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Solid State Logic Alpha VHD 4-Channel Microphone Preamp

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The XLogic Alpha VHD is a four-channel analog microphone preamp with attitude. Whether you need to track pristine vocals, crunched drums or electric guitars on the edge of sonic destruction, the Solid... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The XLogic Alpha VHD is a four-channel analog microphone preamp with attitude. Whether you need to track pristine vocals, crunched drums or electric guitars on the edge of sonic destruction, the Solid State Logic VHD Pre delivers a powerful and versatile sound shaping tool kit - the perfect analog companion to your digital recording system.

Based on the VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) circuit from SSL's acclaimed Duality console, the VHD Pre adds four SSL mic preamps to any line level DAW audio interface, transforming it into a professional quality, multi-channel analog recording system.

The four ultra-clean, high-grade mic preamps are combined with independent Variable Harmonic Drive circuits that use 100% analog signal paths to generate rich harmonic distortion - adding SSL analog attitude to your digital recordings.

Variable Harmonic Drive
It may look like just another knob, but the VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) preamp is far from a traditional linear gain control - it's more like a time machine of overdrive characteristics.

When VHD is used in conjunction with the input gain control, a huge variety of preamp sounds can be created, from gentle warming to serious distortion. At relatively low input gain settings the VHD Pre preamps deliver transparent signals with all of the sonic fidelity you'd expect from SSL. As the input gain setting is increased, more of the signal is passed to the Variable Harmonic Drive circuit, increasing the intensity of the effect from subtle to extreme. By adjusting the VHD control the distortion characteristics can be shifted from '50s valve-style overdrive (if the VHD selection control is turned fully anti-clockwise for 2nd harmonic distortion) to '70s transistor-style grit (if the VHD selection control is turned fully clockwise for 3rd harmonic distortion)¦ or a blend of the two.

Features

Ultra-clean, high-grade mic preamps with line and instrument level switching
Four independent Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) circuits
VHD - a time machine of overdrive characteristics
100% analog signal path
Ultra-clean SSL preamp with 75dB of gain
48V phantom power
20dB Pad switches that illuminate to indicate overload
Hi Z switches to accommodate mic, line and instrument level signals
Four independent Variable Harmonic Drive systems
Front panel 1/4" jack instrument/line level inputs with passive DI type impedance detection and level matching
Individual input, output and VHD controls for each section
Rear panel XLR mic/line inputs and XLR outputs
Specifications
Connections
Power Supply: IEC320 3-pin connector, 100 ”240 Vac, 50 ”60 Hz
Analog I/O:
Microphone Balanced, 3-pin XLR-F, Zin = 1k Ohms (10k Ohms for Hi Z)
Instrument Un-balanced, 1/4" Mono Jack, Zin = 1M Ohms
Output Balanced, 3-pin XLR-M, Zo = 40 Ohms
Power 5-pin 180 DIN connector, +5Vdc, ±15Vdc

Physical
Depth: 9" casing only (230mm)
Height: 1.75" (1 RU) (44.5mm)
Width: 17.25" casing only (438mm)
482mm / 19" inc' rack ears
Weight 6 pounds (2.6kg)
Power < 20 Watts
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