The WA-84 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone based on classic microphone circuitry. The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer, polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET. The WA-84 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on a variety of instruments and sources, such as; acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass & woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.
The WA-84 has a very LARGE sound for it’s small size and uniquely uses a heavy Nickel CineMag transformer in it’s signal path to warm up and ENLARGE sound sources. Small diaphragm condenser microphones have widely moved to transformer-less technology in recent years for ease of design and a lower-cost manufacturing process. When designing the WA-84 we chose to go the extra mile and tackle a more boutique design known for it’s it’s crystal clear, yet smooth, LARGE sound.
We are proud to offer something special to the market-place by using large core transformer technology (CineMag USA) in a small diaphragm condenser microphone package. The result is a circuit that we feel sounds absolutely gorgeous and goes the extra mile in terms of signal integrity and smooth boutique tone.
A look inside the WA-84
The WA-84 utilizes a custom vintage-style capsule designed to emulate classic componentry and design techniques. The WA-84’s capsule is carefully manufactured by an Australian capsule supplier and is precisely reproduced to vintage specs. We are pleased to offer such a high quality capsule in this microphone which allows us to nail the sonics of the most important component of any microphone.
The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer, polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET.
The WA-84 utilizes an American made CineMag USA transformer that contributes to the legendary creamy smooth top-end and the BEEFY mid to bottom-end one would hope to get from an 84-style small diaphragm condenser microphone.
The WA-84 proudly utilizes Wima, polystyrene and tantalum through-hole capacitors throughout.
* Utilizes a CineMag USA Transformer
* Directional Pattern: Cardioid
* Fully Discrete Vintage-style Signal Path
* Vintage Capsule Reproduction
* Package Includes: Microphone, Cardioid Capsule, Shock-mount, Mic Clip, Windscreen and Carrying Case
* 48V Phantom powered
* Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
* Sensitivity: -39dB or 11mV/Pa @ 1kHz
* Output Impedance: 200Ω
* Rated Load Impedance: ≥1kΩ
* Pad: 0db or -10db
* Maximum SPL: 123/133dB @ 1kHz, 0.5% THD, 0/-10dB
* S/N Ratio: 78dBA (IEC651)
* Equivalent Noise: 16dBA (IEC651)
* Dynamic Range: 107dBA (IEC651)
*Connector: 3-Pin Gold-Plated XLR
* Weight: 122g each
* Finish: Black & Nickel