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TWIN DIRECT is a compact yet sophisticated analog recording front-end for electric guitars and basses, acoustic instrument transducers, keyboards, DAWs, and all MIDI systems. Add Millennia's acclaimed HV-3 microphone preamplifier and TD-1 becomes an uncompromised front-end for virtually any audio recording application. Some have called TD-1 a Mini-Origin!

Audio engineers no longer need to chose between tube front-end or solid state front-end. TWIN DIRECT's instrument input employs Twin Topology - Millennia's innovative merging of vacuum tube and solid state circuit topologies. TWIN DIRECT offers a high voltage 100% vacuum tube instrument amplifier -or- transparent 100% discrete F.E.T. solid state instrument amplifier in the same indestructible military-grade chassis. Both topologies can be switch selected and musically tuned via three selectable input impedances (470K / 2M / 10M). Up to 65 dB of adjustable microphone and instrument gain is available via front-panel control.

A simultaneous pair of patented REAMP outputs allow TD-1 to emulate both Les Paul and Strat pickups (Les Paul himself plays through a Millennia Origin). REAMP causes the guitar amplifier to think it's connected to a high impedance passive guitar pickup, instead of a very low impedance (and much too clean) active tape recorder or digital workstation output. Millennia's uncompromised DIT-01 mic-level DI output transformer (Frequency Response -3 dB @ 3 Hz & 300 kHz) is also included.

Recording directly from any guitar amplifier is now possible with Millennia's Speaker Soak™ technology. Simply connect any speaker output and start recording the authentic character of your guitar amplifier as it actually sounds at the speakers. An audiophile-grade headphone output with separate level control is also provided for pre-auditioning.

A fully sweepable NSEQ-style parametric equalizer (20 Hz - 25 kHz) provides an unlimited range of adjustable tonality. NSEQ is the same equalizer used by top mastering facilities around the globe. Ultra-transparent NSEQ bands are provided for high-resolution audio sculpting of instruments such as guitars, bass, and keyboards, or artistic and corrective work - adding "air" and "punch," removing "mud," and so forth - all with the smooth and artifact-free audio qualities that NSEQ is well known for.

    •  Four distinct inputs can be optimized for any source •  Instruments – Twin Topology® DI channel; dual-triode 12AT7 vacuum tube or discrete FET solid state •  Microphones – discrete solid state HV-3 microphone preamplifier •  DAW or tape outputs – Discrete solid state line level amplifier •  Guitar power amp outputs – Speaker Soak™ technology •  Powerful yet musical tonal shading •  Two bands of mastering-grade NSEQ-2 parametric Eq; 20 Hz to 20 kHz center frequency, 0.4 to 4.0 Q •  Optimized DI input for any instrument with variable 470 k / 2 M / 10 M impedance •  Nine outputs for unlimited functionality •  Patented Re-Amp outputs with custom-designed magnetics emulate Les Paul® and Strat® pickups •  Audiophile headphone output •  Balanced and unbalanced monolithic outputs •  Balanced and unbalanced discrete FET outputs •  Microphone level output with large-geometry DIT-01 transformer: -3 dB 3 Hz – 300 kHz •  Effortlessly musical performance at all dynamic levels •  Input headroom >100 V, output headroom > 30 V •  100% effective hum removal with numerous ground lifts & isolations •  Built for critical professional applications •  Ultra-clean toroid power supply: internal sub-chassis •  Gold connectors, OFC audio wiring, silver Teflon power wiring

Specifications:

    •  Instrument / DI Input Amplifier
    •  Twin Topology® TUBE: Selected twin triode vacuum tube amplifier (200 V) SOLID STATE: Selected all discrete J-FET amplifier (50 V)
    •  THD + Noise 20 Hz - 30 kHz (35 dB Gain): 0.0005% typical mic / line, 0.03% typical vacuum tube
    •  Intermodulation Distortion 0.0009% typical mic / line, 0.03% typical vacuum tube
    •  Frequency Response @ -3 dB points: 3 Hz to 300 kHz, typical. Varies with routing & topology
    •  Maximum Balanced Line Input Level +23 dBu (+43 dBu with Pad engaged or >110 Volts rms)
    •  Maximum DI Input Level (Both Tube & SS) +18 dBu (+26 dBu with Pad engaged or >15 Volts rms)
    •  Maximum Output Level: +32 dBu active balanced outputs, +26 dBu unbal outputs
    •  Maximum System Gain 45 dB standard (65 dB with optional HV-3 mic preamp)
    •  Input Impedance (DI) Switchable: 470 kilohms / 2 megohms / 10 megohms
    •  Noise (Mic) (60 dB gain) -128 dB EIN, 150 ohm source, -130 dB EIN common
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    •  Noise (Line) (10 dB gain) -105 dBu
    •  Noise (DI) (10 dB gain) -90 dBu (solid state)
    •  Phase Error (EQ out) Less than +/- 5 degrees 50 Hz to 20 kHz
    •  Parametric Equalizer  
    •  Maximum Boost and Cut +/– 15 dB (21 step detent
    •  “Q” Range Q+ 0.4 to 4.0 sweepable
    •  Low Freq sweep Switch In: Pure Class-A Discrete J-FETs
    •  Hi Freq sweep Switch Out: Pure Class-A Triode Tubes
    •  Power Consumption 35 watts maximum
    •  Power Requirements Selectable: 100-120, 200-240 V ac, 50/60 Hz
    •  Dimensions/Shipping Weight 8.5” W x 3.5” H x 13.0” D, 20 lbs

Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone Preamp
  • Power Cable
  • Manual
Series TD Series
Model TD1 Twin Direct Record Channel Microphone Preamp

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US and Canada: We will repair our products, free of charge, in the event of defect of materials or workmanship for one (1) year following date of purchase. Other Countries: The authorized Millennia distributor will repair our products, free of charge, in the event of defect of materials or workmanship for two (2) years from the manufacturing date.

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