Warm Audio WA-47 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
Gearank High Notes
- 2021.04: Highest Rated Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Under $1000
- 2021.04: Equal Highest Rated Studio Vocal Mic from $500 to $1000
- Type: Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Figure-8, Omni (6 additional mixed patterns)
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Impedance: 200 Ohms
- Max SPL: 140dB SPL
- Applications: Recording vocals and acoustic instruments
- Power Requirements: Warm Audio External Power Supply (included)
The WA-47 appeared on our recommended list for Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics Under $1000 from April 2021 through March 2022.
It has also appeared on our recommended list for Vocal Studio Mics since April 2021.
Warm Audio's flagship offering, the WA-47 is the company's take on the legendary U47 Microphone.
With the originals and reissues going for upwards of $8000, the WA-47 aims to bring sweet tube microphone tone within the reach of every audio engineer.
Compared to the price of the inspiration, the WA-47 is relatively affordable as many users have come to appreciate.
Since the componentry of the originals are no longer in production, the WA-47 was tweaked with modern components to sound as close to the originals as possible. This includes Warm Audio's own painstakingly recreated version of the original capsule.
A characteristic inherent with the U47 is having a rounded high end without being dull, which the WA-47 is able to replicate adequately.
The WA-47 is a premium mic. Paired with a good preamp, the sound from the WA-47 sounds good as-is and requires very little post-processing.
|Music Connection||Barry Rudolph||96/100|
|Mix||Steve La Cerra||96/100|
|Sound On Sound||Sam Inglis||92/100|