The WA-251 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern, large condenser microphone, based on the classic ‘251 that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50+ years. The WA-251 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.
All Brass Capsule
The WA-12-B-60V is an all-brass, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the smoothness, rich top end, and warm vintage sonics of the original CK12 capsule. The WA-12-B-60V uses a variant CEK-12 back plate as a basis, which overcomes manufacturing limitations of the original CK12 capsule. The o-ring and housing of the WA-12-B-60V are all made from brass (no teflon parts), and the diaphragm is 24k gold sputtered 6 micron, NOS PET film (mylar). The end result is a very consistent, reliable capsule which matches the frequency response and tonality of the classic 1970's classic capsule.
The WA-251 utilizes an American made CineMag USA transformer. This transformer helps provide the present top end and the LARGE bottom end one would hope to get from a 251-style condenser microphone.
The WA-251 proudly uses polystyrene coupling capacitors, wima film capacitors throughout, and an imported Solen French capacitor on its output.
-CUSTOM WA-12-B-60V EDGE TERMINATED, DUAL-BACKPLATE,
-ALL-BRASS VINTAGE CK12-STYLE CAPSULE
-CINEMAG USA OUTPUT TRANSFORMER
-JJ SLOVAK 12AY7 VACUUM TUBE
-GOTHAM 5 METER GAC-7, 7-PIN TUBE MICROPHONE CABLE
WIMA, SOLEN FRENCH, AND POLYSTYRENE CAPACITORS
-POLAR PATTERNS: 3 PATTERNS - CARDIOID, OMNI, FIGURE-OF-EIGHT
-FREQUENCY RANGE: 20 HZ~20 KHZ
-OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 200 OHMS
-MAXIMUM SPL: 132DB (<0.5% THD)
-RATED LOAD IMPEDANCE: ≥2KOHMS
-S/N RATIO: 80DBA
-EQUIVALENT NOISE: 12DBA (IEC651)
-EXTERNAL IEC GROUNDED PSU
-TOTAL WEIGHT (MIC, PSU, SHOCKMOUNT, CABLES) - 12 LBS
-MIC DIMENSIONS: 247MM X 46MM
-DYNAMIC RANGE: 125DBA
I-NCLUDES: MICROPHONE, WOOD BOX, PSU, SHOCK-MOUNT AND GOTHAM CABLE.