Boulder, CO (October 24, 2005)–Grace Design has debuted its m802 8-channel, remote-controlled microphone preamp system. The m802 has been designed for audio professionals in the music recording, film scoring, live sound and fixed installation markets.
The m802 preamp is comprised of two components–the 2U, 19-inch, rackmount, 8-channel preamp; and an external 1U, half-rack, linear power supply. A fully configured m802 system can be comprised of eight units, which provides 64 channels of remote-controlled mic preamplification. The optional m802RCU remote-control unit can control up to eight m802s at a distance of up to 1,500 feet.
The m802 includes eight balanced mic-level inputs on female XLR connectors, eight balanced line-level outputs on male XLR connectors and eight balanced line-level outputs available on a 25-pin D-sub connector. Both sets of 8-channel analog outputs can be used simultaneously. The signal path of the m802 is fully balanced from start to finish which provides a dynamic range improvement of up to 3 dB over that of the model 801R. Output current has also been increased in the m802 providing for even longer audio cable runs than that of the model 801R.