAGM: 6-MICRON THICKNESS, GOLD-SPUTTERED MEMBRANE, NOS MYLAR (PET FILM)
  • NOISE: -117DB
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: WOODEN STORAGE CASE, HARD MOUNT, AND SHOCK MOUNT. (OPTIONAL FLIGHT CASE AVAILABLE)
  • WEIGHT (FULLY BOXED): 6.5 LBS / 3 KG
  • COLOR: AVAILABLE IN NICKEL OR BLACK FINISH