If you read mixed reviews then the reviewers are just biased or haven't used it. I have had Chandler, Vintech, RND, Warm Audio and this pre has outlasted them all.
4 Channels of flexible sound. Warm it up with 3rd order harmonics or keep it sharp and clean for those tom hits you want to cut through. Plenty of clean gain, no problems with dynamic or ribbon mics.
I love to use this on my toms and snare top and bottom or kick in and out. Plus friends and clients in the know will respect SSL. I think you will love it to. This unit has been used in smoke free space.
I believe I have the original box so it should come to you with its packaging. Have fun making killer music with this! The SSL Xlogic Alpha VHD preamp gives you the flexibility to track transparent, clear audio, or add sonic character ranging from warm to raging. Four premium SSL preamps (with up to 75dB of gain) are on board the Alpha VHD, combined with a Variable Harmonic Drive circuit that will make this unit an incredibly versatile part of your signal chain. You already know SSL's products feature quality and reliablity that's second to none; now get some of that great SSL sound for yourself with the Alpha VHD preamp!The item "Solid State Logic X-Logic Alpha VHD 4-Channel Mic Pre Preamp SSL Flexible Sound" is in sale since Sunday, March 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "rockrollandsoul" and is located in West Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.