In 2016, Warm Audio introduced one of the most talked-about 87-style FET condenser microphones in the industry with the release of the WA-87. Now, they have upgraded this classic mic with the Warm Audio WA-87 R2 '87 Style FET Condenser Microphone (Black Finish). The original made the looks and authentic vintage sonics of this style of mic affordable to customers for the very first time. Simply put, the release of the original WA-87 changed the industry’s perception of what could be achieved at an affordable price. Based on classic 60s circuitry, the original WA-87’s rich sound became a favorite of countless producers, engineers, and home recordists everywhere. It was their first microphone and a verifiable hit, and in recent years we’ve followed it with many other successful and ground-breaking designs.Since the release of the original WA-87 in 2016 they learned a bunch more about microphone manufacturing, and they've proven that we can shatter the industry’s quality expectations at affordable prices. That experience drove them to see if they could improve the WA-87 in tangible ways without having to raise the price, and the result is the upgraded WA-87 R2 (Revision 2). They used everything they learned about recreating vintage microphones in the last five years to bring it even closer to the sound, vibe and performance of the original 60s classic performers know and love. The upgraded WA-87 R2 is bigger, bolder and just plain better!