Warm Audio Announces New Pencil and Tube Condenser Mics

Right as NAMM was kicking off this year out in Anaheim, Warm Audio announced a brand-new pencil condenser microphone called the WA-84. It has a modest profile with a vintage-inspired design, featuring small vents surrounding the capsule, and comes in either nickel or black.

Warm Audio WA-84

Despite its small size, the WA-84 promises a huge sound, courtesy of the CineMag USA Transformer it houses. It also boasts a fully discrete signal path and an optional -10dB pad switch at the top of the mic and comes with extras right out of the box, including a windscreen, shock-mount, mic clip, and hard carrying case.

The WA-84 will hit the streets in March of this year, retailing at $399 USD for a single mic and $749 USD for a pair (a 50 dollar savings), so be sure to check back soon to pick up your own right here on Reverb.

The WA-84 wasn't the only announcement, however. Warm Audio was one of the first companies to make a new product announcement before NAMM, unveiling the vintage-looking off-white WA-251 back at the beginning of the month, which is WA's unique reimagining of the classic Telefunken Ela M 251.

The WA-251 borrows the capsule from the WA-12-B-60V design, features a JJ 12AY7 vacuum tube from Slovak Republic, and an American-made CineMag USA transformer—all of which results in a characterful vintage tone with a strong top-end and a tonally rich low-end.

Warm Audio WA-251

Like the WA-84, it too comes with a shock-mount, as well as a power supply and a stylish and protective wooden case. And at $799 USD, this mic represents a great value for those looking to capture vintage tube microphone sound at an affordable price.

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