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.
British tube mic gets vintage twist with Mullard valve