Microphone preamps

//Microphone preamps
  • Tube 1ch M72s and 1ch M76m

    The Mercury Brüder combines one M72s channel and one M76m channel in a single 3U package. This unit is now available from our Custom Shop (special order).

    Both channels are multipurpose tools for making music.

    The Mercury M72s is warm and punchy, with a thick bottom end, a great push in the mid range and a open airy top end. The M72s performs great on vocals, bass, drums, acoustic and electric guitars, as well as room and overhead applications.

    The M76m is warm, open and airy. Compared to the M72s, the M76m is overall more evenly "EQ'ed," meaning there is not a push in the low or mids. The M76m shines on vocals, bass and guitars (you have amazing control on the amplifier's tone), and opens up your room and overhead mics. With 72dB (+/-) of total gain and a choice of high or low input impedance — ribbon mics are big and open with the M76m.

    The M72s has 58dB of gain and the M76m has about 72dB of gain (60dB input gain, +6dB(+/-) of level control and +6dB when low impedance is selected).

  • In the mid-sixties, at Abbey Road Studios legends were born. Not just the Beatles or George Martin, but also the REDD.37 recording desk that was used to record most of their earlier work. The very rare amplifiers used in that desk were called "V72s" and were a modified version of the standard Telefunken / Siemens V72 module.

    The more common V72 amplifier modules were later modified and have been sold for many years as outboard preamplifiers all over the world. These V72 modules have not been available new for 40 years, and working units have become extremely rare and expensive. It is the uniquely musical tonal characteristics of these preamps have made them the prized possession of many engineers lucky enough to get the vintage modules, and a "secret weapon" for many studio musicians. With that in mind, Mercury Recording Equipment has made a faithful reproduction in the M72s -- not only of how the units behave, but of how they SOUND overall. The addition of pad, phase, phantom and gain controls make it even more versatile without sacrificing the most important feature: Musicality.

    After building 100's of Vintage V72 packages at Marquette Audio Labs it is nice to know we can continue a tradition that we have been providing for over 10 years now. We are very proud of the Mercury M72s Studio Microphone Amplifiers at M.A.L. and I am personally very pleased with this product which has actually exceeded my expectations.

  • First, Mercury Recording Equipment Co. successfully recreated the original V72s with the highly regarded Mercury M72s. Now, with the Mercury M76m, we have brought to life the V72s' "big brother" - the V76. The Mercury M76m is a recreation of the original German designed Telefunken / Siemens amplifier module used in many European broadcast and recording desks. The V76 modules, however, are more well known as an outboard rack mounted preamp and are highly sought after by studios and engineers all over the world. Of all the V76 amplifiers, the "V76m" has always been the most desired because of its useful variable gain control, (as well as no filters intended for broadcast use). Original V76 modules have not been available new for 40 years and working vintage units have become extremely rare and expensive. Furthermore, due to its overly compact modular design, the V76 modules are now, after four decades, not as mechanically sound as they once were which causes problems sonically.
  • In the mid-sixties, at Abbey Road Studios legends were born. Not just the Beatles or George Martin, but also the REDD.37 recording desk that was used to record most of their earlier work. The very rare amplifiers used in that desk were called "V72s" and were a modified version of the standard Telefunken / Siemens V72 module.

    The more common V72 amplifier modules were later modified and have been sold for many years as outboard preamplifiers all over the world. These V72 modules have not been available new for 40 years, and working units have become extremely rare and expensive. It is the uniquely musical tonal characteristics of these preamps have made them the prized possession of many engineers lucky enough to get the vintage modules, and a "secret weapon" for many studio musicians. With that in mind, Mercury Recording Equipment has made a faithful reproduction in the M72s -- not only of how the units behave, but of how they SOUND overall. The addition of pad, phase, phantom and gain controls make it even more versatile without sacrificing the most important feature: Musicality.

  • In the mid-sixties, at Abbey Road Studios legends were born. Not just the Beatles or George Martin, but also the REDD.37 recording desk that was used to record most of their earlier work. The very rare amplifiers used in that desk were called "V72s" and were a modified version of the standard Telefunken / Siemens V72 module.

    The more common V72 amplifier modules were later modified and have been sold for many years as outboard preamplifiers all over the world. These V72 modules have not been available new for 40 years, and working units have become extremely rare and expensive. It is the uniquely musical tonal characteristics of these preamps have made them the prized possession of many engineers lucky enough to get the vintage modules, and a "secret weapon" for many studio musicians. With that in mind, Mercury Recording Equipment has made a faithful reproduction in the M72s -- not only of how the units behave, but of how they SOUND overall. The addition of pad, phase, phantom and gain controls make it even more versatile without sacrificing the most important feature: Musicality.

