The WA73-EQ is a Desert Island boutique preamp, but it can also be classified as a studio and live work-horse. Classic'73-style preamps are known for being versatile tools that work with all kinds of microphones from Condenser, to Dynamic, to Ribbon.
The WA73-EQ equally shines on all types of microphones and sources including; vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, bass, drums, percussion, orchestras, keyboards, and even as a tone shaping tool to run partial or complete mixes through. With 80dB of gain and a fully discrete Carnhill Transformer balanced signal path, there's no recording, mixing or engineering task that the WA73-EQ can't handle. Enthusiasts unequivocally get excited about the components used in classic'73-style British preamps. The signal transformers are a common topic of conversation.
Vintage units used various versions of transformers throughout the years, but the most coveted were the earliest versions. These are regarded as the most desirable 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 reproductions of these most coveted, early version transformers.We at Warm Audio have not yet heard a modern day'73-style preamp sound as sweet and musical as does our WA73-EQ 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 reproductions. A great sounding'73-style circuit should be just as reliable as it is great sounding. The complex dual concentric switch potentiometers in the EQ sections of the WA73-EQ are made in the UK by Blore Edwards who manufacture military spec switches and potentiometers. The use of Blore-Edwards components is no small inclusion for a'73-style preamp-eq in this price range.Hand Wired & Hand Assembled. Classic'73-style preamps were often hand-wired and so is the WA73-EQ! Gurus claim that a portion of the sought after classic British tone can be attributed to the hand-wired nature of the build. The WA73-EQ is hand-wired and hand assembled, including the pcb components that are all populated by hand.
Single Channel, Class A,'73-Style British Microphone Preamp With Eq. UK Made - Blore Edwards Eq Dual-Concentric Switch Potentiometers.80Db Of Gain - Resistor Stepped Gain Switch. Tone Button - Changes Input Transformer Impedance For Varying Tone. 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).
XLR & TRS Line Level Outputs. Freq Response 20Hz - 20Khz +/. Internal LEC 115V/230V Power Inlet. Thank you for shopping with us! "We Sell Dreams" is our core philosophy and we do this with integrity and transparency.The easiest and safe way to pay! This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The item "Warm Audio Single Channel British Mic Preamp & Equalizer WA73-EQ" is in sale since Monday, October 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "*sweetheartdeals*" and is located in Winona, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.