Warm Audio WA-251

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Multi-pattern tube large diaphragm condenser microphone inspired by the classic ELA M 251 microphone.

The Warm Audio WA-251 is a multi-pattern tube large diaphragm condenser microphone inspired by the classic ELA M 251 microphone.


The Warm Audio WA-251 is the result of countless listening sessions and research to understand what makes the signature sound that makes the success of the original classic.


The Warm Audio WA-251 uses an all-brass CK-12-style capsule developed in-house to match the frequency response and tonality of the original capsule. The diaphragm uses a 24k gold sputtered 6-micron and NOS PET film made of Mylar.


The valve employed is a JJ 12AY7 made in the Slovak Republic. It offers a smooth tone full of vintage character. It is then augmented by a CineMag transformer which delivers a nice presence in the top end and larger than life bottom end.


It comes with a dedicated power supply and a high-end 7-pin XLR cable made by Gotham Audio in Switzerland which increases top end presence and clear imaging.


Warm Audio WA-251 Main Features:


  • Custom WA-12-B-60V edge terminated, dual-backplate, all-brass vintage CK12-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-of-eight
  • Dynamic range: 125dBA
  • Maximum SPL: 132dB (<0.5% THD)
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz~20 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated Load Impedance: ≥2kOhms
  • S/N Ratio: 80dBA
  • Equivalent Noise: 12dBA (IEC651)
  • External IEC grounded PSU
  • Total Weight (Mic, PSU, shockmount, cables) - 12 lbs
  • Mic Dimensions: 247mm x 46mm
  • More Information
    Demo in StoreNo
    ManufacturerWarm Audio
    Short DescriptionMulti-pattern tube large diaphragm condenser microphone inspired by the classic ELA M 251 microphone.
    Microphone TypeLarge Diaphragm Condenser
    Valve / Solid StateValve
    Microphone PolarityCardioid, Omni, figure-of-eight
    Phantom PowerNo
    Frequency Response20 Hz -20 kHz
    Output ImpedanceOutput Impedance: 200 ohms
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