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Warm Audio WA47 Large-Diaphragm Studio Tube Condenser Microphone

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Designed for critical recording sessions, the WA-47 is based on the legendary classic ‘47 that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50 plus years. The WA-47 utilizes a custom reproduction of the vintage k47 style capsule that was used in the classic ‘47 microphone - designed with the same hole pattern and frequency response.  Warm Audio's version of this capsule (model# WA-47-B-80v) is carefully manufactured by an Australian capsule manufacturer who's precision and repeatability allows us to nail the vintage sonics of the most important sonic piece of this classic style of microphone.

Blast from the past
The WA-47 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern (9), large condenser microphone, based on the classic ‘47 that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50+ years. The WA-47 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources. The classic ‘47 became extremely popular in the 1960’s and is now considered one of the greatest microphones ever made. The classic ‘47 is still widely used today in professional recording studios but have become extremely rare and expensive to acquire.

Designing the WA-47 to sound like the classic ‘47 was no easy task, especially considering that some of the vintage components are no longer available. We compared and listened to 2 different vintage ‘47 mics and found that they both sounded amazing but also sounded a little different from each other. These comparison tests became the benchmark for tailoring our WA-47 sonics to sit right in with these 2 vintage ‘47 mics. We are pleased to release such a gorgeous sounding classic to the market at a price that’s reachable to more people than ever before. We are also proud to mention that the WA-47 sounds legitimately indistinguishable to the vintage ‘47’s we auditioned on several sources.

As with all Warm Audio products, we focus heavily on quality components to ensure we release the best sounding product possible. The WA-47 is packed with top end components that are carefully sourced from many of the top pro audio component suppliers in the world.

True '47 style capsule
The WA-47 utilizes a custom reproduction of the vintage k47 style capsule that was used in the classic ‘47 microphone - designed with the same hole pattern and frequency response. Every Warm Audio capsule is made in the same small assembly house in a clean-room environment, and packaged in its own protective jewel case until the moment it is loaded into the microphone. Each capsule is visually inspected and electrically tested for imperfections.

A large part of any microphone's tone comes from its capsule, and the true k47 style capsule used in the WA-47 is not easily manufactured or typically found in affordable condenser microphones. We are proud to be using such a faithful recreation of this classic part in an affordably priced '47 style microphone.

The Tube
A Slovak Republic JJ 5751 vacuum tube is a lower gain, low noise tube that forces much of the sonics of the capsule and transformer to be heard more significantly than some higher gain tubes might allow. We auditioned 4 different tube brands and fell in love with the JJ 5751. The frequency response of the JJ 5751 and the way it contributes to the circuit is tonally smooth and vintage in nature.

The Transformer
The WA-47 utilizes an American made TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA transformer with large core imported German laminations. This transformer helps provide the creamy smooth top end, and the LARGER THAN LIFE bottom end one would expect from a '47 style condenser microphone.

The Cable
One component of a tube microphone often overlooked is the 7 pin cable that connects the microphone to its power supply. When auditioning the WA-47 and other tube microphones we learned quite a bit about 7 pin cables and how the shielding and wire gauge size can drastically change the sonics of a tube microphone. We have partnered with Gotham Audio in Switzerland to use their very carefully built top-end 7 pin GAC-7 cable. Using this cable increases top end presence and the overall size of the recorded image in the stereo field, by reducing phase shift and the parasitic effect often found in poorly built cables. Gotham Audio is very expensive and boutique in nature and should not be considered a small addition to the WA-47 package.

The Capacitors
The WA-47 uses a polystyrene coupling capacitor for uncompressed top-end response from the capsule, wima film capacitors throughout, and an imported Solen French capacitor on its output driving the TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA output transformer.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Warm Audio WA47 Studio Tube Microphone Specifications
  • Custom true '47 capsule reproduction (k47 style) - Model# WA-47-B-80v
  • Capsule makeup: Gold sputtered, dual large diaphragm, single backplate, 6 microns NOS mylar (PET film)
  • TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA output transformer
  • JJ Slovak 5751 vacuum tube
  • Gotham 5 meter GAC-7, 7-pin tube microphone cable
  • Wima, Solen French, and Polystyrene capacitors
  • Polar Patterns: 9 patterns - Cardioid, Omni, figure-of-eight + 6 mixed patterns
  • Self-noise: 11dBA
  • Dynamic range: 130dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB (<0.5% THD)
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz~20 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated Load Impedance: ≥2kOhms
  • S/N Ratio: 82dBA
  • Equivalent Noise: 10dBA (IEC651)
  • External IEC grounded PSU
  • Includes: Microphone, Wood box, PSU, Shockmount, Gotham 7 pin GAC-7 cable, IEC power cable
  • Total Weight - 9 lbs
  • Mic Diameter: 90mm
  • Mic Length: 254mm

