Grace Design ALiX Single-Channel Acoustic-Instrument Preamp, EQ, DI & Boost Pedal (Silver)

Grace Design ALiX Single-Channel Acoustic-Instrument Preamp, EQ, DI & Boost Pedal (Silver)

Grace Design ALiX Single-Channel Acoustic-Instrument Preamp, EQ, DI & Boost Pedal (Silver)

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Grace Design ALiX Single-Channel Acoustic-Instrument Preamp, EQ, DI & Boost Pedal (Silver)

Grace Design ALiX Single-Channel Acoustic-Instrument Preamp, EQ, DI & Boost Pedal (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • Three Input-Impedance Settings
  • Sweepable High-Pass Filter & Notch Mode
  • High/Low Shelving, Midrange PEQ
  • Level Boost Up to 10 dB
  • Fully Ground-Isolated DI Outputs
  • 12V Phantom Power
  • Easy-to-Read Controls on Dark Stage
  • Light & Rugged Floor-Unit Chassis
  • Made in the USA
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  • 1Description

The silver ALiX from Grace is a single-channel preamp, EQ, DI, and boost pedal designed to bring studio-quality sound to the stage for acoustic string instruments with pickups, such as guitar, bass, banjo, and more. Housed in a lightweight and roadworthy chassis with clearly marked controls for visibility, even in dark environments, it is portable enough to throw in your bag or strap to your pedalboard.

The unit features a power supply and grounding circuit designed for a quiet signal path and professional-grade headroom & line-driving ability. The instrument input is equipped with a three-position impedance switch to match the requirements of specific pickup systems. Phantom power (12V) is available in line-input mode to power electret and lavalier mics.

The EQ section allows for simple and intuitive tone shaping. The high-pass filter cuts 12 dB per octave from 20 Hz to 1 kHz, and can also be set as a notch filter for eliminating problem feedback or rumble areas. High- and low-frequency shelving let you add bite to your instrument or push the bass.

The Boost switch activates up to 10 dB of variable gain to provide a clean and distortion-free level increase to every output. The dedicated, level-controlled amplifier output can be used to drive a stage amp or personal monitor, while the isolated DI output (with custom-wound transformer) delivers a clear signal with natural bass response and low noise.

Other features include a Mute/Tune foot switch for muting all outputs except the dedicated tuner out, a 9 VDC pedal-power-output jack so you can power your tuner and effects right from the unit, and a set of DIP switches to let you customize EQ & activate phantom power.

The ALiX is designed and built in the USA.

Musical and detailed acoustic-instrument preamplification brings studio-quality sound to the stage
Three input-impedance settings to accommodate a wide range of pickup types – contact mics, piezo transducers, magnetic pickups, active electronics
Simple and clearly marked controls are easy to read and tweak on a dark stage
High-pass filter cuts 12 dB/octave from 20 Hz to 1 kHz and can be set as a notch filter for chasing down problem feedback or rumble areas
Parametric midrange EQ covers from 70 Hz all the way to 8 kHz, and fixed low & high controls are voiced for musical shading of bass and treble
High-frequency & low-frequency shelving cut and boost
Boost footswitch for variable-level boost up to 10 dB (global)
12V phantom power is available in line-input mode for electret and lavalier mics
Ground-isolated DI output with low distortion and fully shielded transformer
Power supply and grounding designed for a quiet signal path and professional-level headroom & line-driving ability
Mute / tune footswitch mutes all outputs except dedicated tuner output and headphone output
Dedicated level-controlled amplifier output can be used to drive a stage amp or personal monitor
Phase-reverse switch
9 VDC/500 mA pedal-power-output jack so you can power your tuner and effects from the ALiX power supply
Side-panel DIP switches for HPF/notch select, midrange EQ frequency-range select, 12V microphone power on/off
Global TRS effects-insert jack for inserting outboard processors into the signal chain
Universal 100-240 VAC power supply with standard IEC cable
1/4" connectors with heavy-duty metal bushings
Light & rugged roadworthy floor-unit chassis
Designed and built in the USA
UPC: 823821030106
In the Box
Grace Design ALiX Single-Channel Acoustic-Instrument Preamp, EQ, DI & Boost Pedal (Silver)
  • IEC Power Cable
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty (Transferable)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Gain Range DI Output, Level: -2 to 36 dB (line)
    Amp Output: 0 to 39 dB
    Boost: 0 to 10 dB
    THD+N (22 Hz to 22 kHz BW)
    1 kHz @ 0 dB Gain, +10 dBu Out: < 0.0070%
    1 kHz @ 20 dB Gain, +10 dBu Out: < 0.0045%
    1 kHz @ 36 dB Gain, +10 dBu Out: < 0.0080%
    Intermodulation Distortion (SMPTE/DIN 4:1, 7 kHz / 50 Hz)
    @ 40 dB Gain, +10 dBu Out: < 0.05%
    Frequency Response Instrument Input @ 20 dB Gain, -3 dB: 20 Hz to 65 kHz
    I/O Impedance Instrument Input: High / 10 MOhms, med /1 MOhms, low /10 kOhms
    Insert Input: 10 kOhms
    Insert Output, No Pad: 750 Ohms
    Insert Output, -6 dB Pad: 375 Ohms
    Insert Output, -16 dB Pad: 122 Ohms
    DI Output: 150 Ohms
    Amp Output: 150 Ohms
    Tuner Output: 150 Ohms
    Signal / Peak LED Meter Green Threshold: -16 dBu Red Threshold: +8 dBu
    Maximum Input Level Instrument Input: +20 dBu
    Insert Return (0 dB Boost): +20 dBu
    Maximum Output Level DI Output (Line): +19 dBu
    DI Output (Mic): -7 dBu
    Amp, Tuner, Insert Outputs: +21 dBu
    Insert Output, No Pad: +21 dBu
    Insert Output, -6dB Pad: +15 dBu
    Insert Output, -16dB Pad: +5 dBu
    Filters High-Pass Filter: 20 Hz to 1 kHz @ -12 dB/oct
    Notch Filter: 20 Hz to 1 kHz, > -35 dB, Q > 1.0
    Equalizer Gain: +/-12 dB
    Low Frequency: 125 Hz shelving (Low Range) / 250 Hz shelving (High Range)
    Mid Frequency: 70 to 880 Hz (Low Range) / 670 Hz to 8 kHz (High Range)
    Mid Frequency Q: 0.5-5
    High Frequency: 2 kHz shelving
    Dynamic Range (22 Hz to 22 kHz BW)
    Minimum Gain, DI Out: 118 dB
    Output Noise (22 Hz to 22 kHz BW)
    Minimum Gain, DI Output: -99 dBu
    Minimum Gain, Amp Out: -96 dBu
    Maximum Gain, DI Out: -77 dBu
    Maximum Gain, Amo Out: -74 dBu
    Power Consumption 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 W max
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.0 x 6.2 x 5.5" (7.6 x 15.7 x 14.0 cm)
    Weight 2.2 lb (1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 10.3 x 5.7"

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