MASTERING

Mercury

Mastering D/A Converter

Mercury is the first mastering DA-converter in 120V technology. It offers seven digital stereo input sources, all of which can be synchronized with each other or with a word clock. The additional variable output qualifies Mercury as a monitor controller.

Seven Digital Sources

Mercury provides connections for a total of seven digital stereo input sources. 

For each digital source there is a dedicated and illuminated tactile switch for quick selection and quick comparison.

The detected sample rate is shown in the display.

One USB input and two coaxial, two optical and two AES/EBU inputs are available. AES input 2 also supports Dual-Wire (DW) mode.

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Sync

The display shows the synchronization status and the detected sampling rate. Any source except USB can be synchronized to another source or to an external Word Clock.

If the sync “Source” is selected in the display, each source uses its own sync code embedded in the signal.

O dBfs

Holding the Sync button for more than two seconds Mercury will change to the 0dBfs display.

Mercury offers all reference levels in dBu corresponding to a 0 dBfs (full scale) digital signal: +14, +15, +16, +17, +18, +20, +22 and +24 dBu 

Fix And Variable Outputs

Fix & Var

The FIX OUT is an analog balanced stereo output which can be calibrated to all common reference levels (see 0 dBfs).

Mercury offers a variable analog balanced stereo output. This output provides the same signal as the FIX OUT, but the level is continuously adjustable. Thus Mercury can also be used as a state-of-the-art monitor controller.

Variable Output

This analog potentiometer is used to control the level of the VAR OUT output. We use the ALPS RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer with a nice “spoon in honey” feel and excellent channel tracking. So not only the auditory but also the haptic experience of volume control is at the highest level.

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The 120V Technology

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Specifications

Analog inputs & output; XLR (balanced)

Maximum input & output gain
32.5 dBu
Input impedance
20
Output impedance
75 Ω
Common mode rejection
-82 dBu
Frequency range (-3 dB)
4 Hz – 300 kHz
Crosstalk (1 kHz)
-108 dBu
THD (0 dBu, 1 kHz)
0.000992 %
Noise (A-weighted)
-102.5 dBu
Dynamic range
135 dB

Digital Inputs, DAC768

AES/EBU (XLR), PCM sample rates
44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
Coaxial SPDIF (Cinch), PCM sample rates
44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
Optisch SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates
44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre <1m: 176.4/192 kHz
USB (B), PCM sample rates
44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384/705.6/768 kHz
USB (B), DSD over PCM (DoP), sample rates
2.8 (DSD64), 5.6 (DSD128), 11.2 (DSD256) MHz
0 dBfs calibrated to
15 dBu

Internal Linear Power Supply with Shielded Toroidal Transformer

Operating voltage for analog audio
+/- 60 V
Operating voltage for relays and LEDs
+ 12 V
Operating voltage for DAC768
+ 7 V, +3.3 V

Mains Power Supply

Mains voltage (selectable, see fuse chamber)
230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
Fuse for 230 V
T 500 mA
Fuse for 115 V
T 1 A
Power consumption
max. 40 VA
Stand-by power consumption
< 0,3 W

Dimensions & Weight

W x H x D (width x height x depth)
482 x 44 x 300 mm
19 x 1.73 x 11.8 inch
Unit weight
4.55 kg
10 lbs
Shipping weight (incl. packaging)
6.7 kg
14.77 lbs

Reference: 0 dBu = 0,775V. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Drivers

Mac OS & iOS

No driver installation required for Mac or iOS devices (class compliant).

iOS devices must be connected using the Apple camera adapter.

Windows

To operate with a higher than the standard sample rate this driver installation is required.

 

Windows 7/8/8.1/10 up to 2004/VB
(32/64 bit)

Legacy Driver

Windows 7/8/8.1/10 up to 1909
(32/64 bit)

Events

Due to Covid19 there are no events scheduled at this time.

What does it actually mean …

In Stock!

The product is in stock in our warehouse in Niederkrüchten, Germany, and will be shipped the same or next working day.

We process the orders after receipt of the order and update the stock in the online shop regularly. If the product is no longer available at short notice due to high order volume, you naturally have the right to withdraw from the purchase (see Right of Withdrawal).

In any case, you will receive an e-mail with details of the delivery and the estimated delivery time.

Available soon!

The product is not in stock in our warehouse in Niederkrüchten, Germany. Usually it will be available again within 5 working days.

In any case, you will receive an e-mail with the details of the delivery and the estimated delivery time.

Of course you have the right to withdraw from your purchase (see Right of Withdrawal).

Product Condition

A-Stock

Brand-new product from the current product portfolio.

B-Stock

Demo, exhibit or return item.
In original packaging, incl. manuals and full warranty.
Only slight to no signs of use.

C-Stock

Demo, exhibit or return item.
In original packaging, incl. manuals and legal warranty.
In some cases clear signs of use, which are documented in photos.

NOS

"New Old Stock"
After discontinuation of a product still available new products with full warranty.

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