Warm Audio WA12 MKII Microphone Preamp - Black
Completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier design with high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and exciting sonic performance.
Based around the X731 discrete op-amp, Warm's reproduction of the 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 it can also be driven into mild saturation at much higher gain levels. While the effects of that saturation can range from subtle to obvious, they always remain very pleasing to the ear, and because it was designed around the X731 the WA12 MKII Black can accept any discrete op-amp on the market that conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.
- Single channel microphone preamplifier
- Custom USA CineMag transformers
- 71dB of gain
- Fully discrete signal path
- Discrete 6-pin socketed 1731 style opamp
- Variable impedance input
SKU: WA12 MKII ISBN: 850016400611