Grace Design launches the m920 headphone amp
Grace Design debuted its new m920 stereo monitoring controller, headphone amplifier and DA converter.
This evolution of the Grace Design M Series of monitoring controller uses the latest generation of 32-bit D/A Sabre converter. It can be used in any listening environment, for mixing and mastering.
- Stereo analog inputs - balanced (+4dBu) XLR and unbalanced (-10dBv) RCA.
- 32-bit /384khz Sabre DAC accepts stereo digital input sources in AES3, S/PDIF, TOSLINK (optical) and USB formats with auto sample rate detection and digital de-emphasis filter
- User configurable DAC filter response for PCM and DSD playback
- USB for playback of up to 384kHz / 32 bit PCM as well as DSD64 and DSD128 playback via DoP
- AES and S/PDIF playback of up to 192kHZ / 24bit PCM as well as DSD64 playback via DoP
- Third generation s-Lock™ dual stage PLL (phase lock loop) circuitry for low jitter clocking and sonic integrity
- Two sets of line level outputs provided via RCA (unbalanced) and ¼ TRS jacks (balanced) for connection to stereo monitors
- RCA line outputs can be configured for variable or fixed DAC output mode for operation as a standalone digital to analog converter
- Front panel rotary encoder provides level control of both headphone and the line output levels. Level adjustments are made in 0.5dB steps within a 95dB range
- Large, white 7-segment display is used to show headphone and stereo main output levels
- New X-feed (crossfeed) simulates the acoustics of a loudspeaker listening environment when using headphones.
- Output amplifier designed with low impedance headphones in mind
- Optional infrared remote control for level control, left/right balance, mute and more (Apple IR remote control is supported)
- USB firmware upgradability
- 5 Year transferable warranty on parts and labor
US price of this new m920 is $2295. Visit www.gracedesign.com for technical specifications.
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