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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Sehr schöner Preamp
Massy, 23.07.2016
Ok erstmal muss man sagen, dass wir hier über ??nen Preamp mit VHD Technik aus der Duality Console reden.
Zweitens hab ich?s direkt mit einem Neve 88 RLB Preamp Verglichen.
Zum Test: ein Stereopärchen Neumann 184, zwei identische Kabel natürlich und RME Soundkarte.
Ich will mich kurz fasse ? Ich konnte nur Akustikgitarre, Gesang und Perkussionsinstrumente miteinander verglichen und ich muss sagen die SSL steht klanglich der NEVE im nichts nach. Vielleicht eine Priese mehr höhenreicher und etwas direkter aber ich denke es ist nur eine Frage der Einstellung von Trim, Gain und Drive. Für den normalen Studioalltag könnte ich mich wirklich nicht entscheiden was mir besser gefällt, NEVE ist vielleicht etwas zurückhaltender dafür ein bissi rauschärmer, die SSL kann richtig böse werden aber zum großen Bedauern kein Line-Eingang (warum auch immer), dafür preislich deutlich unter 1.000,-¤.
Kurzum, wer auf Nummer sicher gehen will und einen Weltstandard Sound in seinem Studio haben will macht hier nix falsch zumal die VHD sehr flexibel im Sound ist.
Es geht wirklich net viel besser die ist echt sau gut?
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M-am întrebat de ce această unitate este mai ieftină decât cele din concurență.
vdv.herman, 22.07.2020
Acest preambul SSL a fost pe lista mea de favorite pentru o vreme. Trebuie să spun că sunt foarte mulțumit de sunet și de posibilitatea de a insera câteva armonice în semnal. Unitatea nu se simte la fel de bine ca un preambul NEVE (calitate construită, greutate), dar aceasta este o percepție strictă. Calitatea sunetului este fantastică, iar SSL a reușit cu adevărat să facă o unitate pentru sistemul API 500 la un preț mai mic. Ceva ce nu am văzut cu mulți alți producători de nume mari.
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