MERCURY RECORDING EQUIPMENT has gone to great lengths to recreate the pride and passion of the past, both sonically and aesthetically, while offering the reliability of the present. The choices made in looks, layout, functionality, features and build quality all answer back to one question: How would "they" have done it today?. In Mercury Recording Equipment there are no I.C.,s (chips). All products are hand wired and/or assembled using silver solder and no-compromise parts. Everything is transformer balanced (inputs and outputs), and they look as good as they sound!