WARM Audio WA-87 Condenser Microphone

WARM Audio WA-87 Condenser Microphone

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Warm Audio WA87. A Classic Made Affordable.


The classic ‘87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in popular recording history. Rather than base our WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, we decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century. As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones often prefer the warmer, more forgiving nature of the earlier commercially available models. The desire to re-introduce the warm tone of this classic mic at an affordable price to an all new generation of recording artists was the inspiration behind the WA-87.

Quality components make a better mic.

The WA-87 features all discrete, premium components such as Fairchild FETs, tantalum, polystyrene, and WIMA film capacitors, and is rounded off with a CineMag USA output transformer.  The WA-87 proudly uses our own “Lens Kondensator”custom reproduction of the classic K-87 dual backplate/dual diaphragm capsule, as found in early ‘87 mics. 

It all starts with the microphone

The importance of a good microphone cannot be overstated; but unfortunately, finding a truly great microphone within a budget has always been a challenge for aspiring engineers. There are very usable microphones available for those on a budget; but top shelf, classic studio microphones have simply been out of reach for most people.  We applied all that we know about bridging this barrier into crafting a microphone that reaches the level of quality and sonics mostly found only in top shelf products, yet sells for a price that is down to earth.

  • 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).

Shipment processing time

  • All orders are processed within 2-3 business days.
  • Real-time order tracking information will be sent via SMS and EMAIL once your order has been successfully processed and captured.
  • Standard/Free shipping does not include delivery on weekends or holidays.
  • Deliveries on weekend and holidays can be arranged at an extra charge to customer.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

Shipment method

Estimated delivery time

Shipment cost

Economy Road

2-3 business days

Free / R850 and above

Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.

* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.