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WA12 500 MKII Discrete Mic Pre : # WA12-500 MK
WA12 500 MKII Discrete Mic Pre : # WA12-500 MK

WA12 500 MKII Discrete Mic Pre : # WA12-500 MK

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WA12 500 MKII Discrete Mic Pre : Warm Audio Series : General Merchandise : Published by Warm Audio : # WA12-500 MK
WA12 500 MKII Discrete Mic Pre

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 Warm's 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 which conforms to the +/-16v; 2520 pinout standard.

When developing the WA12-500 MKII our ears played a big part in the design process. Using CineMag USA transformers and an all discrete signal path ensured that the WA12-500 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.

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Closer Look


PublisherWarm Audio
Media General Merchandise
Length x Width x Height8.25 x 9.75 x 3.5   inches
Shipping Weight2.53 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL323652
UPC Code638142859318
CodeWA12-500 MK
1st Publication Date08/2020

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