Warm Audio WA-67 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Mic | Large Diaphragm Condenser
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Warm Audio is on a mission to provide professional-quality studio gear to engineers, producers, and musicians at budget-friendly prices. With the Warm Audio WA-67, they’ve swung for the fences in faithfully re-producing a venerable studio classic using top-notch componentry — from a custom-made K67-style vintage capsule re-creation to boutique capacitors from WIMA and Solen. If you’ve been searching for the great big tube condenser sound featured on iconic recordings from the 1960s and 1970s, but are leery of spending thousands of dollars on the collector’s market, then the Warm Audio WA-67 is your mic. Engineers at Sweetwater put the WA-67 in front of a cornucopia of sources — vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, and more — and it excelled in all cases, delivering a rich and warm sound. And the WA-67 comes with a handful of deluxe accessories, including a spider shockmount, hefty power supply, and a premium 7-pin audio cable from Gotham, Switzerland. Grab your WA-67 today and get ready to take your recording game to the next level.

Professional performance at an affordable price

Favored by countless legendary engineers, producers, and musicians, the original 67 reigns supreme in the pantheon of classic tube condensers. Its larger-than-life tone relied on a renowned capsule design and pentode tube circuit, and the WA-67 goes out of its way to capture the spirit of its forebearer. Meticulously re-created, the WA-67 is certain to impress, with an undeniable tube character that can enliven sterile digital recordings. Vintage vibe and modern performance: the WA-67 has it all at a shockingly low price!

Your new studio workhorse tube mic

When people think of large-diaphragm tube condensers, the application that immediately jumps to mind is vocals. Without a doubt, the WA-67 is a stellar vocal mic, but you’ll find that it sounds great in nearly every application. At Sweetwater, we’ve found that it makes a killer overhead drum mic, especially when pushing a FET compressor. And it has incredible articulation and top-end detail, making it a no-brainer for use on any acoustic string instrument. There’s also enough SPL handling and a –10dB pad to handle big brass blasts, guitar amps, and bass cabs. And its three polar patterns — Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-of-Eight — increase this microphone’s already impressive versatility.

Explore the sonic possibilities

The WA-67’s three switchable polar patterns — Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-of-Eight — give you immense flexibility when it comes to exploring the sonic possibilities offered by different recording techniques. Figure-of-Eight (bi-directional) is perfect for capturing face-to-face recordings such as two background singers on one mic. This pattern also features aggressive side rejection, which makes it a useful option for miking backline amps and speaker cabinets. With two of these superb mics, you can implement stereo techniques such as spaced pair (A/B), X-Y (including Blumlein), ORTF array, and mid-side (M-S). You could even mic an entire symphony orchestra — plus the ambience of the hall it’s recorded in — with three judiciously placed WA-67 microphones set to Omni.

Quality components make the Warm Audio difference

Warm Audio doesn’t cut corners on components, but they do order parts and build in quantity, which keeps costs down and delivers amazing value. The WA-67 is assembled with premium all-discrete components such as an EF86 pentode tube, high-bandwidth polystyrene capacitors, and a custom large-core transformer from Lundahl, Sweden. The mic also features a custom reproduction of the renowned K-67 dual-diaphragm/dual-backplate capsule used in vintage 67s. Premium parts and meticulous design deliver a superior-sounding microphone — and it doesn’t cost a fortune. Give the WA-67 an audition in your studio: you’ll hear what we’re talking about.

Warm Audio WA-67 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • 3 switchable polar patterns: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-of-Eight
  • Designed after a classic, studio-standard large-diaphragm tube condenser mic
  • Incorporates a faithful reproduction of the original vintage 67-style circuit
  • Custom all-brass re-creation of a large K67-style vintage capsule
  • Exceptional build quality with premium, all-discrete components
  • EF86 pentode tube and WIMA and Solen capacitors
  • Custom Lundahl large-core transformer
  • Nickel-plated brass body; 10dB pad; 80Hz highpass filter
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron, 1-inch gold-sputtered membrane
  • Frequency response: 20kHz–20kHz
  • SPL (.5% THD): 132dB (pad engaged), 125dB (pad disengaged)
  • Premium 7-pin audio cable from Gotham, Switzerland
  • Includes shockmount, hard-mount, power supply, and wooden storage box