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Warm 87 Goes Rev 2

The WA-87 went after the famed sonics of a 60s classic, and with Rev 2 the low price remains as Warm edge closer to the sonics of the legend.

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5 October 2020

Since the release of the WA-87 in 2016 much more has been learnt about microphone manufacturing at Warm. That experience drove them to improve the WA-87 in tangible ways without having to raise the price, and the result is the new WA-87 R2 (Revision 2); bigger, bolder and just plain better!

The WA-87 is based on a classic 60s circuit that is widely considered to be one of the greatest studio microphones ever designed.  Much time was spent trying to get even closer to the sound of the vintage version than we had with the WA-87, so the new WA-87 R2 uses top-quality components like a NOS Fairchild transistor and high-bandwidth polystyrene and film capacitors from Wima. The WA-87 R2 uses a custom-wound Cinemag USA output transformer like the original WA-87 did, with the new version providing a slightly increased output level and improved frequency response. The original capsule from the WA-87 remains, which was designed to the exact specifications of the ones found in the vintage mics. The result is an accurate sonic replica of arguably the widest-used studio microphone in recording history.

The Most Versatile Mic in Your Locker

Just like the vintage mic, the WA-87 R2 excels at recording virtually anything. Three polar patterns (cardioid, omni, and figure 8) make sure you’re covered for a wide variety of applications, and an 80Hz high pass filter reduces low-frequency rumble if needed. The switchable -10dB pad comes in handy when you want to record extremely loud sources and not overload the internal electronics.

The WA-87 R2 works great on vocals, drum overheads, guitars, piano, auxiliary percussion, brass, strings, and more.

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Warm Audio: warmaudio.com
Australian Distributor: studioconnections.com.au
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