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WARM AUDIO WA12-500 Mkii Discrete Mic Preamp W/di

CA$575.00
Out Of Stock
SKU
213697
  • Catalog #: WA12-500-MK2






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Vancouver Store
728 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1E4
604-685-8471
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Coquitlam Store
2560 Barnet Hwy.,
#116 Coquitlam, BC, V3H 1W3
604-941-8447
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Langley Store
19638 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC, V3A 4C5
604-532-8303
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North Vancouver Store
#800-801 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3K6
604-988-9974
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Surrey Store
#157-10090 152nd Street
Surrey, BC, V3R 8X8
604-588-3200
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Richmond Store
#150-3631 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC, V6X 2B9
604-273-6661
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Victoria Store
#105-2401D Millstream Road
Victoria, BC, V9B 3R5
250-383-5222
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Nanaimo Store
#10-6894 Island Hwy. North
Nanaimo, BC, V9V 1P6
250-390-2626
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Raising The Volume

A lot of preamps on the market do a good job of raising the volume of mics and instruments. Unfortunately, many pres are doing only that, raising volume. The “Super clean” designs of today often leave the signal exiting the preamp sounding much the same as it did entering it.

If you are looking for a preamp to improve and shape your signal you will most definitely love the WA12-500 MKII. The WA12-500 MKII is designed to transform plain instruments and vocals into exciting tone. If your mixes lack depth, struggle to sound alive, or are just missing that professional touch you’ve always wanted, there is a good chance you will love the WA12-500 MKII.

Packed With Performance

The WA12-500 MKII is a completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier design with high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and an exciting sonic performance – great for all types of recording applications. A high quality mic preamp is one of the most critical pieces needed to achieve the elusive ‘larger than life’ sound, and the WA12-500 MKII is more than capable of delivering.

Premium Components

The WA12-500 MKII is based around a discrete op-amp, the X731, which is our own reproduction of the vintage classic Melcor 1731, considered by some to be the warmer predecessor to the modern 2520-style op-amp. The X731 can achieve vibrant, clean and lifelike tones; but can also be driven into mild saturation at much higher gain levels. The effects can be subtle, but very pleasing to the ear. The WA12-500 MKII can also accept any discrete op-amp on the market that conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.

When developing the WA12 MKII our ears played a big part in the design process. Using CineMag USA transformers and an all discrete signal path ensured that the WA12 MKII would have the building blocks to compete with the best sounding preamps on the market. We are very proud to offer such a robust/professional design in a small and affordable package.

Technical Specifications:

  • UTILIZES PREMIUM GRADE INPUT AND OUTPUT USA CINEMAG TRANSFORMERS.
  • FULLY DISCRETE DESIGN WITH A ROBUST 71DB OF GAIN.
  • UTILIZES A DISCRETE 6-PIN SOCKETED 1731 STYLE OPAMP. CAN BE REPLACED WITH OTHER 6-PIN "2520 FOOT-PRINT" OPAMPS FOR VARYING TONE/FLAVOR.
  • 20DB PAD.
  • EXTERNAL 24V AC POWER PLUG.
  • TONE BUTTON – SWITCHES THE INPUT IMPEDANCE FROM 600 OHMS TO 150 OHMS. CHANGES THE TONE OF BOTH THE MIC AND HI-Z INPUTS.
  • MIC LEVEL BALANCED INPUT: XLR.
  • BALANCED OUTPUTS: XLR AND 1/4″/TRS.
  • 48 VOLT PHANTOM POWER.
  • LED METER GAIN INDICATION.
  • 2 MEG OHM TRUE HI-Z INPUT ON FRONT PANEL. SENDS INSTRUMENT SIGNAL THROUGH ENTIRE CIRCUIT INCLUDING BOTH CINEMAG TRANSFORMERS AND DISCRETE OPAMP. GREAT FOR GUITARS, BASS, KEYBOARDS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS THAT HAVE A 1/4″ OUTPUT JACK.
  • OUTPUT ATTENUATION CONTROL (AFTER THE CINEMAG OUTPUT TRANSFORMER) ALLOWS FOR DRIVING THE PREAMP AND TRANSFORMERS INTO SATURATION.


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