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Grace Design M201 Microphone Preamp

Grace Design M201 - 2-Channel Microphone Preamp with Ribbon Microphone Mode

Grace Design M201 - 2-Channel Microphone Preamp with Ribbon Microphone Mode

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Grace Design M201 Microphone Preamp

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The m201 from Grace Design is a two channel microphone preamp that features massive headroom, ultra-wide bandwidth and an open, musical character. Grace has always been known for producing highly accurate and clean preamps, long favored by classical and live-to-tape/disc engineers. This translates into recorded sounds that possess extreme clarity, and helps preserve the integrity and character of the original source.

The preamp provides a hefty amount of gain for most microphones. Ribbon microphones traditionally require higher gain to operate properly, and providing this has often come at the expense of additional noise. The m201 has a dedicated ribbon microphone mode that shifts the gain range up by 10dB without the addition of noise. The mode simultaneously disables phantom power, while bypassing the decoupling capacitors and optimizing the input impedance.

Included is M+S decoder circuitry with a built-in width control and a dedicated set of XLR outputs. The main outputs have parallel outputs, allowing the user to send the microphone source to two separate recording devices or mixers. Each channel also features Hi-Z inputs for amplifying electric instruments. Phase reverse switches and a 20dB pad are available per channel, as are bi-color LED peak indicators.

Two-channel microphone preamp utilizing a fully balanced, transformerless design
Ribbon microphone mode boost the overall input gain by 10dB, while deactivating 48V phantom power
Dual parallel XLR outputs for each channel
Front panel DI/instrument inputs
Precision, twenty-four position, gold contact rotary-switch gain controls
No electrolytic capacitors in the signal path
Sealed gold contact relays for all signal switching
High current outputs drive long cable runs
Regulated linear power supply with custom wound toroidal transformer
DPA microphone 130V phantom power option available
UPC: 823821103022
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Grace Design M201 - 2-Channel Microphone Preamp with Ribbon Microphone Mode
  • AC Power Cable
  • Five (5) Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x XLR
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone Instrument DI (accepts either TRS or TS connectors)
    Output 4 x XLR
    2 x XLR M-S Output
    Phantom Power Yes, individually switchable
    Multi Function No
    Gain Range 18dB to 64dB, in 2dB steps
    28dB to 74dB in 2dB steps, ribbon mode
    Maximum Output Level +28dBu, 1kHz with 100KΩ load
    Frequency Response 4.5Hz to 350kHz, +/-3dB @ 40dB gain with 50Ω source
    Noise -123dB, @ 60dB gain with 600Ω source
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 10 x 3.5" (483 x 254 x 90mm)
    Weight 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)
    Specialties Capable of M-S recording
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.3 x 18.3 x 11.0"

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