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The "NEW" Grace m201 preamp
« on: March 23, 2007, 10:25:58 AM »
Any idea on when these will be shipping and what we may expect for a price:

http://www.gracedesign.com/products/m201/m201.htm


...Additionally, we will be offering a state of the art 24-bit/192 kHz A/D converter option, to be available 2007...



During its 12 years in production, the venerable model 201 found its way into countless recording facilities around the world, while gathering a considerable amount of critical acclaim along the way. This classic has now been completely redesigned and transformed into the m201.

The new m201 delivers unmatched audio performance, with massive headroom, ultra-wide bandwidth and a remarkably open, musical character. The signal path has been hot-rodded to be fully balanced from start to finish, resulting in a wider dynamic range, while new high-current output drivers enable even longer cable runs without signal loss. The m201 translates a sonic picture of astonishing clarity and detail, which serves to capture the essential character of the music being recorded.

Our ribbon mic mode is now included, which shifts the gain range up 10dB while deactivating 48V phantom power, bypassing the decoupling capacitors and optimizing the input impedance. Both channels have an 'input mode' rotary switch which selects between a standard 48V phantom input, ribbon mic mode, a front panel DI input or optional DPA high voltage inputs (130V or 190V). Included is our newly designed M+S decoder circuitry with a built-in width control and its own dedicated set of XLR outputs. Additionally, we will be offering a state of the art 24-bit/192 kHz A/D converter option, to be available 2007.

The m201's remarkable feature set and stunning audio performance bring microphone preamplifier technology squarely into the 21st century.
 redesigned, fully balanced, transformerless design


dual parallel XLR outputs for each channel


ribbon mic mode


front panel DI / instrument inputs


DPA microphones 130V (190V) phantom power option


built in M+S decoder with dedicated outputs and front panel width control


optional reference quality 24-bit/192 kHz A/D converter section available late 2007


precision 24 position gold contact rotary switch gain controls


new, higher current outputs drive even longer cable runs


no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path


sealed gold contact relays for all signal switching


large two color, bi-phase LED peak indicator


regulated linear power supply with custom wound toroidal
transformer


highest quality components used throughout


five year warranty on parts and labor
 
 

 
« Last Edit: March 24, 2007, 10:48:40 AM by dactylus »
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Re: NEW Grace m201 preamp
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 10:48:09 AM »
Anyone heard any advance buzz on this pre?

I'm still debating on whether or not I need to run any preamp in front of my 722...

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Re: The "NEW" Grace m201 preamp
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 11:09:53 AM »
it's ac only, right?

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Re: The "NEW" Grace m201 preamp
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 11:45:07 AM »
It has P130, as well as P48... you slutty, slutty boys...DPAs and ribbons and Royers, oh my!      ;D

Scott's right..only 120VAC..but maybe if we ask nicely, they may put out an alternate power module.

Is it 1/3 Rack width?


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Re: The "NEW" Grace m201 preamp
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2007, 01:05:12 PM »
It has P130, as well as P48... you slutty, slutty boys...DPAs and ribbons and Royers, oh my!      ;D

Scott's right..only 120VAC..but maybe if we ask nicely, they may put out an alternate power module.

Is it 1/3 Rack width?




How nicely do you have to ask?

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Re: The "NEW" Grace m201 preamp
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2007, 02:47:17 PM »
 with the oversized power tranformer in the old units..i juts can't see these with battery power option. nice design though

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Re: The "NEW" Grace m201 preamp
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007, 03:47:16 PM »
bump...

the price is very nice considering all the goodies in this unit. approximately 2100-2200 usd on different webpages, probably even less if you call the right pro audio shops.

 

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