Warm Audio’s best-selling WA-8000 offers the company’s take on Sony’s modern classic large-diaphragm valve capacitor mic, the C-800G. They have now announced the upcoming launch of the Limited Edition Gold WA-8000, which, perhaps unsurprisingly, is a limited edition version that sports a striking all-gold finish.
The new version features all of the same carefully selected components as the standard model, with an all-brass K67-style capsule and Lundahl transformer joined by a NOS (new old stock) 6AU6 valve — which is housed in a custom external mount. The microphone promises to deliver the natural, open high-frequency characteristics and mid-range clarity associated with the model that inspired it, providing users with a great ‘all-rounder’ choice vocal and acoustic instruments.
The Limited Edition Gold W-8000 will come supplied in a hard carrying case with an shockmount, external power supply and power cables.
To find out more about the WA-8000, you can check out our review of the standard model here.
- Polar patterns: Cardioid + Omni
- Self-noise: 15dB (A-Weighted) Cardioid, 17dB (A-Weighted) Omni
- Dynamic range: 113dBA
- Maximum SPL: 131dB (Cardioid), 134dB (Omni)
- Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 KHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: 76dB (Cardioid), 73dB (Omni)
Pricing & Availability
The Limited Edition Gold WA-8000 is available to order now priced at $1299£1199 including VAT / €1399. Shipping will commence in October 2023.