{"id":8347486977,"title":"Grace Design m102 optical compressors","handle":"m102optical-compressors","description":"\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHigh fidelity optical compressors\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eIntroducing the m102  optical compressors. While both share identical audio circuitry, the m102 is built in a half-rack 1U module.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eFrom gentle dynamic smoothing to full tilt squash, these units deliver open, musical dynamic control that is the perfect companion to our high fidelity mic preamplifiers or any recording chain. All your tracks can now have glorious, easy to use compression which regardless of how much you squeeze, will always end up with their sonic essence perfectly intact.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eThe heart of the compressor circuit is an optical attenuator - the purest, high fidelity gain control mechanism available. With careful attention to control circuit design, we are able to implement a feedback opto compressor that not only provides a wide range of dynamic control, but remains inherently neutral, open and musical.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eBoth are full featured units, including input and output level, threshold, attack, release and ratio controls. The m102 includes balanced inputs and outputs, both with parallel XLR and ¼\" TRS connectors, along with a 1\/4\" TRS jack for stereo link or sidechain signal input. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eWhile lots of our gear adorns the most expensive recording and audio production facilities in the world, all of it sounds that way, and the m102 is no exception. We eagerly invite you to hear what truly transparent, musical dynamic control can do for your audio production. The perfect way to zip it all up and send it all downstream: clean, intact and alive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eElegantly simple, purist feedback design optical compressor, optimized for signal leveling with a minimum of sonic artifacts\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eFrom subtle dynamic control to heavy compression, the sonic character of the source remains intact\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eComprehensive control set includes input level, threshhold, attack, release, ratio and makeup gain\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBright, easy to read 10 segment LED gain reduction meters\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBi-color output peak LED lights green with signal present and red 8dB before clipping\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eDual balanced inputs and outputs on XLR and 1\/4\" TRS\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003ePrecision audio path with 0.5% precision metal film resistors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBombproof laser-etched black anodized frontpanel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBuilt in universal power supply\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eFive year transferable warranty on parts and labor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBuilt by us in the USA\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpecifications:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"893\" border=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\" class=\"specs\"\u003eGAIN RANGE\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eInput Trim\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e-10 - +10dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eOutput Trim\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e-10 - +10dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eCompression\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eThreshold Range\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e-15 - +15 dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eAttack Range\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e3 - 200 ms\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eRelease Range\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e0.03 - 3 s\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eRatio Range\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e1:1 - 12:1\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eGain Reduction\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e0 - 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sidechain mode\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e100kΩ\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eLEVEL METERS\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eOutput Peak Indicator\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003eGreen: -15dBu; Red: +20dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eGain Reduction Meter\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e0-10dB Gain Reduction\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eMAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e(m102) 100k Ohm load, 0.1% THD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e+28dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e(m502) 100k Ohm load, 0.1% THD , 1kHz, API Lunchbox\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e+27dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eWEIGHT and DIMENSIONS\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e(m102) 2.4 lbs\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003eH1.7\" x W8.5\" x D9.0\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003ePOWER CONSUMPTION\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e(m102) 100-240VAC\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e5 Watts Max\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2016-10-29T07:25:00+02:00","created_at":"2016-10-29T08:36:42+02:00","vendor":"Grace Design","type":"Signal Processing","tags":["Compressors \/ Limiters","Egypt","Grace Design","Price Range_$750 to $1000","Shop by brand_Grace Design","Shop by category_Compressors \/ Limiters","Signal Processing","Studio \u0026 Recording"],"price":76500,"price_min":76500,"price_max":76500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":85000,"compare_at_price_min":85000,"compare_at_price_max":85000,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":28058049409,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"AM102","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Grace Design m102 optical compressors","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":76500,"weight":1089,"compare_at_price":85000,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/m102_m101.jpg?v=1477723273","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/m102_backpanel.jpg?v=1477723273","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/m102_detail1.jpg?v=1477723273","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/m102_main1.jpg?v=1477723273","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/m502_detail1.jpg?v=1477723280"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/m102_m101.jpg?v=1477723273","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHigh fidelity optical compressors\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eIntroducing the m102  optical compressors. While both share identical audio circuitry, the m102 is built in a half-rack 1U module.