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Warm Audio // Sounds Of The WA-CX12 - Hear it on vocals, guitar, trumpet, drums & bass button

Warm Audio // Sounds Of The WA-CX12 - Hear it on vocals, guitar, trumpet, drums & bass guitar.

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Designed to capture the natural, balanced acoustics of the revered original AKG C12 microphone, Warm Audio offers the WA-CX12 tube condenser microphone, with much greater accessibility. With universal application of studio, home or live use, the versatility of this mic lends itself to any situation without comprising on sound quality. Paying homage to its predecessor, the sonic character of this mic gives a natural sound and realism with the bright high-end you’re looking for, at a value that cannot be beaten.

Custom Reproduction Gives Pristine Sound

The edge terminated, all brass, large CK12-style capsule, is a reproduction of the vintage capsule to bring you that detailed, authentic C12 sonic character. This capsule also produces a wide frequency response of 30Hz–20kHz with a midrange presence and a smooth high-end for an added depth. To further supply a full and clear sound, is the TAB (AMI) transformer, made in the USA but with German laminations that help to capture a true analog sound with plenty of coloration. This mic uses a 12AY7 vacuum tube that adds a lot of warmth and richness to the acoustic quality, for a well-rounded sound that does well in both the lows and highs.

Vintage Acoustics With Accessible Features

After extensive research, Warm Audio decide to use a Gotham Audio GAC-7 cable. Learning about how 7-pin cables can reduce phase shift and increase top-end presence, Gotham Audio seemed the logical choice to partner with for their high-end, Swiss-produced cabling to provide the best sonic choice for this condenser mic. There are nine polar patterns: cardioid, omni, figure-8 and six mixed patterns all provide a balanced frequency response for ultimate versatility. With a bright top end and a rich low end, the WA-CX12 is a compelling option for anyone looking for that classic C12 sound.

Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Condenser Microphone
Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Condenser Microphone
Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Condenser Microphone

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  • Faithful recreation of the legendary, natural and balanced C12 tube microphone
  • Custom, solid brass CK12-style capsule and TAB-Funkenwerk USA output transformer
  • nine polar patterns, including cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 patterns plus six intermediate stages
  • Hand-selected, premium 12AY7 vacuum tube and boutique 7-pin GAC-7 tube cable from Gotham Switzerland

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  • Custom edge terminated, dual-backplate, all-brass vintage CK12-style capsule
  • Custom TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA output transformer
  • Premium 12AY7 vacuum tube
  • Premium capacitors
  • Polar patterns: 9 patterns— cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8, + 6 additional mixed patterns
  • Max SPL: 149dB
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz–20kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 73dB
  • EIN / Self-noise: 32dBA
  • Power Source: External IEC grounded PSU
  • Cable: Gotham 5 meter GAC-7, premium 7-pin tube microphone cable
  • Total Weight: 17 lb.; mic only: 2 lb. 7 oz.
  • Mic Dimensions: 11-5/8" x 2" (29.5 cm x 5 cm)

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