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Carr Unveils “Mini” Version Of The Class A Mercury Tube Amp

Disclosure Policy | Fri, Sep 7, 2007 | 788 |

Carr Mini Mercury Class A Tube AmpNice… this morning announced the release of their new Mini-Mercury tube amplifier––a 10″ version of the incredibly retro-cool .

Not only Class A, but featuring an innovative power attenuating circuit that allows the amp to be played at 8, 2, 1/2 and just 1/10 watts “with no appreciable change in tone,” the Mini-Mercury apparently brings all of the hardware of its bigger brother into a smaller, lighter, and even more portable package.

The Mini-Mercury’s diminutive solid pine chassis (measuring 19.5″ wide by 15″ tall by 10″ deep) is packed with an all-tube pre-amp (dual 12AX7s and a 12AT7,) a single-ended fixed bias JJ EL-34L power section, reverb circuit, 3-position boost switch, treble “cut” switch, bass, treble, and reverb controls, and a 10″ Eminence “Lil Buddy” hemp cone speaker.

The amplifier is expected to fetch a painful $2,250.00 list price… ouch. I guess you can’t put a price on great tone.