SSL VHD+ - Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) Mic Preamplifier
The VHD+ is a newly enhanced replacement for the previous VHD pre-amp module.
At its core is a ‘SuperAnalogue-grade’ mic preamp with +75dB of clean gain, a variable high pass filter, and switches for 48v, Pad, and Polarity. New to the facelift series, the VHD+ now features an instrument DI, allowing you to connect guitars, bass, and piezo pickup-equipped instruments directly to its front panel.
However, the SSL VHD+ is a jekyll and hyde mic preamp - offering clean, modern performance, or vintage-inspired tones at the turn of a dial.
Using SSL’s patented Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) system, the VHD+ introduces a variable blend of 2nd or 3rd order harmonics for valve-style warmth or a touch of transistor edge. At extreme levels, it can even deliver thick, grungy overdrive - perfect for room mics, drums, or effected vocals. But as it lives on a variable control, it can be dialed-in to taste, and crucially, bypassed when SuperAnalogue loveliness and purity is required!
With High and Low input impedance options for use with Ribbon and other low-impedance microphones, as well as Hi and Lo-Z options for its front ¼” jack, the VHD+ is a perfect match for a wide range of microphones/instruments and is a stellar preamp to amplify your mic signal before it is sent to other modules in the SSL range...