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Anyone using the SSL alpha VHD ? Multi-Channel Preamps
Old 21st August 2007
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Anyone using the SSL alpha VHD ?

I just saw it in the sweetwater mag. 4 channels of mic-pre for $1700, do they have ant vibe to em..........
Old 23rd August 2007
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I've been testing the SSL Alpha VHD for about two weeks, together with a Daking Mic Pre IV. And the Daking won by much! The VHD is cool as insert to fatten up some synths but for tracking drums and guitar (elec. + ac.) I prefer the charachter of the Daking. It is all about what you are in to but for recording I can sure miss the VHD-function. ... Btw, the Daking has tons of gain, important when you are recording with ribbons. The SSL has a lot less gain and some people have doubts the VHD could manage ribbons.
Old 23rd August 2007
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I'm curious about the SSL VHD too. Seems to be an affordable way to have the SSL badge on my studio's front end. 4 SSL PRE's for $1.7k - no brainer. I was told by an SSL rep the pres were same exact circuits from larger SSL boards. I can't wait to audition the VHD.
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