Post by kcatthedog on Jan 27, 2019 14:59:16 GMT -6
Ok, so I got a chance to chat with Bryce at NAMM today. First off, what a super nice guy. We talked about the WA-84 and he told me that the capsule is interchangeable with an actual KM-84 capsule. So you can use the Neumann capsule if you have one or swap out your broken Neumann KM-84 capsule with theirs. I thought that was pretty cool. I know some of you were wondering about that.
Also, we talked a bit about the transformer, which is a Cinemag CM-5722. The way Bryce described how the Cinemag sounds as "a bit more focused" than the Haufe BV-107 in the Neumann KM84 he owns personally. That, of course, is not an uncommon observation when it comes to Cinemags in general. I didn't ask how "exact" the circuit was in comparison to the original, but again, the Km84 circuit is not terribly complicated so overall, it's not a longshot that the WM-84 will be another successful product for Warm.
And, no, I did not listen to the mic. It was set up, as were all their mics, but if you've ever been to NAMM, with the cacophonous background noise everywhere on the show floor, it's impossible to really hear what mics sound like.