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Solid-State Pre-amp from SSL belonging to the XLogic series.

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  • studio 5eme mondestudio 5eme monde

    Very clean preamp

    SSL XLogic Alpha VHD PrePublished on 08/12/14 at 05:51
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    preamp transistor model 19 "+ 75dB input gain and output gain and VHD option.
    XLR connectors and 6.35.

    UTILIZATION

    Great for ethereal voice singing style or voice Indila rap, also great for battery élèments or acoustic guitar.
    Here is a link to listen to a cover of Indila a singer passed registered with SSL preamps studio.
    https://soundcloud.com/studio-5th-monde/laura-cover-last-Indila

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound is superb clear, straight, and does not color the sound unless the VHD system is used.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years.
    I also have a 1073 LB neve I think it does have two SSL and Neve to have a choice of.
    The price is very affordable for…
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    preamp transistor model 19 "+ 75dB input gain and output gain and VHD option.
    XLR connectors and 6.35.

    UTILIZATION

    Great for ethereal voice singing style or voice Indila rap, also great for battery élèments or acoustic guitar.
    Here is a link to listen to a cover of Indila a singer passed registered with SSL preamps studio.
    https://soundcloud.com/studio-5th-monde/laura-cover-last-Indila

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound is superb clear, straight, and does not color the sound unless the VHD system is used.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years.
    I also have a 1073 LB neve I think it does have two SSL and Neve to have a choice of.
    The price is very affordable for SSL preamps 4 of this type.
    I would do this choice without worry.
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  • ppetppet

    Essential

    SSL XLogic Alpha VHD PrePublished on 11/15/11 at 10:26
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    4-channel analog preamp rack 1 unit, no converter built.
    I / O mic / line XLR rear and front to Z by Jack High instrumentals.
    Minimalist settings on the front, for front:
    - Input gain coupled with a color indicator in the On / Off button (see doc SSL for colors and levels)
    - VHD knob to harmonic distortion
    - Switch high impedance (HiZ) to use the preamp as a DI of instruments.
    - Switch 48V

    There is no adjustment dynamics or EQ.

    UTILIZATION

    Use more than simple impedance is adjusted according to what is returned in (microphone or instruments) you set the gain, saturation harmonics and roll my chicken ...
    The On / Off contains a diode that takes three colors to the…
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    4-channel analog preamp rack 1 unit, no converter built.
    I / O mic / line XLR rear and front to Z by Jack High instrumentals.
    Minimalist settings on the front, for front:
    - Input gain coupled with a color indicator in the On / Off button (see doc SSL for colors and levels)
    - VHD knob to harmonic distortion
    - Switch high impedance (HiZ) to use the preamp as a DI of instruments.
    - Switch 48V

    There is no adjustment dynamics or EQ.

    UTILIZATION

    Use more than simple impedance is adjusted according to what is returned in (microphone or instruments) you set the gain, saturation harmonics and roll my chicken ...
    The On / Off contains a diode that takes three colors to the input level: green, yellow and red. we know that saturates ... when the LED changes from yellow to red, too late!

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is an SSL preamp very clear, no heat as one might find on a Neve type preamp, Focusrite. It provides the perfect for transitional batteries, also great for acoustic guitars with crystalline KM184.
    I also used with Neuman M149 for male voices! ... it gives a very detailed and clear. You can add a little saturation harmonics on acoustic guitars to soften the sound somewhat.
    I tested also with a Royer R121 ribbon microphone, with 75dB of gain, the preamp ensures no problem with this type of microphone. The whole set of MESA transplanted with saturated fat gives her a brutal slamming crillarde without distortion in the treble.
    In short, wherever you need a clear and detailed.
    The heat brought by the VHD circuit does not completely natural compression or "heat" of a lamp! For it is to be preferred to the universal audio.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 2 years and uses mainly acoustic drums and guitars, I used it a few times on fretless bass for games in the treble melody of the instrument ... great!
    I regularly use the following preamps: Focusrite ISA, Universal Audio LA610, 6176, 710, Avalon 737, Manley, Neve

    Plus: SSL sound light and airy
    The least: no view, just an LED that turns red when you clip ...

    One of the cheapest preamp channel price with excellent quality.
    We need a clear and detailed preamp like this in his park, I would do this purchase again.
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  • rrolandrroland

    Bonn compact preamp

    SSL XLogic Alpha VHD PrePublished on 11/02/11 at 01:46
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Everything has been said above

    UTILIZATION

    Simple to use, Di is a real "plus" (plus they sound good)

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is not "under SSL" as I feared for the price. Opportunities to color the sound are subtle but real. I find the sound of SSL larger models, with a nervous but its a bit hard. On the vote, it would not be my first choice. On batteries or low in cons, I love.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I wanted to complete my preamps (I already had three full SSL channel) by these four preamps, taken in order to make the battery "full SSL" (or so). Achieved. It is not as good as the big XLogic, but very close, the colorings are very convincing, and Di are a real bonus.
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    Everything has been said above

    UTILIZATION

    Simple to use, Di is a real "plus" (plus they sound good)

