Grace Design m905 Digital Reference Monitor Controller
Grace Design m905 Digital Reference Monitor Controller
Grace Design m905 Digital Reference Monitor Controller
Grace Design m905 Digital Reference Monitor Controller

Grace Design m905 Digital Reference Monitor Controller

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This is the world's finest stereo monitor controller, with built in mastering quality Digital to Analog Converters, audiophile-grade headphone amplifier and unrivaled system configuration tools. For hardworking audio professionals and studios that demand the very best playback available.

Now available in black!

The is our second generation stereo monitor controller, engineered from the ground up to provide unrivaled sonic purity with a comprehensive and powerful feature set.

The m905 represents a new benchmark for audio playback quality. DAC performance is on par with the finest esoteric mastering equipment available. Our redesigned s-Lock™ PLL ensures ultra-low jitter clock regeneration. An asynchronous USB class 2 interface allows the m905 to act as the master clock of the computer's USB audio buss, effectively eliminating interface induced jitter for computer audio playback. And finally, meticulous analog circuitry measures with outstanding numbers in dynamic range, distortion and noise performance, ensuring bracingly open, detailed and musical playback of any input source.

All main audio and power supply circuitry is housed in a 2U rack mount mainframe, while system control is managed by a sleek, ergonomic remote control unit. This new RCU is a combination of dedicated hardware and a color graphical LCD display. All primary monitoring features are accessed via hardware switches and a rotary encoder, while all system information is presented by the graphic LCD and illuminated switches. This hybrid design allows for the solid feel and function of traditional hardware with the added power and functionality of a graphical user interface.

Now supported is DSD 128x (5.6448MHz) via DoP v1.1 (DSD over PCM frames). DSD audio can be sourced from the AES3, S/PDIF or USB digital inputs. While still a niche playback format, DSD has held its ground over the years, and now more and more content is available via download. And playback is now supported by a number of players. DSD sounds stunningly natural, especially rendered through the rest of the playback circuitry of the m905. So If you're the type to seek out this kind of fidelity, we can't recommend it enough.

The GUI is designed so that any engineer unfamiliar with the m905 can use the system immediately and confidently. Then with a minimal time investment, advanced functions can be accessed and controlled with ease. Additional features include: naming individual inputs and speaker outputs, calibrating level offsets of any input and output, setting preset levels, and much more. The setup menus only ever drill down one level, so the main operating screen is always one button away. And when returning to any previously visited setup menu, its previous edit status is remembered, keeping redundant navigation and editing to a minimum.

The m905 offers the ability to transfer up to 10 channels of digital audio (8-channels of ADAT and two of AES3, or S/PDIF or TOSLINK) over USB to a computer, making the m905 capable of operating as a standalone USB audio interface. This is an advanced feature as there are clock issues to be aware of, but it works and is documented in the owners manual.

With stunning sonic performance and timeless design, the m905 is a mark of genuine progress in the pursuit of high quality audio production. Intuitive, reliable and beautiful, it is the perfect studio centerpiece - home base for your ears, eyes and hands.

Two product options are now available:

m905 Analog (analog inputs only)

The m905 Analog is now available without the built in DAC. This system is offered for users who already have an investment in DACs, whether stand-alone or built into their interface. System configuration is exactly the same, with all the same great monitoring features, except no digital inputs and an second pair of balanced analog inputs. The m905 Analog brings this world class performance into reach of almost any engineer or recording studio. Also, users can always upgrade their m905 Analog to the Digital version at anytime. 

Infrared wireless remote option

Also now available is the m905 IR Remote Option, which is available on new or existing units (Digital and Analog). This feature allows wireless infrared remote control of a select set of monitoring controls via the Grace Design Remote, a standard Apple Remote, or with iOS and Android via the Logitec® Harmony Remote.


