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Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha VHD Pre - Microphone Preamp

B&H # SOAVHD Mfr # 729998X2
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Product Highlights
  • 4 Independent Channels
  • Variable Harmonic Drive System
  • 75dB of Gain
  • Instrument Inputs

The XLogic Alpha VHD Pre from SSL is a four channel, all analog microphone preamp. Based on SSL's Duende console VHD circuits, the microphone preamp is able to deliver pristine and clear signals. However employing the Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) circuit, the preamps can infuse the signal with at one end, gentle valve-style warmth, through to trashy, transistor based grunge at the other extreme.

The level of the incoming signal affects how the VHD circuit performs, as does a pad button that offers 20dB of gain reduction for loud signals, allowing the preamps to work with line as well as microphone level signals. The VHD control has a far more noticeable effect at higher gain settings and the input gain can thus be used in combination with the VHD control to affect the amount of distortion being added to the input signal.

An overdriven preamp may obviously have an effect on the gain of all the parts of the signal chain which follow the unit. An output level control makes adjustment a simple process. XLR input and output connectors are accessible via the rear panel, while four 1/4" instrument inputs are available on the front panel. Individually switchable phantom power is provided on each channel, along with a healthy 75dB of gain.

Ultra-clean four-channel preamp with 75dB of gain
Hi-Z switches to accommodate microphone, line and instrument level signals
Front panel 1/4" jack instrument/line level inputs with passive DI type impedance detection and level matching
48V phantom power individually switchable on each channel
20dB pad switches on each channel that illuminate to indicate overload
Four independent VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) systems
Individual input, output and VHD controls for each section
Rear panel XLR microphone/line inputs and XLR outputs
Number of Channels 4
Inputs 4 x XLR
4 x 1/4" TS phone
Output 4 x XLR
Phantom Power 48V, individually switchable
Multi Function No
Gain Range +20dB to +75dB
Maximum Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
Noise Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 9 x 1.75" (482 x 230 x 44mm)
Weight 8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Specialties Variable Harmonic Drive allows a signal (microphone or line) to be over driven from subtle harmonic coloration through to full on distortion
Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha VHD Pre - Microphone Preamp
  • External Power Supply
  • Power Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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