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A Single Channel '73 For The Rest Of Us

If there’s one style of preamp that professional engineers would unanimously agree has defined the tone of records for decades, it would definitely 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 preamp choices today. The Warm Audio “WA73 Family” each pay careful homage to British audio history.

When Warm Audio decided to release the WA73 it was vital it met vintage expectation in both design & performance. The tone & sweet character that vintage '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 auditioning, the WA73 has been born!

The WA73 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 WA73 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 WA73 can’t handle.

*Handwired & hand-assembled
*Fully discrete, Class A, transformer-balanced circuitry
*UK-made Carnhill Transformers
*80dB of gain handles any type of mic, including ribbons
*Resistor-stepped rotary gain switch for easy recall
*Tone button changes input transformer impedance for mic optimization & tonal shaping
*Polarity switch
*48V phantom power
*4-position inductor-based highpass filter, selectable for Off, 50, 80, 160, or 300Hz
*XLR mic input
*Line-level TRS input
*TS Send/Receive insert jacks
*XLR & TRS line-level outputs
*DI instrument input
*Output level control
*LED level meter
*19" rackmount
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