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  • Warm Audio WA73 Microphone Preamp
  • Warm Audio WA73 Microphone Preamp

Warm Audio WA73 Microphone Preamp

SKU: WA73
61,425
55,283
The legendary 1073 wrote the book on characterful mic preamplification. This venerable circuit helped define the punchy sound of '70s rock — and countless recordings and live concerts ever since. Today, this coveted tone can be yours for a song, with the Warm Audio WA73 mic/line/instrument preamp. In both design and performance, the WA73 pays homage to the revered British console lineage that started it all. Throughout the audio industry, the 1073 is considered the holy grail of preamps, with a rich, sweet, and bold tonality that's ideal for making audacious statements with your music. After years of R&D, painstaking reverse-engineering, and countless hours of listening, Warm Audio captured the sonic essence of this classic perfectly in their boutique WA73. With 80dB of gain and a fully discrete transformer-balanced signal path, the sound is a revelation: harmonically rich bottom end, focused midrange, and slightly resonant highs.
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Description

Whilst most of us would love to have a studio full of vintage equipment once used by the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin, The reality of old hardware is that it's hard to come-by, expensive and somewhat unreliable. However, if you're still looking for something to capture the essence of classic hardware in your studio, Warm Audio gear is a perfect alternative. 

The WA73 preamp pays homage to the legendary Neve 1073 preamp; handwired with carefully selected components so that the sonic performance is true to the original. 

The 1073 was the perfect console preamp; a versatile tool that could be used with all different kinds of microphones and a variety of sound sources.  The WA73 is just as useful in your studio; from vocals and acoustic instruments to drums, percussion, keyboards and even on the mix bus. With 80dB of gain and a fully discrete Carnhill Transformer balanced signal path, there’s no recording, mixing or engineering task that the WA73 can’t handle.

Specifications

  • Single Channel, Class A, 1073-style British Microphone Preamp
  • UK made Carnhill Transformers
  • Hand wired, hand assembled
  • 80dB of gain - resistor stepped gain switch
  • Fully discrete
  • TONE button - Changes input transformer impedance for varying tone
  • Polarity switch
  • 48v phantom power
  • 4 position inductor based hipass filter - 50, 80, 160, 300 Hz
  • XLR mic input
  • Line level TRS input
  • TS Send/Receive insert jacks
  • XLR & TRS line level outputs
  • Direct In, instrument input
  • Output control
  • Led level indication
  • 19" rackable
  • Ground lift switch
  • Internal IEC 115v/230v power inlet

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