Millennia Media has introduced the HV-316, a new 16-channel microphone preamplifier with Audinate Dante networking capability that’s remote‐controllable using the company’s third‐generation AELogic software.
The HV‐316 is designed for applications that include live touring racks, scoring stages, remote recording trucks, large studio complexes, sampler houses, hot‐rack installs, concert halls, outdoor facilities, schools and networked music venues, and environmental recording (12-volt battery operation).
The 1RU unit (weighing 10 pounds) is designed for high‐temperature continuous operation (65C / 150F) and can be powered by both 12 volts DC and worldwide 80‐264 volts AC. High-energy “pi filter” shielding that’s provided on audio and digital feeds is designed to eliminate Bluetooth, Wi‐Fi, and cellular interference. The power supply is rated for 650,000 hours MTBF operation.
The aluminum chassis houses 16 channels of Millennia HV‐3 mic preamps with simultaneous analog and Dante 32‐bit/192 kHz Ethernet outputs. Other digital audio output options are planned, including USB and MADI.
Millennia remote micamps (HV‐3R and the new HV‐316) can operate together on a single Ethernet network with up to 256 redundant audio channels.
Remote control functions include gain, polarity, pad, mute, channel linking, high‐pass filter, and selectable true‐DC ribbon or phantom paths on every channel. Also onboard are new generation AKM 192kHz A‐D converters, femto‐clock, multi‐paralleled for high dynamic range performance. All internal processing is achieved via a generic ”Beagle Green” plug‐and‐play ARM processor designed for non‐obsolescence and easy field replacement.
Redundant (dual) powering means that if one power source fails, the other source continues operating without audio dropout or glitch. There’s also a hardware MIDI input for third‐party compatibilities. It’s also available short‐loaded as an 8‐channel unit.
An introductory “pandemic” street price is $5,300 (16 ch), $3,500 (8 ch), an analog output option board $745 (8 ch). The new HV-316 is schedule to ship in October 2020.