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 WA-84 has a very LARGE sound for it’s small size and uniquely uses a heavy Nickel CineMag transformer in it’s 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 it’s it’s crystal clear, yet smooth, LARGE sound.
A Look Inside The WA-84
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 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 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 WA-84 proudly utilizes Wima, polystyrene and tantalum through-hole capacitors throughout.
- Microphone Type:Condenser
- Polar Pattern:Cardioid
- Diaphragm Size:Small Diaphragm
- Frequency Range:20Hz-20kHz
- Max SPL:123dB SPL (133dB with pad)
- Output Impedance:200 ohms
- Sensitivity:11mV/Pa @ 1kHz
- Signal to Noise Ratio:78dB (A weighted)
- Self Noise:16dB (A weighted)
- Power Source:48V phantom power
- Weight:0.27 lbs.
- Included Accessories:Shockmount, Windscreen, Mic Clip, Carrying Case
- Manufacturer Part Number:WA84-C-B