Exciting New 1073 Clones Available February
These gorgeous new WA-73’s will be available to buy next month. WARM Audio have followed the world famous ’73 circuit topology with a great degree of accuracy and, from what APN understands, the original Rupert Neve designed, British console (perhaps the most sought after hardware piece in existence) has been recreated in an extremely accurate fashion – even down to it’s very particular brand of harmonic distortion.
With a three-band EQ that includes midband peaking with selectable center frequencies at 360Hz, 700Hz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz, and 7.2kHz; as well as Low Frequency shelving, selectable at 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz, and 220Hz. A highpass filter, selectable at 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz, and 300Hz. Interestingly, the original 1073 offered only a fixed 10kHz shelf whilst the WARM AUdio boys decided to spoil us by adding 12kHz, and 16kHz options.
WA73-EQ Classic Look
The WA-73 range all feature discrete, handwired Class A circuits and UK-made Carnhill transformers. Owners of both dynamic and ribbon mics will be pleased to know that there is a full 80dB of gain available. WARM Audio stuck to the original tantalum and polystyrene capacitor design, also picking an output transistor they claim is smoother in the high gain settings than other 1073 replicas. Unlike previous WARM Audio offerings the WA-73’s all have built in power supplies – saving studio owners the distressing pile of wires and wall warts behind their prized studio rack.
The full range
WA73 1 Channel British Mic Pre
WA73-EQ 1 Channel British Mic Pre & EQ
WA273 2 Channel British Mic Pre
WA273-EQ 2 Channel British Mic Pre & EQ