Solid State Logic Alpha VHD-Pre Rackmount 4-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

BH #SOALPHAVHD • MFR #729998X1
Solid State Logic Alpha VHD-Pre Rackmount 4-Channel Microphone Preamplifier
Key Features
  • Mic, Instrument & Line Inputs
  • Up to 75 dB of Gain
  • Output Gain Control
  • Per-Channel Variable Harmonic Drive
The Solid State Logic Alpha VHD-Pre is a 1 RU rackmount 4-channel microphone preamplifier offering high gain and versatile color for musicians, producers, and engineers in homes, studios, and live stage applications. With up to 75 dB of gain and per-channel Variable Harmonic Drive, the Alpha VHD-Pre is a preamp that can deliver anything from clean and smooth tones for soft vocals to ragged and gritty distortion for pounding drums.
Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
$1,899.00

Important Notice

  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Solid State Logic Alpha VHD-Pre Rackmount 4-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Deesh P., B&H Pro Audio Expert

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

800.606.6969

Solid State Logic Alpha VHD Overview

The Solid State Logic Alpha VHD-Pre is a 1 RU rackmount 4-channel microphone preamplifier offering high gain and versatile color for musicians, producers, and engineers in homes, studios, and live stage applications. With up to 75 dB of gain and per-channel Variable Harmonic Drive, the Alpha VHD-Pre is a preamp that can deliver anything from clean and smooth tones for soft vocals to ragged and gritty distortion for pounding drums.

Each channel also features adjustable output gain, a -20 dB pad, and selectable 48V phantom power. The rear panel houses four XLR 3-pin mic/line inputs and four XLR 3-pin line outputs, while the front panel presents four 1/4" TS Hi-Z instrument inputs with impedance detection and level matching. The Alpha VHD-Pre occupies 1 RU of rack space and includes an external power adapter with a detachable power cable.

Transparent SSL preamps with 75 dB of gain
-20 dB pad switches that illuminate to indicate overload
Four independent VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) systems, first featured on SSL's flagship Duality console
Individual input, output, and VHD controls for each section
The Variable Harmonic Drive circuit uses a 100% analog signal path to generate rich harmonic distortion; as you increase the input gain, the Variable Harmonic Drive circuit introduces either 2nd or 3rd harmonic distortion or a blend of the two
Selectable 48V phantom power per channel
Hi-Z switches to accommodate mic-, line-, and instrument-level signals
Front-panel 1/4" instrument/line inputs with passive DI-type impedance detection and level matching
Rear-panel XLR mic/line inputs and XLR outputs
Occupies 1 RU of rack space

Solid State Logic Alpha VHD Specs

Number of Channels4
Inputs4 x XLR 3-pin female (balanced)
4 x 1/4" TS Hi-Z (unbalanced)
Outputs4 x XLR 3-pin male (balanced)
Phantom Power48 VDC
Gain RangeInput: +20 to +75 dB
Output: ±20 dB
SpecialtiesVHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) circuit per channel
-20 dB pad per channel
Maximum Input Level0 dBu (+20 dBu with pad)
Maximum Output Level+24 dBu
Input ImpedanceXLR Lo-Z: 1 kOhm
XLR Hi-Z: 10 kOhms
1/4" Hi-Z: 1 MOhm
Output Impedance40 Ohms
Frequency ResponseNot specified by manufacturer
NoiseNot specified by manufacturer
Operating Temperature41 to 86°F / 5 to 30°C
Non-Operating Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Temperature Gradient (max)59°F / 15°C per hour
Operating Humidity20 to 80%
Non-Operating Humidity5 to 90%
Max Wet Bulb84°F / 29°C non-condensing
Operating Vibration< 0.2 G (3 to 100 Hz)
Non-Operating Vibration< 0.4 G (3 to 100 Hz), power off
Operating Shock< 2 G (10 ms maximum)
Non-Operating Shock< 10 G (10 ms maximum)
Operating Altitude0 to 9842.5' / 0 to 3000 m
Non-Operating Altitude0 to 39,370.1' / 0 to 12,000 m
Power Consumption< 20 W
Power RequirementAt VHD-Pre: +5 VDC (± 15 VDC) via 5-pin 180° DIN connector
At Power Adapter: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz via IEC320 3-pin connector
Dimensions (W x D x H)19.0 x 9.1 x 1.8" / 48.2 x 23.0 x 4.5 cm (including rack ears, casing only)
17.2 x 9.1 x 1.8" / 43.8 x 23.0 x 4.5 cm (excluding rack ears, casing only)
Weight6 lb / 2.6 kg
See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

Browsing History

Close

Close

Close