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Solid-State-Logic VHD Pre 500 Module
 VHD Pre 500 Module 
SSL adds to their 500 series line with the VHD Microphone pre-amp module as featured in SSL's Duality, XL-Desk, X-Rack VHD Input Module and the standalone 1U VHD Pre. It can deliver ultra clean SSL SuperAnalogue™ grade recordings but also has a switchable VHD mode or Variable Harmonic Drive mode. This is a 100% analogue signal path that generates rich harmonic distortion as gain is increased. Furthermore, you have the choice of either 2nd or 3rd harmonic distortion or a blend of the two in any amount to apply to your recording.

At lower gain settings VHD adds just a hint of tube warmth (2nd harmonic) or a touch of transistor edge (3rd harmonic). But twist the gain right up and achieve any amount of distortion all the way to filthy grunginess if you like. Obviously, you'll have a wide range of choices when recording with the studio grade VHD Pre 500 module preamp.

The VHD Pre Module has four rotary controls: the Drive control selects 2nd harmonic or 3rd harmonic distortion or a blend, the +20/+75 dB gain control sets input level, the 20/+20 dB trim output level control, and there is a continuously variable 15 to 500 Hz LF Filter section.

Other pro features are: a signal present LED, a switchable Hi-Z impedance switch for mic impedance matching, +48V phantom power, a attenuator pad to enable the VHD system to be used as a line level processing device and a phase/polarity switch.

The VHD Pre Module sells for $649 MSRP and for more information, check out: www.solid-state-logic.com/.



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