Product Description for the Millennia TD-1
TD-1 delivers uncompromised accuracy with any conceivable source: anything and everything from a delicate ribbon microphone to the massive voltage swings of a stack-driving guitar amp. The rear panel mic input connects to Millennia’s HV-3 solid state mic pre, renowned for its transparency and sonic realism. The Twin Topology DI input lets you switch between true Class A tube or discrete solid state circuitry. Select 470 kOhm, 2 MegOhm or 10 MegOhm DI impedance to musically optimize either topology. Capture the whole amp, from guitar or bass input to speaker output, with the Speaker Soak input. With input headroom of over 100 dB, TD-1 reveals the essential character of any source.
TD-1 is designed for both sonic realism and “shades of clean.” Record dry, then use the two bands of NSEQ-2 mastering-grade equalization to add air or punch to the track or to clean up a muddy signal. The patented Re-Amp outputs emulate Les Paul or Strat pickups, providing the high impedance output a guitar amp needs. Nail the performance first, then work on the sound until it sits perfectly in your mix.
With > 30 dB output headroom, TD-1 will drive any load you put on it. The rear panel offers no less than nine outputs: balanced and unbalanced XLRs, balanced and unbalanced 1/4” phone jacks, an audiophile headphone output, plus two Re-Amp outputs. Polarity reversal and multiple ground lifts make it easy to minimize hum and noise.
Digital Needs Warmth, Demands Total Clarity
Input channels magnify the signal by 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. Data compression algorithms (MPG, AC3, DTS etc.) are unable to distinguish signal from noise, so preserving absolute signal integrity through the recording and production process is critical to communicating the artist’s intention and individuality. Millennia’s unique designs avoid circuit-induced artifacts, giving you total control. Amplify the original sonic information with an absolute minimum of alteration, or apply tonal shading so natural and translucent that it seems to become an integral element of the source itself.
You Can Pay More, You Can’t Spend Less
Initial purchase price is never a design target at Millennia Media. We aim to maximize return on investment and minimize lifetime cost. Developed in a rigorously empirical process whose goal is absolute accuracy and sonic realism, TD-1 is accurate enough for the most critical recordings – the choice of musicians and engineers at the top of the profession. This is a toolbox you can build a career around, one that will remain essential no matter how far your sonic explorations take you. Acquiring a TD-1 is a step off the upgrade treadmill: a step that will ultimately save you much more than your initial investment.