Winner of the 2009 PAR excellence award!
The Grace Design m103 Channel Strip is equipped with tried-and-true m101 transformerless microphone preamplifier circuitry. Headroom, detail, clarity, musicality—its all here complete with Grace's exclusive ribbon mic mode, a 75Hz HPF, and 48V phantom.
The m103 channel strip's 3-band EQ section is built around single-stage parallel tuning architecture, which minimizes circuitry and delivers natural, musical tonal shaping at all frequencies. A fully parametric mid has shelving and peak modes on the high and low bands.
The compressor circuit is based on an optical attenuator—the purest, high fidelity gain control mechanism available. It provides gentle limiting to fairly heavy compression, while remaining neutral and transparent. The perfect way to zip it all up and send it downstream—clean, intact and alive.
Comprehensive I/O options permit the mic pre and EQ/COMP sections to be accessed independently of each other, and the order of the EQ/COMP is switchable. The m103 compressor controls can be linked for stereo applications, and 10 segment gain reduction. Output meters make monitoring signal status simple.