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Grace Design FELiX - Two Channel Blending Preamp

         Manufactured by: Grace Design


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Grace Design Felix

Grace Design FELiX Preamp


If you're a home studio nerd (like I am) then you're very likely familiar with the amazing products by Grace Design. Their preamps, compressors, and other audio gear is well-known for its boutique nature, thoughtful features, and excellent sound quality.

They've recently redesigned their high-quality preamps for the studio into road-ready compact units for the stage. The FELiX (and its little brother ALiX, a one-channel spinoff - see related items) is a "studio quality, 2 channel blending acoustic instrument and mic preamp, designed for working musicians, engineers, sound companies or venues looking for the highest quality solution for amplifying stringed instruments."

With all the useful features that we usually recommend -- high pass filter, parametric EQ controls, notch filter, quality EQ, high-impedance input for piezoelectric pickups, phase reverse on each channel -- it's got the goods. And with two input channels, one of which can be either 1/4" (with optional 12v phantom power) or XLR (with optional 48v phantom power), you can blend or switch between pickups, or a pickup and a mic, a mini-mic and a pickup, or... whatever moves you.

One of the big reasons to get a preamp when you have piezo pickups (pretty much meaning most upright bass pickups) is to create a "buffer" for the very high impedance that those pickups present. Each of the FELiX 1/4" inputs are switchable between three very useful impedance levels (Ch1/Ch2): 1/1 MegOhm, 10/20 MegOhm, and 10/332 kOhm. Adjusting these input impedances to properly buffer the output of your specific pickup will help you get the best, most natural sound out of your bass.

The dual DI outputs provide major flexibility - you can send the blended signal OR each separate channel to the pair of DI's - so if you want to send the pickup and a high-end mic like the DPA to the house as a blend, or as separate channels, you can do either. And there's a dedicated THIRD output on a 1/4" jack that is level-controlled for a stage amplifier, which can take either the mix output or the channel 2 output.

The boost switch activates a 10db variable boost, so you can set a separate volume level that you can jump back and forth from. This is particularly handy if you play both pizz and arco, as the sustained attack of the bow normally means that arco gets amplified a good bit louder. In this case, just click the footswitch when you pick up the bow to "click down" to the lower output, and you won't blow out anyone's eardrums.

FELiX also has a dedicated tuner output as well as a built-in headphone amplifer. A TRS insert jack is also included for injecting effects, if so desired. There's even a remote footswitch jack, so if you'd rather put FELiX on top of your amp, or somewhere else out of the way, you can still use the footswitch capabilities (mute/tune, and the boost switch).

All this, with a 5-year warranty!


TL;DR
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  • 2-channel, blending or switching preamp
  • Channel 1: 1/4" instrument with selectable impedance, adjustable gain range (internal jumper) and 12v phantom OR XLR with 48v phantom
  • Channel 2: 1/4" instrument with selectable impedance and 12v phantom. Channel 2 input can also be used to input two signals on a TRS cable and split them out to the two separate channels (like with a Rockabilly pickup setup)
  • Effects Insert
  • Notch Filter or Low Cut Filter, selectable per input channel
  • Phase Reverse (per channel)
  • Dedicated Tuner Output
  • Dedicated Amplifier Output, can include Channel 2 or Both Channels Blended
  • Dedicated Headphone Amplified Output
  • Dual DI outputs; can be set to send each channel separately, or each DI can also contain the blended signal
  • 3-Band EQ per channel with parametric Midrange (adjustable Q). Can also alter "Low Corner Frequency" per-channel settings with internal jumper
  • Footswitch operation built in with option for external footswitch.

NOTE: We STOCK the FELiX in the brushed aluminum version, and can get the black chassis version shipped to us within a few days.



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