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  1. Mercury M72s MKIII

    MFR#: M72s
    Dual mono, tube, studio microphone amplifiers
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    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
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    $3,900.00

    $3,800.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  2. Mercury M72s/1 MKIII

    MFR#: M72s/1
    Mono, tube, studio microphone amplifier
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $2,200.00

    $2,100.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  3. Mercury M76m MKIII

    MFR#: M76m
    Two-channel, tube, studio microphone amplifiers
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $5,400.00

    $5,350.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  4. Mercury M76m/1 MKIII

    MFR#: M76m/1
    Mono, tube, studio microphone amplifier
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    Ships directly from Mercury
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $3,450.00

    $2,900.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  5. Mercury Grand PreQ15s

    MFR#: GPQ15s
    Discrete, mono, studio microphone amplifier with three-band EQ and high AND low pass filters - includes power supply unit
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    Ships directly from Mercury
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $2,850.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  6. Mercury M72s - CSV

    MFR#: M72s - CSV
    Dual mono, tube, studio microphone amplifiers (custom shop version)
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    Ships directly from Mercury
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $5,100.00

    $4,350.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  7. Mercury M76m - CSV

    MFR#: M76m - CSV
    Dual mono, tube, studio microphone amplifiers (custom shop version)
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    Ships directly from Mercury
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $7,050.00

    $5,995.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  8. Mercury Bruder

    MFR#: Bruder
    Dual-channel studio microphone preamplifier
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    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
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    $6,300.00

    $5,350.00
    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  9. Mercury D Series AM16D Studio Microphone Amplifier

    MFR#: MDS AM16D
    500 Series version of the original American, modular, transistor type preamplifier built in the 1960s
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,119.00

    $948.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  10. Mercury Grand Pre D

    MFR#: Grand Pre D
    Next generation of Mercury preamp and new Mercury sound
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  11. Mercury Studio Soul Konsole 8

    MFR#: Konsole 8
    8 Channels of line amps
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    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  12. Mercury Studio Soul Grand Pre 8

    MFR#: Grand Pre 8
    8 channel mic/line preamp with insert
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months

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Pairing the right microphone to the right preamplifier is key to achieving the best possible results in the recording studio. Preamps are what add that special magic when recording, for many years, engineers were limited to the preamps built directly into their large format console. Nowadays, there are so many outboard options available, you can get a variety of classic analog sounds, or modern aggressive sounding preamps to fit any style of music you may be working on.

Recording preamps come in all shapes and sizes, Vintage King offers everything from single channel preamps, to 32 channel preamps and more. Ranging from the standard rack-mountable design, desktop style, and 500 series modules. For home studio or production use, a single channel preamp or dual channel preamp might be the way to go. For a larger studio setup, you can look into the eight channel and beyond type setups. Get with your Vintage King sales engineer to find what is right for your studio setup.

When recording a vocal, you might want to go with a tube preamp such as the Universal Audio 6176, or Manley VoxBox. Tube preamps tend to be much softer sounding when in the sweet spot, or you can drive them to get a pleasant sounding tube overdrive, often heard on classic rock and Motown records.

When recording drums or guitars, you may want to go with a solid state preamp like the API 512c, or Neve 1073. These style preamps are typically much clearer sounding than a tube pre, and have more focus in the midrange frequencies. Overdrive them to get an amazing saturated signal, which is great for drums, guitar, bass, and sometimes vocals. The oversaturated solid state preamp sound is how The Beatles achieved the guitar tone on “Revolution”.

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