Grace design m900 desktop dac headphone amplifie for sale. With zero ohm output impedance headphone outputs and a remarkable usb bus power supply design, the m9xx delivers unprecedented playback performance with compact, stylish ergonomics. Today, we are looking at the massdrop x grace design standard dac we will just call it the sdac for short. All of you guys know that i dont care for marketing, ancillary materials, or packaging. Grace design m900 the m900 is a portable, desktop friendly headphone amplifier dac preamp combo designed to give audio professionals and enthusiasts musical and transparent audio playback from usb, spdif or toslink sources. Grace design m900 massdrop m9xx instructions for device. Dfu is possible using the 3rd party usb 2 driver installed on a. There are unanswered questions about whether grace consumer audio is going to match up to grace pro audio, and whether there is any consumeraimed voicing of this unit. The kpoe is a 3361 sensor and just happens to work.
Grace design m900 compact, portable headphone amp, dac. The m902 provides balanced and unbalanced stereo analog inputs via rear panel xlr and rca jacks. The grace design m900 utilizes transimpedance amplifier topology coupled to a zeroohm output impedance driver for headphone performance that is spacious and transparent with a tight, enveloping low end, while the latest generation crossfeed circuit rounds out the design by emulating an acoustic listening environment in the headphones. The silver m905 analog from grace design is a reference monitor controller designed to deliver masteringquality monitoring to your home or professional studio. First, all of graces previous pro dac products have been m9 series beginning with the m901 and ending, so far, with the m920. Oct 25, 2015 well, grace is a make that has always caught my eye, but my wallet has never been fat enough. Grace designs m900 takes the stunning detail and flawless imaging of their.
Mar 28, 2016 the m9xx is based on an akm4490 dac and a ti amplifier module and is capable of decoding files at resolutions up to 32384 or dsd128. Massdrop x grace design m9xx dacamp discussions drop. Usb class 2 operation with windows up to 384khz with free driver download from grace design. Grace design takes pride in its products because the new iteration of the m101 is beautiful. First, all of grace s previous pro dac products have been m9 series beginning with the m901 and ending, so far, with the m920. For sale is a grace design massdrop m9xx headphone ampdac this is a wonderful unit.
Fortunately for grace design and for the audio industry at large the old aphorism, attributed to henry royce of rolls. Before long, the word had spread about these custom microphone preamplifier designs, which were said to outperform anything else that was commercially available. Ive had some midrange ones like the grace design m9xx, and lower ones like sound blasters, objective 2s, etc. Canjam socal 2016 part 2coverage sponsored by noble audio. Mojo and m9xx are neck and neck, m9xx being slightly better driving a wide range of headphonesearphones under load, mojo spitting a slightly. Grace design x massdrop m9xx rev 03 022016 page 1 of 10 transimpedance amplifiers the headphone output driver is a transimpedance, or current feedback amplifier, which has several. Close micing will always be a tradeoff for most home studios, but the m101s headroom allows for more placement choices. Review of 1more inear triple driver headphones by maurice washington. Important usb driver information for windows 10 anniversary users. Grace design m905 analog reference monitor controller a905an. Grace design x massdrop m9xx more mojo than mojoheadfonia.
I just ablout to purchase hd600 and not sure which ampdac to go with i also ordered grace design m9xx before ordering hd600 and not sure if it would be a good match if not, i might have to sell it off and purchase different dacamp combo i am not sure about tube amp. But just because the m900 is portable, doesnt mean its lacking. Typical of modern dacs, the device is uac2 compliant so no need for drivers or anything. Grace design m801 eightchannel preamp vintage king. The highpass filter is handy against the rumble from ups trucks and common street noise. Grace design may be a new name for many audiophiles, but for. Headphone ampdac combo poll drop formerly massdrop. Warranty information grace design warrants all of our products to be free of defective parts and workmanship for a period of five years. Grace designs m900 takes the stunning detail and flawless imaging of their flagship m920 headphone amplifier and packs it into a portable, buspowered unit. The m9xx also has a variety of features that are meant to reduce the ear and mind fatigue that occurs when you listen to headphones for extended periods of time. Discover the best headphones and amps from the audiophile enthusiast community and get them for the lowest.
Grace design m9xx combo dac and headphone amplifier for sale. The m9xx, a collaborative effort between grace design and massdrop, represents a new level of performance for compact, personal audio playback devices. The unit is based on an optical attenuator, the purest high fidelity gain control mechanism available, and provides gentle limiting to fairly aggressive compression while remaining neutral and. Windows usb audio class 2 driver for sampling rates above 96khzv1. Massdrop x grace design standard dac sdac audiophool.
Transimpedance amplifier topology coupled to a zero ohm output impedance driver provides headphone performance that is incredibly spacious and transparent with a tight, enveloping low end. Not surprisingly, the grace design m905 reference monitor controller fits easily within that description. Michael grace and his brother eben founded grace design in lyons, colorado 25 years ago, in order to commercialize michaels design for a professionalaudio microphone preamplifier. Switching between my grace design m920 24bit 196khz, m9xx, 32bit 192khz and smsl m8 32bit 192khz, paired with an objective 2 amp. Last week i asked grace design if i could borrow an m9xx for evaluation, and they were kind enough to send one along. It is on kind loan from a member and was drop shipped to me. Hero sensors always seems to work on my pebbled glass pad. The system features a remote control unit rcu and an analog control unit acu that connects via the included cat5 cable.
