Another Legend Reborn
The original ’67 became one of the most sought-after and widely-used studio microphones of its time, recording a massive collection of some of the most memorable songs of the last 50 years – we’re talking about classic tracks from artists as varied as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Temptations and Nirvana!
Based around an EF86 pentode tube and having the same smooth and creamy tone of the original, the WA-67 excels at recording just about anything that you put it in front of, and it may immediately become your go-to choice for vocals, guitars, drum toms, and overheads, pianos, brass, and strings.
Going All Out
Warm Audio went to great lengths to recreate the discrete circuit of the original microphone, using boutique components throughout to ensure that nothing got in the way of pure tube magic. The sound and vibe of the original ’67 is recreated in the WA-67.
The Guts and Glory
The EF-86 tube is well-known in the industry for having characteristics that are consistently flattering to audio sources, and it’s one of the reasons why the original ’67 microphone remains sought after.
Going even further, in order to accentuate and complement the custom capsule and EF86 tube, Warm Audio used top-shelf components to create their version of the original circuit. Using high-bandwidth polystyrene capacitors, as well as boutique polypropylene caps from Wima and a large output capacitor from Solen. Warm Audio also used a custom large-core transformer from Lundahl in Sweden, which plays a significant role in the buttery smooth high-frequency response and huge three-dimensional sound of the WA-67. The microphone is also encased in a beautiful nickel-plated brass body and headbasket, which provides strength, additional shielding from extraneous handling noise and ultimate audio performance.
Last but not certainly not least, the quality of the 7-pin cable that connects a tube mic to its power supply is also of paramount importance – it carries both audio signals and voltage for the tube on different pins, which means that it plays an integral role in the performance of the microphone. Warm Audio partnered with high-end manufacturer Gotham Audio of Switzerland to use their high-end GAC-7 cable with the WA-67. This special cable is integral to the sound and performance of the microphone and adds the finishing touch to the WA-67 system.
• Large diaphragm studio condenser microphone
• Faithful re-creation of the classic ’67-style pentode tube circuit
• EF86 pentode tube for creamy smooth clarity and brilliance
• Custom large-core transformer from Lundahl Sweden
• Custom all-brass large K67-style vintage capsule re-creation
• Gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm, 6 microns thick
• High-bandwidth polystyrene capacitors
• Boutique capacitors from Wima and Solen
• Nickel-plated brass microphone body and headbasket for ultimate acoustic performance
• Premium 7-pin audio cable from Gotham Switzerland
• Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-of-Eight
• Switchable hi-pass filter
• Switchable -10 db pad
• Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
• Rated impedance: 200 ohms
• Rated load impedance: 1kilohms
• Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 17 dB-A
• Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138 dB
• Signal to noise ratio (A-weighted): 78 dB
• Microphone includes: wood box, shockmount, hardmount, power supply, 7-pin mic cable