Mercury M76m/1 Studio Microphone Amplifier
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.
With that in mind, Mercury Recording Equipment Co. has
recreated the transformer balanced, four tube per
channel, high gain amplifier. Keeping the integrity of
the original circuit, the M76m has open, warm
tonality. After many years in development, Mercury
has now built what is quite possibly the ultimate
combination of vintage sound and modern features.
We made it first priority to build a modern Studio
Microphone Amplifier that sounds identical to the
original. Which was successful, by drawing on years
of experience, repairing, rebuilding, and most
importantly listening to the Telefunken / Siemens
V76 modules. We did not stop there, however. Mercury
took it one step farther than a "recreation". Using
our years of professional service and taking note of
what modifications and features the professional
recording engineers wished their original V76 modules
had Mercury added a few new features that the original
studio microphone amplifiers and even the best
"vintage" reracks never had.
The Mercury M76m has an Impedance Select switch for
both high and low impedance devices. Secondly, a
Level Control (which will work as a fader as well as
add another 6dB (+ / -) from the second stage
amplifier) and a Output Attenuation control (-0 to
-10dB) has been added for even more control, including
the ability to overdrive the amplifier in several
different ways, if desired. The Gain control is 0 to
+60dB in 6dB increments, that works in conjunction
with the Level control and Output Attenuation Control.
Also, all the staple features one expects from a
modern piece of equipment were added: Phantom power,
Phase Reversal (Polarity) , and an amazing sounding
direct input on each channel. The M76m is truly a new
classic for today as well as the benchmark in Studio
Microphone Amplifiers for the next 50 years!
MERCURY M76m/1 - Microphone Preamplifier (1 Ch)
LIST PRICE: $2800.00
US STREET PRICE: $2374.00
MERCURY M76m - Microphone Preamplifiers (2 Ch) more info
LIST PRICE: $5400.00
US STREET PRICE: $4594.00
Please call Dave at (510) 581-3817 for more information.