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NAMM 2017: This Neumann U87 Style Mic From Warm Audio Is 5 Times More Affordable

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Posted on: February 9, 2017
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The Neumann U87 is one of the most sought after mics in the recording world but it carries a price tag to match its fame. Warm Audio has used it as the inspiration for its new WA-87 condenser mic, with a cinematic transfomer and custom capsule and despite only being on the market for a month, it’s proving amazingly popular. At a price point of $599 with included shock mount and wooden carrying case it’s not hard to see why!



Warm Audio WA-87 Specifications


  • Microphone Type: large condenser studio microphone.
  • Based on the classic “87-style” circuit.
  • Microphone includes shock mount, hard mount and wood box.
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, figure of eight, and omnidirectional.
  • Capsule: Lens Kondensator LK-87-B-50V reproduction of classic dual backplate (four wire termination) K87 capsule.
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron thickness, 1 inch diameter, gold sputtered membrane, NOS Japanese mylar (PET film).
  • Output Transformer: CineMag USA.
  • Frequency Response: 20hz – 20khz.
  • SPL: .5% THD @ 125db (without pad),132db (with pad).
  • Pad: -10db.
  • Output: 150 ohms, 24k gold plated, 3 pin XLR (pin 1 = gnd, pin 2 = +, pin 3 = -), transformer coupled via Cinemag USA output transformer.  
  • High Pass Filter: 80hz.
  • Noise: -117db.
  • Color: nickel (painted).




The WA-87 is available now for $599. Read more about it here.




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