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New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« on: February 23, 2019, 01:26:07 PM »
Its been a while since I looked at mics, let alone record... But These look interesting.....

Warm Audio WA-84

https://warmaudio.com/wa-84/

Cinemag trans, Wmia caps and Fairchild FETs... Additional caps in the future.

At 749$ a matched set...
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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 04:16:42 PM »
Wow this looks great, wish they’d fit in a hat. :headphones:
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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 12:29:49 AM »
Clearly angling after the Neumann vibe.  Perhaps I missed it, but where does it say that the capsules are swappable and that other capsules are forthcoming?  I would be a lot more interested in these if that was indeed the case.
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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 12:48:59 AM »
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RØDE? BeesNeez? Any others?

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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 12:53:59 AM »
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RØDE? BeesNeez? Any others?
Those Rode capsules are probably made in China anyway.  There is a lot of magic involved in those capsules.  Circuits are easy, capsules are hard :)
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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 07:35:17 AM »
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RØDE? BeesNeez? Any others?

LuLu mics?  think they r going for the km84 vibe.   T.H.E.  mics also?
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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 09:59:41 PM »
Clearly angling after the Neumann vibe.  Perhaps I missed it, but where does it say that the capsules are swappable and that other capsules are forthcoming?  I would be a lot more interested in these if that was indeed the case.

I watched a vid from nam2019 where their spokesman said the caps are swappable, with other patterns possibly to follow.  I read or saw where the capsules a nickel vaporized..
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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 11:48:02 PM »
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RØDE? BeesNeez? Any others?

3u Audio? Or do they outsource their capsules?

http://www.3uaudio.com/cp.asp?id=694



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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 09:41:27 AM »
I hate to be the spoil sport, but I can't help but feeling about these kinds of things the way I do about the B9Audio Schoeps knockoffs.

Why do companies try to create knockoffs of the products of other companies? It seems tragically disingenuous to make money off of the good name (and marketing dollars) of others.

Why not design something *you* think is good on its own terms and sell that?
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Re: New Mic Alert: Warm Audio WA-84
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 11:11:07 AM »
^^^

I usually feel the same way, but this a "clone" of a discontinued product that the original manufacturer has declined to bring back market.

 

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