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Opinion wanted: Millennia STT-1 Channel Strips
Old 27th January 2006
Gear Maniac

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Opinion wanted: Millennia STT-1

Millennia STT-1 channel strip .... like it? hate it? What is the resale value of one of these?

It's included in a gear package I'm considering and I've not had the opportunity to plug one in ....

Thanks much

Old 27th January 2006
Like it a lot.

Particularly the Solid State path. EQ is very clean and compressor is fast enough to deal with dynamic issues when tracking. I also like the Mic pre on vocals in particular, combined with a C12-A for example.

The tube path is also good, but benefits from replacing the stock Sovteks with Telefunkens (which Millennia will do, or you can do yourself). Just gives it a tad more warmth, which makes it a more useful alternative.

I'm yet to find an all-in-one type tracking channel I prefer.

Old 27th January 2006
Gear Maniac

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Thanks, Jules ...

BTW, can anyone compare it to the Avalon hybrid??

Old 27th January 2006
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Avalon vs Millenia Origin

I have used both of these units, the 737 and the STT-1. I like the Millenia piece much better. Among the highlights: much more versatile with the option to switch in and out the tubes in different sections: IE the tube circuit can be switched in for the compressor, but the EQ solid state; it has a de-esser; the eq sounds good, each band can be switched in/out. I have used with a U87 and a Soundelux U99, which, despite all the tubes and potential for mudiness, sounded very smooth.

That's my take.
Old 27th January 2006
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what do you think of the Pendulum Audio Quartet II ? has anyone compaired the Millennia STT-1 to it.
Old 27th January 2006
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The STT-1 is great. How much $$$ is it worth in your package???

Resale would be $1800 up (maybe $2k?). I don't know, but that's the ballpark. I've seen people try to sell 'em for more on craigslist, but they keep being repeat-listed, so I assume they're not selling at higher prices. It's hard to tell 'cause it's not exactly a common piece.

It sounds great with a Pearlman mic for guy voices, girl voices, and acoustic guitars, I will say that. But, then again, for that kind of $$$, it had BETTER sound good...

It has a rep for being 'neutral' when it comes to tone-color. I would tend to agree.
Old 27th January 2006
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I think the STT-1 is a fantastic piece of gear. The Avalon, for my money, no way compares with it.
Old 27th January 2006
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Millenia STT1 is a great piece of gear. The solid path is without comparison as far as clean recording goes (acoustic guitars e.g.) For the tubes path I would advise changing the tubes to Telefunken ones. Not that the original ones are bad, but the Telefunken ones give you a really noticeable second choice as compared to the solid path.
Old 28th January 2006
Gear Maniac

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Thanks for the input everyone ....

Best regards,

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