SSL XRack VHD Input Module XR627

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Product Ref: 43871

  • High And Low-Pass Filters
  • Dedicated Trim Control After The VHD Stage
  • Hi-Z And Pad Switches On Mic Amp Input
  • Dedicated Additional XLR Line Input
  • Classic Listen Mic Compressor

SSL XRack VHD Input Module XR627

The SSL XRack VHD Input Module XR627 is a combination of the patented SSL preamp design and the classic SSL Listen Mic Compressor. The VHD Input Module XR627 features VHD circuity (Variable Harmonic Drive) which is a totally analog circuitry that allows you to add a controllable blend of 2nd or 3rd harmonic distortion. The versatile VHD Input Module produces a warm yet crisp sound that is normally reserved for vintage modules. The built in SSL Listen Mic Compressor is designed to prevent overloading the return feed, with a fixed attack and release, ideal for use with ambient drum mics and more.

Product Ref: 43871

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Patented VHD Circuitry

The SSL XRack VHD Input Module is a versatile, premium-quality mic preamp and compressor, designed for capturing studio-quality recordings. The VHD (Variable Harmonic Distortion) circuit is a patented circuit design which allows you to introduce 2nd or 3rd harmonic distortion to your source material, as well as being able to blend the two for added versatility. When in use at a lower gain setting, the VHD Pre adds a subtle valve-style warmth or a gentle transistor edge. Once you increase the gain, more distortion is added, allowing you to add everything from subtle crispness to fierce and in your face grunge. The result is a warm yet clear sound with grungy overtones, normally reserved for classic vintage preamps.

SSL Listen Mic Compressor

The SSL XRack VHD Input Module also features an integrated SSL Listen Mic Compressor, taken from the infamous SL4000E console. The SSL Listen Mic Compressor is renowned for its sonically transparent tone, with a fixed attack and release curve, ideal for recording drums. The Listen Mic Compressor was originally designed to prevent overloading the return feed from a studio communications microphone, but it also perfectly suited for use on ambient drum mics.

Construction & Connectivity

The SSL XRack VHD Input Module features a range of analog connections as well as a comprehensive range of controls. The 100% analog signal path ensures exceptional warmth while retaining the source materials overtones. The VHD Input Module features a balanced ultra-high bandwidth microphone input with +20dB to +70dB gain control, allowing you to process even the most demanding inputs. It also features Hi-Z and Pad Switched on the mic amp input as well as a dedicated additional XLR Line Input for connecting a range of instruments and devices. Both high and low-pass filters are also included allowing you to precisely dial in the right amount of filter you require. Also features is a dedicated Trim control after the VHD stage.


  • Electronically balanced ultra-high bandwidth Mic input with +20dB to +70dB gain control
  • Hi-Z and Pad Switches on Mic Amp Input
  • Dedicated Additional XLR Line Input
  • Variable Harmonic Drive circuit adds a controllable blend of 2nd or 3rd Harmonic distortion
  • Dedicated Trim control after the VHD stage
  • Classic Listen Mic Compressor with fixed attack and release curves - ideal for drums
  • High and Low-Pass Filters