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MERCURY variable-pattern valve condenser microphone

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This beautiful valve/tube microphone guarantees utterly pristine results thanks to the premium-quality components used in its circuit. Hand-built in the UK, the Mercury is a versatile powerhouse, ideal for any voices, instrument or ensemble.

• Stunning precision and exceptional results
An absolute must-have studio workhorse
Represents very best of British engineering
Supplied with accessories in flightcase

DESCRIPTION

Sontronics Mercury is a variable-pattern valve condenser microphone that guarantees you spectacular results, whatever you’re recording.

Hand-built in the UK, Mercury utilises premium-grade electronic components with the exceptionally low tolerances, rarely used in microphone manufacturing. This results in an impeccably clean signal and superbly accurate reproduction of vocals and instruments.

Mercury’s power supply features both pad and filter switches, and a fully sweepable polar pattern control that provides an infinite choice of pickups, from omni to figure-of-eight and every nuance in between.

All this plus its exceptionally low self-noise make Mercury a must-have for anyone serious about achieving the very best quality results.

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Highlights

  • Tube Sound. - Inside is a hand-selected ECC81/12AT7 tube.
  • Amazing All-Rounder - Infinite choice of polar patterns means incredible versatility.
  • Best of British - Designed, developed and hand-built in UK
  • It's A Winner - Mercury has picked up many accolades

More About Mercury

Mercury sets itself apart from all other valve mics thanks to its cutting-edge technology, as its designer and Sontronics' founder Trevor Coley explains…

“During Mercury’s development, we wanted to push boundaries and so experimented with super-low-tolerance components more commonly found in aerospace and medical industries. We also laboriously tested almost a hundred vacuum tubes in our search for ‘that Mercury sound’, landing on the European ECC81/12AT7.

“The development of Mercury was truly groundbreaking, and the results speak for themselves. Its astonishingly accurate reproduction combined with a classic valve sound have resulted in Mercury being compared to vintage valve mics that cost over ten times the price, and Mercury being referred to as a classic of the future.

“No serious studio should be without this pinnacle of British microphone engineering!”

In-Depth User Guide

Awards

The number of top awards that Mercury has picked up is a shining example of how its sound and build quality has impressed everyone who's ever got near it!

  • FutureMusic Platinum Award
  • SOS Award Nominee
  • Pro Tools Editors Choice Award
  • Music Tech Gold Award
  • Best in 2017 Tech FutureMusic Award
  • Resolution Award 2015 Nominated - Rewarding quality and Innovation
  • Trusted Music Store Product Awards Highly commended
  • Bonedo - 4.5 Stars out of 5

Mercury for Life

We are proud to say that we are the only microphone brand in the world to protect our microphones with a Lifetime Warranty. Click below to read more details or to register your own Sontronics mic today.

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IDEAL FOR

  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • All instruments
  • Overhead

TECH SPECS

Microphone type: Variable-pattern valve/tube condenser
Polar pattern: Fully sweepable from omni via cardioid to figure-of-eight
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Pad: 0dB, -10dB
Filter: Linear, 75Hz
Valve/tube: European-made 12AT7/ECC81
Sensitivity (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz): 18mV/Pa -33dB ±1.5dB
Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
Max. SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 125dB
Equivalent noise level: 12dB (A-weighted)
Connector: 8-pin to 8-pin microphone to power supply (cable supplied), 3-pin XLR-M (power supply to external audio device, cable not supplied)
Power: 115/230V SPS-1 power supply included (phantom power not required)
What's included: Mercury microphone in wooden box, shockmount, SPS-1 power supply, 8-pin to 8-pin cable, mains power lead, aluminium flightcase
Product weight: 1,034g (mic only), 1,471g (mic + shockmount), 1,942g (power supply unit)
Packaged weight: 8.38kg
Mic dimensions: 250 x 90 x 80mm
Packaged dimensions: 530 x 405 x 165mm

 

Reviews

"Mercury has a glorious, full-range, giant sound and is a world-class competitor to any of the old greats. In fact, Mercury is a masterpiece that will hold its own among the greatest mics of all time." - Ron Fair, Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer (Christina Aguilera, Edina Menzel, Black-Eyed Peas)

"Mercury is by far the most outstanding mic I've come across in my career! It boasts phenomenally low self noise, the range of polar patterns is unending and it sounds amazing on whatever I put it in front of." - Adam Riviere, Composer/Multi-instrumentalist