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Summer NAMM 18: Sontronics Mercury VE

British tube mic gets vintage twist with Mullard valve

We were really impressed by the original Mercury, a variable-pattern valve mic from British mic manufacturers Sontronics. Now, designer Trevor Coley has upped the ante by presenting the Mercury VE. Short for Vintage Edition, the special edition mic sports a NOS (New Old Stock) Mullard valve instead of the modern JJ valves that they source from Latvia. We find out more from Trevor at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville.

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