The WA-251 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern, large condenser microphone, based on the classic ‘251 that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50+ years. The WA-251 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources.
The classic '251 became extremely popular as a vocal microphone in the 1960's and is now considered to be one of the greatest condenser microphones ever created. The classic '251 is still widely used today in professional recording studios but has become extremely rare and cost prohibitive to acquire.
Designing our WA-251 to sound like the classic '251 was no easy task, especially since some of the vintage components are no longer manufactured or available. We are pleased to release such a gorgeous sounding classic to the market at a price that’s reachable to more people than ever before.
- Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic - Custom WA-12-B60V Edge Terminated, Dual Backplate, All Brass Vintage CK-12 Style Capsule - Cinemag USA Output Transformer - JJ Slovak 12AY7 Vacuum Tube - Gotham 5 Meter GAC-7, 7-Pin Tube Microphone Cable - Wima, Solen French, and Polystyrene Capacitors - Polar Patterns: 3 Patterns - Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8 - Frequency Range: 20hz - 20kHz - Output Impedance: 200 Ohms - Maximum SPL: 132db - Rate Load Impedance: >= 2kOhms - S/N Ratio: 80dBa - Total Weight: 12lbs - Mic Dimensions: 247mm x 46mm Dynamic Range: 125 dBa Includes: Microphone, Wood Box, PSU, Shock-Mount, and Gotham Cable