Warm Audio WA-14 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones,Matched Pair
A matched pair of Warm Audio WA-14 large diaphragm studio condenser microphones.
- Based on the C414
- All brass capsule
- CineMag transformer
- Punchy and warm
- Realism and thickness
- Matched pair for stereo operation
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The WA-14ST includes 2 x WA-14 microphones that have been selected together as a matched pair with a tolerance of 0.5 dBu or less. Frequency Response Curves are provided for each microphone which have been produced in a controlled environment from a large pool of WA-14 microphones within that particular production batch to ensure consistency across the 2 microphones. A Swept Test tone is emitted from a point source and each microphones response pattern is measured at exactly the same distance and level in order to provide accurate response curves. This matching service is offered by Nova Distribution, the UK distributor for Warm Audio.
Introducing the WA-14 Large Diaphragm Brass Capsule Condenser Microphone, which is based on the classic condenser microphone from the 70's that has been used on countless hit records. The WA-14 utilises fully discrete classic circuit topology, including an all-brass CK12 style capsule design by 'Lens Kondensator' and a custom premium CineMag USA transformer. The WA-14 can be used on an array of sources, which includes: punchy and warm intimate lead vocals, aggressive guitars and heavy percussion. The WA-14 provides a realism and thickness that is true to the vintage sonics, but now at an affordable price.
All-brass Capsule Created By Warm
The LK12-B-60v is an all-brass, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the smoothness, rich top end, and other sonic qualities of the original CK-12 capsule. Using the backplate of the more modern CEK-12 variant as a basis, this capsule overcomes many of the manufacturing limitations of the original hand-made capsule which made it prohibitively complex and difficult to manufacture consistently or in high numbers. The o-ring and housing are all made from brass (no teflon parts), and the capsule diaphragm is 24k gold sputtered and skinned using 6 micron, NOS Japanese PET film (mylar). The end result is a very consistent, reliable capsule which matches the frequency response and tonality of the classic.
Warm Audio WA-14 Specifications (Per Microphone)
Large diaphragm condenser microphone with variable pad and three polar patterns
Features our own 'Lens Kondensator' LK-12-B-60V edge-terminated, dual-backplate, all-brass vintage CK12 style capsule
Custom CineMag USA transformer
Includes shock mount and hard mount
Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
Output pad: 0dB, -10dB, -20dB
Cardioid, figure of eight and omnidirectional patterns
Impedance: 150 ohms
Connector: 3-pin XLR
Requires +48V phantom power
Colour: black (painted)
1 year warranty