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Sontronics Mercury
Valve Microphone

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The Sontronics Mercury is a stunning new valve microphone from the company that puts sound and quality first.

  • Multi-pattern valve condenser microphone
  • Continuously variable polar pattern from omni to figure-of-eight and everything in between
  • Hand-built in the UK
  • Beta-tested with the Abbey Road Studios engineers, plus top producers and musicians including Gary Barlow and Paul Epworth
  • Employs top-grade deluxe-quality components
  • Hand-selected ECC87/12AT7 valve
  • 0db / 10dB attenuation pad and linear / 75Hz filter controls on the power supply unit
  • Has a classic vintage valve sound with unbelievably low self noise and incredibly fidelity
  • Covered by Sontronics Lifetime Warranty

The Sontronics Mercury is a stunning valve microphone from Sontronics.

I'll let Sontronics' Trevor sum it up for you: “Our beautiful new Mercury represents a three-year journey in the pursuit of microphone excellence. Using the highest grade components and working with top artists, producers and musicians including the engineers at Abbey Road Studios, we believe that Mercury represents Sontronics’ greatest achievement so far!”

Having heard several of their other mics, I'm inclined to believe him...

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  • 1 year warranty
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