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Grace Design introduces the m103 Channel Strip

October 20, 2009

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

It starts with our tried and true m101 transformerless microphone preamplifier circuity. Headroom, detail, clarity, musicality 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, 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 nuetral 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, we've done it. The m103 - a channel strip by name, a powerful tool by design.

More info on the m103 and other products at gracedesign.com



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