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Millennia Media HV-3D 8 channel /Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro - signal quality?
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Millennia Media HV-3D 8 channel /Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro - signal quality?

I got a friend (for real it's my friend ) who wants to buy a Millennia HV-3D (8 channels) pre. He also got a Mackie 1604 VLZ3 Pro mixer... and he wonders if there would be a very big quality loss when the Millennia would be connected to Mackie...
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this will be funny
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Originally Posted by 777Artin ➑️
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Yes may be, but that's the exact question I was asked from a musician...
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It would be pretty stupid not to AB compare, but my experience is that cheapo gear at unity gain does a lot less damage than people are afraid of. I'm assuming that he would be using the line in and direct out on the mackie channels?

Then again why? If he needs the mackie for cue mixes, monitoring etc, why not just mult the pre to the board and the ADC's?
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Originally Posted by 777Artin ➑️
this will be funny
Yes...its the GS hip hop forum so its to be expected.
But a/bing a Mackie to a Millinia...WOW!!
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It's not that stupid of a question. He's not asking how they compare, but how much quality loss there will be..... But, the better question is why does he need to connect it to the Mackie?
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my experience with mackie, behringer and such, is that they always colour and shrink the signal.


anyway, i think the idea itself is illogical. Millenia is a very clean high end-ish preamp, and that is why you pay good money for it. not to crap it down with something cheap and small sounding later in the chain. kinda defeats the purpose.

i am also wondering why he needs to connect it to Mackie .. an analog mixdown 8:2 perhaps for stereo recording ? or maybe he plans to use Mackie eq's per channel on tracking
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Thank you guys. I forwarded this thread to my friend. All your opinions are highly appreciated...I will let you know what he did (or maybe he would).
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Don't listen to people who never heard mackie 1604 vlz pro

Don't listen to people who never heard mackie 1604 vlz pro. I own one. I run all kinds of gear thru it, including vintage german mics and it's a fine board. Preamps are clean and accurate, no color. You can bypass Mackie's preamps by using inserts, and just use it as a line mixer. This way there is no loss at all.
Good luck.
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