Warm Audio WA-47Jr Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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GEARANK

93 out of 100. Incorporating 300+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$299
Warm Audio WA-47Jr Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Gearank High Notes

Gearank Recommendation

Specifications

  • Type: FET Transformerless Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Figure-8, Omidirectional
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance:100 ohms
  • Max SPL: 147dB SPL, 157dB with pad
  • Power Requirements: +48V

Overview

The WA-47jr is Warm Audio's recreation of the "47" style microphone with FET circuitry rather than the tube circuit found on its bigger brother, the WA-47.

The original "47 FET" was just as popular as the tube version, with countless records being made with it.

The WA-47jr uses the same 47 style capsule as the more expensive WA-47. The custom capsule paired with discrete circuitry design gives the WA-47jr a vintage vibe similar to its namesake original.

Female vocals take on a sweet character with very few harsh frequencies. Male voices, particularly baritones, result in a rich low end.

Some people also use a pair as overheads or use them as room mics.

Despite the high specifications, Warm Audio managed to keep the price within reach of everyday musicians, producers and songwriters.

Although it is a well regarded mic, don't expect it to sound exactly like a U47Fet at this price.

If you're looking to expand your mic catalog with a vintage sounding all-rounder, the Warm Audio WA-47jr is right up your alley.

Hands On Reports

Website Source *Rating Value
Music Connection Barry Rudolph 95/100
Mix Steve La Cerra 80/100
MusicTech Mike Hillier 100/100
Everything Recording Bryan 90/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Frequency Response and Polar Pattern Charts

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Warm Audio WA-47Jr cardioid frequency response chart
Warm Audio WA-47Jr figure-8 frequency response chart
Warm Audio WA-47Jr omni frequency response chart

About the Author

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.