Millennia HV-3C user reviews
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- 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.
- 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.
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- Technology used: analog transistor, XLR connectors. It is simply and only, two channels of mic preamps in a 1U 19'' cabinet.
Detented gain controls, allowing up to 60dB # (via 2 push buttons that change the beach).
- Configuration is very simple, since it can only connect microphones, operate or not the 48V, and turn the knob gain .... and hear the result. So, you know you will spend most time working microphone placement rather than try to catch the sound mayonnaise tampering the front of the preamp.
- Sound Quality
- This preamplifier is true to the brand reputation: as long as the pickups and their placement allows, was a faithful rendition of the record you want. J 'HV3C uses to record my acoustic guitar, and without much experience miking I can pick up their stamps.
I would be more reserved for the voice, not that there is HV3C bad but it has the defect of its qualities, and may reveal limitations and other defects (of course, if we only records virtuoso singing, on the contrary this is the right camera ...)
In short, for "color" it may take something else.
- Overall Opinion
- I use it for a year, taken almost exclusively on acoustic guitars.
Have you tried other models: no, I took it for its reputation for transparency, and I'm not disappointed. Otherwise I had as reference the preamps of the interface but it is not in the same order of magnitude in price.
What I love most: transparency
What I like least: transparent OK, but it is still a bit "Spartan" in terms of equipment .... I fear the lack of time or phase inverter or cutting down will ruin my an outlet.
Price Value: Good (cheap in absolute terms, but it is not far from the top of the genre)
With experience you do again this choice: yes