Millennia Music & Media Systems introduced their HDOE and HROE output expansion options for the HV-3D and HV-3R eight-channel mic preamps at the San Francisco AES show.
Both output expansion options provide an additional two buffered outputs per mic channel for a total of three outputs for each microphone. The expanded outputs are on a pair of DB-25 connectors wired to the industry-standard Tascam format. Eight channels are on each connector.
The extra outputs are ideal for providing splits for live, broadcast and recording feeds without resorting to transformers. They can also be used when tracking to record a clean version, a version sent through processing and safety copy at approximately 12 dB below the standard level to prevent digital overs.
The output stages are identical to the HV-3's. They are capable of driving difficult loads, such as hundreds of meters of cable, with full sonic integrity.
The HROE option is field-installable in the HV-3R remote-controllable mic preamp. HV-3Ds can be ordered with the HDOE as a factory-installed option. Existing HV-3Ds can be returned to Millennia to have the option installed.