Introducing the new Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Microphone!
By Front End Audio on May 26th 2022
Warm Audio has just released the new Warm Audio WA-CX12 Tube Microphone! The WA-CX12 is a 9-pattern, large diaphragm tube microphone based on one of the most coveted microphones in the world. Not many microphones can be in the "Mount Rushmore" discussion, but you would be hard pressed to find any working engineer who doesn't consider the original C12 near the top of that list. 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.
Known for their ability to emphasize musical midrange and smooth out any harshness in the top end, original C12s are 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.
Need-to-know Tech Specs:
- 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!