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A Full Stereo Kit of the 414-Style “EB” Classic Mic In One Affordable Package


Warm Audio announces the WA-14 Stereo Pair, authentic recreation of the most truthful studio mic of all time in a sequential pair with the full recording kit


Austin, TX – August 29, 2023 Warm Audio, the leading manufacturer of faithful recreations of legendary recording gear, announces the addition of the WA-14SP, a sequential stereo set of the WA-14 mic, an authentic recreation of the ultra-rare unattainable “EB-circuit” 414-style microphone, the most truthful studio mic of all time. The WA-14SP provides a stereo pair of WA-14 mics loaded with an all-brass, CK-12 style capsule, variable pad, and three polar patterns. Ideal for capturing the natural sound of performances with minimal coloration and smooth high end, the WA-14SP achieves present pianos, punchy guitars, clear overheads, and a natural stereo image…all in one affordable package! The WA-14SP ($749) is available at authorized Warm Audio retailers worldwide.

The WA-14SP ships as sequential pairs and are tested to ensure each mic is within +/- 1dB of each other, delivering consistent performance for stereo recording applications. The WA-14 achieves the same sonic performance of its original “EB” inspiration, delivering clear mids, controlled bass, and accurate high-end emphasis for recordings that stay true to the original performance.

The WA-14 mics are built around a custom CK12-style, edge-terminated, dual-diaphragm capsule that is custom machined out of solid brass and meticulously spec’d to match the detail and warmth of the original. Unlike later nylon iterations of this capsule, the WA-14 faithfully replicates the clear open top end of the original all-brass CK12 capsule. Featuring a critical component of the original “EB-style” mics not found on current reissues, the WA-14 is built with a custom Cinemag transformer to bring out the full richness and detailed sound reproduction of the CK12-style capsule. Each WA-14 mic has three polar patterns (cardioid, figure-8, & omnidirectional) to meet the needs of a variety of recording situations. The variable pad (0dB, -10dB, -20dB) allows the WA-14 to manage variable SPLs and properly balance signal-to-noise for better raw recordings.

The full stereo kit includes a custom flight case, two WA-14 Mics, two shock mounts, two hard clips, two durable travel pouches, and stereo mounting bar for reliable placement every time. This full kit ($749 / 849€ inc VAT /£759 inc VAT), along with single WA-14 mics ($399/ 449 € inc VAT /£389 inc VAT) are available now at authorized retailers worldwide. For more information, visit www.warmaudio.com/WA14.

About Warm Audio:

Warm Audio began in 2011 in founder Bryce Young’s garage upon the simple principle of building high-end recording products that were sonically equal to renowned products of the past, but to also make them affordable. Warm Audio is now an Inc 5000 company and industry-leading manufacturer of classic-inspired preamps, compressors, limiters, equalizers, microphones, guitar pedals, and more. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Warm Audio houses state-of-the-art recording facilities with two world-class recording studios where the team applies the “Warm Formula” of design to every product by ensuring that they deliver the very best in legendary sound at unprecedented value. For more information, visit www.warmaudio.com.

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