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If there’s one preamp that professional engineers would unanimously agree has defined the tone of records for decades, it would be the venerable '73-style of mic pre. '73-style pres have been used in recording & live applications for many years & are still considered to be the “Holy Grail” of preamps today. The Warm Audio “WA73 Family” each pay careful homage to British audio history

When Warm Audio decided to release the WA-273EQ it was vital it met vintage expectation in both design & performance. The tone & sweet character that '73-style mic preamps impart is so unique & familiar, we had only the pure desire to release sonically accurate reproductions. After years of R&D, careful back-engineering, & countless hours of listening, the WA73 has been born!

The WA-273EQ is a Desert Island boutique preamp, but can also be classified as a work-horse. '73-style pres are known for being versatile tools that work with all kinds of mics even Ribbons. The WA-273EQ equally shines on all sources including; vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, bass, drums, percussion, orchestras, keyboards, & even as a tone shaping tool to run mixes through. With 80dB of gain & a fully discrete Carnhill Transformer balanced signal path, there’s no recording, mixing or engineering task that the WA-273EQ can’t handle

*Handwired & assembled
*Fully discrete, Class A, transformer-balanced circuit
*UK-made Carnhill Transformers
*80dB of gain handles any mic
*Resistor-stepped rotary gain switch
*Tone button changes input transformer impedance for mic optimization & tonal shaping
*Polarity switch
*48V phantom power
*Inductor based 3 band EQ
*Low Boost/Cut - 35/60/110/220 Hz
*Mid Boost/Cut - 360/700/1600/3200/ 4800/7200 Hz
*High Boost/Cut - 10/12/16 kHz
*Extra HF EQ points
*4-position inductor-based HP filter, selectable for Off/50/80/160/300Hz
*XLR mic in
*Line-level TRS in
*TS Send/Receive insert jacks
*XLR & TRS line-level outputs
*DI instrument in
*Output level control
*LED level meter
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