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Millennia HV-3D-8 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier
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The Millennia HV-3D-8 is a microphone preamplifier of superb sonic character, technical specification, and mechanical workmanship. It offers 8 double...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Millennia HV-3D-8 is a microphone preamplifier of superb sonic character, technical specification, and mechanical workmanship. It offers 8 double-balanced, extremely wide dynamic range stereo microphone preamplifiers intended for demanding acoustic recording. It combines precisely matched, discrete bipolar transistors with a laser trimmed, DC-coupled, FET-based output driver stage. Unlike standard mic preamplifiers, the HV-3D never unbalances or rebalances the original signal, thus maintaining the highest degree of signal integrity.
Unlike preamps using vacuum tubes, IC function modules, and audio transformers (all of which can lend their own audio coloration) the Millennia HV-3D is precisely optimized to capture the subtlest detail of the music and ambience. With +23 dBu native input headroom, it requires no input pads, attenuators, or switch points as found on common textbook preamp designs - thus avoiding yet another source of sonic degradation. Moreover, with its +32 dBu output headroom, ultra-high dynamic stability and linearity are assured.
- High-speed transformerless design
- 23dB input and 32dB output headroom
- No pads (attenuators) required
- Entirely balanced audio path
- Laser trimmed FET-based output
- THD+N less than 5 PPM (.0005%)
- Matched discrete transistor octet front end
- Precision components throughout
- Gold audio connectors and switches
- Standard 36-step gain control (1.5dB per step)
- Stereo gain matched to .08dB
- OFC audio wiring, silver Teflon power wiring
- Ultra-clean toroidal power supply
- Welded 16-gauge chassis
- Unsurpassed ambience retrieval
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Comments about Millennia HV-3D-8 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier:
My wife just about crapped her panties when she saw how much I spent on this, but since I explained that I can now claim I use this (which I do religiously), I bring in more customer who know anything about recording. When they see I use this, they KNOW I use quality stuff and will get them that recording they are looking for. If you need some color to your recordings (which is good sometimes), this isn't what your looking for, but if you're looking for a good, uncolored, detailed recording, let this thing show you what your mics REALLY sound like.
Not much to using this. It's just a simple mic in, line out, and volume control with your 48v. I thought it came with the DPA 4 pin, but found out it was just an option. No biggie, I don't have those type of ribbon mics anyways...yet.
Built like a tank. I could tell by just pulling out of the box this thing is incredibly sturdy...it's obviously USA made.
This unit is worth every penny I paid, however I would like to see a lower price tag on the 2 and 4 channel versions.