who dont like millennia stt-1 ?
Old 31st August 2006
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who dont like millennia stt-1 ?

Old 31st August 2006
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I dont like the HV-3 section of it...sterile/harsh come to mind.

there are some comparisons that IVO put up..do a search on Millennia and DAV by the poster IVO..he has some good clips of the Origin.
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FWIW, I wouldn't say it's sterile or harsh....some people may hear it as 'sterile' because of it's lack of harmonic distortion, but that's the point of the HV3B section. IME they'll say the same about GML or Grace (although I could be wrong, just my personal findings). The tube section of the preamp is incredible (basically an M2B with a few more electronics, I've heard some people say the balanced output makes it sound cloudy, but that's a crock of s*** IME, but one man's cloudy is another man's too clean for their tastes). The tube portion of the preamp is a little different in it's texture compared to the solid state, a bit silkier with some obvious high frequency harmonics which makes it sound more extended in the top.

It's easy to hear the solid state version of the preamp in action, probably at least half of most modern classical recordings are done with Millennia Media preamps (I've seen some as far back as early/mid 90's I believe). I've heard a good many, and it sounds like the orchestra or choir in the room, not much more, not much less. The M2B/tube section just adds a little euphonic character to that philosophy of sound. To get opinions of the EQ go over to the mastering forum, ask guys like Bob Katz and Jay Frigilatto what they think about it. It's 99% the same as an NSEQ-2.

If you don't need the EQ or compressor, just get the M2B you won't regret it...in combo with the Manley mic it's going to sound lush and detailed.
Old 1st September 2006
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Sterile and harsh are certainly not the description I would use.

I with Nathan on this.
Old 1st September 2006
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what you think about STT-1 ?

thanks a lot

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Sterile and harsh are certainly not the description I would use.

I with Nathan on this.
Old 1st September 2006
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Old 1st September 2006
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I'm getting a bit sick of this SST-1 vs DAV thing.

I have got both preamps and I can tell you this.

The DAV BG1 is WAY WAY coloured compared to the HV-3 clean pre in the STT-1.
Simple. Fact.

I have a BLUE Bottle and if you want just pure clean gain then the STT-1 SS is perfect.

When we do a shoot out between the DAV and the STT-1 then the valve path of the STT-1 is much closer to the DAV, that's because the DAV is not pure clean gain - IT IS COLOURED - OK it's coloured in a good way BUT coloured never the less no matter what any one else says - you don't need golden ears to hear it either it's totally obvious.

To call the HV-3 sterile and harsh it total BS. It sounds stunning with the vocal caps on the Bottle and blows the DAV away for that application - where all you need is PURE gain because the colour is already in the source.

The STT-1 is a wonderful versatile pre-amp perfect for a choice of paths and without doubt a different class to the DAV - this correctly reflected in the retail price IMHO. I use my DAV a lot, but an STT-1 it most certainly is not.

Robert
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The STT-1 is a wonderful versatile pre-amp perfect for a choice of paths..........................

Robert
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thanks a lot

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I'm getting a bit sick of this SST-1 vs DAV thing.

I have got both preamps and I can tell you this.

The DAV BG1 is WAY WAY coloured compared to the HV-3 clean pre in the STT-1.
Simple. Fact.

I have a BLUE Bottle and if you want just pure clean gain then the STT-1 SS is perfect.

When we do a shoot out between the DAV and the STT-1 then the valve path of the STT-1 is much closer to the DAV, that's because the DAV is not pure clean gain - IT IS COLOURED - OK it's coloured in a good way BUT coloured never the less no matter what any one else says - you don't need golden ears to hear it either it's totally obvious.

To call the HV-3 sterile and harsh it total BS. It sounds stunning with the vocal caps on the Bottle and blows the DAV away for that application - where all you need is PURE gain because the colour is already in the source.

The STT-1 is a wonderful versatile pre-amp perfect for a choice of paths and without doubt a different class to the DAV - this correctly reflected in the retail price IMHO. I use my DAV a lot, but an STT-1 it most certainly is not.

Robert
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