Warm Audio WA273-EQ Dual-Channel Microphone Preamplifier and Equalizer

BH #WA273EQ • MFR #WA273-EQ
Warm Audio
Warm Audio WA273-EQ Dual-Channel Microphone Preamplifier and Equalizer
Key Features
  • Mic, Line, and Instrument Inputs
  • Insert Sends and Returns
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4" Outputs
  • Up to 80 dB of Gain
The Warm Audio WA273-EQ is a dual-channel, Class-A microphone preamp and equalizer designed to provide up to 80 dB of gain and 3-band EQ for engineers, producers, musicians, and vocalists in mobile-recording rigs and home, project, and commercial studios. It features custom Carnhill transformers and is wired and assembled by hand to deliver the sound and functionality of classic British '73-style preamps.
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$1,499.00

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Warm Audio WA273-EQ Dual-Channel Microphone Preamplifier and Equalizer

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Warm Audio WA273-EQ Overview

The Warm Audio WA273-EQ is a dual-channel, Class-A microphone preamp and equalizer designed to provide up to 80 dB of gain and 3-band EQ for engineers, producers, musicians, and vocalists in mobile-recording rigs and home, project, and commercial studios. It features custom Carnhill transformers and is wired and assembled by hand to deliver the sound and functionality of classic British '73-style preamps.

Its inputs include balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS jacks and two front-panel 1/4" TS instrument inputs. Input impedance, polarity, ground lift, and phantom power are switchable. Connect an outboard compressor or equalizer via the 1/4" TS insert send and return jacks. Balanced XLR and 1/4" outputs are fed by output level controls and allow compatibility with most audio interfaces and mixing consoles. The selectable high-pass filter can be set to 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz, or 300 Hz for management of unruly bass frequencies.

The inductor-based EQ boasts selectable frequencies and Blore Edwards dual-concentric potentiometers. The WA273-EQ is rack-mountable and occupies 2 RU.

Occupies 2 RU
Dual-channel, Class-A mic preamp and 3-band equalizer wired and assembled by hand
Created through years of R&D, careful reverse-engineering, and countless hours of auditioning
Designed to function and sound like a classic '73-style preamp
Fully discrete, transformer-balanced signal path
Custom Carnhill transformers saturate sweetly when pushed
Tantalum and polystyrene capacitors in the signal path and an output transistor choice that is smooth in high-gain settings
Stepped mic pre gain
Selectable low-frequency boost or cut at 35 Hz, 60 Hz, 110 Hz, or 220 Hz
Selectable mid-frequency boost or cut at 360 Hz, 700 Hz, 1.6 kHz, 3.2 kHz, 4.8 kHz, or 7.2 kHz
Selectable high-frequency boost or cut at 10 kHz, 12 kHz, or 16 kHz
Inductor-based EQ and high-pass filter
Blore Edwards dual-concentric EQ switching potentiometers
Balanced XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs
Front-panel 1/4" TS instrument inputs
1/4" TS insert sends and returns
Output controls with 5-segment LED meters
UPC: 713541493148

Warm Audio WA273-EQ Specs

Rack Height2 RU
Number of Channels2
Inputs2 x XLR 3-pin (balanced)
2 x 1/4" TRS (balanced)
2 x 1/4" TS (unbalanced)
Outputs2 x XLR 3-pin (balanced)
2 x 1/4" TRS (balanced)
Phantom Power48 V
High-Pass FilterOff, 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz, or 300 Hz
Gain RangeUp to 80 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Equivalent Input Noise-111 dBu (unweighted)
Power Requirement115/230 V, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (W x D x H)19.0 x 3.5 x 11.0" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 27.9 cm
Weight16 lb / 7.3 kg
Specialties2 x 1/4" TS insert sends
2 x 1/4" TS insert returns
2 x 5-segment LED meters
Switches for phantom power, polarity, impedance, input source, insert, power, and ground lift
Packaging Info
Package Weight19.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 15.4 x 5.6"
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