MERCURY

A variable-pattern valve microphone showcasing the absolute pinnacle in audio precision and British engineering

ABOUT MERCURY

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 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.

MERCURY HIGHLIGHTS

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TUBE

SOUND

Inside is a

hand-selected

ECC81/12AT7 tube

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AMAZING

ALL-ROUNDER

Infinite choice of

polar patterns means

incredible versatility

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BEST OF BRITISH

Designed, developed and

hand-built in UK

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IT'S A

WINNER!

Mercury has

picked up

many accolades

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"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)

Steven DeBoard (photo credit: Wendy Levin/D.M.Gremlin Studios

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!

Future Music Platinum Award for Sontronics Podcast Pro microphone
Pro Tools Expert Editor's Choice award for Sontronics Mercury
Trusted Music Store Highly Commended award for Sontronics Mercury
Music Tech Excellence 10/10 award for Sontronics Mercury
Sound On Sound Gear Award Nominee for Sontronics Mercury
Resolution Gear of the Year Nomination for Sontronics Mercury
Bonedo 4.5 Stars for Sontronics Mercury
Best In Tech award for Sontronics Mercury
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Every element of Mercury, inside and out, has been developed with absolute perfection in mind

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

MERCURY VINTAGE EDITION

Launched in 2019, the Mercury Vintage Edition is a special version of Mercury that has been fitted with a Mullard M8162 vacuum tube.

This valve, guaranteed to be pre-1970, gives Mercury an unmistakable vintage sound, providing even warmer lows together with an even silkier top-end response. The longer it's used for, the better it sounds.

We've been lucky to procure some of the world's last stocks of these valves so this version of Mercury is an EXTREMELY limited edition!

CONTACT US to find out how to get your hands on a Mercury Vintage Edition
 

A true studio workhorse, the Mercury gives absolutely stunning results on whatever you put it in front of, from solo brass, strings and woodwind instruments to piano, harp or guitar, from vocals and voiceover to choir, ensemble and orchestra.

Sontronics Mercury - ideal for vocals
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for voiceover
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for acoustic guitar
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for piano
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for woodwind
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for strings
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for drums
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for choir
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for guitar amps
Sontronics Mercury - ideal for overhead & room miking
"Mercury sounds absolutely stunning with a warm velvety sound and a shimmering air."

Marc JB, Producer/Remixer

IDEAL APPLICATIONS

TECHNICAL SPECS

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MIC TYPE

Valve/tube

condenser

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POLAR PATTERN

Variable from omni to figure-of-8 and

everything in between

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FREQ. RESPONSE

20Hz to 20kHz

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PAD

0dB, -10dB

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FILTER

Linear, 75Hz

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SENSITIVITY

-33dB ±1.5dB

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CONNECTOR

8-pin mic to PSU

(cable supplied),

3-pin XLR mic out

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POWER

115/230V PSU included

Phantom power

NOT required

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WEIGHT

1,034g (1,471g with

shockmount)

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DIMENSIONS

250 x 90 x 80mm

Click for the full list of technical specifications and frequency response graph

MERCURY REVIEWS

Music Tech 10/10 Excellence review of Sontronics Mercury

MusicTech

May 2017

10/10 EXCELLENCE

Pro Tools Expert EDITOR'S CHOICE review of Sontronics Mercury

Pro Tools Expert

March 2017

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Sound On Sound COVER FEATURE review of Sontronics Mercury

Sound On Sound

November 2017
COVER FEATURE

Audio Media

August 2017

Bonedo Online 4.5 STAR review of Sontronics Mercury

Bonedo Online

June 2017

4.5 OUT OF 5

"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

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.