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Millennia HV-3C - Microphone Preamp

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Millennia HV-3C - Microphone Preamp
Key Features
  • Dual Channel
  • Transformerless
  • Entirely Balanced Audio Path
  • 36-Position Grayhill Gain Controls
The HV-3C from Millenia is a dual channel microphone preamp that is based on the philosophy that "coloring "at source is not a good idea, and that maintaining the clarity and integrity of the signal through the recording and production process, is critical to communicating the artist's intention and individuality.

Digital workstations offer unlimited tracks and total creative freedom. But even the most advanced plug-ins cannot "un-color" a recording, and can't restore lost upper harmonic partials, or the ambience that was contained in the moment of performance. To that end, the HV-3C is designed to transmit microphone signals to recording devices unaltered, and not to impose a "signature" on the basic tracks.

While working on the design of the microphone preamp, the engineers at Millenia came to the conclusion that there's no such thing as a straight wire with gain. But the HV-3C's transformerless input, balanced audio path, and minimal amplifier design is as close as one can get to the goal of absolute accuracy and uncompromised sonic realism.

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Millennia HV-3C Overview

The HV-3C from Millenia is a dual channel microphone preamp that is based on the philosophy that "coloring "at source is not a good idea, and that maintaining the clarity and integrity of the signal through the recording and production process, is critical to communicating the artist's intention and individuality.

Digital workstations offer unlimited tracks and total creative freedom. But even the most advanced plug-ins cannot "un-color" a recording, and can't restore lost upper harmonic partials, or the ambience that was contained in the moment of performance. To that end, the HV-3C is designed to transmit microphone signals to recording devices unaltered, and not to impose a "signature" on the basic tracks.

While working on the design of the microphone preamp, the engineers at Millenia came to the conclusion that there's no such thing as a straight wire with gain. But the HV-3C's transformerless input, balanced audio path, and minimal amplifier design is as close as one can get to the goal of absolute accuracy and uncompromised sonic realism.

Dual channel microphone preamp that records vividly realistic musical performances with very little effort
Unsurpassed ambience retrieval
Transformerless design with matched hi-speed discrete transistor octet has 23dB input headroom - no attenuator "pads" needed
Uncolored timbral accuracy at all dynamic levels
Entirely balanced audio path with precision components maintains signal integrity
Laser-trimmed FET-based output stage has 32dB headroom and can drive 1,000 foot (300m) cable runs with ease
Standard 36-step gain controls (1.5dB per step) are stereo matched to 0.08dB
Ultra-clean toroidal power supply
Gold audio connectors and switches
Mogami Neglex OFC audio wiring
Silver Teflon power wiring
Welded 16-gauge steel rack chassis

Millennia HV-3C Specs

Number of Channels2
Inputs2 x XLR
Output2 x XLR
Phantom Power+48V, individually switchable
Multi FunctionNo
Gain Range65dB
Maximum Output Level+32dBu
Frequency Response3Hz to 300kHz, +0/-3.0dB
NoiseEIN: -133dB
Power Requirements100~120, 200~240 VAC, 50/60Hz (selectable)
Dimensions19 x 12 x 1.75" (483 x 305 x 45mm)
Weight12 lbs (5.4kg)
SpecialtiesStandard 36-step gain controls (1.5dB per step), stereo matched to 0.08dB
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.2 x 21.1 x 8"

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