By PSW Staff • November 20, 2008 The new Grace Design Model 101 mic preamp/DI. The Grace Design model 101 single channel mic preamp/DI has been updated with the debut of the new m101. The m101 provides all the same high fidelity performance with some new features, all at the same affordable price as its predecessor. It now has an internal power supply, eliminating the need for a pesky wall-wart. This universal switching power supply is dead quiet and accepts input voltages from 100 to 240VAC. Also, the chrome front panel to a slightly more “grown-up” anodized/laser etched black, which improves legibility and usability in varying light conditions. And all functions now have a dedicated indicator LED, including the 48V phantom power and HPF switch. Built in as standard is the unique Ribbon Mic Mode, which when engaged, bypasses the input decoupling capacitors, ups the input impedance from 8.1kOhms to 20kOhms and defeats the 48V phantom power, preventing damage to delicate ribbon mic elements. The gain range is now 10 to 75 dB, including the additional +10 dB of gain now available with the output trim control. This provides ample gain for use of any type of microphone in any recording situation. Still included is the HI-Z input on the front panel. Rear panel I/O options have been enhanced with both balanced TRS and unbalanced TS 1/4” outputs, along with the standard XLR balanced output and mic in. The gain control has been changed to a 12 position gold plated rotary switch, the circuit path updated with 5 percent metal film resistors and further tweaks have been made on the output drivers and the HPF amplifier. For more information: Grace Design Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.