Mint and from smoke free environment. Only used for about 10 hours because i was working out of the country. Happy to answer any questions! Hand Wired & Hand Assembled.The classic'73 was hand-wired and so is the WA73! Gurus claim that a portion of the'73s classic tone can be attributed to the hand-wired nature of the build. The WA73 is hand-wired and hand assembled, including the pcb components that are all populated by hand. 73 enthusiasts unequivocally get excited about the component history in these classic circuits. The signal transformers are a common topic of conversation. The classic vintage units used various versions of transformers throughout the years, and the most coveted were the very first versions made by Marinair Radar. Marinair Radar Transformers are regarded as the most desirable'73 choice due to their fluid and forgiving nature. They saturate sweetly when pushed, and have been known to make engineers cry when they hear how beautiful their mixes sound through them! Warm Audio worked closely with Carnhill Transformers of Cambridgeshire, UK, to design faithful replicas of these most coveted, early version transformers.
We at Warm Audio have not yet heard a modern day 1073-style preamp sound as close to the early vintage'73 design as does our WA73 with these beautiful custom Transformers. An important part of the classic British circuits not often discussed are the different styles of capacitors and output transistor used. We found it important to maintain integrity to the original design by using tantalum and polystyrene capacitors in the signal path and an output transistor choice that is much smoother in the high gain settings than what is typically found in modern'73-style replicas. Single Channel, Class A,'73-style British Microphone Preamp.80dB of gain - resistor stepped gain switch. TONE button - Changes input transformer impedance for varying tone. 4 position inductor based hipass filter - 50, 80, 160, 300 Hz. XLR & TRS line level outputs. Internal IEC 115v/230v power inlet.
The item "Warm Audio WA73 (Neve 1073 Preamp Clone, Mic Pre, Microphone Preamp)" is in sale since Sunday, June 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps". The seller is "greenback64" and is located in Liverpool.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.