The WA-251 was created to offer a classic microphone design to a new generation of recording artists at an affordable price. The WA-251 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern, large condenser microphone, based on the classic 251 that has been used on many hit records for the last 50+ years. It is designed for pro studio, home studio, live performances, and broadcast applications. It’s great for vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments. Just about any other instrument you want to record. The classic 251 became extremely popular as a vocal microphone in the 60’s and is now considered to be one of the greatest condenser microphones ever created. Even though the classic 251 is still widely used today, it’s become very expensive. Warm Audio designed the WA-251 to sound like the classic 251. According to the company, it was “no easy task, especially since some of the vintage components are no longer manufactured or available.” But they succeeded and this beautiful, great sounding microphone is priced so that it is now in reach of not only high-end studios, but serious home studios as well. For more information about this product, click here.