Warm Audio 500 Series WA12-500 MKII Dual-Transformer Microphone Preamplifier

Warm Audio 500 Series WA12-500 MKII Dual-Transformer Microphone Preamplifier

Warm Audio 500 Series WA12-500 MKII Dual-Transformer Microphone Preamplifier

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Warm Audio 500 Series WA12-500 MKII Dual-Transformer Microphone Preamplifier

Warm Audio 500 Series WA12-500 MKII Dual-Transformer Microphone Preamplifier

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The 500 Series WA12-500 MKII Dual-Transformer Microphone Preamplifier from Warm Audio is designed for high gain (+71 dB), high headroom, and low noise. It is suitable for all types of recording applications. It is based around a discrete op-amp, the X731, considered to be the 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 WA12-500 MKII can also accept any discrete op-amp, which conforms to the ±16V, 2520 pin out standard.

Utilizes premium grade input and output USA CineMag transformers
Can be replaced with other 6-pin 2520 foot-print op-amps for varying tone/flavor
TONE button - Switches the input impedance from 600 Ohms to 150 Ohms, changes the tone of both the microphone and HI-Z inputs
2-MOhm true HI-Z input on front panel, sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag transformers and the discrete op-amp
Suitable for guitars, bass, keyboards, and other instruments that have a 1/4" output jack
Output attenuation control (after the CineMag output transformer) allows for driving the preamp and transformers into saturation
LED meter gain indication
UPC: 638142859318
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Warm Audio 500 Series WA12-500 MKII Dual-Transformer Microphone Preamplifier
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Number of Channels 1
    Inputs 1
    Output 1
    Phantom Power 48 V
    Pad 20 dB
    Gain Range 29 to 65 dB
    35 to 71 dB when the tone switch is engaged
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±1 dB)
    Dimensions 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5" (16.5 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm)
    Weight 2.25 lb (1.02 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 8.2 x 3.6"
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