The Millennia HV-3D is a 4-channel, fully matched microphone preamplifier of uncompromising sonic character, technical specification, and mechanical workmanship. It offers 4 double-balanced, extremely wide dynamic range stereo microphone preamplifiers intended for demanding acoustic recording. It combines precisely matched, discrete bipolar transis... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Millennia HV-3D is a 4-channel, fully matched microphone preamplifier of uncompromising sonic character, technical specification, and mechanical workmanship. It offers 4 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-4 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 is assured.
Unsurpassed ambience retrieval
Effortless, lifelike musical performance at all dynamic levels 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
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Comments about Millennia HV-3D-4 Four Channel Microphone Preamplifier:
There are so many wonderful pre-amps, but in terms of bang for your buck, you cannot beat this 4-channel solution from Millennia. I was super doubtful before I used one, and actually steered clear of it for many years, mostly because I knew it was the industry standard for classical recording... but classical recording recordings generally sound... bad. But this thing is great. The classical engineers who mess stuff up must mess it up in other parts of the signal chain and mic placement -- Millennia pre's are completely solid, reliable, and true.
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