Millennia HV-3D-8

MFR# HV-3D-8
Millennia HV-3D-8
Eight-channel ultra-pure microphone preamplifier
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Description

This might be music's purest preamp. It's no wonder the iconic "HV-3" first dazzled engineers who worked with classical and acoustic music, where each and every single detail matters. But, more and more engineers from all genres have discovered the magic of the HV-3's musically transparent circuitry. The fact is, you can never "undo" the color your microphone preamplifier adds. In contrast to preamps that lay on lots of color, the Millennia HV-3 is meticulously crafted to give you the full, authentic voice of your microphone. That way, you're not committed from the start, and you can easily sculpt your sound later with the exact character you want. Hear the detail today with the Millennia HV-3D-8.

 

  • HV-3D-8: Eight reasonably priced channels of HV-3 magic
  • Pure, musical, incredibly smooth preamplifier
  • Preserves your sound for later processing
  • Known to save you time with EQ
  • Millennia gear is made for detail



HV-3D-8: Eight reasonably priced channels of HV-3 magic
Representing the best per-channel deal for the iconic HV-3, the HV-3D-8 gives you eight of the original HV-3 preamps in one compact rackmount unit. It's no surprise that the HV-3D-8 is Millennia's best seller.

Pure, musical, incredibly smooth preamplifier
The HV-3 is there, but it's not there. And that's exactly how you want it. Built to offer the most transparent path from your microphone to the rest of your signal chain, the HV-3 features a transformerless input, balanced audio path, and minimal amplifier design. Aficionados of classical and acoustic-based music may have first discovered the promise of the HV-3's honest approach to preamplification, but the preamp is rapidly making its way into studios of all genres. Once you've heard it, you'll realize that no color is a color, too. What you give the HV-3, you get.

Preserves your sound for later processing
Much of our gear is soaked with character and personality. It's easy to overdo it. The Millennia HV-3 is ideal for the engineer who wants to try on color, without committing to one sound from the start. When you've recorded with the HV-3, you know you're starting from square one, so you can precisely dial in the tone, flavor, and character you want from your outboard gear or plug-in processors. To put it another way, if you were deciding what sculpture to make, you'd most likely want to start with an unchiseled piece of stone. The HV-3 translates the sound of the performance and the voice of your microphone, without getting in the way.

Known to save you time with EQ
When you're used to processing colored audio from the start, working with an HV-3 preamplifier will be a change. But, it's an easy workflow to get into. In particular, engineers who have used the HV-3 often note that tracks are somehow easier to EQ. With the right mic, in the right place, the HV-3 delivers a smooth, natural response that seems to require less tinkering. Without the heavy hand of a preamp, tracks seem to fall together into place.

Millennia gear is made for detail
Founder and chief designer John LaGrou takes the same approach to his exceptional audio gear as he does to the wine he cultivates in the California countryside. Detail matters, it's everything. Whether in a vintage of wine or your multi-track mix, taken together, those details can make a major difference in the end result. Millennia equipment celebrates those fine, subtle points, bringing you gear that's built with uncompromising quality to deliver purity in music.

Features:

  • Eight-channel microphone preamplifier
  • Transformerless design
  • Matched high-speed discrete transistor octet has 23dB input headroom
  • Uncolored timbral accuracy at all dynamic levels
  • Entirely balanced audio path with precision components maintains signal integrity: THD under 5 ppm (.0005%)
  • Laser-trimmed FET-based output stage has 32dB headroom: drives 1000 foot (300 m) cable runs with ease
  • Standard 36-step gain controls (1.5dB per step)
  • Ultra-clean toroid power supply
  • Gold audio connectors and switches
  • Mogami Neglex OFC audio wiring
  • Silver Teflon power wiring
  • Welded sixteen-gauge steel rack chassis
Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Condition New
Channels 8-Channel
Chassis 19-in Rackmount
Rack Spaces 2u
Direct Input No
Digital I/O No
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Testimonials
  • Pro Audio Review
    “My jaws fell open when I first switched to the HV-3 Series stereo mic pre. Its presence and clarity were outstanding. A solo voice sounded extremely immediate, and had an almost palpably “real” quality. The low end was very tight, showed good extension and “slam,” while the high end was detailed in the extreme, without the least amount of harshness...”
    Pro Audio Review
  • John Vanderslice
    "Millennia gear is essential to me. I want the most high-resolution image I can get during tracking. If I want to distort, subvert, or otherwise destroy it downstream, well that's easy."
    John Vanderslice
  • Recording Magazine
    “Of all the instruments we tested, the Millennia Media HV-3 Series stereo mic pre was the hands down winner in the category of accuracy. On acoustic guitar, the Millennia lent a clear, uncolored, neutral, and detailed sound. Piano sounded the most realistic to our ears through the Millennia. Furthermore, the ride cymbal was more transparent and detailed... the Millennia preamp would be our hands down first choice for recording a classical ensemble straight to two-track. It was the most accurate (i.e., it sounded the least colored) on acoustic guitar, vocal, and piano.”
    Recording Magazine
  • MIX Magazine, Feature Review By George Petersen, Editor
    "Over a period of months, I used the HV-3 on all types of sessions, ranging from stereo-miked chamber ensembles to multi-track pop sessions. In all cases, the HV-3 provided an absolutely faithful rendition of the microphone's sound, without imparting any coloration of its own... An excellent value offering impeccable audio specs, first-rate construction, and sonic transparency under any conditions. The Millennia Media HV-3 is...for those who seek absolute purity in reproduction."
    MIX Magazine, Feature Review By George Petersen, Editor

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