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Mercury M72s Studio Microphone Amplifiers Now ShippingOffers variable mic gain and a two-setting input pad (November 24, 2004)
The newly revised Mercury M72s dual-channel studio microphone amplifier from Mercury Recording Equipment Co. is now shipping. This unit brings the vintage Telefunken/Siemens V72s module design up to date with some modern enhancements. The fully transformer-balanced Mercury M72s offers variable mic gain and a two-setting input pad that expands the abilities of this classic design.
Unlike the vintage V72 modules, which were fixed at 34dB gain, the M72s features a variable mic gain with a range of 28dB to 58dB. The lowest gain setting, used in combination with the switchable input pad, which offers -16dB or -28dB settings, allow the M72s to accept line level signals and provide a rich, warm recording or mix path for modern instruments or recording devices. A direct input connection is provided for instruments, in addition to switchable 48V phantom power and phase reverse.
Following a lengthy design process, Mercury Recording Equipment Co. has developed a faithful recreation of the classic German-manufactured mic amp modules that produce a more open high-end in addition to the expected rich low frequencies and full mid-range. The Mercury M72s studio amplifiers additionally bring a more musical quality to the "vintage" tone and "break-up" associated with the original modules. MSRP is $3,899.
About Mercury Recording Equipment
With classic audio processors such as those originally made by Fairchild, Pultec, and Telefunken/Siemens now difficult to find, expensive to buy, and costly to maintain, Mercury Recording Equipment Co. is dedicated to bringing the sonic and aesthetic character of those devices to new generations through an expanding line of hand-crafted classic recreations. Incorporating similar circuitry, tubes, custom transformers, and design ideas to the originals, all of Mercury's products are hand-wired using silver solder, are fully transformer balanced, and feature a distinctive vintage look with powder coating or baked enamel finish with engraved lettering.
Professional audio distributor TransAudio Group, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been appointed to handle all sales, marketing, and distribution in the U.S. for Mercury Recording.
About TransAudio Group
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing users with technical expertise extending far beyond the norm. TransAudio Group's product lines include A-Designs (USA), AEA Ribbon Microphones (USA), ATC Loudspeakers (UK), Brauner (Germany), Drawmer (UK), Geoffrey Daking & Co. (USA), George Massenburg Labs (GML) (USA), Mercury (USA), Mission Audio (UK) Soundelux (USA), SoundField (UK), and Z-Systems (USA).
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