Grace Design Newsletter, October 2012 view in browser
We are somewhere between excited and absurdly giddy to announce the m905, our second generation stereo monitor controller, engineered from the ground up to provide unrivaled sonic purity with a comprehensive, powerful feature set.
The m905 represents a new benchmark for audio playback quality. DAC performance is on par with the finest mastering or audiophile equipment available. Our redesigned s-Lock™ PLL ensures ultra-low jitter clock regeneration. An asynchronous USB class 2 interface allows the m905 to act as the master clock of the computer's USB audio bus, effectively eliminating interface induced jitter for computer audio playback. And finally, meticulous analog circuitry measures with outstanding numbers in dynamic range, distortion and noise performance, ensuring bracingly open, detailed and musical playback of any input source.
All main audio and power supply circuitry is housed in a 2U rack mount mainframe, while system control is managed by a sleek, ergonomic remote control unit. This new RCU is a combination of dedicated hardware and a color graphical LCD display. All primary monitoring features are accessed via hardware switches and a rotary encoder, while all system information is presented by the graphic LCD and illuminated switches. This hybrid design allows for the solid feel and function of traditional hardware with the added power and functionality of a graphical user interface.
The GUI is designed so that any engineer unfamiliar with the m905 can use the system immediately and confidently. Then with a minimal time investment, advanced functions can be accessed and controlled with ease. Additional features include: naming individual inputs and speaker outputs, calibrating level offsets of any input and output, setting preset levels, and much more. The setup menus only ever drill down one level, so the main operating screen is always one button away. And when returning to any previously visited setup menu, its previous edit status is remembered, keeping redundant navigation and editing to a minimum.
With stunning sonic performance and timeless design, the m905 is a mark of genuine progress in the pursuit of high quality audio production. Intuitive, reliable and beautiful, it is the perfect studio centerpiece - home base for your ears, eyes and hands.
Hello San Fransisco!
We'll be in booth 612 this weekend at the 133rd AES convention, in the illustrious Moscone Center. Word is it's going to be a great show this year. In attendance will be Michael Grace and Doug Wood, showing our entire line of professional audio products, including the aforementioned new m905 stereo monitor controller. We'll be next door to Grimm Audio, so if you haven't gotten a chance to hear the LS1 loudspeakers, now is your chance.
In years past the crew often found themselves entangled in the throes of questionable, often bacchanalian promotional stunts. Consuming embarrassing quantities of chocolate candies, competitive knitting, making our mother setup and tear down the booth – you name it, we experimented with it. This year will be a little more low key. But all the same, we will have a limited number of very special promotional items for first lucky first few get to our booth before they're all gone.
See you there!
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 microphone preamps, m102 and m502 compressors, the m903 reference headphone amplifier, the m905 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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