Everything In Music - Since 1958



Warm Audio WA12 MKII Discrete Mic Pre - Mint, Open Box


  • Our Price
  • Regular price $429.00




*IN STOCK - READY TO SHIP



Get The Warm Audio Sound When You Record With The WA12 MKII Discrete Mic Pre

The WA12 MKII Black is based around the X731 discrete op-amp, which is our own reproduction of the 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 it can also be driven into mild saturation at much higher gain levels. While the effects of that saturation can range from subtle to obvious, they always remain very pleasing to the ear, and because it was designed around the X731 the WA12 MKII Black can accept any discrete op-amp on the market that conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.


  • Utilizes a discrete 6-pin socketed 1731-style opamp, which can be swapped with other designs that conform to the 6-pin, 2520 footprint +/- 16VDC standard for varying tone and flavor
  • Tone button - switches the input impedance from 150 to 600 ohms and changes the tone of both the mic and hi-Z inputs
  • 2 MegOhm true hi-Z input on the front panel which sends the signal through the entire circuit, including both Cinemag transformers and the X731 opamp - great for guitars, bass, keys, keyboards and any instrument with a 1/4” output jack
  • Output attenuation control (positioned after the Cinemag output transformer) allows for driving the preamp and transformers into saturation


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Utilizes premium-grade input and output transformers from Cinemag USA
  • Fully discrete design with a robust 71dB of gain
  • 20db pad.
  • Mic level balanced input: XLR
  • Balanced outputs: XLR and 1/4″/TRS
  • 48 volt Phantom Power
  • LED Meter gain indication
  • Switchable 115/230 volt IEC power inlet

Manufacturer: Warm Audio
Model: WA12 MKII BLACK
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I645187-GA527-2-B
UPC: 850016400611