WA-84

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone




FAITHFUL RECREATION OF A LEGEND


SINGLE - msrp $399
STEREO PAIR - MSRP $749



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Sound Like a Legend

The WA-84 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone based on classic microphone circuitry.  The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer,  polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET.  The WA-84 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on a variety of instruments and sources, such as; acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass & woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.

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Large Sound, Small Size

The WA-84 has a very LARGE sound for its small size and uniquely uses a heavy Nickel CineMag transformer in its signal path to warm up and ENLARGE sound sources.  Small diaphragm condenser microphones have widely moved to transformer-less technology in recent years for ease of design and a lower-cost manufacturing process.  When designing the WA-84 we chose to go the extra mile and tackle a more boutique design known for its crystal clear, yet smooth, LARGE sound.


boutique tone

We are proud to offer something special to the market-place by using large core transformer technology (CineMag USA) in a small diaphragm condenser microphone package.  The result is a circuit that we feel sounds absolutely gorgeous and goes the extra mile in terms of signal integrity and smooth boutique tone. 

A look inside the WA-84

The Capsule

The WA-84 utilizes a custom vintage-style capsule designed to emulate classic componentry and design techniques.  The WA-84’s capsule is carefully manufactured by an Australian capsule supplier and is precisely reproduced to vintage specs.  We are pleased to offer such a high quality capsule in this microphone which allows us to nail the sonics of the most important component of any microphone.

The Circuit

The WA-84 is a fully discrete Class A design that utilizes a CineMag USA transformer, polystyrene and Wima capacitors and a Fairchild FET.

The Transformer

The WA-84 utilizes an American made CineMag USA transformer that contributes to the legendary creamy smooth top-end and the BEEFY mid to bottom-end one would hope to get from an 84-style small diaphragm condenser microphone.

The Capacitors

The WA-84 proudly utilizes Wima, polystyrene and tantalum through-hole capacitors throughout.

Single - Nickel
Stereo Pair - Nickel
Single - Black
Stereo Pair - Black

Technical Specification

Technical Specification

  •  Utilizes a CineMag USA Transformer

  • Directional Pattern: Cardioid

  • Fully Discrete Vintage-style Signal Path

  • Vintage Capsule Reproduction

  • Package Includes: Microphone, Cardioid Capsule, Shock-mount, Mic Clip, Windscreen and Carrying Case

  • 48V Phantom powered

  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz

  • Sensitivity: -39dB or 11mV/Pa @ 1kHz

  • Output Impedance: 200Ω
  • Rated Load Impedance: ≥1kΩ

  • Pad: 0db or -10db

  • Maximum SPL: 123/133dB @ 1kHz, 0.5% THD, 0/-10dB

  • S/N Ratio: 78dBA (IEC651)

  • Equivalent Noise: 16dBA (IEC651)

  • Dynamic Range: 107dBA (IEC651)

  • Connector: 3-Pin Gold-Plated XLR

  • Weight: 122g each

  • Finish: Black & Nickel

Cardioid Frequency Chart

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Magazine Reviews

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Awards

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“I absolutely love these mics. Like the vintage models from decades ago, they are very smooth and among the most versatile small diaphragm condenser microphones ever made. Every studio needs a pair.”

Joe Carrell - (Thousand Foot Krutch, Tasji Bachman, Sanctus Real, Pauline Reese)