SSL 500-Series VHD Preamp

1 channel microphone preamplifier and processor module

  • Ultra clean SSL SuperAnalogue grade preamplifier
  • Switchable VHD system adds controllable 2nd or 3rd harmonic distortion
  • Switchable LF filter (15 Hz to 500 Hz)
  • Hi-Z switch for use with high impedance microphones
  • 48 V phantom power supply with status LED
  • PAD switch - for use with line level output material
  • Phase switch
  • Design: API Series 500 format
  • Requires a 500 slot

Further information

Pre-Amp Yes
48 V Phantom power Yes
compressor No
limiter No
equalizer No
De-Esser No
other processors No
Rack/Frame No
supplies No
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Very nice preamp

Massy, 23.07.2016
Ok first of all you have to say that we are talking about VHD technology from the Duality Console.
Second, I've directly compared to a Neve 88 RLB Preamp.
To the test: a stereo Neumann 184, two identical cables and RME sound card.
I want to be brief. I could compare only acoustic guitars, singing and percussion instruments, and I have to say that the sound of the SSL is NEVE. Perhaps a priest more heightier and somewhat more direct but I think it is only a question of the adjustment of Trim, Gain and Drive. For the normal Studioalltag I could really not decide what I like better, NEVE is perhaps somewhat more reserved for a bissi rauschärmer, the SSL can be really angry but to great regret no line input (why always), but priced well below 1,000 , -¤.
In short, who wants to be safe and want to have a world-standard sound in his studio does not make it wrong here, especially since the VHD is very flexible in the sound.
It goes really net much better which is really sau good?
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