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Grace Design FELiX2 Instrument Preamplifier (Silver)  From Grace

FELiX 2 is the Premier Acoustic Instrument and Mic Preamp, Designed for Working Musicians, Engineers, Sound Companies or Venues Looking for the Highest Quality Solution for Amplifying Stringed Instruments.

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$1,255.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Grace

FELiX2 NEW FEATURES INCLUDE:

STEREO OPERATION

New dual mono or true stereo FX loop allows for independent FX loops on either channel or stereo FX operation with mono or stereo in

Stereo amp output for connecting to stereo stage amp rig

Stereo headphone output for stereo headphone personal monitoring bliss

 

VARIABLE PHASE CONTROL

Built in variable phase control on channel 2 allows users to adjust mic / pickup blending systems to be perfectly phase coherent

 

MORE EQ POWER

HIGH shelving EQ control updated to include 2 transition frequency settings at 1k and 2k, allowing for more flexible high frequency tone control

New notch filter uses a much higher Q setting for better surgical control of problem frequencies

 

NEW POWER SUPPLY

Class II power supply eliminates ground loops when connecting to stage amps and other non-isolated stage equipment

NOTE: this is now a 2 prong power input

 

BETTER STAGE MANNERS

New protective side rails and slightly lower profile knobs to help protect controls from extra left feet and floppy stray instrument cables

 

CHANNEL 1 BOOST DEFEAT

Allows the boost circuit to only affect channel 2

FELiX2 is a studio quality, 2 channel blending acoustic instrument and mic preamp, designed for working musicians, engineers, sound companies or venues looking for the highest quality solution for amplifying stringed instruments. FELiX2 is built into a roadworthy floor unit chassis of anodized aluminum and steel, portable enough to leave the rack at home but bring studio quality to the stage. With the same stunning audio performance and legendary reliability as Grace Design’s pro audio range, FELiX2 brings open, musical and nuanced preamplification to any performance situation.

 

A powerful eq section allows simple and intuitive tone shaping for even the most unruly of instruments. Each channel’s variable high pass filter cuts 12dB per octave from 20Hz to 1kHz, and can also be set as a notch filter for chasing down problem feedback or rumble areas. Parametric mid range controls cover from 70Hz all the way to 8KHz. While fixed low and high controls are carefully voiced for musical shading of bass and treble.

 

Features

 ♦ Open, musical and detailed instrument and mic preamplification for discerning artists and engineers

 ♦ 2 channel audio path with blend output control

 ♦ m101 style transimpedance microphone preamplifier, no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path

 ♦ Variable Phase control on channel to for fine tuning phase between a microphone and pickup

 ♦ Ultra precision 0.5% thin film resistors are used in the signal path

 ♦ Careful power supply design and grounding yield an ultra-quiet signal path and professional level headroom and line driving ability

 ♦ Fully ground isolated DI outputs with high quality, low distortion, fully shielded transformers

 ♦ Super rugged 1/4” connectors with heavy duty metal bushings

 ♦ New side rails to protect control from inadvertent changes via cables or feet

 ♦ Powerful, independent EQ on both channels – hi and low shelving and full parametric midrange

 ♦ Mid frequency control has two ranges 70-880Hz / 670 – 8kHz

 ♦ 20Hz-1kHz sweepable HPF on both channels, can also be set as notch filter

 ♦ A / B footswitch for multiple instrument configurations or soloing different pickups

 ♦ Mute/ tune footswitch mutes all outputs except dedicated tuner out

 ♦ Boost footswitch for variable 10dB level boost (global)

 ♦ DI outputs sources are configurable – Ch1 (mix or Ch1) Ch2 (mix or Ch2)

 ♦ Dedicated level controlled stereo stage amp output (configurable as blend or Ch2)

 ♦ Dedicated tuner out, remains hot when unit is muted

 ♦ Side panel switches for 48V, phase, mid Hz range select, HPF/notch select, 12V and A/B mode select

