Mercury Vintage edition er en herlig versjon av Sontronics nyeste rørmikrofon. Denne leveres med et sjeldent Mullard M8162-rør, hentet fra det britiske militærets lager. Selve røret er garantert over 40 år gammelt, og har AAA-spesifikasjoner. (Dette røret kan ikke sammenlignes med rimelige kopi-rør som "flyter over" på ulike salgssider på internett.) Sontronics har igjennom årene opparbeidet seg en fin liste profilerte artister som bruker eller har brukt mikrofonene til sine innspillinger. Her nevner vi navn som Ed Sheeran, Gary Barlow, Eric Clapton og Adele, som i nyere tid har benyttet Mercury og Aria i sine produksjoner. Mercury har variable karakteristikker, og med et uvanlig bra headroom til å være en rørmikrofon, er dette en svært anvendelig studiomikrofon! Mercury Vintage Edition kommer i et svært begrenset antall, og vi anbefaler deg å sjekke ut det vi tror kan bli en riktig klassiker om noen år.
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Valve/tube condenser microphone
Launched at the 2017 NAMM Show, our new Sontronics MERCURY is a premium-quality valve/tube condenser microphone designed to sound stunning on whatever you're recording, from solo instruments, percussion and vocals to ensemble and orchestral work, overhead and room miking, voiceover and more.
The mic picked up two awards in its first two reviews: a 10/10 Excellence award from Music Tech Magazine and the Editor's Choice award from Pro Tools Expert, and won the Highly Commended award from Trusted Music Stores. MERCURY is also shortlisted for three other awards: MusicRadar's Best In Tech awards, Sound On Sound magazine's 2018 Gear Awards and Music Tech magazine's Gear of the Year awards. Wish us luck!
Designed by Sontronics' founder Trevor Coley, and developed alongside top artists and producers as well as with the input of engineers at Abbey Road Studios, the MERCURY is hand-built here in our UK Sontronics HQ.
Taking things a step on from our multi-award-winning ARIA, the Sontronics MERCURY employs the highest-grade components (most of which have less than 1% tolerance, unheard of for a microphone at this or any other price) and a hand-selected and tested, European-made ECC81/12AT7 vacuum tube, all of which result in absolutely impeccable results, whatever application you're using it for.
The MERCURY gives you an infinite choice of polar patterns from omnidirectional to figure-of-eight and everything in between, controlled via the sweepable control knob on the front of the power supply. The mic also has pad (0, -10dB) and low-cut filter (linear, 75Hz) controls and a professional power supply with medical-grade interference filter, and it boasts incredibly low self-noise for a valve microphone (less than 12dB, A-weighted), making this a must-have microphone for any studio serious about achieving the best quality results.
"MERCURY was almost three years in the making," says Sontronics' designer and founder Trevor Coley, "and it truly represents the pinnacle of quality components and British engineering combined with our passion for making versatile, beautifully crafted microphones that don't cost the earth.
"We've already had some amazing feedback from top artists who loved working with the prototype so much that the bought the real thing, and MERCURY is regularly being compared to vintage valve microphones that cost up to ten times the price. Every studio should have one!"
- valve/tube condenser microphone
- variable polar patterns
- designed to sound stunning on whatever you're working on
- beta-tested with top producers and artists including Gary Barlow
- covered by LIFETIME WARRANTY
- male & female vocals
- piano & strings
- acoustic guitar & guitar amp
- brass, woodwind & ethnic instruments
- drums & percussion
- ensemble, choral & orchestral
- room & overhead miking