The Warm Audio WA-412 provides four channels of classic American console preamps in a sleek 1RU design. This style of preamp is appreciated for its punchy low end and smooth open top end. Featuring fully discrete socketed 6-pin op-amps and custom-wound Altran USA input and output transformers, the WA-412 leaves nothing to be desired if you are looking for multiple channels of world class tone in an affordable package.
Discrete op-amp circuitry is known for its high headroom and low distortion characteristics, and has much to do with the coveted sound of these classic console preamps. Warm Audio’s input and output transformers are made in the USA by high-end transformer manufacturer, Altran. Warm worked closely with Altran to create unique transformers that extend the low frequency response of the design. These transformers also use a vintage winding technique that produces a distinct smooth and open character.
Carefully choosing the WA-412 components has resulted in an amazing four-channel ‘workhorse’ preamp/DI that performs at the highest levels, while still adding a touch of vintage console magic to your signal.