Grace Design m101Item ID: m101
1-channel Microphone/Instrument Preamp with Balanced, Unbalanced, and Instrument Inputs
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Affordable quality from Grace Designs!The Grace Design m101 mic pre represents a retooling of the hugely successful Model 101 mic pre. The m101's signal path incorporates 0.5% precision metal film resistors for optimal signal clarity. A 12-position gold-plated rotary gain switch with a higher performance output line driver and HPF amplifier are onboard. Also new on the m101 is ribbon mode, with plenty of gain and a relay bypass de-activating phantom power to protect your ribbon mics. The power supply is now built in, eliminating the wall wart with the m101.
Grace Design m101 at a Glance:
Grace Design Quality
The Grace m101 is a single serving of the critically acclaimed Grace Design microphone preamplifier. The Grace m101 sports updated components inside and out. The former silver exterior has been replaced with a sleek black finish. The model m101 is also fully balanced and transformerless with no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path. There are 0.5% precision metal film resistors in the signal path and a 12-position gold plated rotary gain switch. With incredible bandwidth, headroom and resolution, the Grace m101 is remarkably natural, musical and detailed. Also, the Grace m101 is equipped with an extended gain range input (10-75dB) 'Grace Designed' for gain-hungry ribbon microphones.
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The included instrument DI input of the Grace m101 is designed to accommodate a wide variety of high impedance input sources, making the Grace m101 an excellent choice as a DI box which will flawlessly preserve the sound of the instrument - imagine the same resolution and detail as Grace microphone preamplifiers available for direct-inject recording situations.
Rugged Grace Construction
To top it off, the Grace Design m101 mic pre is completely rugged and road worthy, so discerning live performers can use the m101 to achieve studio quality sound with their live setups. The Grace m101 mic pre is rack mountable in a standard 1U rack tray, and two units will happily nest side by side in one rack space. Equally at home amplifying a vintage condenser mic or an acoustic guitar, the Grace model m101 delivers results previously available only to big budget studios and Grammy-winning engineers. The Grace Design m101 mic pre may well be the ultimate microphone preamplifier for under $1000.
Grace Design m101 Features:
The m101 from Grace Designs provides amazing sound with a modest price tag!
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Reviewsbased on 17 reviews
Perfect paired with a ribbon!
by Robert Snyder from The Great State of TexasIf you have been at all disappointed with the sound of that new ribbon mic, try pairing it with the m101. You will hear what the ribbon is supposed to sound like! Even the cheaper ribbons coming out s... read more [+]ound surprisingly good. But, the m101 and Sure KSM 313 achieves a level of performance your vocalist will ask for again. Canít recommend this combination enough. close [-]
January 23, 2013
Music Background: Studio Owner
by Michael Kinser from Portland, INI bought my 1st m101 a couple of years ago and absolutlely love it. Very transparent, clear and clean. You hear your mic not the pre. They are simply stunning(the m101). I don't think you could find a... read more [+]nything that the Grace didn't sound good on or make it sound better anyway. I bought another m101 and another Miktek C-5 this week. Bought a Whirlwind Phase Reverse Adaptor for one of my mic cables plugged both of the cables in to their respective m101's. Hit a G chord on my D-28................ wow ! the Miktek C-5's and the Grace m101's... heavenly.
September 7, 2012
Music Background: Home Recordist/Musician
Spaced pair, 12th fret-bridge, wide spaced pair, could not get a bad sound. I played because it sounded so good, just to listen. My search is over, I have found The SOUND for my old Martin..... and the mics and pres to give that sound consistantly. You want clean, clear and open? You can't in my opinion, do better than the 101 and C-5. close [-]
Will Beat or Sound same as $4000 plus HD interfaces
by Flexz from Trinidad.WII was looking for Sonic High Definiton quality for a project studio and research each day for the best device and finally bought this..I promise you will never regret this interface...I use this as pr... read more [+]eamp bypassing Tc Electronic Twin Impact pre but using the AD 192 converter on the TC for a $20,000 quailty... The Pre amp on GRACE M101 is the best.....
May 10, 2012
Music Background: Producer/Song Engineer
I have recorded Major International Hits on this device.Now its your Turn.BUY it close [-]
by Paul Strikwerda from Easton, PA, USAAs a voice-over professional, it is essential that I deliver crisp, clear and uncolored audio to my clients. When I upgraded to a high-end microphone, I knew it deserved a preamp that would make it sh... read more [+]ine.
March 5, 2012
Music Background: Voice Over Professional
From the first time I plugged my new mic into the m101, it had more presence. The audio quality is absolutely pristine and natural.
I have finally found my signature sound! close [-]
This is one of the cleanest preamps on the market! I haven't run into anything that doesn't sound amazing through it!
David, Renton, WA
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