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Grace Design BiX Instrument Preamp  From Grace

Acoustic Instrument Preamp, EQ, DI and Boost

Grace Design

$355.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Grace

In a few short years, FELiX and AliX have become the preamps of choice for discerning touring and recording musicians. From Banjo to bass players, they enable performers to perfect their stage and studio sound beyond what was previously possible.

And now directly from this lineage comes BiX, which shares the exact same DNA of its bigger siblings, but with an intelligently streamlined feature set and a price that puts it in reach of any performer, whether on their way to the local coffee shop or the megadome.

Controls are dead simple – input gain, high and low shelving EQ, and a 10dB variable boost circuit, with footswitches for mute and boost. I/O includes the instrument input, separate send and return insert jacks, an unbalanced line output, and a balanced ISO DI output on XLR. For enhanced EQ control, rear panel DIP switches select between two different transition frequencies for both High and Low controls. And BiX is pedalboard friendly, with a 9VDC power input and a compact, rugged low-profile chassis.

Sonically, BiX is a carbon copy of its bigger siblings, with crystal clear, ultra-quiet audio performance. A better than 30VDC internal operating voltage provides for incredible headroom. The highs are smooth and open, and the lows are deep and rock solid. The dynamics and tone of the instrument come alive with clarity and realism, which translates to creating a deeper bond between you and your instrument.

 

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About Manufacturer

Audio engineer/designer Michael Grace originally began building single order custom audio products for a small, devout following of recording engineers and artists is 1990. Before long, the word had spread about Michael's custom microphone preamplifier designs, which were said to outperform anything else that was commercially available. Based on an increasing demand for his mic preamp design, in 1994 Grace Design was founded and began production of the original 801 mic preamp. Not only did the 801 provide a new level of audio performance and functionality, it helped to establish outboard microphone preamplifiers and direct-to-tape recording as a new standard in professional audio production. Over the years, Grace Design has maintained a steady, methodical pace to developing new products and technologies. Our product line has evolved into a definitive collection of microphone preamplifier configurations and other unique professional audio products. While the professional audio industry is inundated with products seemingly designed for obsolescence, we pride ourselves on providing audio professionals with the finest tools imaginable. Located in Boulder, Colorado, Grace Design continues its mission into the new millennium. As our company grows, we continually strive to improve our production methods to make sure theya re exact, efficient and environmentally sound. Their employees are treated like family and they strive to improve our production mehods to make sure they are exact, efficient and environmentally sound. Our employees are treated like our family and we strive to maintain our business relationships as friendships. And above all, we remain driven by the original passion that founded the company- the love of music.

Specifications

GAIN RANGE
Line Output 0dB to +37dB
DI Output, Level: Line -29dB to +8dB
Boost 0dB to +12dB

 

THD+N 22HZ-22KHZ BW

1kHz @ 0dB gain +10dBu out <0.002%
1kHz @ 20dB gain +10dBu out <0.002%
1kHz @ 36dB gain +10dBu out <0.005%

 

INTERMODULATION DISTORTION SMTPE/DIN 4:1 50HZ, 7KHZ

@36dB gain +10dBu out < 0.008%

 

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

Line output @ 20dB Gain -3dB 10Hz – 185kHz
DI Output @ 10Hz – 40kHz

 

I/O IMPEDANCE

Instrument Input 10MΩ / 1M Ω with TRS input cable, tip and ring shorted
Insert Input 200Ω
Insert Ouput 150Ω
Line Output 150Ω
DI Output 150Ω

 

SIGNAL / PEAK LED METER

Green Threshold -13dBu
Red Threshold +12dBu

 

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL

Instrument Input +22dBu
Insert Return (0dB Boost) +22dBu

 

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL – 100K OHM LOAD, 0.1% THD

Line Output +22dBu
DI Output (Mic) -7dBu
Insert Output +22dBu
EQ
Gain +/-15dB
Low Frequency (Low Range) 100Hz
Low Frequency (High Range) 200Hz
High Frequency (Low Range) 2kHz
High Frequency (High Range) 4kHz

 

DYNAMIC RANGE 22HZ – 22KHZ BW

Minimum Gain, Line Out 129dB
Minimum Gain, DI Out 129dB

 

OUTPUT NOISE 22HZ-22KHZ BW

Minimum Gain, Line Out -107dBu
Minimum Gain, DI Out <-120dBu
Maximum Gain, Line Out -78dBu
Maximum Gain, DI Out -106dBu

 

POWER

Connector 2.1mm Center Negative
Nominal Input Voltage 9VDC
Nominal Input Current 150mA
Input Voltage Range 6VDC – 12VDC

 

WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS

1.2lbs (0.55kg) H2.5″ x W5.1″ x D4.5″ (H6.35cm x W13.0cm x D11.4cm)