 ♦ 12V mic input power available on Ch2

 ♦ Phase reverse switch for each channel

 ♦ 3 input impedance settings on each channel – Ch1 10K, 1MEG, 10MEG / Ch2 332K, 1MEG, 20MEG accommodating a wide range of pickup types

 ♦ Mic stand flange mount screw holes holes for putting FELiX on a mic stand

 ♦ 1/8” stereo headphone jack, active when FELiX is muted

 ♦ Stereo FX loop or independent dual mono FX loops

 ♦ NEW CLASS II Universal 100-240 AC power supply with standard IEC cable

 ♦ Full 5 year transferable warranty / built for long, happy life on the road

 ♦ Designed and built by family and friends in Lyons, CO, USA

 

Grace Design

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 (INPUT TO DI OUTPUT)

CH1 Mic input: 21-62dB

CH1 Instument input Low Gain: 3-44dB

High Gain: 21-62dB

CH2 Instument input -1.5-36.5dB

Boost: 0-9dB

THD+N, 1KHZ, 22HZ-22KHZ BW (MIC INPUT TO DI OUTPUT)

@ 20dB Gain +10dBu out< 0.0045%

@ 40dB Gain +10dBu out< 0.0050%

@ 60dB Gain +10dBu out< 0.010%

INTERMODULATION DISTORTION – SMPTE/DIN 4:1 7KHZ/50HZ (MIC INPUT TO DI OUTPUT)

@ 40dB Gain +10dBu out< 0.05%

NOISE – REFERRED TO INPUT CH1 MIC @60DB GAIN 22HZ-22KHZ BW

50Ω source< -128dB

CMRR @60DB GAIN

100Hz > 55dB

1kHz > 75dB

10kHz > 75dB

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (INPUT TO DI OUTPUT)

Mic input @ 40dB Gain -3dB 20Hz – 65kHz

Inst input @ 20dB Gain -3dB 20Hz – 65kHz

I/O IMPEDANCE

CH1 Mic Input 8.1kΩ

CH1 Inst Input HI: 10 Meg Ω

MED: 1 MegΩ

LOW: 10 kΩ

CH2 Inst Input HI: 20 MegΩ

MED: 1 MegΩ

LOW: 332 kΩ

Insert Input 10kΩ

DI Outputs 150Ω

Amp, Tuner, Headphone and Insert Outputs 150Ω

SIGNAL / PEAK LED METER

Green Threshold -10dBu

Red Threshold +10dBu

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL

CH1 Mic 0 dBu

CH1 InstLow Gain: +21 dBu

High Gain: 0 dBu

CH2 Inst +20.5 dBu

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

DI Outputs Line: +20 dBu

Mic: -6 dBu

Amp, Tuner, Headphone and Insert Outputs +22 dBu

HIGH PASS FILTER / NOTCH FILTER

High Pass Filter 20Hz – 1kHz @ -12dB/octave

Notch Filter 20Hz – 1kHz, >-35dB, Q> 1.0

EQ

Gain +/- 12dB

Low FrequencyLow Range: 125Hz Shelving

High Range: 250Hz Shelving

Mid FrequencyLow Range: 70Hz – 880Hz

High Range: 670Hz – 8kHz

Mid Frequency Q0.5 – 5

High Frequency2kHz Shelving

OUTPUT NOISE 22HZ-22KHZ BW @ MIN GAIN

CH1 MIC Input (50 ohms) to DI Output<-88dBu

CH1 Inst Input to DI Output<-88dBu

CH2 Inst Input to DI Output<-98dBu

EXTERNAL FOOTSWITCH

MUTE (TIP)Momentary – Normally Open – Switch to GND < 10Ω

BOOST / TOGGLE (RING)Momentary – Normally Open – Switch to GND < 10Ω

POWER CONSUMPTION

100-240VAC 50/60Hz10 Watts Max

WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS

3.2lbsH3.0” x W9.5” x D5.5”