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Warm Audio WA-14

Based on the classic condenser microphone that has been used on countless hit records. The WA-14 utilizes classic circuit topology, including the coveted all-brass CK12 capsule design and a custom premium CineMag USA transformer.

Based on the classic condenser microphone that has been used on countless hit records. The WA-14 utilizes classic circuit topology, including the coveted all-brass CK12 capsule design and a custom premium CineMag USA transformer. The WA-14 can be used on an array of sources, which includes: punchy warm and intimate lead vocals, aggressive guitars and heavy percussion. The WA-14 provides a realism and thickness that is true to the vintage sonics, but now at an affordable price. 

Featuring a custom wound transformer by boutique CineMag USA transformers and an all discrete signal path featuring polystyrene, tantalum and WIMA capacitors. The WA-14 also features Warm Audio's high quality "Lens Kondensator" LK-12-B-60V capsule, which is a reproduction of the vintage, all-brass, edge-terminated CK12 dual backplate/dual membrane capsule. 

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Warm Audio WA412

The WA-412 provides 4 channels of classic American console preamps in a sleek 1RU design. This style of preamp is often referred to as "the sound of Rock n' Roll" for its BIG punchy low end and smooth open top end. The price/performance ratio of the WA-412 is almost unfathomable to the experienced studio engineer who has possibly paid much more for preamps of this style during their career. Featuring fully discrete socketed 6-pin opamps and custom wound Altran USA input and output transformers, the WA-412 leaves nothing to be desired. If you are looking for multiple channels of world class tone in an affordable package, the WA-412 might be the right choice for you.

The WA-412 provides 4 channels of classic American console preamps in a sleek 1RU design. This style of preamp is often referred to as "the sound of Rock n' Roll" for its BIG punchy low end and smooth open top end. The price/performance ratio of the WA-412 is almost unfathomable to the experienced studio engineer who has possibly paid much more for preamps of this style during their career. Featuring fully discrete socketed 6-pin opamps and custom wound Altran USA input and output transformers, the WA-412 leaves nothing to be desired. If you are looking for multiple channels of world class tone in an affordable package, the WA-412 might be the right choice for you.

The WA-412 has all of the features one would expect from this style of preamp... and more. Output Trim has been added to every channel for precise control and creative gain structuring. They also added a Tone switch (transformer input impedance) to each channel, which allows you to choose the warm and punchy classic console tone, or a more open & neutral sound. Each channel utilizes a fully discrete socketed opamp that can be swapped with other opamps. Discrete opamp circuitry is known for its high headroom and low distortion characteristics and has much to do with the coveted sound of these classic console preamps. Carefully choosing the WA-412 components has resulted in an amazing four channel 'workhorse' preamp/DI that performs at the highest levels, while still adding a touch of vintage console magic to your signal.

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Warm Audio WA87

The classic '87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history. Rather than base the WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, they decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century. As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones often prefer the warmer, more forgiving nature of the earlier commercially available models. The desire to re-introduce the warm tone of this classic mic at an affordable price to an all new generation of recording artists was the inspiration behind the WA-87.

The classic '87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history. Rather than base the WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, they decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century. As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones often prefer the warmer, more forgiving nature of the earlier commercially available models. The desire to re-introduce the warm tone of this classic mic at an affordable price to an all new generation of recording artists was the inspiration behind the WA-87.

The WA-87 features all discrete, premium components such as Fairchild FETs, tantalum, polystyrene, and WIMA film capacitors, and is rounded off with a Cinemag USA output transformer. The WA-87 proudly uses our own Lens Kondensator custom reproduction of the classic K-87 dual backplate/dual diaphragm capsule, as found in early '87 mics.

The importance of a good microphone cannot be understated; but unfortunately, finding a truly great microphone within a budget has always been a challenge for aspiring engineers. There are very usable microphones available for those on a budget; but top shelf, classic studio microphones have simply been out of reach for most people. Warm Audio applied all that we know about bridging this barrier into crafting a microphone that reaches the level of quality and sonics mostly found only in top shelf products, yet sells for a price that is down to earth.

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Warm Audio WA12 500 MKII

A lot of preamps on the market do a good job of raising the volume of mics and instruments. Unfortunately, many pres are doing only that, raising volume. The "Super clean" designs of today often leave the signal exiting the preamp sounding much the same as it did entering it.

