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Warm Audio WA-8000 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Tube Condenser Microphone (Black)

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Warm Audio WA-8000 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Tube Condenser Microphone (Black)
Key Features
  • Inspired by Iconic R&B and Hip-Hop Mic
  • Cardioid and Omni Polar Patterns
  • All-Brass K67-Style Capsule
  • Military-Grade NOS 6AU6 Tube
Built to honor a legendary hip-hop and R&B mic from the '90s, the black Warm Audio WA-8000 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone offers rappers, singers, producers, and engineers a chance to attain unmistakable polish and presence at a small fraction of the cost associated with the mic that inspired it. Adhering to Warm Audio's guiding principles, the WA-8000 utilizes precision construction with top-shelf components strictly selected for their rewarding, high-class audio performance.
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Warm Audio WA-8000 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Inspired by an Icon
  • 3Premium Components and Construction Standards
  • 4Quality Accessories

Built to honor a legendary hip-hop and R&B mic from the '90s, the black Warm Audio WA-8000 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone offers rappers, singers, producers, and engineers a chance to attain unmistakable polish and presence at a small fraction of the cost associated with the mic that inspired it. Adhering to Warm Audio's guiding principles, the WA-8000 utilizes precision construction with top-shelf components strictly selected for their rewarding, high-class audio performance.

With its K67-style, solid-brass capsule, military-grade NOS 6AU6 vacuum tube, and custom Lundahl transformer, the WA-8000 is capable of delivering the airy highs, midrange clarity, and detailed nuance that made the original mic an icon. Plus, its selectable cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns give it the versatility to capture vocals, acoustic instruments, and room ambience equally well. Knowing that extras matter, Warm Audio supplies the WA-8000 with a shockmount, premium 7-pin tube mic cable, PSU (power supply unit), and hard shell carrying case.

Inspired by an Icon
  • The WA-8000 is easily recognizable by its open top end, crystal-clear midrange, and an uncanny ability to capture every detail of acoustic sources. While most commonly known for R&B, rap, and hip-hop, the WA-8000 gives you that unmistakable “airy” and polished sound associated with some of the most hi-fidelity recordings of the '90s and beyond.
  • The WA-8000 is a true studio workhorse, equipped to capture any voice or acoustic instrument with elite results. True to the Warm formula, the WA-8000 is designed with uncompromising standards, using carefully selected premium components.
Premium Components and Construction Standards
  • The WA-8000 features the Swedish-made Lundahl transformer, which performed well beyond any other components during rigorous testing cycles.
  • The NOS 6AU6 tubes selected for assembly provide the widest clear dynamic range of the various brands tested, opening up the greatest level of sonic detail with generous amounts of headroom.
  • Inspired by the original, the all-brass K67-style capsule is engineered with precision, leveraging the highest quality raw materials, even down to the tensioning hoops.
  • A custom-designed external tube mount and heat sink component lowers self-noise and maintains optimal operating temperature.
Quality Accessories
  • An often overlooked accessory of tube microphones is the multi-pin tube mic cable. The WA-8000 includes a 7-pin GAC-7 cable manufactured by Gotham Switzerland to strict standards that outshine alternatives in terms of rejection and signal-to-noise performance.
  • As expected with a mic of its caliber, the WA-8000 is supplied with a shockmount to complete the studio-worthy look and performance.
  • A professional-level, hard carrying case is included to ensure safe transport of the microphone and its premium components.
UPC: 850016400697

Warm Audio WA-8000 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid / Omnidirectional
On-Board Controls
Polar Pattern
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
Cardioid: 131 dB SPL
Omnidirectional: 134 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 7-Pin Male (on Mic)
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Power Supply)
Power Sources
External PSU
Microphone
Primary Applications
Studio Recording
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid / Omnidirectional
Pattern Selection
Switched (Adjustable on Mic)
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Tube (6AU6)
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
On-Board Controls
Polar Pattern
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
Cardioid: 131 dB SPL
Omnidirectional: 134 dB SPL
Impedance
100 Ohms
Load Impedance
≥ 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity
Cardioid: -33 dBV/Pa
Omnidirectional: -36 dBV/Pa
Dynamic Range
113 dB A-Weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Cardioid: 76 dB
Omnidirectional: 73 dB
Equivalent Noise Level
Cardioid: 15 dB A-Weighted
Omnidirectional: 17 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 7-Pin Male (on Mic)
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Power Supply)
Cable Length
16.4' / 5 m
Power
Power Sources
External PSU
Operating Voltage
Not Specified by Manufacturer
AC Input Power (PSU)
115 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Environmental Protection
No
Dimensions
ø: 2.3 x L: 7.5" / ø: 5.8 x L: 19.1 cm
Weight
1.35 lb / 0.61 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
15.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.3 x 15.7 x 6.6"

Warm Audio WA-8000 Reviews

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Does thr PSU attach to the back of the ...

Does thr PSU attach to the back of the microphone? If not, what is the finned "box" shown in the pictures? Does the AC input use a standard IEC female plug? Thank you!
Asked by: Mark
The finned box on the back of the Warm Audio WA-8000 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Tube Condenser Microphone is an external cooling assembly that helps to maintain the optimal operating temperature for the 6AU6 tube and prevents the mic from overheating by allowing the heat from the tube to dissipate through the fins. The included external power supply unit does use a standard IEC cable with a female connector which is also included in the package along with a 7-pin microphone cable, a shockmount, and a hard shell carrying case.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-08-17
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