  • First, Mercury Recording Equipment Co. successfully recreated the original V72s with the highly regarded Mercury M72s. Now, with the Mercury M76m, we have brought to life the V72s' "big brother" - the V76. The Mercury M76m is a recreation of the original German designed Telefunken / Siemens amplifier module used in many European broadcast and recording desks. The V76 modules, however, are more well known as an outboard rack mounted preamp and are highly sought after by studios and engineers all over the world. Of all the V76 amplifiers, the "V76m" has always been the most desired because of its useful variable gain control, (as well as no filters intended for broadcast use). Original V76 modules have not been available new for 40 years and working vintage units have become extremely rare and expensive. Furthermore, due to its overly compact modular design, the V76 modules are now, after four decades, not as mechanically sound as they once were which causes problems sonically.
  • Mercury M76m rear Mercury M76m front

    First, Mercury Recording Equipment Co. successfully recreated the original V72s with the highly regarded Mercury M72s. Now, with the Mercury M76m, we have brought to life the V72s' "big brother" - the V76. The Mercury M76m is a recreation of the original German designed Telefunken / Siemens amplifier module used in many European broadcast and recording desks. The V76 modules, however, are more well known as an outboard rack mounted preamp and are highly sought after by studios and engineers all over the world. Of all the V76 amplifiers, the "V76m" has always been the most desired because of its useful variable gain control, (as well as no filters intended for broadcast use). Original V76 modules have not been available new for 40 years and working vintage units have become extremely rare and expensive. Furthermore, due to its overly compact modular design, the V76 modules are now, after four decades, not as mechanically sound as they once were which causes problems sonically.

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  • Manley Core

    $3,299.00
    Manley designed the Core reference channel strip so that you can hit record and focus on your performance, not your signal chain. It sports the quality, performance, and flexibility their VOXBOX is known for, at a price that makes it accessible to any serious artist or engineer. You get a world-class Manley mic pre, followed by a 3:1 ELOP style compressor for effortless dynamic control.


  • The TUBE-TECH MP2A Microphone preamplifier/DI is based on our classic MP1A but features improved fidelity and new features.

    MP2A is the second in the new range of upgraded microphone preamplifier/DI's.( The modular PM1A was the first.)

    These new preamps features even higher headroom and fidelity than the earlier TUBE-TECH micpre''s. 

    Serious listening tests of the MP2A immediately shows a sound quality second to none and places the preamp amongst

    a handful of the worlds very best designs.


    MP2A features an impedance switch to perfectly match the input to all different types of microphones, including the increasing amount of popular ribbon mic's. The impedance switch furthermore opens up several creative possibilities in changing the character of the MP2A input.

    Gain is adjustable in 2 dB steps. Overload is now indicated with a red LED.

    The MP2A DI carries on the tradition of the very good sounding TUBE-TECH DI's and delivers even better quality

    for Bass and Guitar DI recording. A DI input simply doesn't get any better than this!





     

     

    MP2A Technical Description






     

    The TUBE-TECH MP2A is a combined Microphone Preamplifier and Direct Instrument amplifier.
    The input provides switchable +48 V phantom power, selectable mic. impedance of 600/1200/2400 Ohm,

    phase reverse switch, low-cut filter (20 Hz/40 Hz/off), as well as a switchable -20 dB pad.

    Gain is adjustable from +10 dB to +70 dB.( 10db steps, coarse +2 dB steps, fine.)

    The Direct Instrument Input are unbalanced with a gain ranging from + 10 dB to + 60 dB.

    The amplifier is all tube. Input transformer is enclosed in a MU-metal can. Input and output transformers come with a static screen between the primary and secondary wirings. The input and output are balanced as well as fully floating.





     

     

    MP2A Technical Features






    Tube based push-pull output amplifier

    Gain from +10 dB to +70 dB in 2 dB increments

    Pad in front of input transformer (-20 dB)

    Built-in +48 V phantom power

    Overload indicator

    Microphone input impedance = 600 Ohm/ 1,2 kOhm/2,4 kOhm

    CMRR >60 dB @ 10kHz

    Direct Instrument Jack-socket input for various instruments

    DI input impedance > 1 Mohm

    Frequency Response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 60 kHz

    Typical noise figure: 5 dB @ 200 ohm