A lot of preamps on the market do a good job of raising the volume of mics and instruments. Unfortunately, many pres are doing only that, raising volume. The "Super clean" designs of today often leave the signal exiting the preamp sounding much the same as it did entering it. ? If you are looking for a preamp to improve and shape your signal you will most definitely love the WA12-500 MKII. The WA12-500 MKII is designed to transform plain instruments and vocals into 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 WA12-500 MKII.

The WA12 - 500 MKII is a completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier designed for high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and an 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 - 500 MKII is more than capable of delivering.

The WA12 - 500 MKII is based around a discrete op-amp, the X731, which is our own 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 - 500 MKII can also accept any discrete op-amp on the market which conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.

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Warm Audio WA12 MKII

A lot of preamps on the market do a good job of raising the volume of mics and instruments. Unfortunately, many pres are doing only that, raising volume. The "Super clean" designs of today often leave the signal exiting the preamp sounding much the same as it did entering it.

A lot of preamps on the market do a good job of raising the volume of mics and instruments. Unfortunately, many pres are doing only that, raising volume. The "Super clean" designs of today often leave the signal exiting the preamp sounding much the same as it did entering it.

The WA12 MKII is a completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier designed for high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and an 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 is more than capable of delivering.

? The WA12 MKII is based around a discrete op-amp, the X731, which is our own 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 can also accept any discrete op-amp on the market which conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.

If you are looking for a preamp to improve and shape your signal you will most definitely love the WA12 MKII. The WA12 MKII is designed to transform plain instruments and vocals into 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.

Warm Audio WA2A

The Warm Audio WA-2A boasts an all tube, completely discrete signal path with through-hole component technology. The WA-2A proudly features custom, large-core Cinemag input and output transformers, 4 premium vacuum tubes, and the legendary Kenetek opto-cell, considered by many to be the world's finest!

The WA-2A uses the same four-tube design, dual transformers, and optial photo-cell as the original circuit. The Cinemag Transformers are one of the finest quality available. CineMag provides premium transoformers that we feel meet and exceed the specs of anything found in the vintage units!

The heart of any optical compressor is the opto-cell; a delicately crafted enclosure packed with photo-resistors and a luminescent panel. Though technologically archaic, the making and fine-tuning of these esoteric modules is somethign that will make or break an optical compressor. That's why we turned to Kenetek, who are considered by many to make the world's finest opto-cell.

Warm Audio EQP-WA Tube EQ

Warm Audio has carefully re-created the most renown tube Equalizer in studio history at an unheard of price. Not only does the look and feel of the EQP-WA match the classic Pultec units, but the sonic quality has been carefully considered by using top-end components such as CineMag transformers and premium tubes. This fully discrete Tube EQ can pull euphoric sonics from any track and bring a brilliance and luster to your final mixes that's nearly impossible to achieve inside-the-box. Warm Audio has once again redefined the industry standard and brought a fully professional-grade piece of outboard gear to the market at a price that's making history.
  • Tube Equalizer based on the classic "Pultec" EQP-1A
  • CineMag input and output transformers - Made in U.S.A.
  • Premium high voltage 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes
  • CineMag inductor EQ section
  • EQ section is bypassable - signal still passes through tubes and transformers for warming effect
  • No insertion loss - loss restored by tube amplifier
  • XLR and TRS transformer balanced inputs
  • XLR and TRS transformer balanced outputs
  • Flat frequency response from 20 Hz - 50 kHz
  • Boost and Cut controls can be used simultaneously for phase effect
  • Low frequency boost - 20, 30, 60, 100, 200, 400, 800 Hz - 12 db
  • Low frequency cut - 20, 30, 60, 100, 200, 400, 800 Hz - 18 db
  • High frequency boost - 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16 kHz - 18 db
  • High frequency cut - 3, 4, 5, 10, 20 kHz - 14 db
  • 5 added frequency points for greater flexibility
  • Switchable 115/230 volt IEC power inlet
  • Dimensions: 19 x 3.5 x 6 inches - 2RU rack mountable
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Warm Audio TB12500 | 500 Series TB12 Tonebeast Discreet Mic Preamp

