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Mercury AM16 – No Longer Available

Rackmount version of the original 1960s American modular, transistor-type preamp - Class A, discrete, two-channel

Product Description

The Mercury AM16 is a 19" rack mountable version of the original American, modular, transistor type preamplifier built in the 1960s. The AM16 is well known for being over all very musical, open and airy on the top end and having a tube-like "air" characteristic not found in most amplifiers of the same type. The Mercury AM16 is available in both two-channel and one-channel (AM16/1) versions.


  • Input Pad (-24dB) as well as a Adjustable Input (Pad) Attenuator (-0, -6, -12, -18 and -24dB)
  • Phantom (48V), Phase Reverse (Polarity), an Output Control (Fader) and a newly designed FET Direct Input, per channel
  • The Mercury AM16's internally mounted power supply uses a toroidal transformer and is regulated for super low noise and stable performance
  • Each amplifier channel is locally regulated to eliminate cross talk between channels
  • The Mercury AM16 is housed in a beautiful, gray hammer finish, steel chassis and the aluminum front (control) panel has a custom powder coated finish giving the Mercury AM16 the look and feel of the "vintage" original

Product Specifications

Condition New
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Channels Dual-Channel
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 2u
Direct Input Yes
Digital I/O No

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