Grace design m900 compact, portable headphone amp, dac, and a900. The m9xx is based on an akm4490 dac and a ti amplifier module and is capable of decoding files at resolutions up to 32384 or dsd128. According to grace design, noise from the computer usb port can cause jitter artifacts in the sensitive dac circuits. To prevent this, the m9xx employs multitiered noise suppression. Select m900m9xx xmos stereo usb audio class2 driver. I have had it for a year and had bought it off of someone who had picked it up. This warranty period begins at the original date of purchase and is transferable to any person who may subsequently purchase the product during this time. Grace designs m920 dachpalinestage filled that bill admirably. Switching between my grace design m920 24bit 196khz, m9xx. Grace design m108 adc 8 x 2 usb audio interface gearslutz. A complete central office side adsl differential line driver. The only thing is that there is now also another device listed without driver, the grace design dfu, for firmware upgrading i suppose, but this. Its called the grace design x massdrop m9xx dacamp.
Grace design s m900 takes the stunning detail and flawless imaging of their flagship m920 headphone amplifier and packs it into a portable, buspowered unit. And, aside from its cheap rubber pimple feet, it is a solid and well made device. The grace design m102 optical compressor takes the sonic performance characteristics from the compressor section of the grace design m103 channel strip. In fact with most amp designs it would be getting burnt off in the volume pot circuit, which. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Grace preamps are the very embodiment of transparency, so we trust that their m903 headphone amplifier is no different. Sound blasterx ae5 is 30% off today only hardforum. Grace design x massdrop m9xx dacamp page 2 super best.
Grace design s first consumer or enduser product is a desktop dac dubbed the m9xx. Jan 04, 2005 grace design is now shipping the m902, a stereo reference headphone amp and monitoring controller housed in a sleek new 1u, halfrack enclosure whose industrial design mirrors that of the companys m904 and m906 monitoring systems. We took a look at the new grace m903 at the recent 129th aes show in san. Grace design is a pro audio manufacturer specializing in electronics for the studio. Grace design m9xx compact usb dac with integrated headphone. I tried also to use the xmos driver provided by grace but same problem.
Take my money, i repliedand i hadnt even heard it yet. The first stage of noise suppression is provided by two highquality usb cables, which are included with the m9xx. Oct 23, 2015 its called the grace design x massdrop m9xx dacamp. Apr 05, 2016 grace design is a pro audio manufacturer specializing in electronics for the studio. Grace design m102 studio economik proaudio recording. Grace design m108 adc 8 x 2 usb audio interface gearslutz is partsupported by our visitors. Select m900 m9xx xmos stereo usb audio class2 driver download and install the driver as per its instructions. For small daw studio setups, portable laptop editing or mixing rigs, or just pure playbac. As an electric bass di, the grace offered quick transient response. Register your product here in order to activate your grace design limited warranty.
Well, grace is a make that has always caught my eye, but my wallet has never been fat enough. Flowassistant configuration, calibration and controlling software for electromagnetic flow meters m9xx. Mar 11, 2016 the m9xx also has a variety of features that are meant to reduce the ear and mind fatigue that occurs when you listen to headphones for extended periods of time. A recent trend, however, is the return of development interest to new production lines for the size ranges most relevant to the landbased market, from 800 kw up to about 3 mw. I just go straight to the sound and out of curiosity, see how stuff measures. Download and install the driver as per its instructions. Royce fame, and more recently taken up by gucci, that quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten means that, despite the vagaries of economic climes, there remains a strong market for quality equipment whose. It applies grace designs proaudio expertise to a simpler, more accessibly priced. Sep 01, 2017 all of you guys know that i dont care for marketing, ancillary materials, or packaging. These represent the best coverage in the business and prove our commitment to the quality, serviceability and long term value of grace design products. Grace design m9xx combo dac and headphone amplifier for. Usb audio driver in usb audio playerrecorder pro and audio evolution mobile. Grace design high fidelity professional audio products.
We took a look at the new grace m903 at the recent 129th aes show in. Grace design is now shipping the m902, a stereo reference headphone amp and monitoring controller housed in a sleek new 1u, halfrack enclosure whose industrial design mirrors that of the companys m904 and m906 monitoring systems. Decade assistant remote control sw for decades m5xx, m6xx and m194. Btw, ive had the opporunity to speak with michael grace at grace designs in the past. Reviews of the m9xx, which was the predecessor to the m900. In the early 90s, michael grace began building single order custom audio products for a small, devout following of recording engineers and artists. Grace design m903 compact monitor controller and headphone.
The main difference first of all between the newer black version vs. The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. The unit has a substantial feel to it despite being small. The xx part is a tip of the hat to massdrop, a site that specializes in group buys. If i dont get this price by tomorrow i will likely raise the price. I purchased this unit march 23rd, 2017 from the original owner, and then registered it under my name on march 29th, 2017 original purchase date of 2 feb 2017, original invoice from massdrop will be sent with the unit. Apr 03, 2011 grace preamps are the very embodiment of transparency, so we trust that their m903 headphone amplifier is no different. For small daw studio setups, portable laptop editing or mixing rigs, or just pure playback enjoyment, the grace design m900 provides the same analog and dac quality as their large monitor controllers, but in a rugged, portable and surprisingly. From setting volume to cycling through source and various dac settings, its top knob does everything. Design for offshore foundations, erection and maintenance. The grace design eon and standard warranties we back up everything we make with either our unrivaled 20 year eon limited warranty, or the 5 year standard limited warranty. The number of commercial monitor controllers that provide all those functions at an appropriate quality level can be counted on the fingers of two hands, and most are highend, expensive products aimed primarily at mastering studios.1212 1322 1277 1040 563 220 1566 1500 329 194 858 712 467 796 915 710 192 306 1287 1367 1476 1592 851 1190 575 711 377 1332 306 21 1545 86 796 50 575 531 887 367 858 1123 126 689 933 1486 1055