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2-channel, 19-inch rack-mount, analog microphone preamp with Proprietary Ribbon Mode



Like the updated m801 mk2, our freshly redesigned m201 mk2 provides a full serving of our unique brand of audio performance. It delivers massive headroom, ultra-wide bandwidth and a very open, musical character.

The fully balanced signal path has been refined, resulting in incredible dynamic range. A new power supply design provides the lowest noise performance we have ever achieved. This all means the new m201 mk2 will translate a sonic picture of astonishing clarity and detail, which captures the essential character of the music being recorded.

Changes over the previous design find the m201 mk2 more essential and a bit more paired down. We have eliminated the A/D option as this functionality is now best served buy our current m108 8 channel mic preamp A/D. We have eliminated the M+S matrix and a few other functions to really focused on making the finest, purist style 2 channel mic preamp we can.

These refinements also serve to bring the price down to where even more recording engineers can now afford Grace Design flagship mic preamp performance.

The m201 mk2 will bring out the very best in your entire microphone collection. Your favorite large diaphragm mics will sound like they were intended, with detail and texture in extra measure. Your humble dynamics mics will come alive with newfound dynamics and clarity.

Ribbons mics will perform their best with our exclusive ribbon mic mode, which shifts the gain range up 10dB while deactivating 48V phantom power, bypassing the decoupling capacitors and optimizing the input impedance.
  • Fully balanced, transformerless design
  • Dual parallel XLR outputs for each channel
  • Ribbon mic mode
  • Front panel DI/instrument inputs
  • Built-in M+S decoder with dedicated outputs and front panel width control
  • Precision 24 position gold contact rotary switch gain controls
  • New, higher current outputs drive even longer cable runs
  • No electrolytic capacitors in the signal path
  • Sealed gold contact relays for all signal switching
  • Large two-colour, bi-phase LED peak indicator
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    @ 20dB gain ± 3dB 150 source 3.2Hz-530kHz
    @ 20dB gain ± 0.2dB 150 source 14.8Hz-109kHz
    @ 40dB gain ± 3dB 150 source 3.2Hz-500kHz
    @ 40dB gain ± 0.2dB 150 source 15.4Hz-103kHz

    THD+N
    @ 20dB gain +20dBu out, 1kHz <.0008%
    @ 40dB gain +20dBu out, 1kHz <.0009%
    @ 60dB gain +20dBu out, 1kHz <.0070%

    INTERMODULATION DISTORTION / @40dB GAIN +20dBu OUT
    SMPTE/DIN 1:1 (50Hz, 7kHz) <.0007%
    SMPTE/DIN 4:1 (50Hz, 7kHz) <.009%

    NOISE - REFERRED TO INPUT
    @60dB gain 50 source 22-22kHz -130dB
    @60dB gain 50 source A weighting -133dB
    @60dB gain 150 source 22-22kHz -127dB
    @60dB gain 150 source A weighting -127.5dB
    @40dB gain 50 source 22-22kHz -127dB
    @40dB gain 50 source A weighting -130dB
    @40dB gain 150 source 22-22kHz -125dB
    @40dB gain 150 source A weighting -128dB
    @20dB gain 50 source 22-22kHz -117dB
    @20dB gain 50 source A weighting -120dB
    @20dB gain 150 source 22-22kHz -117dB
    @20dB gain 150 source A weighting -119dB

    GAIN RANGE
    Default Mode 18-64dB, 2dB steps
    Ribbon Mode 28-74dB, 2dB steps

    GAIN MATCHING
    CH1-CH2 Over full gain range <0.10dB

    PHASE DEVIATION
    @40dB gain 40 source 75Hz-45kHz <3°

    CROSSTALK
    Any Channel @40dB gain 1kHz -140dB
    Any Channel @40dB gain 10kHz -130dB

    CMRR
    @60dB gain, 3.5Vcm, 1KHz >85dB
    @60dB gain, 3.5Vcm, 10KHz >75dB

    PHANTOM POWER
    Voltage +48V +/- 1.0V
    6.8k resistor match tolerance +/- 0.1%

    MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL
    1kHz, 100K load +28dBu

    PEAK LED
    Green Threshold -16dBu Out
    Red Threshold +16dBu Out

    IMPEDANCE
    Input Nominal 8100
    Input Ribbon Mode 20K
    Input Pad Engaged 1.3K
    Output 150

    DIMENSIONS
    Weight 4.6lbs (2.1kg)
    Height 1.7" (43mm)
    Width 19" (483mm)
    Depth 10.8" (274mm)

    POWER SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
    POWER CONSUMPTION
    100-240VAC 50/60Hz 10 Watts max

    Weight 4.6lbs (2.1kg)
    Height 1.7" (43mm)
    Width 19" (483mm)
    Depth 10.8" (274mm)

    POWER SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
    POWER CONSUMPTION
    100-240VAC 50/60Hz 10 Watts max
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