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Grace Design m103 Single Channel Mic Pre/EQ/Compressor

Grace Design M103
Grace Design M103
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Grace Design m103 Single Channel Mic Pre/EQ/Compressor

The Grace Design M103 Single Channel Mic Pre/EQ/Compressor, a powerful tracking tool for virtually any recording scenario!

Grace Design M103 Single Channel Mic Pre/EQ/Compressor Details

Channel strip... it doesn't roll off the tongue or smack of a high fidelity recording device. Maybe that's why its taken Grace Design so long to build one. But they got over it. All labels aside, their new m103 is a powerful tracking tool for virtually any recording scenario.

It starts with their tried and true m101 transformerless microphone preamplifier circuity. Headroom, detail, clarity, musicality - its all there. Complete with their exclusive ribbon mic mode, a 75Hz HPF and 48V phantom.

The 3 band EQ section is built around single stage parallel tuning architecture, which minimizes circuitry and delivers natural, musical tonal shaping at all frequencies. Controls include a fully parametric mid, with shelving and peak modes on the high and low bands.

The compressor circuit is based on an optical attenuator - the purest, high fidelity gain control mechanism available. It provides gentle limiting to fairly heavy compression, while remaining neutral and transparent. The perfect way to zip it all up and send it downstream - clean, intact and alive.

Comprehensive I/O options allow the mic pre and EQ/COMP sections to be accessed independently of each other, and the order of the EQ/COMP is switchable. The compressor controls can be linked for stereo applications, and 10 segment gain reduction and output meters make monitoring signal status simple. So there it is, they've done it. The m103 - a channel strip by name, a powerful tool by design.

Grace Design M103 Single Channel Mic Pre/EQ/Compressor Features

  • Fast and musical transimpedance microphone preamplifier architecture
  • Updated audio path with 0.5% precision metal film resistors
  • New 12 position gold plated rotary gain switch
  • High performance output line driver amplifier and HPF amplifier
  • Ribbon mic mode (also great for dynamic mics)- Relay bypass of phantom power decoupling capacitors, increased input impedance, and 48V lockout
  • 3-band presicion EQ, fully parametric mid band, peak and shelf mode for hi and low bands
  • newly designed optical compressor
  • Mic amp direct output
  • EQ/COMP section line input
  • Bombproof laser-etched black anodized frontpanel
  • Sealed gold contact relay for Hi-Z input switching
  • Built in power supply
  • Led indicators for +48V, Ribbon mode, and HPF
  • powerful 10 segment meters for gain reduction and output level
  • Five year warranty on parts and labor
  • Made in the USA

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A must have! December 9, 2016
Reviewer: Nino A from van nuys, CA United States  
Any studio engineer knows- you need clean and you need color.   Sometimes a song calls for one thing with a certain voice, instrument, and sometimes you need color!   This is a serious pre as everyone knows about grace pres being very clean!   what makes this special is the transparent compressor!      Its like magic!     Get one keep it there and one day when you need it - it will make you smile!  Its not for everything and people like coloration. But i enjoy adding that coloration after its been tracked perfectly clean.  UAD plugs dont exactly emulate correctly but they do color in their own nice way.   TWO THUMPS UP on this bad boy!

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