Simply put, the release of the WA-87 changed the industry's perception of what could be achieved at an affordable price. Based on classic 60s circuitry, the WA-87's rich sound became a favorite of countless producers, engineers, and home recordists everywhere. It was our first microphone and a verifiable hit, and in recent years we've followed it with many other successful and ground-breaking designs. Since the release of the WA-87 in 2016 we've learned a bunch more about microphone manufacturing, and we've proven that we can shatter the industry's quality expectations at affordable prices.That experience drove us to see if we could improve the WA-87 in tangible ways without having to raise the price, and the result is the new WA-87 R2 (Revision 2). We've used everything we've learned about recreating vintage microphones in the last five years to bring it even closer to the sound, vibe and performance of the original 60s classic we all know and love. We're ecstatic to bring you the result - in short, the new WA-87 R2 is bigger, bolder and just plain better! A Faithful Reproduction With Top-Shelf Components The WA-87 is based on a classic 60s circuit that is widely considered to be one of the greatest studio microphones ever designed.
We spent countless hours trying to get even closer to the sound of the vintage version than we had with the WA-87, so the new WA-87 R2 uses top-quality components like a NOS Fairchild transistor and high-bandwidth polystyrene and film capacitors from Wima. The WA-87 R2 uses a custom-wound Cinemag USA output transformer like the original WA-87 did, with the new version providing a slightly increased output level and improved frequency response. We also employed the same capsule the WA-87 uses, which was designed to the exact specifications of the ones found in the vintage mics. The result is an incredibly accurate sonic replica of arguably the widest-used studio microphone in popular recording history!The Most Versatile Mic In Your Locker Just like the vintage microphone, the WA-87 R2 excels at recording virtually anything. Three polar patterns (cardioid, omni, and figure 8) make sure you're covered for a wide variety of applications, and an 80Hz high pass filter reduces low-frequency rumble if needed. The switchable -10dB pad comes in handy when you want to record extremely loud sources and not overload the internal electronics. The WA-87 R2 works brilliantly on vocals, drum overheads, guitars, piano, auxiliary percussion, brass, strings, and more.
Not only that, it's the same price as the original WA-87, so you can afford to have several in your mic locker! Stunning In Sound And Appearance The WA-87 R2 is now encased in a heavier, stronger and larger nickel-plated brass body, and the new rounded head basket shape adds additional space around the capsule for a more pleasing sonic signature. With authentic vintage warmth and a smooth detailed top end, we truly believe this mic performs on par with microphones costing five times as much or more.
No matter what else you've got in your mic locker, the WA-87 R2 is sure to become one of your favorite go-to microphones! Large diaphragm studio condenser microphone, with a faithful reproduction of the original vintage 87-style circuit. All discrete premium components, including a nos fairchild transistor and wima/nichicon capacitors. Custom cinemag usa output transformer.
WA-87-b-50v capsule-reproduction of classic dual backplate (four-wire termination) k87 capsule. Three polar patterns: cardioid, figure-of-eight, and omnidirectional.10db pad and 80hz high pass filter. Frequency response: 20hz - 20khz. Diaphragm: 6-micron thickness, gold-sputtered membrane, nos mylar (pet film). Included accessories: wooden storage case, hard mount, and shock mount.
Weight (fully boxed): 6.5 lbs / 3 kg. P11998 Adjustable Studio Boom Arm. Extends 2.5 feet from the base of the boom arm. Adjustable, spring-stabilized joints with thumbscrews for easy repositioning of the microphone. Clamps securely to desks, tables and other flat surfaces up to 55 mm (2.2) thick.
Included USB cable (Type B to Type A) extends 3 m (10') from the base of the boom arm. High quality pre wired Audio Technica USB cable hardwired neatly into the boom arm so it is hidden.If Boom arm is being used with a non-USB microphone cable can be cut and removed. Internal cable management for clean desk appearance. If your item is defective or you want to return it for any reason within the first 30 days of when it was delivered to you; you have the following options. We will send you a.
To replace the item for a brand new one. All replacements and exchanges are free.
Item Code: WA-87 R2 Nickel+P11998. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Microphones & Wireless Systems". The seller is "audiosavings" and is located in this country: US.
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