Warm Audio WA73-EQ1 Microphone Preamp with EQ

$921.00 (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.

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

Warm Audio WA73-EQ1 Microphone Preamp with EQ

Details
The Warm Audio WA73-EQ1 is a single-channel, vintage-style microphone preamp, basing its design and sound on the classic 1073 microphone preamps. The WA73-EQ1 preamp utilises custom UK-made Carnhill transformers for a more pronounced output stage. The integrated EQ section is made by Blore Edwards, providing dual-concentric switch potentiometers. It also features on-board Tone button for changing the input transformer impedance, providing a varied tone. The fully discrete Class-A electronics only accentuate the performance of the WA73-EQ1, ensuring optimal audio fidelity and performance. It also boasts integrated 48V Phantom Power and Polarity switch.

Product Ref: 105053

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Single-Channel '73-Style Preamp With Integrated EQ

Basing its design on vintage preamps, the WA73 bases its tonal character on '73-style preamp, that were widely used in music recording history. It defined the sound of pop and rock records for the past 50 years, as used for both live and studio recording applications. The WA73-EQ bases its design on this classic preamp, utilising Class-A, fully-discrete electronics for optimal audio fidelity and recreation of the classic sound. This version of the WA73 boasts an integrated EQ section, designed and developed by Blore Edwards. The versatile design means it can work with a variety of equipment including Condenser & Ribbon microphones. As well as being highly suited to a range of studio microphones, the WA73-EQ is also great for a wide variety of instruments. From electric guitars and basses to drums, percussion, keyboards and more; the WA73-EQ ensures optimal audio performance throughout.

Blore Edwards Switch-Pots

Building on the '73-style circuit, the WA73-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 Tone Control & Functionality

One of the most unique features of the Warm Audio WA73-EQ, is the hand-wired and hand-assembled design. The hand-wired assembly attributes to the classic tone of the classic '73-style preamps, 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

Preamp enthusiasts obsess over the component history of classic circuits. The WA73-EQ shows no compromise with the recreation of vintage preamps. Working in conjunction with Carnhill Transformers, Warm Audio have incorporated a faithful recreation of vintage-style preamps, recreating that '73-style sound. The transformers provide a subtle saturation when pushed. These faithful replicas provide that classic, sought-after vintage sound of time past.

Versatile Connectivity

It 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 attenuator 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 WA73-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

  • Single Channel, Class A, '73-style British Microphone Preamp with EQ
  • 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
  • Inductor based 3 band EQ
  • Low Band Boost/Cut - 35, 60, 110, 220 Hz
  • Mid Band Boost/Cut - 360, 700, 1600, 3200, 4800, 7200 Hz
  • High Band Boost/Cut - 10, 12, 16 kHz
  • Additional high band frequency EQ points added (compared to vintage 1073)
  • 4 position inductor based hipass filter - 50, 80, 160, 300 Hz
  • XLR mic inputs (front & back)
  • Line level TRS input
  • TS Send/Receive insert jacks
  • XLR & TRS line level outputs
  • Direct In, instrument input
  • Output control
  • LED level indication
  • Freq response 20Hz - 20kHz +/-.5 dB
  • 19" rackable
  • Internal IEC 115v/230v power inlet
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