Product Description for the Millennia HV-3R
The Ultimate Upgrade for Any Multitrack System
The HV-3R integrates advanced computer and network technology with our renowned HV-3 Series analog circuitry, via high performance 4th generation relays rated for 50 million operations. Now you can deliver up to 792 channels to Pro Tools, digital consoles, hard disk, or tape. Each and every input is captured with unrestricted dynamic range and effortless musicality. The HV-3R has a plug ‘n play Pro Tools interface via MIDI. Using Ethernet, and a Remote PC or Mac application, you can manage a complex system from anywhere: around the corner or around the world.
Digital Delivery Demands Total Clarity
Mic preamplifiers magnify the input as much as 1000:1. There’s no “Undo” after this point. Coloration or distortion become part of the signal. Lost information can never be recovered. Digital plug-ins can’t “uncolor” sound or restore lost upper harmonic partials. Data compression algorithms (MPG, AC3, DTS etc.) are unable to distinguish signal from noise, so preserving signal clarity and integrity throughout the recording and production process is critical to communicating the artist’s intention and individuality. No matter how subtle or attractive, a colored “signature” sound destroys options at every link in the chain. The HV-3 Series’ open, transparent signal path has defined “high definition” since its introduction.
Sound So Open You Can Drive A Truck With It
Location recording is a high-wire act, with only one chance to capture the living moment of performance in its original ambience. The HV-3 Series is designed to transmit microphone signals to recording devices unaltered and has proven its ability to drive extremely long cable runs.
Experiment, Experience, Excellence
The HV-3 Series was developed to be accurate enough for the world’s finest acoustic recordings. Textbook theory is an incomplete guide, and test instrument readings don’t reliably measure the quality of the listening experience. We took a rigorously empirical approach, exploring many design approaches by attempting to perfect each one. Experimental designs were evaluated on the lab bench and in our own production facility, where we could compare recordings directly to live performances. We satisfied ourselves that there’s no such thing as a straight wire with gain. But the HV-3 Series’ transformerless input, balanced audio path, minimal amplifier design has brought us closer than any other to our goal of absolute accuracy and uncompromised sonic realism. Today, over 25,000 channels are performing in symphonic halls, stadium concerts and studios of all sizes and shapes. Whatever the venue or musical style, the HV-3 Series delivers the authentic sound of vocalists, acoustic instruments, drums, triple guitar stacks... delighting artists, engineers, producers and listeners around the world.