When designing the WA-84, Warm chose to go the extra mile and tackle a more boutique design known for its crystal clear, yet smooth, LARGE sound. Unique tone in a small size, the WA-84 uses a heavy Nickel CineMag transformer in its signal path to warm up and ENLARGE sound sources. Small diaphragm condenser microphones have widely moved to transformer-less technology in recent years for ease of design and a lower-cost manufacturing process.
Warm Audio WA-84 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features
- Utilizes a CineMag USA Transformer
- Directional Pattern: Cardioid
- Fully Discrete Vintage-style Signal Path
- Vintage Capsule Reproduction
- 48V Phantom powered
Warm is offering something truly special by using large core transformer technology (CineMag USA) in a small diaphragm condenser microphone package. The result is a circuit that sounds absolutely gorgeous and goes the extra mile in terms of signal integrity and smooth boutique tone.
The WA-84 utilizes a custom vintage-style capsule designed to emulate classic componentry and design techniques. The WA-84’s capsule is carefully manufactured by an Australian capsule supplier and is precisely reproduced to vintage specs. The high quality capsule in this microphone allows Warm to nail the sonics of the most important component of any microphone.
The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer, polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET.
The WA-84 utilizes an American made CineMag USA transformer that contributes to the legendary creamy smooth top-end and the BEEFY mid to bottom-end one would hope to get from an 84-style small diaphragm condenser microphone.
The WA-84 proudly utilizes Wima, polystyrene and tantalum through-hole capacitors throughout.