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  • WAR- WA273

    Warm Audio WA273 - Dual Channel Classic 1073 style Preamp

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    The WA273 is a boutique, 2 channel “Desert Island” preamp, but it can also be classified as a studio and live work-horse.  The classic 1073 was known for being a versatile tool that works with all kinds of microphones from Condenser, to Dynamic, to Ribbon.  



    The WA273 equally shines on all types of microphones and sources including; vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, bass, drums, percussion, orchestras, keyboards, and even as a tone shaping tool to run partial or complete mixes through.  With 80dB of gain and a fully discrete Carnhill Transformer balanced signal path, there’s no recording, mixing or engineering task that the WA273 can’t handle.

    The classic 1073 was hand-wired and so is the WA273!  Guru’s claim that a portion of the 1073’s classic tone can be attributed to the hand-wired nature of the build.  The WA273 is hand-wired and hand assembled, including the pcb components that are all populated by hand. 




    Two Channel, Class A, 1073-Style British Microphone Preamp

    UK made Carnhill Transformers

    Hand Wired, hand assembled

    80dB of gain - resistor stepped gain switch

    Fully discrete

    TONE button - Changes input transformer impedance for varying tone

    Polarity switch

    48v phantom power

    4 position inductor based hipass filter - 50, 80, 160, 300 Hz

    XLR mic input

    Line level TRS input

    TS Send/Receive insert jacks

    XLR & TRS line level outputs

    Direct In, instrument input

    Freq response 20Hz - 20kHz +/-.5 dB

    19" rackable

    Internal IEC 115v/230v power inlet


      Need more info on the WA-273? Visit the Warm Audio website