The M-2B's transformerless design reveals the open, transparent sound of hand-selected tubes and puts you on the path to creative exploration. Every detail of the original performance is delivered, along with a heightened sense of ambience and euphonic space, a subtle and musical sweetness, and a particular quality of intimacy.
The M-2b was developed to be accurate enough for the world's finest acoustic recordings. Textbook theory is an incomplete guide, and test instrument readings don't reliably measure the quality of the listening experience. We took a rigorously empirical approach, exploring many design approaches by attempting to perfect each one.
Experimental designs were evaluated on the lab bench and in our own production facility, where we could compare recordings directly to live performances. We proved to ourselves that there's no such thing as a straight wire with gain. But the M-2b's differential topology, ultrahigh headroom, electrically correct transformerless coupling, high voltage rails and unfailing attention to power and ground integrity have brought triode vacuum tubes extremely close to our goal of absolute accuracy and uncompromised sonic realism.
Whatever the venue or musical style, the M-2b delivers the authentic sound of vocalists, acoustic instruments, drums, triple guitar stacks... delighting artists, engineers, producers and listeners around the world.
Millennia M2B Features
- Musical, involving, euphonic
- High speed transformerless, pure Class A, 350 volt triode design
- Differential topology: no attenuator "pads" required
- Effortless dynamics, vividly realistic ambience
- up to 35 dBu output headroom
- High resolution gain control
- Precision potentiometers, ultra-premium components
- Built for critical professional applications
- Gold audio connectors, tube sockets, and relays
- 3/8" thick radius extruded aluminum face plate
- Durable mirror-gloss anodized finish
- Mil spec 16 gauge cold-rolled steel chassis
- Ultra-clean toroid power supply: internal sub-chassis
- Hand machined aluminum knobs, illuminated IT&T push buttons
- Richly musical vintage vacuum tubes available
- Mogami Neglex OFC audio wiring
- Silver Teflon power wiring