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Millenia TD-1. Bad a$$ DI, mic pre, both?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by sshack, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. sshack

    sshack Active Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Just reading about this guy. Anyone have comments they can share?

  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    Well, here is the skinny on it:

    Multiple Paths, One Goal: Total Sonic Realism

    # Four distinct inputs can be optimized for any source
    # Instruments – Twin Topology® DI channel; dual-triode 12AT7 vacuum tube or discrete FET solid state
    # Microphones – discrete solid state HV-3 microphone preamplifier
    # DAW or tape outputs – Discrete solid state line level amplifier
    # Guitar power amp outputs – Speaker Soak™ technology
    # Powerful yet musical tonal shading
    # Two bands of mastering-grade NSEQ-2 parametric Eq; 20 Hz to 20 kHz center frequency, 0.4 to 4.0 Q
    # Optimized DI input for any instrument with variable 470 k / 2 M / 10 M impedance
    # Nine outputs for unlimited functionality
    # Patented Re-Amp outputs with custom-designed magnetics emulate Les Paul® and Strat® pickups
    # Audiophile headphone output
    # Balanced and unbalanced monolithic outputs
    # Balanced and unbalanced discrete FET outputs
    # Microphone level output with large-geometry DIT-01 transformer: -3 dB 3 Hz – 300 kHz
    # Effortlessly musical performance at all dynamic levels
    # Input headroom >100 V, output headroom > 30 V
    # 100% effective hum removal with numerous ground lifts & isolations
    # Built for critical professional applications
    # Ultra-clean toroid power supply: internal sub-chassis
    # Gold connectors, OFC audio wiring, silver Teflon power wiring

    It is one of their top selling products. My guess is its an excellent addition to any DAW system. If you buy it, let us know how you like it and what you are recording.
  3. sshack

    sshack Active Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga

    Thing is, I have about $1500 burning a hole in my pocket, but I (obviously) want to make a smart purchase, not an impulsive one.

    Other items of interest to me are:

    Langevin DVC

    Apogee Ensemble (which I really need to get at some point or another, if I ever want to get past the two input limitation of the Duet)

    Sebatron 2000

    Tough call. I can't always get my hands on these things to try out either.
  4. Link555

    Link555 Distinguished Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    From that list I would go with the TD-1. In the end you can't get enough transparent gear. Coloured stuff is nice for the flavour now and then, but I more often need gear that gives me what I give it. If the mic is right, then often I don't want the pre-amp to add colour.
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I have never heard a track recorded through the TD-1 that wasnt sonically impressive.

    HOWEVER......The DVC is one of my favorite things in a recording path.

    The TD-1 is a bit more versatile.
  6. sshack

    sshack Active Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Left turn....I bought an LA-610.

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