Warm Audio WA-47

Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

  • Based on the classic '47 microphone
  • 9-Way switchable polar pattern: cardioid, omnidirectional, eight + 6 intermediate stages
  • Output Transformer: TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA
  • Vacuum tube: JJ Slovak 5751
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Dynamic range: 130 dB (A)
  • Self-noise: 11 dB (A)
  • Max. SPL: 140 dB (<0.5% THD)
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • S / N ratio: 82 dB (A)
  • Incl. 7-pin Gotham cable
  • Elastic suspension
  • Including power supply
  • In wooden storage box
  • Dimensions (Ø x length): 90 x 254 mm
  • Weight: 4.1 kg

Further Information

Tube Yes
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
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Frednugent, 20.01.2018
I got this mic knowing that it couldn't sound as good as a vintage U47 but I was hoping for something close. I was pleasently suprised when I tested it. The sounds is smooth and silky when some smart EQ is applied. It is solid and big souding. I would describe it as "modern vintage", In a good way. I tested it directly into my DAW and it sounds better than all my other mics. I tried it to tape and it opened up like a flower. There is a little self noise that I noticed but controllable with some smart gain staging. It took a little while to find the sweet spot for my voice but once I got it everything flowed. It doesnt sound like a 10,000 Euro mic but does sound way better than what it costs. I also tried it a room mic with drums. Souded great. Warm Audio is sort of taking over the world right now. The WA-47 is definately worth a try if you like a U47 with your voice. This one will be with me for a while. I'm loving it.
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Beautiful Mic
SASL, 01.11.2019
I've used many Neumann u47s. They all sound a bit different (with the same characteristics) because they're all very old.
At a fraction of the cost this is a superb alternative. It still has the high frequency "shimmer" (harmonic distortion) you get from the original u47 and hopefully in 30-40 years I won't be able to tell the difference between the original and this one.
Another benefit is if you're running a stereo pair, you won't need to try out several before you find 2 that are similar enough!
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