Lyons, CO (January 30, 2015)—Grace Design introduced Felix is a two-channel acoustic instrument preamp/blender at Winter NAMM.
Felix is housed in a floor unit with primary controls located on the top, and I/O on the rear panel. Each Felix channel includes Alps pots for gain and an independent EQ section. EQ controls include high-pass filters that can also be configured as notch filters, hi and low-shelving EQs, and a fully parametric mid-band with two selectable ranges. The remaining top panel controls include Amp/Phones level, Boost level and Mix. Three foot-switches are provided: Mix for A/B of multiple instrument configurations or soloing different pickups, Boost for variable 10dB level boost, and Mute/Tune which mutes all outputs except the dedicated tuner out.
Felix's rear panel includes a Grace m101 style mic preamp input on an XLR female connector, and two instrument inputs on 1/4-inch jacks. Four 1/4-inch jacks provide access to a tuner output, aux footswitch input, dedicated amp output and effects insert. A pair of configurable transformer-isolated DI outputs are available on male XLRs. DI #1 can be sourced from Felix channel 1 or the blended output, and DI out #2 can provide channel 2 or blended output. Both channel inputs have rear-panel switches to select from three different input impedances. Additional Felix controls such as 48 V, phase reverse, mid Hz range control, HPF/notch are accessed via additional toggle and dip switches on the side panel.