FIRST LOOK: Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Microphone

FIRST LOOK: Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Microphone

By Front End Audio on Jun 30th 2022

FIRST LOOK: Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Microphone

Warm Audio has just released the new Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Microphone and we're here to give you a first look! The WA-CX12 is a 9-pattern, large diaphragm tube microphone based on one of the most coveted microphones in the world, the C12. Warm Audio specifically aimed to recreate the original run of C12s produced in AKG in Austria from 1953-1963. With less than 2500 made, you might describe originals as the "59 Les Paul" of studio condenser microphones.

We just got our first batch of Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Microphones in at Front End Audio! Check out our new Out of the Box video for a first look!

Known for their ability to emphasize musical midrange and smooth out any harshness in the top end, the C12 microphone this is based on, is a go to for capturing professional solo vocalists, piano performances and epic, yet natural room sounds. The C12 sound is "peppered" on countless hit records and is a popular choice from rock, pop, jazz and RnB. Warm Audio is offering their recreation of the studio icon at a fraction of the original price - made possible by using premium components and Warm Audio's awesome build quality.


  • Custom edge terminated, dual backplate, all-brass vintage CK12-style capsule
  • Custom TAB-Funkenwerk (AMI) USA Output Transformer
  • Premium 12AY7 vacuum tube
  • Premium capacitors
  • Polar patterns: 9 Patterns - Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8 + 6 additional mixed patterns
  • Max SPL: 149dB
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz-20kHz
  • Signal to noise ratio: 73 dB
  • EIN/Self Noise: 32 dBA

The new Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Microphone is available now for purchase at Front End Audio! If you have any questions, give us a call and we'll be happy to assist!

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