Lyons, Colorado (October 22, 2012)—Grace Design will introduce its new m905 stereo reference monitor controller at the 133rd AES Conference in San Francisco on October 26 through October 29.
The m905’s main audio circuitry and power supply is housed in a 2U, 19” rack mount mainframe, while system control is managed by a desktop remote control. The rear panel of the mainframe provides balanced analog inputs on XLR connectors, and a pair of unbalanced inputs on RCAs. Balanced Cue system inputs are available via XLRs, and a balanced talkback mic input and output is also provided. 24-bit, 192kHz inputs are supplied in AES3, S/PDIF, ADAT and TOSLINK formats. In addition, a 24/192 USB Class 2 asynchronous input is provided. Three sets of balanced speaker outputs are available via XLRs, as is a pair for Cue outputs, and the system also supplies multifunction, configurable XLR outs for a sub, as well as DAC and metering outputs. The m905 front panel provides a large, illuminated power switch and a headphone output.
The m905’s remote is a combination of hardware and a color graphical LCD display, with primary monitoring features accessed via hardware switches and a level knob/encoder, while all system information is displayed on the LCD. The m905’s set of editable system parameters is carried out via the LCD and in normal operating mode, the LCD displays current system status, user-defined I/O names, etc. A second headphone output is located on the remote, and a built-in omnidirectional mic is provided for talkback as well as the system’s integral, real-time SPL metering feature.