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Grace Design m108
Grace Design m108
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List Price: $2,995.00
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Product Code: 9999-17237

Dante Option

CR Output Option



Grace Design m108 Preamp

The Grace Design m108 Preamp is a eight channels of transparent, musical mic preamplification, state of the art A/D conversion, multiple digital output formats, and flexible local or remote controlled operation. The m108 is a vital addition to any modern audio production environment.

Based on the acclaimed success of Grace's m802 remote controlled mic preamplifier, the m108 distills the best of these achievements into a sleek, elegant 1U chassis design. Grace's transformerless, transipedance mic preamp design is unmatched in its ability to effortlessly resolve complex sonic waveforms, resulting in recordings of amazing clarity and depth. Integrated A/D conversion delivers digital signals to the workstation that are pure and beautiful. Latest generation s-Lock PLL ensures pristine, jitter free sample clock when clocking from external word clock or Dante clock. And an asynchronous mode USB interface provides the best possible jitter performance when connected to a computer.

A push-button rotary encoder is used for navigating and operation, with a user interface that is simple and intuitive. Dedicated push-buttons are assigned to core functions: 48V phantom power, phase reverse, channel grouping and meter peak clear. A crisp OLED screen displays complete system information, including channel gain settings, metering, peak status, and the system setup menu.

Out of the box, the m108 is ready to go as a stand alone mic preamp / ADC. With integrated serial or MIDI control, the m108 can be confi gured in large channel-count remote systems, with control from our existing m802 hardware remote control unit, from Protools, or our forthcoming m108 control computer utility. And an optional DANTE interface is provided for network audio configurations. The m108 control protocol is backward compatible with the m802 so you can add m108’s to an existing m802 system.

Grace Design m108 Preamp Specifications

  • 8 channels of balanced analog preamp outputs
  • 8 channels of transparent, musical mic preamplifier
  • Wide gain range: -8 to 74dB
  • Ribbon mic mode
  • 8 channels of 192kHz ADC outputs via AES, ADAT and USB Class 2 / External Word clock in and out
  • Reference DAC and headphone amplifier for low-latency monitoring of channel pairs or USB playback from a computer
  • Channel 1 & 2 HI-Z inputs on front panel
  • High contrast, wide viewing angle OLED display for all system parameters and setup menu
  • Combination RS 485/422 serial / MIDI ports for control from existing m802 RCU or Protools™
  • RJ45 Ethernet port for network control
  • Expansion slot for optional Audinate / DANTE network audio card
  • Cooling fan for reliable operation in the harshest environments
  • Built in 100-240VAC universal AC power supply
  • Made in the USA

Grace Design m108 Preamp Includes

  • Grace Design m108 Preamp
  • Power Cord
  • Manual
  • 5 year transferrable warranty

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Excellent quality, routing could be improved November 1, 2016
Reviewer: David Bowles from Berkeley, CA United States  
The m108 is a high-quality offering from Grace Design. 8 XLR mic inputs and no-compromise preamp and A/D make this unit extremely useful. Most other 1RU units only have 2-4 channels of Mic pre! The headphone amp and Ethernet-based control are also excellent.

However, the DB25 analogue outputs only pass through Mic pre outputs. It is not possible [with the Dante option] to have stereo speakers connected to monitor let's say a DAW mix - as one can through the headphones.

Also, the Dante I/O option means running this on a separate Ethernet cable. Most manufacturers have machine control and Dante/Ravenna on the same cable. Perhaps Grace Design envisioned Dante recording/routing on a separate rig entirely?

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