$5,002.99 US Street Price
|Minimum Gain||8.5 dB|
|Maximum Gain (1 dB per step)||80 dB|
|Frequency Response (+0 / -3 dB)||sub 3 Hz to beyond 300 kHz|
|Noise (60 dB Gain, 10 Hz - 30 kHz, Inputs common)||-133 dB EIN|
|Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise ( 35 dB Gain, 10 Hz - 20 kHz bandwidth, +27 dBu Out)||< .001%, Typ. < .0005% (< 5 ppm)|
|Intermodulation Distortion (50 Hz & 7 kHz), 35 dB Gain, +27 dBu Out)||< .0009%|
|Phase Response (35 dB Gain, 50 Hz - 20 kHz bandwidth, +27 dBu Out)||< 2 degrees deviation|
|Common Mode Rejection Ratio (35 dB Gain, 10 Hz - 20 kHz bandwidth, 100 mV C.M.)||> 65 dB, Typ > 85 dB|
|Slew Rate (35 dB Gain, +27 dBu Out)||> 25 Volts per microsecond|
|Maximum Input Level (20 Hz - 40 kHz)||+23 dBu (no attenuator pads required)|
|Maximum Output Level (20 Hz - 40 kHz)||+32 dBu|
|Phantom Input Impedance (1 kHz)||6,750 ohms|
|Output Impedance||24.3 Ohms (x2)|
|DPA (B&K) Mic Powering||+130 V dc max, (non-phantom)|
|Phantom Powering||+48 V dc, +/- 2 V dc|
|Power Consumption||45 watts maximum|
|Power Requirements||Selectable: 100-120, 200-240 V ac, 50/60 Hz|
|Dimensions/Shipping Weight||19" W x 3.5" H x 16" D, 19 lbs.|
As a standalone 8-channel preamplifier the HV3-R is deeply impressive enough. When you add to that the flexibility of two different types of remote control operation, the sheer scalability of the system to deliver a whopping 384 channels of operation (if your pockets are deep enough), and Millennia Media has succeeded in delivering a product that will integrate seamlessly into a variety of modern production scenarios, while remaining true to the core values of that pristine audio path.
Jon Thornton, Resolution Magazine
I absolutely loved working with the HV-3R. I was repeatedly spoiled by the quality of my tracks and the different ways I could set up and control the unit.
Kevin Becka, MIX
The sound is great -- sweet, refined, full of dynamics - fabulous on grand piano.
Tony Faulkner, Greenroom Productions, UK owner of HV-3D and M-2B preamplifiers
The HV-3D is one of the finest pieces of gear with which I have ever had the pleasure to work. I use three of them to record the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, with spectacular results.
Charles Lawson, Senior Recording/Production Engineer, WETA Radio, Washington, DC
This is an outstanding mic preamp. I’ve never heard our mics sound this clean on piano. We’ve been using our [46 channels of] Millennia preamps on everything...
Jack Renner, President, Telarc Records International
Our HV-3D is primarily dedicated to making a great drum sound instantly available. It’s truly a beautiful thing and it sounds awesome... The HV-3D has added so much more to the feeling of creativity in our studio and I just want to say thanks for making such a great unit. It’s a solid piece of work, looks great and it sounds amazing - I’m in love!
John Haggins, DigiNote Studio, Miami Beach, FL
“For the HBO Live Broadcast of The Rolling Stones from Madison Square Garden 1/18/03, we used 82 channels of HV-3s on stage to drive about 800 feet of wire five stories down to the Silver Truck. I am absolutely amazed
at how good it sounded with that length of cable! Those HV-3s could drive the Atlantic phone cable to London!”
David Hewitt, Chief Engineer, Remote Recording Services
I like to get on tape (or on hard disc) what I hear in the room. When I was looking for a new mic pre, the main concerns were - no colouration, transparency and the lowest possible noise floor and reliability, because
we record 360 days a year. I simply could not find anything better than the HV-3D.
Jörg Mayr, Audio Engineer, Music Producer Vienna Symphonic Library