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WA-CX12 Tube Condenser Microphone

WA-CX12 Tube Condenser Microphone

Regular price $999.00 USD
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A faithful recreation of the most natural and balanced tube microphone of all time.

The WA-CX12 is a 9-pattern, large diaphragm tube condenser microphone based on one of the most coveted microphones in the world. Not many microphones can be in the “Mount Rushmore” discussion, but you would be hard pressed to find any working engineer who doesn't consider original AKG C12s near the top of that list. Warm Audio's WA-CX12 specifically recreates the original run of C12s produced by AKG in Austria from 1953-1963. With less than 2500 made, you might describe originals as the “'59 Les Paul” of studio condenser microphones.

Known for their ability to emphasize 'musical' midrange and smooth out any high end harshness, original C12's are go-to's for capturing professional solo vocalists, piano performances, and epic, natural room sounds. A popular choice from rock, pop, jazz, and RnB, you could say that the original C 12 sound is “Peppered” on countless hit records. The WA-CX 12 is a faithful recreation of a studio icon offered at a fraction of the original price - made possible by using premium components and Warm Audio's elite build quality.

Tech Specs

•Custom edge terminated, dual-backplate, all-brass vintage CK12-style capsule

•Custom TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA Output Transformer

•Premium 12AY7 vacuum tube

•Premium Capacitors

•Polar Patterns: 9 Patterns - Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8, + 6 additional mixed patterns

•Max SPL:149dB

•Frequency Response: 30Hz-20kHz

•Output Impedance: 200 ohms

•Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 73dB

•EIN / Self-noise: 32dBA

•Power Source: External IEC grounded PSU

•Cable: Gotham 5 meter GAC-7, premium 7-pin tube microphone cable

•Total Weight: 17 lbs, Mic only: 2Ibs 7oz

•Mic Dimensions: 11 5/8″ x 2″ (29.5cm x 5cm)
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