Warm Audio WA-44-BUNDLE Ribbon Microphone with Microphone Preamplifier
Warm Audio WA-44-BUNDLE Ribbon Microphone with Microphone Preamplifier
Warm Audio WA-44-BUNDLE Ribbon Microphone with Microphone Preamplifier

Warm Audio WA-44-BUNDLE Ribbon Microphone with Microphone Preamplifier

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Available for pre order. ETA mid june 2024

WA-44

The WA-44 is a faithful recreation of the most iconic studio ribbon microphone of all time. Just like the legendary RCA 44 ribbons of the 1930s, the WA-44 delivers warm, vintage, sultry tones and excels on loud audio sources. The tight figure-8 polar pattern removes side-address noise while its custom, vintage-matched ribbon and magnet together with a CineMag transformer deliver powerful bass with a pronounced proximity effect, lush mids, and a tamed top end, reducing excessive high end harshness. Featuring premium components and elite build quality, the WA-44 is the perfect choice for capturing lead tones on vocals, horns, acoustics, drums, piano, voice work and much more.

Timeless Ribbon Tone
Delivering the iconic tonal experience at the center of recording and broadcast history, the WA-44 faithfully recreates the warm and vintage tones of the legendary RCA 44 ribbon mic of the 1930s.

Rich Lows & Mids, No Harsh Highs
True to the vintage original, the WA-44 captures powerful bass & rich midrange with enhanced proximity effect. The WA-44 shows off its warm forgiving tone by taming top end harshness for smooth lead tones on vocals, horns, drums, and more.

Sultry On Any Source
Like its inspiration, the WA-44 excels on loud audio sources and removes side-address noise with the tight figure-8 polar pattern. A great choice for vocal recordings that benefit from a reduction in high-end frequencies, the WA-44 is also ideal for capturing haunting horn sections, resonant acoustic instruments, sultry strings, flat drum sounds, deep piano tones, and much more.

Vintage Build, Premium Components
With a boutique-quality build design, the WA-44 is manufactured with exacting quality standards to match the most prized original RCA 44 vintage mics. The WA-44 pairs a true-to-length, custom-crafted Japanese ribbon with a heavy, true-to-size Neodymium magnet powered by a USA-Made CineMag transformer to deliver true-to-vintage tone with added durability. Weighing in at over six pounds and including a Star-Quad shielded Gotham XLR cable connector and embroidered case, all of these components come together to revive a classic mic with a premium, vintage build.  

Hand-Tested In Austin, TX
Like all Warm Audio gear, every single WA-44 is meticulously hand-tested and inspected by trained technicians with a passion for making music in Austin, TX USA.

Features

  • Studio Ribbon Microphone
  • Faithful Recreation Of The Most Iconic Studio Ribbon Mic Of All Time
  • Custom CineMag USA Transformer
  • Powerful Neodymium Magnet
  • 99.1% Aluminum, 2.5-Micron thick Ribbon (4.7mm x 59.7mm)
  • Pigtail XLR Gotham Cable With Star Quad Shielding

Specifications

  • Polar Pattern: Figure-8
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz (+/- 12db)
  • Max SPL: 140dB
  • Output Impedance: 270 ohms
  • Dimensions: L 12.5” -  W: 4.75” - D: 2.7”
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs
  • Warm Audio WA-44 Ribbon Microphone
  • 3/8" Mic Stand Adapter
  • Embroidered Microphone “Sock”
  • Embroidered Microphone Case
  • Manufacturer Warranty

WA-WL

The Warm Audio Warm Lifter is an inline active microphone preamp designed for low output dynamic and ribbon mics with premium features for live & studio use. Warm Lifter boasts 26dB of analog gain with true impedance matching, so any low output mic you plug in will be professionally powered for connecting to audio interfaces or mixers. Beyond gain, Warm Lifter also has a 100Hz high-pass filter and a 3kHz high-shelf boost to sculpt tones. Warm Lifter is built with premium components and rugged material. Warm Lifters are 100% tested and inspected by trained technicians with a passion for making music in Austin, TX.

Low-Output Mic Magic: The Warm Lifter offers 26 dB of clean gain to low-output microphones, including passive ribbons and certain dynamic models, ensuring optimal performance in both recording and live scenarios where additional gain is crucial for accurate detail and frequency response, especially when connected directly to interfaces.

True 26dB Of Clean Gain: Warm Lifter will always deliver 26dB of clean output gain, regardless of the mic that you choose. Unlike some inline preamps, signal boosters, and lifters, the circuit design of the Warm Lifter protects your recording from signal loss or phase issues by ensuring there is no “mismatching” of impedance between your mic of choice and the Warm Lifter.

Added Frequency Flexibility: The Warm Lifter has a selectable 100 Hz high-pass filter to remove unruly low end frequencies for added clarity and detail. Additionally, the Warm Lifter has a selectable 3 kHz high-shelf boost to emphasize the upper-mids and highs for clarity and detail boosted on darker mics.

Impedance Matching: The Warm Lifter input impedance is 2.4k Ohm, and will consistently act as a matchmaker between low output microphones and interfaces/mixers to solve common impedance mismatch problems like signal loss, altered frequency response, and phase issues.

Studio Sound & Road-Ready: The Warm Lifter houses an ultra low-noise JFET input with a fully balanced (ins/outs) signal path and operates on 48v phantom power. The incredibly durable build quality adds to the total package to deliver a critical piece of audio utility gear that you will want by your side at all times.

Hand-Tested In Austin, TX: Like all Warm Audio gear, every single Warm Lifter is meticulously hand-tested and inspected by trained technicians with a passion for making music in Austin, TX USA.

Specifications

  • Inline Active Microphone Preamp
  • Ultra Low Noise JFET Input
  • Balanced (In/Out) Signal Path
  • 26 dB Of True Analog Gain
  • Selectable 100 Hz (12 dB) High-Pass Filter | Selectable 3 kHz (2.5 dB) High-Shelf Boost
  • Input Impedance: 2.4k Ohm | Output Impedance: 150 Ohm
  • Max-Input: -6 dBu (388mV rms) | Max-Output: 20 dBu (7.75V rms)
  • THD+N ratio 1kHz @ 14dBu: <-107dB (0.00047%)
  • Output Noise: 7.75 uV (A-weighted) with 150 Ohm Input
  • Frequency Response: 10-200kHz  +/-0.2 dB
  • 48v Phantom Powered With 4.7mA Current Draw