Boulder, Colorado (January 15, 2004)–Grace Design has reached an exciting milestone in the company’s history: 10 years of designing and building products for customers in the professional audio industry. The company opened up shop in 1994 and introduced its first product, the model 801 preamplifier. Over the years, Grace continued to develop additional mic preamp configurations to address specific customer needs. Included was their cost effective, single channel model 101, the Lunatec V3 portable stereo mic pre with 24-bit, 192kHz converters and their flagship remote controlled 8 channel system, the model 801R.
In 2002, Grace expanded its product lineup with the introduction of the model 901 reference headphone amplifier, which was quickly adopted by industry leaders in multiple disciplines including recording, mixing and mastering. This year marked the introduction of the company’s large-scale reference monitoring systems, primarily targeted at users of high definition digital audio workstations. This includes the m904 and m904B stereo monitoring products and the m906 5.1 surround system.
Michael Grace, founder and chief audio design engineer noted, “I’m honored to have spent the past ten years doing what I love–designing and building audio equipment to the best of my ability. Throughout this time, Grace Design has managed to steadily grow and develop its line of products into what I believe are some of the best the industry has to offer. I’m constantly humbled by the incredible list of professionals who have chosen our products and I am dedicated to continue creating products worthy of all our venerable clients.”
Co-founder, industrial designer and marketing manager Eben Grace reflected, “Ten years has flown by. It seems like yesterday that Mike and I were scrambling to bolt together the very first model 801 in our old basement shop. As I look back on the increasing success and growth of our company, I must extend our warmest thanks to everyone who has made our first decade possible: all of our devoted, hardworking employees, our valued dealers and distributors and of course, every single one of our distinguished customers.”