Preliminary Information, March 2020
Like the updated m801mk2, our freshly redesigned m201mk2 provides a full serving of our unique brand of audio performance. It delivers massive headroom, ultra-wide bandwidth and a very open, musical character.
The fully balanced signal path has been refined, resulting in incredible dynamic range. A new power supply design provides the lowest noise performance we have ever achieved. This all means the new m201mk2 will translate a sonic picture of astonishing clarity and detail, which captures the essential character of the music being recorded.
Changes over the previous design find the m201mk2 more essential and a bit more paired down. We have eliminated the A/D option as this is functionality is now best served buy our current m108 8 channel mic preamp A/D. We have eliminated the M+S matrix and a few other functions to really focused on making the finest, purist style 2 channel mic preamp we can. These refinements also serve to bring the price down to where even more recording engineers can now afford Grace Design flagship mic preamp performance.
The m201mk2 will bring out the very best in your entire microphone collection. Your favorite large diaphragm mics will sound like they were intended, with detail and texture in extra measure. Your humble dynamics mics will come alive with newfound dynamics and clarity. Ribbons mics will perform their best with our exclusive ribbon mic mode, which shifts the gain range up 10dB while deactivating 48V phantom power, bypassing the decoupling capacitors and optimizing the input impedance.
The m201mk2 will be available to purchase at Grace Design dealers in April 2020 and will be covered by our 20 year EON transferable warranty. Pleased stay tuned for more product details.