Discrete 312 preamp design with coupled CineMag Transformers
71db of gain
Transformer selection provides both Steel and 50% Nickel CineMag output transformers for varying character
Transformer bypass switch allows for removal of the output transformer from the circuit
Discrete Opamp selection provides both the classic 1731(vintage) and 918(cleaner) style opamps.  These are socketed/swappable with your choice of 2520 6 pin footprint opamps.
Impedance switch labeled TONE to switch between 150 and 600 ohms input impedance
Capacitor selection between Tantalum and Electrolytic for different characters
80hz hipass filter
Polarity Reverse
+48V phantom power
Output attenuation allowing for saturation flexibility of both the opamps and transformers
Balanced XLR mic, balanced TRS line, and 1/4" instrument inputs
-20db Pad
LED VU Meter
Compatible with standard 500 series power racks
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Warm Audio WA76 Limiting Amplifier

The WA76 Limiting Amplifier is a modern reproduction of the Classic 1176 Revision D. Every effort was made to remain faithful to the original designs including the use of Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer designs that were used in the original. The classic 1176 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology - the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance with a signature sound - and set the standard for all limiters to follow. The ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound have lured legendary artists and studio moguls alike to the 1176 - Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell, and Mike Elizondo are just a few names on a list that's continued to grow, for nearly 50 years.

  • True to the Classic 1176 compressor in design and performance
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Modeled after the D revision
  • Utilizes USA made CINEMAG input and output transformers
  • Supports the famous "all buttons in" ratio setting
  • Ultra fast attack time
  • Class A line level output amplifier
  • Input impedance - 600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)
  • Frequency Response +/- 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • XLR and TRS inputs. XLR and TRS outputs
  • 55db of gain
  • Less than 0.4% total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 20 kHz with limiting
  • Signal to noise ration is greater than 74 dB at +25 dBm
  • EIN -104.1 dbm
  • Attack time, 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
  • Release time, 50 milliseconds to 1 second
  • Meter provides dB gain reduction and dB output
  • Internal power supply, external 24v AC power transformer
  • 19" Rackmount chassis, 2U
  • 1-year warranty
Warm Audio has done it again, the WA76 delivers the classic FET compressor "warmth" your tracks crave. Loaded with Cinemag transformers for both the input and output stage, tantalum caps, and classic control settings (including all button in mode), the WA76 gives you the tools you need to give pull your vocal tracks to the front of the mix, add a little more crunch to your guitars, and give your room mics the appropriate amount of SQUASH.

Specifications:
CiniMag's In and Out
Revision D 1176 Replica
Brushed Anodized Aluminum Black
XLR and TRS Input
XLR and TRS Output
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Warm Audio TB12 Tonebeast Microphone Preamp

  • The Warm Audio Tone Beast TB12 is one of the highest quality microphone preamplifiers on the market in its price range.  It uses quality USA made components found in preamplifiers with much loftier price tags.  In addition to its unparalleled quality/price, the Tone Beast has unique tone-shaping features that gives users versatility and flexibility usually only found by acquiring an assortment of preamps.  

    Home-based musicians and professional studios alike will find the Tone Beast to be an extremely powerful and fully professional piece of gear that is capable of warming and shaping signals/mixes in a way that is very pleasing to the ear.

    - Discrete 312 preamp design with coupled CineMag Transformers

    - 71db of gain

    - Transformer selection provides both Steel and 50% Nickel CineMag output transformers for varying character

    - Transformer bypass switch allows for removal of the output transformer from the circuit

    - Discrete Opamp selection provides both the classic 1731(vintage) and 918(modern) style opamps.  These are socketed/swappable with your choice of 2520 6 pin footprint opamps.

    - Impedance switch labeled TONE to switch between 150 and 600 ohms input impedance

    - Capacitor selection between Tantalum and Electrolytic for different characters

    - 80hz hipass filter

    - Polarity Reverse

    - +48V phantom power

    - Output attenuation allowing for saturation flexibility of both the opamps and transformers

    - insert for the use of inline compressors, eqs etc..

    - Balanced XLR mic (front and back), balanced TRS line, and instrument inputs

    - Balanced XLR and TRS outputs

    - -20db Pad

    - LED VU Meter

    - 19 rackmountable

    - External line-lump 24V AC power transformer for low noise