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Warm Audio WA12

Discrete Microphone Preamp with DI

Warm Audio WA12

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Product Description for the Warm Audio WA12

From Warm Audio Website:


"I’ve hand built high-end preamps for professional studios for some time.  Warm Audio was started with the idea that all great musicians deserve fully professional gear, despite their budget.  I used to charge $1650 for 2 channels of this design but I wanted to do something different for the industry, something for the musicians.

With a very picky ear I have no interest in creating sub-professional gear.  Manufacturing my high-end design at a lower price was only an option if no corners were cut.  With high quantities and low profit margins I’ve done it, and am confident you will love it. Others who have paid twice as much love it :) .  The WA12 uses the same quality components I’ve always used including custom USA made Cinemag transformers.

A bold claim?  Yep.  A lie?  Nope.  Say goodbye to the $1,000 glass ceiling and say hello to the WA12.  The first fully-professional, transformer-balanced mic pre…at a ridiculous price."

- Bryce Young


- 71db of Gain

- CUSTOM DESIGNED Cinemag input and output transformers MADE IN THE USA! 

- 150 ohm, and 600 ohm input impedance for varying TONE – affects both the mic and HI-Z inputs

- Fully Discrete                                                                                                   

- 48 volt Phantom Power

- Mic level balanced input: XLR or 1/4″/TRS (150 or 600 ohms)

- Balanced outputs: XLR and 1/4″/TRS

- 2 Meg Ohm True HI-Z input: 1/4″ Front panel – sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag Transformers and the discrete operational amplifier.

- -20db pad

- External power supply for low noise


The Warm Audio WA12 is based on the Classic 312 style preamp and uses unique component choices that give it a very warm, exciting, opulent tone.  The WA12 uses more unique and expensive component choices than many pricier models.  You will be hard pressed to find anything as good under $1,000, and many will enjoy it more than $2,000+ pieces.

All component choices have been carefully selected and some even customized.  Everything passes the golden ear test.

Brand Warm Audio
Weight 5.6000
Dimensions (WxHxD) No

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