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Punch and presence define this mic pre, and the TONE button gives you that upside down presence you expect from old school API based units! From creator Bryce Young: 3 years ago I set out to create a top-notch preamp every musician could afford.* Not just a fancy chassis or shiny tubes but something that would actually sound great, something that would transform average mics and instruments into world-class tone.* I’ve built gear for high-end studios for years—cutting corners for this project was not an option in my mind.* The WA12 is designed at the quality level of everything else I’ve built.* It’s truly exceptional.* The WA12 holds its ground next to pres 4-5 times its price.Is this possible?* Yes.* A bold claim?* Absolutely.* A lie?* Nope.* I can honestly say that I have created an industry-changing piece of gear.* Say goodbye to the $1,000 glass ceiling and say hello to the WA12.* The first fully-professional, transformer-balanced mic pre, with the beautiful character and mojo of some of the greatest classics….all at one ridiculous price.Take a listen.* Be amazed.Warm Audio WA12 Specifications 71db of Gain CUSTOM DESIGNED Cinemag input and output transformers MADE IN THE USA! 150 ohm, and 600 ohm input impedance for varying tone – available for both the mic and HI-Z inputs Fully Discrete* * 48 volt Phantom Power Mic level balanced input: XLR or 1/4″ Balanced outputs: XLR or 1/4″ True HI


Affordable LDC Microphone With Multiple Voicings

...haven't been able to really put it through the paces either so this also just my initial reaction. Chain is a wa12 -- rnla -- scarlet

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Warm Audio presents the WA-412 4 Channel Pre

...put a different spin on it, as coming back to that preamp design nearly 5 years after developing the first WA12 gave us all a fresh perspective on what we might try differently so that each unit was sort of its own animal. One important reason to do that is that we still...

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Thinking about getting api clone for drums, any advice would be appreciated!

I have the WA12. I've never used an API anything so can't compare. I do like the WA12 though. I believe that the WA12 is an API 312 clone if I'm not mistaken.

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