Grace Design M102
M102 - opto compressor, half rack.
From gentle dynamic smoothing to full tilt squash, this unit delivers open, musical dynamic control that is the perfect companion to any 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, Grace 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.
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.
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
Made in the USA