SSL X Logic Alpha VHD Pre

4-Channel SSL Preamp

  • Ultra-clean with 75 dB gain
  • 48V Phantom power
  • 20 dB Pad
  • Hi-Z instrument / line inputs on the front
  • 4x XLR mic / line inputs and XLR line outputs on the back
  • 100% Analog signal path
  • Design: 19", 1U

Further information

Channels 4
Number of microphone inputs 4
Instrument input Yes
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse No
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs XLR
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter No

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Hugo Varvoglis, 02.04.2014
Extra clean sound with a lot of gain prezzzz.
You can add some character to the sound with the VHD.
Best value for money and you have an SSL taste in your studio.
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Nico000, 24.05.2011
A very good preamp module for studio !! On the physical side, the design is simple, efficient and neat. 4 preamps with XLR inputs and outputs, and on each preamp an input gain, an output, a -20db pad, a 48V phantom power supply, a Hi-Z to match the signal level between mic / line / instrument, A front jack instrument input and especially the VHD function !!! Roughly, this function allows the harmonics of the signal to be inflated to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th order, which allows to release more heat and relief to the sound. Few proved very redoubtable !!
At the sound level ... what to say ... it's SSL !! The sound is precise and crystalline, with a very beautiful fidelity. The VHD offers a versatility that allows to modulate the signal with a side more "lamp" or more "transistor".
The flat: absence of VU meters ... only a red led placed under the pad button lights up briefly when reaching the level of overload sound, and it is a shame because we do not pay attention to all the shots. ..
Apart from that, it is a very good machine and an investment that is worth it.
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