A variable-pattern valve microphone showcasing the absolute pinnacle in audio precision and British engineering
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.
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Infinite choice of
polar patterns means
BEST OF BRITISH
Designed, developed and
hand-built in UK
"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
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!
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!”
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!
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.
"Mercury sounds absolutely stunning with a warm velvety sound and a shimmering air."
Marc JB, Producer/Remixer
Variable from omni to figure-of-8 and
everything in between
20Hz to 20kHz
8-pin mic to PSU
3-pin XLR mic out
115/230V PSU included
1,034g (1,471g with
250 x 90 x 80mm
Click for the full list of technical specifications and frequency response graph
"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