Beautiful Dehavilland Mercury 3 Tube Preamp in Mint condition, unit just 2 years old and very low hours in use , less then 100 hours . Including sale have all accessories like original double shipping box and remote control, tubes ,tubes case and original power cord .
We are proud to bring our top of the line Mercury 3 Cascode vacuum tube line stage preamplifier to production.. It features the Type 85 six pin triode vacuum tube, and all vacuum tube rectification, using the 5AW4 octal tube rectifier. The Mercury 3 Cascode preamplifier is the next step beyond the highly acclaimed UltraVerve and our first Mercury preamplifier.. We designed around the beautiful Type 85 triode vacuum tube because of, quite simply, its ability to touch the ineffable.
We developed this line stage to complement our single ended triode amplifiers. One of the things we achieved was to design a preamp that did not damage the dynamic quality of the music. The Mercury 3 Cascode line stage is a true zero negative feedback Class A design. The tube complement coupled with tube rectification produces a huge, full-bodied soundstage and an angelically sweet and dynamic midrange. This preamp is just a joy to listen through.
The Mercury 3 Cascode preamplifier features 100% hand wired point-to-point circuitry in the audio as well as the power supply circuit. The brushed aluminum front panel is available with either a silver or black anodized finish.. It features a soft start turn on circuit for gentle startup. The design places very little stress on the tube compliment. This assures extremely long service and sonic life of the tubes. Quality, Value, and Performance, by deHavilland, "Hand made in California with a passion for sound since 1997"
according to Kara:
The vacuum tubes we employ give you what in "Tube Lore" is described as "BIG TONE", something you just can't get with nine pin miniature tubes found in most preamps. 12AX7’s or 6922’s just can't get there. While many companies say that the simplest circuit is the best, they don’t practice what they preach -- they have miles of circuitry and solid state regulation everywhere. Our R&D shows that regulated power supplies can ruin the dynamics and imaging, just like too much feedback does. We spend more time and money on our filtering and use big, strong 5U4 and 5AW4 tube rectifiers, because they provide super dynamics. Furthermore, all of our power supply and audio circuit wiring is point to point, using the best wire available and the best dielectric known to man -- air. And while others may dress their equipment up with fancy gold or chrome plating and exotic woods that offer little or no sonic improvement, we prefer to use premium components and provide you, the listener with affordable, high quality equipment. Our gear is literally overbuilt to last a lifetime! At deHavilland, we are serious when we say that we want more listeners to be able to experience the beauty of single-ended vacuum tube sound, making this type of pre amplifier available to a much wider range of listeners -- that's our story.