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Warm Audio WA87 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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$539.95 - $599.00

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Product Description

The WA-87 condenser microphone features all discrete, premium components such as Fairchild FETs, tantalum, polystyrene, and WIMA film capacitors, and is rounded off with a Cinemag USA output transformer. The WA-87 proudly uses our own Lens Kondensator custom reproduction of the classic K-87 dual backplate/dual diaphragm capsule, as found in early ‘87 mics.

Warm Audio WA87 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features

  • Microphone includes shock mount, hard mount and wood box.
  • Premium components such as Fairchild FETs, tantalum, polystyrene, and WIMA film capacitors
  • Cinemag USA output transformer 
The classic ‘87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history. Rather than base our WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, we decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century. As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones often prefer the warmer, more forgiving nature of the earlier commercially available models. The desire to re-introduce the warm tone of this classic mic at an affordable price to an all new generation of recording artists was the inspiration behind the WA-87.

The importance of a good microphone cannot be understated; but unfortunately, finding a truly great microphone within a budget has always been a challenge for aspiring engineers. There are very usable microphones available for those on a budget; but top shelf, classic studio microphones have simply been out of reach for most people. We applied all that we know about bridging this barrier into crafting a microphone that reaches the level of quality and sonics mostly found only in top shelf products, yet sells for a price that is down to earth.

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Phone:  512-348-6585 Warranty:  1 Year

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Warm Audio WA87 FET Condenser Microphone Specifications
  • Microphone type: condenser
  • Polar patterns: cardioid, figure of eight, and omnidirectional
  • Capsule: LK-87-B-50V reproduction of classic dual backplate (four wire termination) K87 capsule
  • Output Transformer: CineMag USA
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron thickness, 1 inch diameter, gold sputtered membrane
  • Frequency Response: 20hz - 20khz
  • SPL: .5% THD at 120db (without pad) or 130db (with pad)
  • Pad: -10db
  • Output: 150 ohms, 24k gold plated, 3 pin XLR (pin 1 = gnd, pin 2 = +, pin 3 = -)
  • High Pass Filter: 80hz
  • Noise: 15db self noise, 80db s/n ratio
  • Color: nickel (painted)

Customer Reviews

Goody Submitted: 1/20/2019
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Great upgrade!
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This is a solid quality product! I’ve never owned the original u87 but I’ve worked with it before. This mic isn’t as warm as the original but I guess that’s the 3k difference. As far as me upgrading from a mxl 250 and at2020, it was worth it! The noise floor is much lower! With my other mics, I can snap from my any where in my room and get a signal. But now I have to actually snap in the mic which is obviously better for when it comes time to mix and master. I also upgraded my interface a couple months after I got the mic and it made it even better. It sounds great once you warm it up with a coloring eq. Overall, it’s a great upgrade from starter mics! Make a difference!
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Hamilton Field Submitted: 1/17/2019
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More than worth the money! Fantastic Mic!
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I was totally impressed with every aspect of this mic. I did a blind test with a genuine U87 and this Warm Audio mic was chosen by 5 out of 6 vocalist over the U87. This is the best kept secret. I'm so impressed with this mic that I'm going to order another one.
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Chris MCFarland Submitted: 1/6/2019
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Blown away
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This mic is amazing! The sound is in between the original 87 and the ai. Not as bright as the “ai” and not as warm as the original u87. It’s right in the middle so actually a perfect capture in my opinion. I also own the W47 . OOh lala ??
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Jonathan Madrigal Submitted: 12/27/2018
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A must have
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Everything I could ask for and more capsule and everything works and sounds like it should just simply put a great piece of gear to have
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Vilbert Submitted: 12/5/2018
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This mic was the best investment an musician can get!! You won’t regret it!
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Perfect mic for any style of vocals! I would recommend for any musician to buy!
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Abel Submitted: 11/27/2018
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Love it
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Good Mic Good Price Good Quality
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Qold Qontents Submitted: 11/26/2018
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Litty and warm
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Great for vocals well that’s what I use it for makes bad mixes sound good lol
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keynan wilson Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Excellent quality
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Best microphone I had so far even compared to the Neumann 102 and 103. Recordings have came out clean helping me get sync placements.
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James Cave Submitted: 9/27/2018
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"Well worth the money"
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The microphone exceeds my expectations.
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Melvis Submitted: 9/7/2018
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I love this mic!
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I’ve tried dozens of mics for my vocals and this is the keeper. And I’ve tried mics over $1,000 that did not sound this good.
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