The most coveted vintage consoles and outboard gear weren't transparent. And that's the point behind the Warm Audio WA12 MKII. Coloration is, in many cases, desirable. If your mixes sound unprofessional, lacking in vibrancy and depth, you'll adore the WA12 MKII. Subjective listening tests played a big part in the development of this amazing preamp. Test equipment can tell you only so much, and there's a point in the design process where you've got to let your ears call the shots. You wouldn't mix with earplugs and an oscilloscope, would you?
Impedance switching gives you sonic versatility
Warm Audio equipped the WA12 MKII with a secret weapon: a Tone button that switches the input impedance from 600 to 150 ohms. Pushing this button changes the tone of both the mic and hi-Z inputs, letting you individually optimize for each of your microphones and giving you a measure of sonic versatility without having to resort to EQ. And speaking of mics, with 71dB of gain, the WA12 MKII has enough on tap to handle your favorite ribbon mics.
Top-tier performance — amazing value
At Sweetwater, we understand that outfitting your studio is a balancing act between performance and value. Warm Audio gets that, and their WA12 MKII delivers on both counts. In spite of its ultra-reasonable pricing, Warm Audio gear is made using only the finest components like genuine Cinemag input and output transformers. Look at it this way: at this price, you can pack your rack with two or more WA12 MKII preamps — a capital idea if you record live drums or more than one track at a time.