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Warm Audio WA-412 4 Channel Microphone Preamp with Instrument DI

$1,29900

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Warm Audio WA-412 4 Channel Microphone Preamp with Instrument DI

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 is the right choice for you. When I first started holding regular studio sessions years ago I always desired to have more channels of high-end mic pre's. I could only afford to have one or two in my studio at a time, which was never enough to record a full band or drummer. I knew very well that if signals were not recorded well "on the way in" they wouldn't be salvageable later, but my budget constrained me. Because of this so many of the sources were recorded through poor-quality mic preamps. If the WA-412 was available back then I likely wouldn't have had to settle for poor, low-quality tone. The WA-412 was designed "for the people" (if you will) and we believe it will become a serious work-horse in many professional and home studios. - Bryce Young (founder)

Key Features

  • 4 CHANNEL MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER + INSTRUMENT DI
  • FULLY DISCRETE, TRANSFORMER COUPLED, THROUGH-HOLE COMPONENT TOPOLOGY
  • ALTRAN USA CUSTOM WOUND, PREMIUM INPUT AND OUTPUT TRANSFORMERS
  • X520 DISCRETE OP-AMP IN EVERY CHANNEL, SOCKETED FOR CONVENIENCE. CAN BE USER-REPLACED WITH MOST 6 PIN, DISCRETE OP-AMPS FOR VARYING FLAVOR & TONE
  • 65DB OF GAIN

Technical Specifications

INPUTS - MICROPHONE XLR & ACTIVE INSTRUMENT 2MEG OHM HI-Z
OUTPUTS - TRANSFORMER BALANCED XLR & TRS
-20DB PAD - PADS BOTH MIC AND INSTRUMENT DI INPUTS
TONE BUTTON INPUT IMPEDANCE - SWITCHES FROM 600 OHMS TO 150 OHMS (AFFECTS THE TONE OF BOTH THE MIC AND HI-Z INPUTS)
SELF NOISE: <-90DB (NOMINAL)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20HZ TO 20KHZ <+/-0.25DB (TONE BUTTON OUT), 20HZ TO 20KHZ +/-2DB (TONE BUTTON IN)
+48 VOLT PHANTOM POWER
LED METERING
OUTPUT TRIM KNOB FOR PRECISE LEVEL CONTROL AND TONE SCULPTING
INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY (GROUNDED, 3 PIN IEC CORD)

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Warm Audio

Warm Audio WA-412 4 Channel Microphone Preamp with Instrument DI

$1,29900

Free Shipping

Warm Audio WA-412 4 Channel Microphone Preamp with Instrument DI

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 is the right choice for you. When I first started holding regular studio sessions years ago I always desired to have more channels of high-end mic pre's. I could only afford to have one or two in my studio at a time, which was never enough to record a full band or drummer. I knew very well that if signals were not recorded well "on the way in" they wouldn't be salvageable later, but my budget constrained me. Because of this so many of the sources were recorded through poor-quality mic preamps. If the WA-412 was available back then I likely wouldn't have had to settle for poor, low-quality tone. The WA-412 was designed "for the people" (if you will) and we believe it will become a serious work-horse in many professional and home studios. - Bryce Young (founder)

Key Features

Technical Specifications

INPUTS - MICROPHONE XLR & ACTIVE INSTRUMENT 2MEG OHM HI-Z
OUTPUTS - TRANSFORMER BALANCED XLR & TRS
-20DB PAD - PADS BOTH MIC AND INSTRUMENT DI INPUTS
TONE BUTTON INPUT IMPEDANCE - SWITCHES FROM 600 OHMS TO 150 OHMS (AFFECTS THE TONE OF BOTH THE MIC AND HI-Z INPUTS)
SELF NOISE: <-90DB (NOMINAL)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20HZ TO 20KHZ <+/-0.25DB (TONE BUTTON OUT), 20HZ TO 20KHZ +/-2DB (TONE BUTTON IN)
+48 VOLT PHANTOM POWER
LED METERING
OUTPUT TRIM KNOB FOR PRECISE LEVEL CONTROL AND TONE SCULPTING
INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY (GROUNDED, 3 PIN IEC CORD)

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