Whether you need to track pristine vocals, crunched drums or electric guitars on the edge of sonic destruction, the VHD Pre delivers a powerful and versatile sound shaping tool kit - the perfect analogue companion to your digital recording system.
Based on the VHD circuit from our acclaimed Duality console, the VHD Pre adds four SSL mic preamps to any line level DAW audio interface, transforming it into a professional quality, multi-channel analogue recording system.
The four ultra-clean, high-grade mic preamps are combined with independent Variable Harmonic Drive circuits that use 100% analogue signal paths to generate rich harmonic distortion - adding SSL analogue attitude to your digital recordings.
As you increase the input gain, the Variable Harmonic Drive circuit introduces a blendable mix of 2nd or 3rd harmonic distortion to your source material, taking it from gentle valve-style warmth through to trashy transistoresque grunge. It’s a new world of overdriven possibilities.
|Depth||230mm / 9" casing only|
|Height||44.5mm / 1.75" (1 RU)|
|Width||438mm / 17.25" casing only|
|482mm / 19" inc’ rack ears|
|Weight||2.6kg / 6 pounds|
|Power||< 20 Watts|
|Boxed size||320mm x 550mm x 80mm|
|12.75" x 21.75" x 3.25"|
|Boxed weight||3.5kg / 8 pounds|
|* All values are approximate|
|Temperature||Operating:||+5 to 30 deg. C|
|Non-operating:||–20 to 50 deg. C|
|Max. gradient:||15 deg. C/hour|
|Relative||Operating:||20 to 80 %|
|Humidity||Non-operating:||5 to 90 %|
|Max. wet bulb:||29 deg. C (non-condensing)|
|Vibration||Operating:||< 0.2 G (3 – 100Hz)|
|Non-operating, power off:||< 0.4 G (3 – 100Hz)|
|Shock||Operating:||< 2 G (10ms max.)|
|Non-operating:||< 10 G (10ms max.)|
|Altitude||Operating:||0 to 3000m (above sea level)|
|Non-operating:||0 to 12000m|
|Power Supply||IEC320 3-pin connector, 100 – 240 Vac, 50 – 60 Hz|
|Microphone||Balanced, 3-pin XLR-F, Zin = 1kΩ (10kΩ for Hi Z)|
|Instrument||Un-balanced, ¼" Mono Jack, Zin = 1MΩ|
|Output||Balanced, 3-pin XLR-M, Zo = 40Ω|
|Power||5-pin 180° DIN connector, +5Vdc, ±15Vdc|