Sound Like A Legend The WA-84 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone based on classic microphone circuitry. The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer, polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET. The WA-84 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on a variety of instruments and sources, such as; acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass & woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.
Large Sound, Small Size The WA-84 has a very LARGE sound for its small size and uniquely uses a heavy Nickel CineMag transformer in its signal path to warm up and ENLARGE sound sources. Small diaphragm condenser microphones have widely moved to transformer-less technology in recent years for ease of design and a lower-cost manufacturing process. When designing the WA-84 we chose to go the extra mile and tackle a more boutique design known for its crystal clear, yet smooth, LARGE sound.
Boutique Tone We are proud to offer something special to the market-place by using large core transformer technology (CineMag USA) in a small diaphragm condenser microphone package. The result is a circuit that we feel sounds absolutely gorgeous and goes the extra mile in terms of signal integrity and smooth boutique tone.
A Look Inside The WA-84 The Capsule The WA-84 utilizes a custom vintage-style capsule designed to emulate classic componentry and design techniques. The WA-84’s capsule is carefully manufactured by an Australian capsule supplier and is precisely reproduced to vintage specs. We are pleased to offer such a high quality capsule in this microphone which allows us to nail the sonics of the most important component of any microphone.
The Circuit The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer, polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET.
The Transformer The WA-84 utilizes an American made CineMag USA transformer that contributes to the legendary creamy smooth top-end and the BEEFY mid to bottom-end one would hope to get from an 84-style small diaphragm condenser microphone.
The Capacitors The WA-84 proudly utilizes Wima, polystyrene and tantalum through-hole capacitors throughout.
Technical Specification UTILIZES A CINEMAG USA TRANSFORMER DIRECTIONAL PATTERN: CARDIOID FULLY DISCRETE VINTAGE-STYLE SIGNAL PATH VINTAGE CAPSULE REPRODUCTION PACKAGE INCLUDES: MICROPHONE, CARDIOID CAPSULE, SHOCK-MOUNT, MIC CLIP, WINDSCREEN AND CARRYING CASE 48V PHANTOM POWERED FREQUENCY RANGE: 20HZ - 20KHZ SENSITIVITY: -39DB OR 11MV/PA @ 1KHZ OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 200Ω RATED LOAD IMPEDANCE: ≥1KΩ PAD: 0DB OR -10DB MAXIMUM SPL: 123/133DB @ 1KHZ, 0.5% THD, 0/-10DB S/N RATIO: 78DBA (IEC651) EQUIVALENT NOISE: 16DBA (IEC651) DYNAMIC RANGE: 107DBA (IEC651) CONNECTOR: 3-PIN GOLD-PLATED XLR WEIGHT: 122G EACH FINISH: NICKEL