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.
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.
– 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