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is not "under SSL" as I feared for the price. Opportunities to color the sound are subtle but real. I find the sound of SSL larger models, with a nervous but its a bit hard. On the vote, it would not be my first choice. On batteries or low in cons, I love.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I wanted to complete my preamps (I already had three full SSL channel) by these four preamps, taken in order to make the battery "full SSL" (or so). Achieved. It is not as good as the big XLogic, but very close, the colorings are very convincing, and Di are a real bonus.
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  • Anonymous

    SSL XLogic Alpha VHD PrePublished on 11/01/11 at 08:01
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    preamp with transistor generator of odd and even harmonics

    UTILIZATION

    simple configuration

    SOUND QUALITY

    color depending on the level of gain and harmonic distortion chosen.
    Inflates the lower medium in general

    OVERALL OPINION

    very good value for money!
  • tof de monclartof de monclar

    ideal for my use studio

    SSL XLogic Alpha VHD PrePublished on 11/01/11 at 07:36
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)
    What are the effects, or types of effects available?
    What is the connection?
    Is this a pattern rack or rack?
    Already described!

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is it simple?
    Editing sounds and effects is it easy?
    The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
    What could be easier!
    The advantage in this kind of product is that you do not feel like paying gadgets.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound of your instruments or your microphone is correctly reproduced? The preamp is it clear or does it brings a stain?
    I think it's the preamp (among those I used) is the most faithful to the live sound I hear in the cabin …
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    What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)
    What are the effects, or types of effects available?
    What is the connection?
    Is this a pattern rack or rack?
    Already described!

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is it simple?
    Editing sounds and effects is it easy?
    The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
    What could be easier!
    The advantage in this kind of product is that you do not feel like paying gadgets.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound of your instruments or your microphone is correctly reproduced? The preamp is it clear or does it brings a stain?
    I think it's the preamp (among those I used) is the most faithful to the live sound I hear in the cabin making. It is airy and end in the treble, bass do not drool.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    What is so special that you love the most, least?
    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    How would you rate the quality / price?
    With experience, you do again this choice? ...
    I bought a month ago, I enjoyed ofSuite sound very clear. This was part of my criteria. I would definitely not have a preamp with lots of unnecessary parameters, I did not need compression, EQ and other gates (on the computer, the files are much easier to clean the mouse, and more the breath of the preamp is almost nonexistent if not completely). I compared it to the LA audio, TL Audio, SM Pro Audio, to MOTU preamps, of Midas, and even at the Avalon (but you can not compare the lamps to transistors, it is not for the same USGA).
    For the value, there is no picture to 4 channels of SSL preéamp OCCAZ of 700 euro.

    As soon as I can, I buy a catch to 8 simultaneous channels
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  • urbanaddictiveurbanaddictive

    SSL XLogic Alpha VHD PrePublished on 10/23/08 at 08:49
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Prampli analog transistor simulation with lights, the famous VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive).
    Pramper by three buttons: a-20db pad, line level and instrument.
    Connectors of the XLR and TRS, XLR output. We will appreciate to have jacks or digital output and insert points that price l.
    Everything seems very strong and fortunate to have knobs SSL.

    UTILIZATION

    This device is very sensitive so use with sweetness, was quick to throw everything into the red!
    Using very simple, but no leds levels! The button pad lights if the signal is saturated. For each there is a Pramper potentiomtre output very useful for recording, because you can "dirty" sound without saturating the input of …
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    Prampli analog transistor simulation with lights, the famous VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive).
    Pramper by three buttons: a-20db pad, line level and instrument.
    Connectors of the XLR and TRS, XLR output. We will appreciate to have jacks or digital output and insert points that price l.
    Everything seems very strong and fortunate to have knobs SSL.

    UTILIZATION

    This device is very sensitive so use with sweetness, was quick to throw everything into the red!
    Using very simple, but no leds levels! The button pad lights if the signal is saturated. For each there is a Pramper potentiomtre output very useful for recording, because you can "dirty" sound without saturating the input of the recorder.

    The manual is a bit Lger my taste because there is not any technical features such as SNR or THD. But it is doing very well even when
    We trust SSL ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound is very "clean", the color can be at the rendezvous thanks to HDV but still very subtle. But ultimately it is what we are asking a Pramper. I confess that I did not used to save the big mtal but more like jazz and it's absolutely gorgeous, the sound is crystal (coupled with good mics obviously). The voices are very beautiful, a good medium rather low. This is the most transparent Pramper I used the refund is my opinion the most honest. What is it that gniale VHD that strengthens the lower-mid (rather lamps) or to move towards a more English, more incisive. Many possibilities remain within the domain of reasonable, everything is subtle.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months, I used to live in the studio (great for kicks or voices). So a device very polivalent and very clean. It is certain that the builder is very hard with this VHD. It was not afraid to take mobile recording and shake a little, there are no lights! And yet he allows this rstituer warm.
    Viewpoint qualitprix it really well, we have 4 to quality and 4 Pramper VHD! For the SSL stuff is affordable (around 1,200 euros).
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