Customer Reviews

Review: YoAmigoMeco Submitted: 8/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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This Mic Is Honestly Everything You Expect *in the best way possible lol
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I'm a recording artist out of Atlanta and I have my own studio that I just recently upgraded... And basically I bought this with the wa-73 eq preamp and the wa-76 discrete compressor and I would like to say this **** sounds amazing

Review: Rick McGee Submitted: 7/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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The Warm Audio WA-47 - the affordable Holy Grail

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Forget taking out a second mortgage for a German microphone; this microphone RULES! I have been using the WA-47 as a first choice vocal mic for months now, and I couldn’t be happier. I was very happy to find that this microphone also shines on acoustic guitar. A first rate, top drawer microphone for under $900?! Yes, thank you. You owe it to yourself to have the WA-47 in your studio, period. Get yours now - you’ll be glad you did!

Review: Ernest Submitted: 7/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Best mic ever

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On arrival the build quality was impressive, the shock mount is sturdy and the box it came in is great for storage. Everything was wrapped in plastic and sealed well. The finish is suprisingly pristine and looks like any 2k microphone out there. I burned in the tube for 10 hours and then started my first recording. My wife sings in church and it was the perfect microphone for her. The noise shelf super low. It does not color the sound in any way that's noticable, its a very warm, clean sound. The preamp is solidly built, the controls are spot on and do exactly as advertised. The mic cable provided to go from the preamp to microphone is robust and will last for a long time. I purchased a new pop filter to go with it and man this thing is amazing. I have a ton of gear, Nueman Tlm 103, AKG Solid Tube, Audio Technica 4060, AKG 414 gold, Shure SM 7b, EV-RE20, Shure SM44. This mic fits my wifes voice like a glove and if you do your research I'm certian you will not be dissapointed at all. The YouTube videos made me skeptical and I honeslty wondered if it would perform as advertised. It absolutly did and surpassed my expectations. For the money it's a great buy! American Musical Supply puts on the red cape with the yellow S once again and delivers a SUPER MIC, on time and without a blemish! AMS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Review: Tommy Vargas Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


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Waaaaarrrrrmmmmm!

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I have never tried a real 47. I did a lot of research and listened to a lot of demos and comparisons. For the price, you cannot go wrong.

Review: Javier Soto Submitted: 3/9/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I’m Happy with the sound. Is flat, warm, is a strong mic.

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I’m happy with my mic. The sound is strings, warm and flat. Thanks

Review: Keyz Productions Inc., Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I Love this Microphone

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Warm Audio has definitely marked their worth in the industry. Every product I have purchased has been mind blowing. This mic captures so much character from the vocalist. Do your research if needed!!! This has been used in major studios.

Review: Thaproducerguy Submitted: 2/4/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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It’s worth EVERY penny

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I’ve used a lot of different high end microphones but this microphone has literally blown me away. I got more then i expected I LOVE IT

Review: Terrance Nelson Submitted: 1/14/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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"Well worth the money"

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My vocal cut through music now without processing!

Review: Tony Snow Submitted: 1/11/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Amazing!

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This is an amazing warm mic. I run it through My Solo 610 into the EQP-WA, into the WA-2A and then into my Apollo. MAGIC. Tube deliciousness. I’ve also recorded just strait into the Apollo. Still a great sound just going in clean. No regrets buying this mic. I bought it on the 15% holiday sale along with a $20 off coupon from AMS. Quick delivery as usual!

Review: Chris Mc Submitted: 1/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Holy Grail of Mics

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This mic is so wonderful! Warm tube sound, built like a tank! I recorded vocals beside a few Neumann’s and singers choose the w47 every time for the warmth. Multiple patterns that sounds perfect for all applications of recording. Where has this mic been all my life? Well done Warm audio! Well done!!!

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