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  • M103

    Grace Design m103 Channel Strip - Mic Preamplifier / EQ / Compressor

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      • Grace Design m103 PRODUCT FEATURES:

        The m103 starts with the tried and true m101 microphone preamplifier circuity. For many engineers, the m101 is an introduction to what quality mic preamplification is all about, and the perfect starting point for a channel strip – musical, transparent and pure. Headroom, detail, clarity – its all there. Complete with our 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 tonal shaping from 20Hz to 20kHz. Controls include a fully parametric mid, with sweepable high and low bands which can be operated in shelving or peak modes. Because of its accuracy of this design, smaller increments of cut or boost can be heard, providing a greater level of control over tone shaping.

        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.

        10 segment gain reduction and output meters make monitoring compression and output levels simple. The front panel accessed HI-Z input makes this an amazingly high quality instrument preamp. 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.

        A dual function link/ sidechain input on rearpanel is provided for inserting external sidechain signals (for de-essing, ducking) or connecting two m103's together for stereo compression applications. Predictably, the m103 is built to last, and proudly backed by our 5 year transferable warranty. So there it is, we’ve done it. The m103 - a channel strip by name, a powerful tool by design.

        Check out the attached video of a track which features m103's on overheads and electric guitars!

        Feature Summary:
        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 transferable warranty on parts and labor
        Made in the USA

      • Grace Design m103 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

        GAIN RANGE (5dB steps)

        Mic input
        Hi-Z input

        THD+N 1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW
        @ 20dB Gain +20dBu out
        @ 40dB Gain +20dBu out
        @ 60dB Gain +20dBu out


        100k Ohm load, 0.1% THD  

        2.05 kg           
        H4.3cm x W48.3cm x D22.9cm
        85-264VAC / 120-370VDC 
        14 Watts Max

    Need more info on the m103? Click HERE for the official Grace Design product listing >>>