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Grace Design Unveils new m801 Preamplifier
Grace Design first introduced its award winning model 801 8 channel studio preamplifier in 1994. Now 12 years later, the company has unveiled its successor: the m801. Designed for audio professionals in the music recording, film scoring, live sound and fixed installation markets, the m801 represents a new standard in capabilities and performance for multi-channel mic preamps.
The m801 preamp is comprised of two components; the 2U, 19” rack mount 8-channel preamp and an external 1U, half width linear power supply. The m801 enclosure shares the same industrial design as our reference monitoring products and the m802 8-channel, remote controlled preamp.
The m801 features 8 balanced mic level inputs on female XLR connectors, 8 balanced line level outputs on male XLR connectors and an additional 8 balanced line level outputs on male XLR connectors. Both sets of analog outputs (16 outputs) can be used simultaneously. The signal path of the m801 is fully balanced from start to finish which provides a dynamic range improvement of up to 3dB over that of the model 801. With its increased output current capability, the m801 can drive audio lines that can reach upwards of 1,500 feet without audio quality loss. Included on each preamp channel is a dedicated ribbon microphone switch, which shifts the preamplifier’s entire gain range up 10dB while deactivating 48V phantom power, optimizing input impedance and bypassing the coupling capacitors.
Commenting on the release of the m801, Michael Grace and Eben Grace noted “For us, necessity has always been the mother of invention. We began building an 8 channel mic preamplifier 12 years ago because we needed it for our own critical, purist multi-track recording needs - for which there was nothing available at that time. We never quite expected the model 801 to be as successful as it became - it was just something that we thought was a good, timely idea. So it is with gratitude and fond remembrance that we roll the last model 801 off the line, but with great excitement and pride that we welcome its successor – the m801.”
The m801 carries an SRP of $4,895 (US) and is sold through Grace Design’s channel of authorized US dealers and international distributors.
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Grace Design Passes the 10,000 Preamplifier Channel Mark
Boulder, Colorado (July 7, 2006) – Grace Design brought its first commercial product, the model 801 8-channel studio microphone preamp, to the pro audio marketplace in 1994. Today, the company’s preamp lineup consists of the single channel model 101, dual channel model 201, 8-channel m801, the remote-controlled 8-channel m802 and the portable 2-channel Lunatec V3. Recently, the company shipped its 10,000th preamp channel, marking a significant milestone in its 12 year history.
Commenting on this achievement, Michael Grace noted “It‘s quite an honor to be able to provide so many audio professionals with our equipment. The 10,000 channel landmark is a true testimony to the talent and dedication of our entire staff and all of our fantastic dealers and distributors. Thanks to everyone in the industry for helping us reach this exciting milestone.”
Eben Grace added “Reaching this landmark only serves to further cement our dedication to creating quality, timeless equipment. As the industry evolves in remarkable and unforeseen ways, it’s good to know that that the pursuit of excellence in audio is alive and well. Thanks to all of our esteemed customers for investing in our products.”
Grace Design’s full line of mic preamps and monitoring control products are represented and sold through its network of authorized US dealers and international distributors.
<<New Dealer Alert >>
We are proud to announce the signing of our newest US dealer: B&H Photo and Video in New York City. B&H has been "the Professionals Source" for high quality AV gear in the New York area for over 30 years. They are a respected, knowledgeable customer service oriented retailer and a great addition to our roster of high quality dealers. Welcome aboard guys!
B&H Photo and Video, New York, NY, tel. 800-606-6969