Warm Audio used to be known solely for its high-quality, low-priced clones of famous vintage outboard gear. Proving itself again and again in this arena, the company moved on to other pursuits bolstered by one principle: You don’t have to spend a ton of money for dependable, top-notch gear. With a new line of Professional and Premier series cables, Warm Audio aims to bring this philosophy into the tangled world of cables.
Now, you’d think something as ubiquitous as an audio cable wouldn’t generate much controversy, but in the pro-audio world, all bets are off: The community screams, shouts, and, worst of all, posts acrimonious debates on whether any old cable will do. Perhaps the acrimony will subside now that Warm Audio is on scene with suitable cables for all.
Whether you’re looking for XLR, instrument, speaker, or balanced TRS cables, all of Warm’s offerings are built with quality in mind, thanks to its partnership with Gotham AG, a Swiss company renowned for its cabling and wiring. Combine the top-shelf construction with a limited lifetime guarantee, add relatively affordable prices into the bargain, and you’ve got hardly anything to lose.
All of Warm’s cables are categorized into two series: Professional and Premier. The Professional line of cables features top-notch construction to ensure sonic integrity at every point in your signal chain, as well as a construction that will last for years and years, until you simply need to replace the cable under the limited warranty.
However, Premier-series cables offer appointments to pique the interest of any audiophile. Gold-plated connectors are on hand to bolster reliability and durability; braided outer wraps are employed to protect the cable as it runs along your studio or stage. Premier-series balanced cables also utilize a StarQuad construction, which takes the concept behind cable balancing and reinforces it with two extra cores, helping it to reject even more RFI signal. The cables also rely on Double-Reussen shielding to add yet another layer of protection against nasty, unwanted, environmental-borne signal picked up along the way.
This particular writer recommends Professional for the stage and Premier for the studio, but that, of course, is up to you. Whichever you choose, you’ll be happy with the sound quality and the reliability, whether you need to plug in your guitar, go between your pedals, hook up your speakers, or run microphones. If you need to get from point A to point B without any problems, Warm Audio is here for you.
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