Warm Audio WA273-EQ Dual-Channel Mic Preamp and Equalizer

Warm Audio WA273-EQ Dual-Channel Mic Preamp and Equalizer

$1,599.00

The Warm Audio WA273-EQ dual-channel microphone preamp and equalizer is designed for engineers, producers, musicians, and vocalists in mobile recording rigs and home, project, and commercial studios, with up to 80 dB of gain and 3-band EQ. It is wired and assembled by hand and incorporates handmade Carnhill transformers to deliver the sound and functionality of old British ’73-style preamps.

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The Warm Audio. WA273-EQ dual-channel microphone preamp and equalizer is intended for engineers, producers, musicians, and vocalists in transportable recording setups as well as home, project, and commercial studios. It features up to 80 dB of gain and 3-band EQ. It is wired and assembled by hand and incorporates handmade Carnhill transformers to deliver the sound and functionality of old British ’73-style preamps.

The WA-273-EQ has balanced XLR and 1/4″ TRS inputs, as well as two front-panel 1/4″ TS instrument inputs. Switchable input impedance, polarity, ground lift, and phantom power connect to an external compressor or equalizer using the 1/4″ jack “Insert send and return jacks for TS.   To handle unruly bass frequencies, the adjustable high-pass filter can be set to 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz, or 300 Hz.

Features

  • Dual Channel, Class A, '73-style British Microphone Preamp with EQ
  • UK made Carnhill Transformers
  • UK made - Blore Edwards EQ dual-concentric switch potentiometers
  • Hand wired, hand assembled
  • 80dB of gain - resistor stepped gain switch
  • Fully discrete
  • TONE button - Changes input transformer impedance for varying tone
  • Polarity switch
  • 48v phantom power
  • Low Band Boost/Cut - 35, 60, 110, 220 Hz
  • Mid Band Boost/Cut - 360, 700, 1600, 3200, 4800, 7200 Hz
  • High Band Boost/Cut - 10, 12, 16 kHz
  • Additional high band frequency EQ points added (compared to vintage 1073)
  • 4 position inductor based hipass filter - 50, 80, 160, 300 Hz
  • XLR mic inputs (front & back)
  • Line level TRS input
  • TS Send/Receive insert jacks
  • XLR & TRS line level outputs
  • Direct In, instrument input
  • Output control
  • Led level indication
  • 19" rackmountable.
  • Internal IEC 115v/230v power inlet

Specifications

  • Rack Height: 2 RU
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR 3-pin (balanced) /2 x 1/4" TRS (balanced) / 2 x 1/4" TS (unbalanced)
  • Outputs: 2 x XLR 3-pin (balanced) / 2 x 1/4" TRS (balanced)
  • Phantom Power: 48 V
  • High-Pass Filter: Off, 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz, or 300 Hz
  • Gain Range: Up to 80 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -111 dBu (unweighted)
  • Power Requirement: 115/230 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.0 x 3.5 x 11.0" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 27.9 cm
  • Weight: 16 lb / 7.3 kg
Weight 20 lbs
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