Mercury M72s/1 Studio Microphone Amplifier
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.
The most sought after Telefunken/Siemens "V series"
modules are famous for being used in Abbey Road's
REDD.37 consoles. These amplifiers were called "V72s"
and were a modified version of the standard V72
modules that were much more common. Unlike those
vintage modules that had fixed gain, The V72 at 34dB,
and the "V72s" at 40dB, the Mercury M72s has variable
mic gain from 28dB to 58dB. Also, with the M72s, you
have a selectable input pad of -16dB or -28dB for even
more control. When the -28dB pad is engaged and it is
set at the lowest gain setting (28dB) you can run
line level signal through the M72s. This will provide
a warm, rich path for mixes, keyboards, drum
machines, samples etc... There are also all the
modern features we expect on a new piece of
equipment: 48V DC (Phantom), Phase Reverse (Polarity)
and Direct Input for Bass or Electric Guitar per
channel. The Mercury M72s has the rich lows and
punchy mids that the vintage V72 modules have but a
more open high end. The Mercury M72s Studio Microphone
Amplifier has that "vintage" tone and "break up" like
the original modules but it is a bit more musical
over all (not cleaner... more musical, there is a
The Mercury M72s brings that "vintage" magic back!
It is truly a new classic for today as well as for the
next 50 years!
"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".
~ David Marquette
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 a present day production. The choices
made in looks, layout, functionality, features and
build quality all answer back to one question: How
would "they" have done it today?
MERCURY M72s/1 - Studio Microphone Amplifier (1 Ch)
LIST PRICE: $2200.00
US STREET PRICE: $1874.00
MERCURY M72s - Studio Microphone Amplifiers (2 Ch) more info
LIST PRICE: $3900.00
US STREET PRICE: $3294.00
Please call Dave at (510) 581-3817 for more information.