  • Analog inputs - unbalanced, balanced, CUE, talkback mic (additional balanced input available on the m905 Analog)
  • Digital inputs - 2x AES3 (Single or dual-wire), 1 S/PDIF, 1 TOSLINK, ADAT (selectable in 4 pairs, or 2 pairs in S/MUX), USB, DSD128 (5.6448MHz)
  • Audio circuitry designed for completely transparent and musical playback performance
  • Asynchronous Class 2 USB playback supports up to 24 bit/192kHz
  • Mastering quality DAC circuitry with configurable de-emphasis filtering
  • s-lock dual-stage Phase Lock Loop for ultra low jitter clock regeneration
  • Hybrid RCU with hardware switches, large level encoder and graphical LCD
  • LCD display shows input, level, output, SPL and DAC status plus a full calibration menu
  • RCU includes built in microphone for talkback and onboard SPL meter
  • SPL meter features include level, peak, fast and slow modes, A & C weighting
  • Precision .5 dB step level control for speakers and headphones
  • Reference headphone amplifier circuitry, with outputs on both the RCU and ACU
  • Dedicated mono, dim, mute and sub mute switches
  • Mono mode can be set to L+R summed, L only in both channels, or R only in both channels L solo, R solo, L-R and sub solo modes are available
  • 3 available stereo speaker outputs, with two assignable mono sub outputs (or single stereo sub output)
  • Multi-mode SUB/ DAC/ METER out
  • SUB out mode for stereo or multiple mono subwoofer outputs
  • DAC out mode for a fixed DAC output fed by the selected digital input
  • METER out mode fed by selected input signal (digital or analog), configurable with a fixed level or to follow yhe monitor level
  • Detachable RCU tilt base

    ANALOG I/O  
    THD+N at Maximum Volume, 1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW  
    +20dBu out <0.0008%
    +10dBu out <0.0008%
    0dBu out <0.002%
    Intermodulation Distortion SMTPE/DIN 4:1 50Hz, 7kHz  
    @+20dBu out <0.002%
    @ 0dBu out <0.0015%
    Frequency Response  
    Balanced Inputs +/-3dB 3Hz to 1.25MHz
    Unbalanced Input +/-3dB 3Hz to 275kHz
    Dynamic Range  
    20-22kHz bandwidth 118dB
    20-22kHz bandwidth and A weighting filter 121dB
    Output Noise  
    20-22kHz bandwidth, at -20dB gain -99dBu
    20-22kHz bandwidth and A weighting filter, at -20dB Gain -102dBu
    Phase Deviation  
    20Hz to 20kHz <10 degrees
    10Hz to 100kHz < 19 degrees
    Crosstalk any channel  
    100Hz <104dB
    1kHz <100dB
    20kHz <79dB
    Balanced Input CMRR  
    60Hz >90dB
    1kHz >85dB
    10kHz >70dB
    Gain Range -104dB to +13dB
    Channel Tracking Accuracy  
    Any channel +/-0.1dB
    Maximum Output Level +26dBu
    Maximum Input Level  
    Balanced inputs +29dBu
    Unbalanced inputs +21dBu
    Balanced inputs 88k Ohms
    Unbalanced inputs 53k Ohms
    Balanced outputs 300 Ohms
    Minimum load impedance 300 Ohms
    External Talkback Mic Preamp Gain +7dB to +70dB in 1dB steps
    Output Levels  
    User selectable (0dBFS) -76dBu to +24dBu in 0.5dB steps
    Fixed output trim range (0.5dB steps)
    1kHz, -1dBFS, (0dBFS = +20dBu), 20-22kHz bandwidth 0.0006%
    Dynamic Range  
    20-22kHz bandwidth, 0dBFS = +20dBu (AES17 filter) 117dB
    20-22kHz bandwidth, 0dBFS = +20dBu (A-weighted) 119dB
    Input Lock Range  
    AES3/SPDIF 44.1kHz +/-400Hz
    48kHz +/-700Hz
    88.2kHz +/-1200Hz
    96kHz +/-1300Hz
    176.4kHz +/-2000Hz
    192kHz +/-2000Hz
    TOSLINK 44.1kHz +/-400Hz
    48kHz +/-700Hz
    88.2kHz +/-1200Hz
    96kHz +/-1300Hz
    8 Channels at 44.1kHz and 48kHz
    4 Channels at 88.2kHz and 96kHz (s/mux)
    44.1kHz +/-50Hz
    48kHz +/-70Hz
    88.2kHz +/-50Hz
    96kHz +/-70Hz
    USB Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz, DSD64 2.8224MHz, DSD128 5.6448MHz
    s-Lock™ Capture Range  
    44.1kHz +/- 6Hz
    48kHz +/- 7Hz
    88.2kHz +/- 14Hz
    96kHz +/- 20Hz
    176.4kHz +/- 24Hz
    192kHz +/- 30Hz
    Word Clock / Superclock Input  
    Impedance (switchable) 75 ohm / 1Meg ohm
    Minimum Voltage 3V peak to peak
    Maximum Voltage 5V peak to peak
    Word clock frequencies supported 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
    Superclock frequencies supported N/A
    Power consumption 60W
    Input Voltage 50-60Hz 100VAC – 240VAC
    Main chassis IEC 2U 3.5" x 10.5" x 17"
    Remote control unit 8.9" x 5.1" x 2.2"
    Main chassis 7.8lbs
    Remote control unit 2.2lbs
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