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eFrom gentle dynamic smoothing to full tilt squash, these units deliver open, musical dynamic control that is the perfect companion to our high fidelity mic preamplifiers or any recording chain. All your tracks can now have glorious, easy to use compression which regardless of how much you squeeze, will always end up with their sonic essence perfectly intact.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eThe heart of the compressor circuit is an optical attenuator - the purest, high fidelity gain control mechanism available. With careful attention to control circuit design, we are able to implement a feedback opto compressor that not only provides a wide range of dynamic control, but remains inherently neutral, open and musical.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eBoth are full featured units, including input and output level, threshold, attack, release and ratio controls. The m102 includes balanced inputs and outputs, both with parallel XLR and ¼\" TRS connectors, along with a 1\/4\" TRS jack for stereo link or sidechain signal input. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eWhile lots of our gear adorns the most expensive recording and audio production facilities in the world, all of it sounds that way, and the m102 is no exception. We eagerly invite you to hear what truly transparent, musical dynamic control can do for your audio production. The perfect way to zip it all up and send it all downstream: clean, intact and alive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eElegantly simple, purist feedback design optical compressor, optimized for signal leveling with a minimum of sonic artifacts\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eFrom subtle dynamic control to heavy compression, the sonic character of the source remains intact\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eComprehensive control set includes input level, threshhold, attack, release, ratio and makeup gain\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBright, easy to read 10 segment LED gain reduction meters\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBi-color output peak LED lights green with signal present and red 8dB before clipping\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eDual balanced inputs and outputs on XLR and 1\/4\" TRS\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003ePrecision audio path with 0.5% precision metal film resistors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBombproof laser-etched black anodized frontpanel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBuilt in universal power supply\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eFive year transferable warranty on parts and labor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli class=\"bullets\"\u003eBuilt by us in the USA\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpecifications:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"893\" border=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\" class=\"specs\"\u003eGAIN RANGE\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eInput Trim\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e-10 - +10dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eOutput Trim\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e-10 - +10dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eCompression\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eThreshold Range\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e-15 - +15 dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eAttack Range\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e3 - 200 ms\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eRelease Range\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e0.03 - 3 s\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eRatio Range\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e1:1 - 12:1\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eGain Reduction\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e0 - 20dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eTHD+N 1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e@ 0dB Gain +10dBu out\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u0026lt;0.002%\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eINTERMODULATION DISTORTION\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e@ 0dB Gain +20dBu out\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eSMPTE\/DIN 4:1 7kHz\/50Hz\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u0026lt;0.002%\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\" class=\"specs\"\u003eOUTPUT NOISE 22Hz-22kHz BW\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e@0dB Gain\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u0026lt;-78dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eCMRR @0dB Gain, 3.5Vcm\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e100Hz\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u0026gt;75dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e1kHz\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u0026gt;75dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e10kHz\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u0026gt;75dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eFREQUENCY RESPONSE\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e@0dB Gain -3dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e0.016Hz-150kHz\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eIMPEDANCE\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eLine In\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e24kΩ\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eMain Out balanced\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e350Ω\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eMain Out unbalanced\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e150Ω\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eLink In - sidechain mode\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e100kΩ\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eLEVEL METERS\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eOutput Peak Indicator\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003eGreen: -15dBu; Red: +20dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003eGain Reduction Meter\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e0-10dB Gain Reduction\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eMAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e(m102) 100k Ohm load, 0.1% THD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e+28dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e(m502) 100k Ohm load, 0.1% THD , 1kHz, API Lunchbox\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e+27dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003eWEIGHT and DIMENSIONS\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e(m102) 2.4 lbs\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003eH1.7\" x W8.5\" x D9.0\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr bgcolor=\"#DFDFDF\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" class=\"specs\"\u003ePOWER CONSUMPTION\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e(m102) 100-240VAC\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e5 Watts Max\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specs\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"specsLeft\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Grace Design m102 optical compressors

