The WA12 MKII is a completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier design with high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and an exciting sonic performance – great for all types of recording applications. A high quality mic preamp is one of the most critical pieces needed to achieve the elusive ‘larger than life’ sound, and the WA12 MKII is more than capable of delivering.
Utilizes premium grade input and output USA CineMag transformers.
71db of Gain, fully discrete signal path.
Utilizes a discrete 6-pin socketed 1731 style opamp. Can be replaced with other 6-pin "2520 foot-print" opamps for varying tone/flavor.
TONE button – Switches the input impedance from 600 ohms to 150 ohms. Changes the tone of both the mic and HI-Z inputs.
2 Meg Ohm True HI-Z input on front panel. Sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag Transformers and discrete opamp. Great for guitars, bass, keyboards and other instruments that have a 1/4″ output jack.
Mic level balanced input: XLR.
Balanced outputs: XLR and 1/4″/TRS.
48 volt Phantom Power.
Output attenuation control (after the CineMag output transformer) allows for driving the preamp and transformers into saturation.
LED Meter gain indication.
External 24v AC power plug.