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millennia hv-3c

Discussion in 'Recording' started by trakker, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. trakker

    trakker Guest

    hello to all,
    i own the Millennia hv-3c mic preamplifier and i would like to record through it basic instruments like keyboards,bass,guitars..
    does maybe anyone has an idea of a good quality of di with its own power supply that could do that?Is the u5 of ad a good solution?
    thank u in advance..
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Look at this guy, asked one question and never returned. No answer so I can't blame him. Its a good question so I did some research since I was interested and these popped up:

    • [FONT=Lucida Grande, Arial, Verdana]Aguilar DB 900 Tube Direct Box ($529), [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Lucida Grande, Arial, Verdana] AMB Tube-Buffered Direct-Injection Box ($595), [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Lucida Grande, Arial, Verdana] Anthony DeMaria Labs ADL 100-G ($599), [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Lucida Grande, Arial, Verdana] Demeter VTDB-2b Tube Direct ($599), [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Lucida Grande, Arial, Verdana] D.W. Fearn VT-I/F Vacuum Tube Instrument Interface D.I. ($1,500; 2-channel),[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Lucida Grande, Arial, Verdana] Manley Tube Direct Interface ($575); [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Lucida Grande, Arial, Verdana] Tube Works 4001 Real Tube Direct Input ($219), [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Lucida Grande, Arial, Verdana] Uncle Albert's VTD-2A Vacuum Tube Direct ($450). [/FONT]

    is what I found in this extremely well written topic FYI:

    Demeter Amplification - Reviews
  3. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    In case anyone wants a slightly cheaper option: the BSS AR133 is industry standard for live use. Phantom power or batteries.
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    nice and priced at $166 . I wonder how clean it is for studio work though?
  5. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Very clean in my experience. Its quite unusual to see any other models on stage these days, apart from the odd Radial now and then (or cheap copies of the BSS at the budget end). I use one of the older AR116 models in the studio, and it always gets the job done.

    They won't add any warmth or colour like (I'm guessing) the units in your list above, but they will load your guitar pickups with a nice high impedance, and you can always plug them into a colourful pre.
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Ah, that sounds like the ticket! Personally I wouldn't want a DI to add colour to anything. Sounds like a redonkulous concept but an interesting topic indeed..
  7. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    I guess you never heard one of these then..?

  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    yikes! more to drool over just when I thought I have it under control. I guess its all about intelligent combination's isn't it? Too much of one thing makes for a boring and/or congested sound. Its what we're all going crazy over and why the newbies can't get a handle on what to believe. More and more track count, less colour makes a tighter mix. Less track count you have, more colour makes less boring and manageable mix. The balance between clean and colour...

    Keep em coming!
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Love the name. "The Gas Cooker" mic pre. Anything Dirk Brauner sells, should be excellent. How does it sound as a mic pre? 1350.00 USD is reasonably priced for a 2 channel value pre.

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