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Millennia HV-316 Eight Channel Dante Network Mic Preamp  From Millennia

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Millennia Media


Retail:  $4,599.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Millennia

Unrestricted Capacity, Uncompromised Clarity

  • 8 channels of pristine Millennia HV-3 microphone preamplifiers in a road-hardened 1U chassis (16 channel option)

  • Effortless, vividly realistic, dynamically uniform HV-3 musical performance

  • Dante network output standard -- analog output option.

  • Both 12VDC (battery) and 80-264VAC worldwide powering

  • Redundant power supply for fail-safe, glitch-free operation

  • Paralleled next-generation AKM A-to-D conversion assuring >120dB dynamic range

  • Designed for ultra-high-temperature continuous operation (65C / 150F)

  • RF “pi filter” shielding provided on analog and digital feeds, destroys mobile interference

  • Control up to 256 channels at once via conventional Ethernet.

  • +34dBu input headroom for use in the most extreme audio environments

  • Matched discrete-octet transistor gain topology, the classic Millennia HV-3 double-balanced circuit

  • Ælogic Mac & Windows third-generation software offers total control for both HV-316 and HV-3R on the same network

  • High-definition meters, grouping, linking, scene management, temperature monitoring

  • Entirely balanced audio path with precision components maintains signal integrity: THD under 10 PPM (< .001%)

  • Laser-trimmed FET-based output stage (analog output option) drives 1000-foot (300m) cable runs with ease

  • All channels matched to 0.08 dB

  • Advanced power supply rated for 650,000 hours MTBF operation

  • Aluminum 16-gauge rack chassis, ultra-lightweight, just 10 pounds

  • Billet aluminum laser etched front-panel

  • Lovingly hand-built and quality-assured in Northern California USA



  • Analog Output Option $863 (8 ch) $1,726 (16 ch) US Street Price

  • HV-316-8 Short-loaded 8 ch version can be upgraded to 16 ch at the factory

Millennia Media

About Manufacturer

Established as a classical music recording company in the 1980s, Millennia Media has grown to become one of the world's respected manufacturers of critical audio recording products. Now with more than 40,000 microphone preamplifier channels shipped, Millennia continues to set sonic precedent in solid-state and vacuum tube mic amps, equalizers, compressors, mixers, and recording channels. With numerous industry awards, fourteen TEC nominations, ten PAR Excellence and Reviewer's Pick awards, an E.Q. Blue Ribbon Award, three Stereophile Class A awarded products, an extensive owner's register of leading audio professionals, and a reputation for musical realism second to none, we believe you won't find a more transparent range of professional audio products on the planet.


Minimum Gain: 1 dB

Maximum Gain (1 dB per step): 64 dB

Attenuator Pad: -20 dB

Frequency Response  (analog output option) (+0 / -3 dB): sub 8 Hz to beyond 200 kHz (analog)

Noise (60 dB Gain, 10 Hz - 30 kHz, Inputs common): -130 dB EIN

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (35 dB Gain): < .005%, (<.001% Typ.)

Intermodulation Distortion (50 Hz & 7 kHz), 35 dB Gain,  0 dBFS: < .0009%

Phase Response (35 dB Gain, 50 Hz - 20 kHz bandwidth, 0 dBFS: < 2 degrees deviation

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (35 dB Gain, 10 Hz - 20 kHz bandwidth, 100 mV C.M.): > 65 dB, Typ > 85 dB

Slew Rate (35 dB Gain): > 25 Volts per microsecond

Maximum Input Level (20 Hz - 40 kHz): +34 dBu (pad in)

Maximum Output Level (20 Hz - 40 kHz): +22 dBu (analog output option)

Phantom Input Impedance (1 kHz): 6,750 ohms

Output Impedance: 24.3 Ohms (analog output option)

Phantom Powering: +48 V dc, +/- 2 V dc, 15 ma per channel in reserve

Power Consumption: 100 watts maximum; AC: Universal 80-264V, 47-63 Hz; DC: 12V

Dimensions/Shipping Weight: 19" W x 1.75" H x 16" D, 10 lbs. (16ch), 9 lbs (8ch)



Physical Layer: Ethernet

Connectors: Dual RJ-45 (Primary / Secondary)

Cable Quality: CAT-5e or better

Transmission Speed: 1Gbps

Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Minimum Dante Latency: 250 µS

Supported Modes: Redundant / Switched

AES67 Support: Planned (Dante embedded)

Certifications: FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Subpart B, Class A; ICES-03 Issue 6 (Canada); ANSI C63.4-2014; EN 55032:2015, EN 55035:2017, EN 61000-3-2:2014,   EN 61000-3-3:2013

Compliance: RoHS 2011/65/EU (and delegated directive (EU) 2015/863); WEEE 2012/19/EU + REACH   

Environmental: -10o to +65oC / +15o to +150oF (fans enabled); -10o to +45oC / +15o to +115oF (fans disabled); 10% to 80% RH; Maximum Altitude: 5,000 meters