Grace Design m108 - 8 Channel Mic Preamp  From Grace

Boasting 8-channels of detailed yet musical preamplification, along with high end A/D conversion and multiple digital outputs, Grace Design's M108 is an easy upgrade for any studio or audio production enviroment. The felxibility of localy or remote controlled operation makes this versatile preamp perfect for intergration with any setup providing an unmatched style and sound.

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$3,225.00

Retail:  $3,395.00

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Grace Design ALiX and M108 with TAARKA

Our friends David Tiller and Enion Pelta-Tiller from the band TAARKA came by the shop on a Friday night to help christen our new instrument preamp - the ALiX. We recorded the direct pickup signals through the ALiX into the workstation via the new m108 mic preamp's A/D converters. Both ALiX preamp EQ sections were set completely flat. Then we added a touch of room sound with a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040's, again through the m108 mic preamp and A/D converter. The song is titled 'Death Mouse', written by David Tiller and Enion Pelta-Tiller.To hear the individual tracks isolated:https://soundcloud.com/gracedesign

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Manufacturer's Description from Grace

DAW recording system front end / 8X2 USB interface / remote recording / high-end sound reinforcement

From 25 years experience of creating acclaimed professional audio products, comes the latest evolution of our mic preamplifier design: the m108. With eight channels of our transparent, musical mic preamplification, state of the art A/D conversion, multiple digital output formats, and flexible local or remote controlled operation, the m108 is a vital addition to any modern audio production environment.

 

Unrivaled Performance

Based on the acclaimed success of our m802 remote controlled mic preamplifier, the m108 distills the best of these achievements into a sleek, elegant 1U chassis design. Our transformerless, transipedance mic preamp design is unmatched in its ability to effortlessly resolve complex sonic waveforms, resulting in recordings of amazing clarity and depth. Integrated A/D conversion delivers digital signals to the workstation that are pure and beautiful. Latest generation s-Lock PLL ensures pristine, jitter free sample clock when clocking from external word clock or Dante clock. And an asynchronous mode USB interface provides the best possible jitter performance when connected to a computer.

 

Simple Operation

A push-button rotary encoder is used for navigating and operation, with a user interface that is simple and intuitive. Dedicated push-buttons are assigned to core functions: 48V phantom power, phase reverse, channel grouping and meter peak clear. A crisp OLED screen displays complete system information, including channel gain settings, metering, peak status, and the system setup menu.

 

Powerful Configuration

Out of the box, the m108 is ready to go as a stand alone mic preamp / ADC. With integrated serial or MIDI control, the m108 can be configured in large channel-count remote systems, with control from our existing m802 hardware remote control unit, from Protools™, the forthcoming m108 control app, or even simply over ethernet with any modern web browser. And an optional DANTE™ interface is provided for network audio configurations. The m108 control protocol is backward compatible with the m802 so you can add m108’s to an existing m802 system.

 

 

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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

  • 8 channels of balanced analog preamp outputs
  • 8 channels of transparent, musical mic preamplifier
  • Wide gain range: -8 to 74dB
  • Ribbon mic mode
  • 8 channels of 192kHz ADC outputs via AES, ADAT (4ch SMUX) and USB Class 2
  • External Word clock in and out
  • Reference DAC and headphone amplifier for low-latency monitoring of channel pairs or USB playback from a computer
  • Channel 1 & 2 HI-Z inputs on front panel
  • High contrast, wide viewing angle OLED display for all system parameters and setup menu
  • Combination RS 485/422 serial / MIDI ports for control from existing m802 RCU or Protools™
  • Control App (Win and Mac, coming soon) can control up to 96 channels over Ethernet
  • Simple web browser control built in, works with all modern browsers including iOS and Android
  • RJ45 Ethernet port for network control
  • Expansion slot for optional Audinate / DANTE™ network audio card
  • Cooling fan for reliable operation in the harshest environments
  • Built in 100-240VAC universal AC power supply
  • 5 year transferrable warranty
  • Made in the USA

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m108 Owner's Manual

Preliminary Owner's Manual