$3067.99 US Street Price
|Microphone Preamplifiers & General:|
|Twin Topology Mic Preamplifier Selection||Switchable, Vacuum Tubes or Solid-State|
|Twin Topology EQ & Compressor||Switchable, Vacuum Tubes or Solid-State|
|Twin Topology Input Coupling||Switchable, Transformer or Transformerless|
|Maximum Output Level (Balanced)||+ 32 dBu|
|Frequency Response (+0 / -3 dB (S/S))||sub 5 Hz to beyond 300 kHz|
|Equivalent Input Noise||-131 dBu (SS, Common Source, Direct Out)|
|THD + Noise (20 Hz - 22 kHz) (S/S)||< .05 %, typ < .003 %|
|Common Mode Rejection Ratio (S/S)||> 40 dB, Typ > 70 dB @ 60 Hz|
|Input Impedance (Mic)||6,200 ohms|
|Input Impedance (Line)||2,200 ohms (x2)|
|Input Impedance (DI - Instrument)||> 1 megohm|
|Output Impedance (Balanced)||24.3 ohms (x2)|
|Maximum EQ Boost/Cut Range (21 Step Detented)||+/- 15 dB|
EQ Frequencies,Low Range Switch (Centers - Peak/Shelf Selectable):
|20, 34, 56, 100, 180, 270|
|Low Mid Sweep:||20 Hz - 220 Hz or 200 Hz - 2.2 kHz.
10X Range switch selectable
|Hi Mid Sweep:||250 Hz - 2.5 kHz or 2.5 kHz - 25 kHz.
10X Range switch selectable
|High Range Switch (Centers - Peak/Shelf Selectable)||4.8 k, 5.8 k, 8.0 k, 10 k, 16 k, 21 k|
|“Q” Range||Q = 0.4 to 4.0 Adjustable on middle ranges|
|Q = 1.0 Fixed on low & high ranges|
|Threshold Range||Infinite to +20 dBu|
|Attack Range||2 ms to 100 ms|
|Release Range||80 ms to 3.0 s|
|Compression Ratio Range||minimum 1.4 : 1, maximum 30 : 1|
|De-Essing Frequency Switch||OFF, 4.9 k, 6.8 k, 8.2 k, 10.7 k , 12.0 k|
|Power Consumption||50 watts maximum|
|Power Requirements||Selectable: 100-120, 200-240 V ac, 50/60 Hz|
|Dimensions/Shipping Weight||19” W x 3.5” H x 15.5” D, 25 lbs.|
..if you wanted to buy just one front-end processor for your recording system, the STT1 could well be the one to go for. It makes a fabulously flexible and sonically excellent input conditioner wherever analogue sources are recorded individually. It manages to combine the best attributes of the company's dedicated mic preamps with their twin-topology equaliser and compressor systems, all in one compact box. The resulting package affords huge scope for experimentation, and sounds utterly fantastic.
Hugh Robjohns, Sound on Sound
I’m an independent producer / engineer who has fallen in love with your products. I now own two 8-channel HV-3Ds and an STT-1 Origin. You’ve really got it down. Thank you for making it all work. Thank you, also, for taking the time to write decent manuals, and to ensure they’re proofread.
Chris Walla, Death Cab for Cutie
I love this box. It has a million colors, so long as you are after shades of clean. I also love the fantastic sounding EQ and piece-of-cake-to-make-sound-good compression that tracks so beautifully.
She has a huge dynamic range and they were having to ride the gain. They loved the STT-1 on the voice. She said “It’s not squashing me,” when in fact it was cutting 9 dB on her loud notes. We had to look over at the needle to verify that it was compressing her: very transparent. It retained the integrity of her voice over the full dynamic range of the compressor. The STT-1 has both depth and presence.
Jim Meyer, Bass & Vocals, Jimmy Buffet Band
I love my STT-1s. Major league sound - clean, crisp and the tubes are marvelous, just really love ‘em. I’m using a little bass roll off and barely 1 dB of compression. The compression is the finest I’ve ever heard and the EQ just blends and enhances the whole. Simply amazing. I’m using vacuum tube out on both stages, transformer out, and the loud sections just float gracefully, making the whole thing sound even better. Bravo.
Dr. Alexander Lim, DMA / Musica Records, New York
Way to go John –as usual! I shudder to think of what our sound might be like today without Millennia electronics
in the chain. Thanks a million times over.
Jack Renner, founder & chief engineer, Telarc International
I finally got a new STT-1, and I suppose there’s a million good things I could say about it, but in a nutshell, I’m really impressed with how it offers 128 shades of transparent sound. For bass, I love the tube pre for old school sound, and the J-FET pre for more modern tones, and I love the DC-to-light frequency response and infinite headroom. There’s nothing like a clean preamp. And they have more gain than a Marshall factory. I could go on and on...
Walt Hyde, Seattle, WA
The equalizer is simply wonderful on everything we ran through it, whether you¹re cutting or boosting. You might find a particular character EQ (maybe a Pultec) you like better for a given application, and there are digital equalizers that are more surgical, but it's hard to imagine any processor on the planet that can shape the sound more unobtrusively and sweetly than this one. You can crank bands way up (the range is ±15db) without it sounding the least bit electronic or harsh. Likewise subtle cuts, boosts, or shelving sound completely natural
The STT-1 Origin is a fantastic recording channel that can be amazingly versatile. This level of gear requires a substantial investment, but in this case the price is appropriate and it's an investment in something that won't become obsolete and lose half its value before you get it home. Nick Batzdorf, Editor, Recording Magazine Review 2001