Warm Audio WA273-EQ 2-Channel Microphone Preamp with EQ

$1,728.00 (excluding VAT)

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Estimated delivery: 13th - 15th February

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 13th - 15th February

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

  • Software
  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Double-Channel Vintage-Style Mic Preamp With EQ
  • Based On Classic 73-Style Preamps
  • Custom UK Carnhill Transformers
  • Fully Discrete, Class-A Electronics
  • 4-Position Inductor Based Hipass Filter

Warm Audio WA273-EQ 2-Channel Microphone Preamp with EQ

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The Warm Audio WA273-EQ is a 2-channel, vintage-style microphone preamp, basing its design and sound on vintage 73-style preamps. The WA273 Microphone Preamp captures the essence of vintage-style recording, boasting custom UK-made Carnhill transformers and a fully hand-wired and hand-assembled design. The fully discrete Class-A electronics ensure optimal audio fidelity and performance, resulting a full-bodied and defined sound. The WA273-EQ Preamp also includes a 4-position inductor-based hipass filter for added flexibility. This version of the WA273 also boasts an integrated Blore Edwards EQ section with dual-concentric switch potentiometers.

Product Ref: 105055

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Dual-Channel 73-Style Mic Preamp

Basing its design and tonality on classic, 73-style preamps, the WA273-EQ provides you with two-channels of high-end processing. The renowned sound of the vintage preamp was famous for its unique tone, style and character. It provided a full-bodied sound with high-end sparkle and remarkable definition, cementing its place in music history from its birth. This version of the WA-273 boasts an integrated EQ section for further sculpting and tonal shaping capabilities. The boutique style preamp is ideal for both studio and live applications, with its versatile design ensuring optimal audio fidelity no matter the input source. Warm Audio have strived to recreate the sound and tone of the 73-style preamps, utilising fully discrete Class- A electronics, suited to a wide range of equipment. From Condensers to Ribbon microphones and from electric guitars to pianos, the WA273-EQ will process it all, in immense detail, utilising the classic tone and sound from vintage preamps.

Blore Edwards Switch-Pots

Building on the 73-style circuit, the WA273-EQ also boasts an integrated EQ section with custom-designed Blore Edwards switches and potentiometers. The EQ section features a 3-band configuration, allowing you to shape and sculpt your tone for added control. The complex dual concentric switch potentiometers are constructed in the UK by Blore Edwards, who supply military-specification switches and potentiometers. This adds to the precision and durability of the components, ensuring you get full control over your EQ section, with exceptional accuracy.

In-Depth Control Section

One of the most unique features of the Warm Audio WA273-EQ, is the hand-wired and hand-assembled design. The hand-wired assembly attributes to the classic tone of the 73-style preamp, with all PCB components added and installed by hand. The comprehensive yet ergonomic control section is comprised of a 80dB gain switch, as well as a Tone button and a 4-position inductor based hipass filter. The Tone control changes the input transformer impedance, resulting in a varied tone for added flexibility, ideal for use with instruments and vocals alike. With 80dB of gain in total, the preamp gives you more than enough headroom to process a range of instruments and microphone types. The hipass filter is great for removing unwanted low-end response, highly useful when it comes to recording microphones and high-end-based instruments.

UK Custom Carnhill Transformers

The preamp enthusiasts obsess over the component history of classic circuits. The WA273-EQ shows no compromise with the recreation of that classic preamp sound. Working in conjunction with Carnhill Transformers, Warm Audio have incorporated a faithful recreation of the vintage-style transformers, reacreating the sound once found in 73-style preamps. The transformers provide a subtle saturation when pushed. These faithful replicas provide that classic, sought-after vintage sound of time past.

Versatile Connectivity

The preamp features a vast range of connectivity, allowing you to connect a wide range of external musical instruments and equipment. It boasts an XLR mic input, line-level TRS input, TS Send/Receive insert jacks, as well as XLR & TRS line-level outputs. A direct input is also included for processing and recording instruments such as electric guitars. There is also an output control potentiometer for controlling your levels with ease.

Rack-Mountable Design

The robust, retro-style design bases its aesthetic on vintage preamp units features vintage-style rotary knobs and push button controls. The streamlined and ergonomic layout provides annotated controls with high-quality fittings, optimising your workflow. The WA273-EQ utilises tantalum and polystyrene capacitors and an output transistor choice for a smooth response when the gain settings are pushed. Additionally, it boasts built-in 48V Phantom Power, a Polarity switch, a ground lift switch and a built-in LED level meter.

Features

  • Dual channel, Class A, 73-style British Microphone Preamp
  • UK made Carnhill Transformers
  • UK made - Blore Edwards EQ dual-concentric switch potentiometers
  • Hand wired, hand assembled
  • 80dB of gain - resistor stepped gain switch
  • Fully discrete
  • TONE button - Changes input transformer impedance for varying tone
  • Polarity switch
  • 48v phantom power
  • 4 position inductor based hipass filter - 50, 80, 160, 300 Hz
  • XLR mic input
  • Line level TRS input
  • TS Send/Receive insert jacks
  • XLR & TRS line level outputs
  • Direct in, instrument input
  • Output control
  • LED level indication
  • 19" rackable
  • Ground lift switch
  • Internal IEC 115v/230v power inlet
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