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Grace Design m802

Arguably the world's most evolved mic preamplifier, the m802 delivers functionality and performance which simply doesnt exist in any other mic amp design.

The core is a high fidelity 8 channel microphone preamplifier designed to be extremely transparent and musical. Then the fun begins. The m802 is fully remote controllable. With our full featured stand alone hardware RCU, up to 64 channels (a system of 8 m802's) can be addressed and controlled seamlessly from up to 1000" away. All preamplifier functions, including gain, phase, 48V phantom are instantly accessible and adjustable. These settings can then all be stored into preset locations and instantly recalled.

Or, the m802 can also be controlled directly from Digidesign® ProTools|HD® systems, compatible control surfaces and many other MIDI devices. Working closely with Digidesign®, we have adapted their control spec to directly address the m802 as an integrated part of a ProTools|HD® system. Additionally, the m802 can be controlled by a wide variety of MIDI mappable devices, making it easily integrated into a wide variety of remote recording situations.

Further control options include the all new Studio Six Digital stand alone computer based (PC or Mac) MIDI control utility ' Grace Design m802 Commander' (click for complete info).

Next, consider the optional 8 channel 24bit/192kHz A/D card option. Developed as the perfect complement to the m802 mic preamplifier design, this converter card provides pristine, musical A/D conversion to rival even the finest stand alone units available. Included is our proprietary unique s-Lock dual stage PLL for extremely low intrinsic jitter and rock solid digital performance.

DPA® 4000 series 130V microphones are widely regarded as some of the finest reference-quality microphones available. Yet, with their unique 130V power requirement, preamplifier options for these mics are quite limited. So we have made the m802 an excellent complement for DPA® microphones by adding a 130V power option, available on a per channel pair basis. The m802 now includes ribbon mic mode, which shifts the preamplifier's entire gain range up 10dB, while deactivating 48V phantom power, optimizing input impedance and bypassing the decoupling capacitors.

While the m802 works beautifully as a stand alone mic preamplifier, the optional Remote Control Unit (RCU) provides fantastic ergonomics and enhanced system control. This updated RCU now offers dedicated individual channel select switches and a new highly visible blue LED numeric display for channel gain settings. Both the RCU and the m802 now come with a high contrast, neutral white backlight LCD.

Whatever your application, we invite you to discover the remarkable sonic performance, functionality and reliability of the new m802. Were confident that it will help you make the finest recordings of your career.
  • fast, musical transimpedance amplifier architecturefully balanced, transformeless design
  • flexible digital metering with peak hold and reset
  • Audinate Dante audio network A/D card option
  • controllable from Digidesign® ProTools|HD® systems and compatible control surfaces (and many other MIDI devices)
  • dual high-current outputs (XLR+D-Sub) drive long cable runs and loads down to 50 Ohms
  • fast, efficient Philips I2C serial protocol to control preamplifiers from up to 1000 feet away
  • gain range of -7dB to +63dB in 1.5 dB steps
  • new selectable ribbon mic mode
  • channel group mode (perfect for stereo pairs, subgroups)
  • RCU able to address up to 8 units (64 channels)
  • front panel lockout mode
  • large neutral backlit LCD display
  • 15 User preset memory locations, for saving preamplifier settings (gain, phantom power, phase)
  • Specifications
    Frequency Response
    @ 40dB gain 0.2dB (50 source) : 15Hz-300kHz
    @ 40dB gain 3dB (50 source) : 4.5Hz-1.0MHz

    @ 19.6dB gain +20dBu out, 1kHz : <.0007%
    @ 40.5dB gain +20dBu out, 1kHz : <.0010%
    @ 60.0dB gain +20dBu out, 1kHz : <.0050%

    Intermodulation Distortion @ 40dB gain +20dBu out
    SMPTE/DIN 1:1 (50Hz, 7kHz) : <.0015%
    SMPTE/DIN 4:1 (50Hz, 7kHz) : <.0040%

    Noise - Referred to Input
    @ 60dB gain, 50 source : -129dB
    @ 60dB gain, 150 source : -127dB
    @ 60dB gain, 600 source : -123dB

    Phase Deviation
    100-20KHz @ 40.5dB gain : <3

    Any Channel @ 40.5dB gain 1kHz : -110dB

    @ 60dB gain, 3.5Vcm, 1kHz : >70dB
    @ 60dB gain, 3.5Vcm, 10kHz : >70dB

    Maximum Output Level
    Balanced : +27dBu
    Unbalanced : +21dBu

    Input : 4.35k
    Output : 200
    Minimum load impedance : 50

    Weight and Dimensions
    m802 preamplifier : 12lbs (5.4kg), 2U rack mount x D10
    Remote control unit : 2.3lbs (1kg), H1.6 x W8 x D5.25
    power supply : 4lbs (1.8kg), H1.7 x W 8.5 x D8.5

    Power Consumption
    100/120/230/240V~ 50-60Hz : 60 Watts
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    Additional information
    For more information about the m802, please visit the website of Grace Design
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