Product Description
$765.00 $850.00
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High fidelity optical compressors

Introducing the m102  optical compressors. While both share identical audio circuitry, the m102 is built in a half-rack 1U module.

From gentle dynamic smoothing to full tilt squash, these units deliver open, musical dynamic control that is the perfect companion to our high fidelity mic preamplifiers or any recording chain. All your tracks can now have glorious, easy to use compression which regardless of how much you squeeze, will always end up with their sonic essence perfectly intact.

The heart of the compressor circuit is an optical attenuator - the purest, high fidelity gain control mechanism available. With careful attention to control circuit design, we are able to implement a feedback opto compressor that not only provides a wide range of dynamic control, but remains inherently neutral, open and musical.

Both are full featured units, including input and output level, threshold, attack, release and ratio controls. The m102 includes balanced inputs and outputs, both with parallel XLR and ¼" TRS connectors, along with a 1/4" TRS jack for stereo link or sidechain signal input. 

While lots of our gear adorns the most expensive recording and audio production facilities in the world, all of it sounds that way, and the m102 is no exception. We eagerly invite you to hear what truly transparent, musical dynamic control can do for your audio production. The perfect way to zip it all up and send it all downstream: clean, intact and alive.

Features:

  • Elegantly simple, purist feedback design optical compressor, optimized for signal leveling with a minimum of sonic artifacts
  • From subtle dynamic control to heavy compression, the sonic character of the source remains intact
  • Comprehensive control set includes input level, threshhold, attack, release, ratio and makeup gain
  • Bright, easy to read 10 segment LED gain reduction meters
  • Bi-color output peak LED lights green with signal present and red 8dB before clipping
  • Dual balanced inputs and outputs on XLR and 1/4" TRS
  • Precision audio path with 0.5% precision metal film resistors
  • Bombproof laser-etched black anodized frontpanel
  • Built in universal power supply
  • Five year transferable warranty on parts and labor
  • Built by us in the USA

    Specifications:
    GAIN RANGE
    Input Trim -10 - +10dB
    Output Trim -10 - +10dB
    Compression
    Threshold Range -15 - +15 dBu
    Attack Range 3 - 200 ms
    Release Range 0.03 - 3 s
    Ratio Range 1:1 - 12:1
    Gain Reduction 0 - 20dB
    THD+N 1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW
    @ 0dB Gain +10dBu out <0.002%
    INTERMODULATION DISTORTION
    @ 0dB Gain +20dBu out  
    SMPTE/DIN 4:1 7kHz/50Hz <0.002%
    OUTPUT NOISE 22Hz-22kHz BW
    @0dB Gain <-78dB
    CMRR @0dB Gain, 3.5Vcm
    100Hz >75dB
    1kHz >75dB
    10kHz >75dB
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    @0dB Gain -3dB 0.016Hz-150kHz
    IMPEDANCE
    Line In 24kΩ
    Main Out balanced 350Ω
    Main Out unbalanced 150Ω
    Link In - sidechain mode 100kΩ
    LEVEL METERS
    Output Peak Indicator Green: -15dBu; Red: +20dBu
    Gain Reduction Meter 0-10dB Gain Reduction
    MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL
    (m102) 100k Ohm load, 0.1% THD +28dBu
    (m502) 100k Ohm load, 0.1% THD , 1kHz, API Lunchbox +27dBu
    WEIGHT and DIMENSIONS
    (m102) 2.4 lbs H1.7" x W8.5" x D9.0"
    POWER CONSUMPTION
    (m102) 100-240VAC 5 Watts Max
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    Sku: AM102
    Vendor: Grace Design

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