Winter is here. The ski areas report big early season snow, and the Colorado down parka uniform is de rigueur until spring. Its cold, which means its the perfect season to cuddle up under your favorite headphones and experience the splendor of the latest playback tool from Grace Design:
The m903 keeps what was great about its predecessors (m901, m902),but adds some cool new features and even more breathtaking audio performance.
Perhaps the most exciting advancement is the all new asynchronous high speed USB interface, which allows for bit-perfect USB playback and zero interface induced jitter. This works with standard driverless USB Class 1 operation on Windows and Mac up to 24bit/96kHz and USB Class 2 audio for 24bit/192kHz operation on Windows and Mac (drivers needed for 192kHz operation under Windows). Computer audiophile BLISS.
An all new volume control provides higher headroom and lower distortion and noise. New generation DAC's and ultra-low noise balanced current to voltage converter yields even more musical performance compared to the m902. Improved s-lock PLL circuitry delivers even lower phase noise and jitter. An improved power supply isolates headphone amplifiers, line amplifiers, DAC's and digital logic, resulting in lower noise and distortion.
Both balanced and unbalanced line outputs are now standard, with individual volume controls for each. The enhanced crossfeed circuitry now includes gentle compensation to eliminate the perceived loss of low frequency content, and we have even included a mono mode for checking a mix for phase issues or simply monitoring in mono. These improvements cement the m903 as a perfect compact, precision monitor controller, even for larger scale production environments with more than one set on monitors.
There's simply more to the m903 than what we can include here, so stay tuned to our website for more information, specs, reviews etc...
P.S. We have a small cache of brand new, full warranty m902s left, which are available at a very special price. Please contact Doug for details.
A Great Year for the m103 Channel Strip.
Top rack placement in the 2010 Esquire Magazine’s “Signature Space" recording studio (thanks to our friends at Blue Microphones)
Here's some m103's in action on YouTube - guitars, drums, etc..
An Emmy for the Grammys!
Our friends at Music Mix Mobile won a couple of Emmy awards this year - Creative Arts Emmy awards for The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards and The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert. The Emmy for the Grammy's included some honorable mentions for supporting contributions. We were blown away. Music Mic Mobile is one of the premier remote recording facilities in the country, if not the world. They employ several large racks of m802 mic preamplifiers. The honor is all ours.
The painting at the top is by our late grandfather, Steve Bradley. An avid skier and ski industry pioneer, he would have been giddy with this year's early snowfall. He was a great artist, inventor, mentor, father, and a true inspiration. See more of his work here.
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|About Grace Design
Grace Design was established in 1994 and is a leading manufacturer of world-class hardware for the professional audio industry. Grace Design’s mission is to provide audio professionals with exceptionally engineered and built products coupled with best-in-class customer service. The product line currently consists of the m801, m802, m802RCU, m201, m101, m501, m103, Lunatec V3 microphone preamps, the m902 reference headphone amplifier, the m904, m904B and m906 reference monitoring systems, and the Spacebar precision microphone positioners. The company’s customers include audio professionals in the music, film, television, live sound, education and corporate markets.
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