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Warm Audio Wa12 Microphone …

Warm Audio Wa12 Microphone  ...Warm Audio – Warm Audio Wa12 Microphone Preamp
The Warm Audio WA12 is a mic preamp that not only boosts singlas, but also adds a bit of character to your sound. 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. Many of the “Super clean” designs of today tend to leave the the signal exiting the preamp sounding much the same as it did entering it. That’s where the WA12 steps in. If you are looking for a preamp to improve and shape your signal then you will most definitely love the WA12. The WA12 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, then give the WA12 a try.71db of GainCustom designed Cinemag input and output transformers Made in the USATONE button – switches the input impedance from 600 ohms to 150 ohmChange the tone of both the mic and HI-Z inputsFully DiscreteHigh voltage 1731 style operational amplifier48 volt Phantom Power2 Meg Ohm True HI-Z input on front panelGreat for guitars, bass, keyboards and other instruments that have a 1/4 output jack-20db pad
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Warm Audio Tb12 Tonebeast Microphone …

Warm Audio Tb12 Tonebeast Microphone  ...Warm Audio – Warm Audio Tb12 Tonebeast Microphone Preamp
The Tone Beast is a great mic pre with loads of gain that can effortlessly capture an array of sources very well. With top notch CineMag transformers and multiple discrete signal paths, it’s hard to beat its big, bold, fully-professional sound at its price.The Tone Beast is a mic pre that likes to be pushed and when pushed will colorize your signal ever so sweetly. The 2 opamps and 2 output transformers at the flip of their switches won’t appear to be much different, but as one drives the pre into harmonic distortion, the unique character of each of these components becomes apparent. Additionally the Tone Beast is customizable and allows for other opamps to be sourced and easily swapped into the unit. I’ve pulled my best tones from this pre right at the saturation point (as loud as I can push the gain before clipping). The output control on the TB12 allows you to limit the signal exiting the preamp even when pushing the gain to really hot levels, giving you maximum control.The x731 (Melcor 1731) and x18 (Dean Jensen’s 918) Op Amps saturate a bit differently. The 1731 breaks up faster and has more color when pushed. The 918 is fairly linear/clean with a smidge of character and does not break-up/saturate as quickly. The 100% steel output transformer colors the signal more than the 50% nickel transformer when pushed. However, both are designed to impart character. The 50% nickel transformer will impart less character and provide greater high and low frequencies. For an ultra clean, character-lacking tone, try the x18 while bypassing the output transformers completely.Have no fear of hurting the Beast, you can push it very hard into full-on distortions if you wish, and these can sound quite nice on electric guitar, bass or anything else that likes some nice grit.When hand building mic pres I learned a bit about the “subtle” differences component choices can make. A little change here, and another there often times became a huge deVersatile tones from vintage to modernCapacitor selectSupplies phantom powerBypass transformer
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Warm Audio Wa-2A Tube Opto …

Warm Audio Wa-2A Tube Opto  ...Warm Audio – Warm Audio Wa-2A Tube Opto Compressor
True to its inspiration; the WA-2A boasts an all tube, completely discrete signal path with through-hole component topology. It also features custom, large-core Cinemag input and output transformers, four premium vacuum tubes, and the legendary Kenetek opto-cell, considered by many to be the worlds finest. No plug-in or other compressor type quite compares to the warm, forgiving, fluid qualities of this classic optical tube compressor. For decades, the renowned 2A type circuit has become the go-to device for seamlessly handling vocals, bass, and a wide variety of other instruments and program material in an effortlessly smooth way.Fully discrete signal pathUtilizes custom USA made CineMag input and output transformersUtilizes USA made Kenetek opto attenuatorPremium Tung-Sol and Electro-Harmonix tubesVariable Pre-emphasis, allows for compression high-pass filteringStereo-link capabilityXLR and TRS balanced line level inputs – 600 ohms impedanceXLR and TRS balanced line level outputs – 600 ohms impedanceFrequency Response +/- 1 dB, 15 Hz to 20kHzGain 40 dB 1dBInput Level +16 dB maximumOutput Level +10 dB nominal, +16 dB maximumDistortion Less than 0.1% THD at 10 dBmNoise = -74dBAttack Time – 10 millisecondsRelease Time – 0.06 seconds for 50% release; 0.5 to 5 seconds for complete releaseMeter shows both dB gain reduction and dB outputPower – 115/230 volts (switchable), 50/60 HzDimensions – 19″ Rackmount chassis, 2U. 19″ x 7″ x 3.5″Weight – 12 lbs
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Warm Audio Eqp-Wa Tube …

Warm Audio Eqp-Wa Tube  ...Warm Audio – Warm Audio Eqp-Wa Tube Eq
Warm Audio has carefully re-created the most renowned tube Equalizer in studio history at an unheard of price. Not only does the look and feel of the EQP-WA match the classic Pultec units, but the sonic quality has been carefully considered by using top-end components such as CineMag transformers and premium tubes. This fully discrete Tube EQ can pull euphoric sonics from any track and bring a brilliance and luster to your final mixes that’s nearly impossible to achieve inside-the-box. Warm Audio has once again redefined the industry standard and brought a fully professional-grade piece of outboard gear to the market at a price that’s making history.Tube Equalizer based on the classic “Pultec” EQP-1ACineMag input and output transformers – Made in U.S.A.Premium high voltage 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubesCineMag inductor EQ sectionEQ bypassable – signal still passes through tubes and transformers for warming effectNo insertion loss – loss restored by tube amplifierXLR and TRS transformer balanced inputsXLR and TRS transformer balanced outputsFlat frequency response from 20 Hz – 50 kHzBoost and Cut controls can be used simultaneously for phase effect
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Warm Audio Wa76 Discrete …

Warm Audio Wa76 Discrete  ...Warm Audio – Warm Audio Wa76 Discrete Compressor
The WA76 Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction of the Classic 1176 Revision D. Every effort was made to remain faithful to the original designs including the use of Reichenbach Engineering’s (now CineMag) transformer design that was originally used. The classic 1176 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology – the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound – and set the standard for all limiters to follow. The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176 – Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell, and Mike Elizondo are just a few names on a list that’s continued to grow, for nearly 50 years.True to the Classic 1176 compressor in design and performanceCompletely discrete signal pathModeled after the D revisionUtilizes USA made CINEMAG input and output transformersSupports the famous “all buttons in” ratio settingUltra fast attack timeClass A line level output amplifier
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