Up for consideration is a Warm Audio TA12 500 mic preamp -- a modern recreation of the classic console mic pre, inspired by the vintage API 312. THEN, they add a couple of tone enhancing component choices, including a custom-wound Cinemag transformer and a 150-Ohm impedance setting. This is a great all-rounder mic pre that can be used for strings, ac. / el. guitars and even vocals. New, the API 512 mic pres are selling for $800 each, so here is a great opportunity to own a more versatile -- and perhaps even better sounding mic pre, and save $400!!!
HI -RES PHOTOS:
HERE for 1270 DPI Hi-Res photos of WA12 500, and HERE is some additional product info from the Warm Audio website, HERE is the WA12 User's Manual, and here are some Magazine + end user reviews:
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CLASSIC VINTAGE API SOUND
WA12's have a great vintage API 312 character and tone that imparts a smoothness and musicality to your tracks. The custom Cinemag transfomer is wound in such a way to give the basic 312 circuit even more voluptuous midrange detail, and is now even better suited for vocals and acoustic instruments. In addition to the phenomenal-sounding basic API circuit, you also have an 150-ohm impedence TONE switch (killer on SM57s), as well as -20 dB pad, Phase, P48, and a front panel DI, all in the convenient 500-series format!!!
* Classic API 312 Circuit
* 150-Ohm Switch
* Fully Discrete
* Dual Transformer
* + 71 dB Gain
* Custom Cinemag Xform
* Front Panel DI
* for API 500-Series
* P48 Phantom
* Phase Reverse
* -20 dB Pad
WA12-500 SOUND FILES
Here are some sound files to give you an idea of what to expect. Here are some Acoustic Guitar clips using a pair of Avenson Audio STO-2 omni mics going into a pair Warm Audio WA12 preamps and a Metric Halo ULN-8 converter:
SANTA CRUZ OM/PW AC. GUITAR
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7-STRING NYLON GUITAR
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SHIPPING & TERMS
USA shipping is $12.50 via FedEx Ground, with tracking, Insurance
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return, buyer pays shipping, so please ask questions first. This auction is for a brand new, Warm Audio WA12-500 mic pre / DI. No other accessories are included.
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