Millennia HV-3C
Millennia HV-3C

Solid-State Pre-amp

User Reviews: 51 Average price: $1,853

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moosers 09/03/2009

moosers's review

5
The Millennia HV-3C is a solid state, dual channel mic pre-amp.  It is quite basic in its characteristics, but is an analog unit that is rack mountable and will only take up a single rack space.

UTILIZATION

Using the Millennia HV-3C couldn't be any easier than it already is as it simply has the basic features needed on a pre-amp.  Each channel has knobs to set the level that have markings on it so you know how many db you are at.  Both of the channels then has a series of buttons for pads and boosts as well a for phantom power.  This is pretty much all there is to the Millennia HV-3C, which is nice because pretty much all you have to do is set your level and you are good to go.  I've never seen the manual for the Millennia HV-3C so I can't say how well put together it is, but it is easy enough to use that you don't need one in my opinion.


SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality possible with the Millennia HV-3C is up there with the best of them.  This is just about as good as a pre-amp can be without having tubes in it in my opinion.  These are some of the cleanest pre-amps out there that I have used and they are suitable for pretty much any application or instrument you'd want to use them with.  I usually would use them for things that I would want an absolute clean signal and save the tube pres for things that I would want a fatter, warmer sound.  You can't go wrong while using the Millennia HV-3C as these are really top notch mic pres.


OVERALL OPINION

I've only used the Millennia HV-3C a number of times as I don't own one and anytime that I have the pleasure of using this, I take advantage of it.  Of course since this is a top end mic pre the price is pretty high and these are mostly seen in professional studios.  This being said, the price is actually pretty reasonable for two channels of a top end mic pre, even if that still means that it will be out of reach for most studio owners.  However, if you are a professional studio owner or engineer and are looking for an awesome set of solid state mic pres regardless of price, the Millennia HV-3C is a great way to go.