Millennia STT-1 Origin

Single Channel Channel Strip with Over 130 Combinations of Fully Discrete Signal Paths Containing Compression, De-Esseing, and Parametric Equalization Sections
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Millennia STT-1 Origin image 1
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Millennia STT-1 Origin
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Welcome to a Whole New Universe of Clean Audio!

The STT-1 Origin is a perfect go-to channel strip when you need a massive selection of tones without compromising audio quality. Not only is the complete signal path of the STT-1 Origin totally discrete, but it features Millennia's exclusive Twin Topology design that combines two completely separate and discrete amplifiers (one solid state, the other tube) into the same chassis. The STT-1 Origin's signal processing section also offers completely independent tube and solid state paths, and the input transformer is bypassable — giving you control-freak dominion over your sound. Capturing the vitality of musical performances with STT-1 Origin is almost effortless.

Millennia STT-1 Origin Complete Multi-Path Channel Strip at a Glance:
  • Twin Topology gives you two takes on clean audio
  • An incredible selection of signal processing for total sonic control

Twin Topology gives you two takes on clean audio
The core concept behind Twin Topology is that by completely separating the tube preamplifier path from the solid state preamplifier path, their different ways of handling voltage will not add coloration to one another. Both of these paths are ultra-clean, which calls into question some of the common misconceptions many people hold about tube technology. Rather than the kind of tubes featured in other high-end audio equipment, the M-2B vacuum tubes in the STT-1 Origin are balanced in such a way as to introduce very little coloration to the signal.

An incredible selection of signal processing for total sonic control
The M-2B tube preamplifier is transparent, just like the solid state preamplifier, so why include both? The thing is that one kind of circuitry may be clean for one sound source, but not another. For example, on bass, the tube preamplifier can bring out some of the instrument's depth and maintain a great deal of headroom as it keeps the signal clear, while the solid state preamp may be better suited for recording an amplified guitar. And Twin Topology is only the beginning of the vast sonic possibilities that the STT-1 Origin offers. When you consider the twin optical de-esser paths, the twin NSEQ-2 mastering-grade parametric equalizer paths and the trio of optical compressor/limiter paths along with the multiple inputs of the Twin Topology preamplifiers and bypassable input transformer, you get over 130 premium audio topologies. That's a ton of sonic possibilities from a single signal path — and they all sound amazing!

Millennia STT-1 Origin Complete Multi-Path Channel Strip Features:
  • Over 130 optimized signal topologies
  • Twin microphone preamps — M-2B vacuum tube or HV-3 discrete solid state
  • Twin NSEQ-2 mastering-grade parametric equalizers — vacuum tube or discrete solid state
  • Three optical compressor/limiter paths — TCL vacuum tube, discrete solid state, passive
  • Twin optical De-Esser paths — vacuum tube or discrete solid state
  • Vacuum tube or discrete solid state line level paths
  • Input coupling with or without MIT-01 audio transformer
  • 1/4" vacuum tube DI input — route via tube or solid state gain path
  • Effortless, lifelike musical performance at all levels
  • Musically rich vacuum tubes available
  • Gold audio connectors, tube sockets, relays and switches
  • 3/8" thick radius extruded aluminum face plate
  • Durable black mirror-gloss anodized finish
  • Military spec 16 gauge cold-rolled steel chassis
  • Ultra-clean toroid power supply: internal sub-chassis
  • Hand machined aluminum knobs, illuminated IT&T pushbuttons
  • Mogami Neglex OFC audio wiring
  • Silver teflon power wiring
  • True audio VU meter for output level or dynamics gain reduction
Explore the uncharted possibilities of pristine audio with the Millennia STT-1 Origin channel strip!

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Additional Media

STT-1 Origin Quick Start Guide
STT-1 Origin User Manual
Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Twin Topology: Tube and Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 5Hz-300kHz
Phantom Power +48v
EQ Yes
Compressor Yes
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR
Analog Outputs 3 x XLR
Rack Spaces 2U
Height 3.5"
Depth 15.5"
Width 19"
Weight 25 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number STT-1

Customer Reviews

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Nothing Like It!

Smooth as silk! Warm like velvet! EQ & Compression are amazingly musical! Can they build a 24 channel console out of these? :) If I could only have 1 Mic Pre,
Music background: Musician, Engineer, Producer

My first and Last

Ive had this unit for about 4 years. its my first mic pre ever and i wouldn't want any another mic pre(i actually want another one of these so that i have a pair). it took time for the analog knobs to grow on me but now that they have i'm getting more and more amzing results. i went from runing my vocals throught this unit into some plugins to the only thing on my channel strip is reveb and delay. this Unit is def. the biggest part what makes my music sound amazing. It also has upgraded tubes
Music background: Artist, Producer, Recording Engineer

Millenia Collection

Just added another STT for a stereo pair. Two Origins give me 2 ch of everything Millenia: vacuum tube mike preamps, HV3 mike preamps, NSEQ tube and solid state parametrics, tube and solid state compressors, DI and de-esser. I like Millenia for ultra-clean work, tracking, mastering, and instrument DI. If you want thick color, look elsewhere. These things are like perfectly clean mirrors.
Music background: Engineer Producer Musician

Straight To Track

I have a couple of these and they are great. You have a million options, it seems. I especially like recording the pre's direct outs and sending the main outs with EQ and Compressor to do my monitor mix. You have the famed Solid State sound, plus you can have their tube sound for lots of variety. Very clean with a ton of headroom. It is built like a tank and has been working for hours and hours around 3 years now. Definitely a winner in my book.
Music background: BME in Music from Baylor

My favorite

I have used the millenia stt1 for more than 5 years's awesome. The compressor is unequaled and the sound as clear as water.
Music background: VO I Actor
See also: Millennia, Millennia Channel Strips, Millennia Preamps