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Warm Audio WA-47F - Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone

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The WA-47F is a faithful recreation of an exceedingly rare, wildly popular large diaphragm FET microphone known for its ability to handle high sound pressure levels with great accuracy. With the original considered a premier choice for kick drum sounds and vocals across world class studios, the s... Read More

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Description

The WA-47F is a faithful recreation of an exceedingly rare, wildly popular large diaphragm FET microphone known for its ability to handle high sound pressure levels with great accuracy. With the original considered a premier choice for kick drum sounds and vocals across world class studios, the sound profile of the WA-47F faithfully recreates the expansive dynamic range, immediate transient response, and ability to render sound with meticulous detail of the original '47 FET style microphone. Premium components and elite build quality come together to make the WA-47F an ideal choice for several applications in the studio.

Features:

  • Gold Sputtered, Large Diaphragm, Single Backplate, K47 Style Capsule
  • Custom TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA Output Transformer
  • Premium Fairchild Transistors
  • WIMA and Polystyrene Capacitors
  • Faithful Recreation of a High-SPL, Low Noise Classic:
    • The WA-47F brings excellent sonic versatility and the uncanny ability to handle high SPLs - just like the original.
  • Superior Sound on Drums and Vocals:
    • The WA-47F sound profile is fabled for being a "secret weapon" for huge kick drum sounds while the custom tuned frequency response helps add a pristine edge to solo vocals that need to stand out.
  • K47-Style Capsule:
    • The WA-47F uses a premium reproduction of the vintage K47-style capsule found in the original microphone for ultra-wide frequency response and detail.
  • Custom TAB-Funkenwerk USA Output Transformer:
    • Large-core imported German laminations drive the punchy, powerful sound captured by the capsule.
  • Exceptional High-SPL Handling:
    • Amazing for drums, horns, and cranked amps, the WA-47F easily handles high SPLs up to 137dB and 147dB with 10dB pad engaged.
  • Premium Components:
    • The WA-47F has elite build quality with boutique components for a no-compromise addition to your professional mic locker.
  • Includes Premium Accessories:
    • Safely store your mic anywhere with the included premium wood box and mount the mic to any stand with the attached hard mount.

The original U47 FET was released in 1969 and gained massive popularity inside recording studios for its ability to handle fast transients and high SPLs. The high SPL handling, especially for a condenser mic, meant that engineers could make kick drums sound huge, and it meant that engineers no longer had to compromise between volume and detail with certain sources.

Main Uses:

  • Lead Vocals
  • Vocalists with stronger upper mids
  • Outer (External) kick drum mic
  • Upright bass
  • Bass and guitar cabinets

Notable Original U47FET Artists:

  • Aimee Mann
  • Van Halen II {DLR vocals)
  • Dave Groh/ (Nirvana Drums, My Hero Drums for Foo Fighters)
  • Bon Scott - AC/DC

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Product Specs

Polar PatternCardioid
Max SPL137dB, 1
 47dB with l0dB pad engaged
Frequency Response20Hz-19kHz
Output Impedance150 ohms
Rated Load Impedance> 1 kOhms
Pads and Filters-l0dB pad, 140 Hz low-cut filter
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (+ weighted)69 dB, 76 dB-A
EIN / Self-noise (+ weighted)25dB, 18 dB-A
Total Weight3.5Ibs
Mic only2Ibs
Mic Dimensions8" x 2.75" (20.3cm x 7cm)

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