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I have a pair of Mercurys

They are nice amps. Amazingly quiet, and not just for a tube amp but in general. They are quieter noise floor than most of my solid-state amps too.

nicely built, simple enough design, and well executed. I was thinking of selling mine (along with some NOS no-longer-available AVVT 20B tubes) but haven't gotten around to it yet.

They use a step-up (I forget the brand offhand), then a Magnequest EXO-45 output tranny, and Magnequest choke. DC fils of course. If I was going to hot-rod them I'd probably try a better version of EXO-45 (silver for example, or cobalt) and choke, and maybe a higher-end lundahl step-up or MQ cobalt step-up. I actually have some cobalt EXO-45 and was going to try swapping them in but never got around to it.

-Ed


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