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Warm Audio WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$469.00
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If you are looking for a preamp to improve and shape your signal you will most definitely love the WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black. The WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black is designed to transform plain instruments and vocals into an exciting tone. If your mixes lack depth, struggle to sound alive, or are just missing that professional touch you’ve always wanted, ther...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$469.00
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Overview

If you are looking for a preamp to improve and shape your signal you will most definitely love the WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black. The WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black is designed to transform plain instruments and vocals into an exciting tone. If your mixes lack depth, struggle to sound alive, or are just missing that professional touch you’ve always wanted, there is a good chance you will love the WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black.

Packed With Performance
The WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black is a completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier design with high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and exciting sonic performance – great for all types of recording applications. A high-quality mic preamp is one of the most critical pieces needed to achieve the elusive ‘larger than life’ sound, and the WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black is more than capable of delivering.

Premium Components
The WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black is based around a discrete op-amp, the X731, which is a reproduction of the vintage classic Melcor 1731, considered by some to be the warmer predecessor to the modern 2520-style op-amp. The X731 can achieve vibrant, clean and lifelike tones; but can also be driven into mild saturation at much higher gain levels. The effects can be subtle, but very pleasing to the ear. The WA12 MKII Mic Pre Black can also accept any discrete op-amp on the market which conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.

Features

  • Packed With performance
  • The WA12 MKII Black is a completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier design with high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and exciting sonic performance – great for all types of recording applications. A high-quality mic preamp is one of the most critical pieces needed to achieve the elusive ‘larger than life’ sound, and the WA12 MKII Black is more than capable of delivering.
  • Premium Components
  • The WA12 MKII Black is based around a discrete op-amp, the X731, which is a reproduction of the vintage classic Melcor 1731, considered by some to be the warmer predecessor to the modern 2520-style op-amp. The X731 can achieve vibrant, clean, and lifelike tones; but can also be driven into mild saturation at much higher gain levels. The effects can be subtle, but very pleasing to the ear. The WA12 MKII Black can also accept any discrete op-amp on the market which conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.
Specifications
  • Utilizes premium-grade input and output USA cinemag transformers
    Fully discrete design with a robust 71dB of gain
  • Utilizes a discrete 6-pin socketed 1731 style opamp
  • Can be replaced with other 6-pin "2520 foot-print" opamps for varying tone
  • Tone button – switches the input impedance from 600 ohms to 150 ohms
  • Changes the tone of both the mic and hi-z inputs
  • Mic level balanced input: XLR
  • 2 meg ohm true hi-z input on front panel
  • Sends instrument signal through entire circuit, including both cinemag transformers and discrete opamp – great for guitars, bass, keyboards and other instruments that have a 1/4" output jack
  • Balanced outputs: XLR and 1/4″/TRS
  • 48-volt phantom
  • Output attenuation control (after the cinemag output transformer) allows for driving the preamp and transformers into
  • Switchable 115/230-volt iec power inlet
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  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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