Search

Grace Design BiX

$355.00

Grace Design BiX

Acoustic Instrument Preamp, EQ, DI and Boost

In a few short years, FELiX and AliX have become the preamps of choice for discerning touring and recording musicians. From Banjo to bass players, they enable performers to perfect their stage and studio sound beyond what was previously possible.

And now directly from this lineage comes BiX, which shares the exact same DNA of its bigger siblings, but with an intelligently streamlined feature set and a price that puts it in reach of any performer, whether on their way to the local coffee shop or the megadome.

Controls are dead simple – input gain, high and low shelving EQ, and a 10dB variable boost circuit, with footswitches for mute and boost. I/O includes the instrument input, separate send and return insert jacks, an unbalanced line output, and a balanced ISO DI output on XLR. For enhanced EQ control, rear panel DIP switches select between two different transition frequencies for both High and Low controls. And BiX is pedalboard friendly, with a 9VDC power input and a compact, rugged low-profile chassis.

Sonically, BiX is a carbon copy of its bigger siblings, with crystal clear, ultra-quiet audio performance. A better than 30VDC internal operating voltage provides for incredible headroom. The highs are smooth and open, and the lows are deep and rock solid. The dynamics and tone of the instrument come alive with clarity and realism, which translates to creating a deeper bond between you and your instrument.

Features

  • 1/4″ high impedance input
  • Separate FX send and return
  • 1/4″ unbalanced line output
  • Balanced XLR DI transformer iso output
  • 10dB variable boost
  • Mute and Boost footswitches
  • High and Low shelving EQ
  • Selectable EQ transition frequencies
  • 9VDC operation
  • Over 30V internal operating voltage
  • Pedalboard friendly design
  • 5 year transferable warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • GAIN RANGE
    • Line Output: 0dB to +37dB
    • DI Output, Level: Line: -29dB to +8dB
    • Boost: 0dB to +12dB
  • THD+N 22HZ-22KHZ BW
    • 1kHz @ 0dB gain +10dBu out: <0.002%
    • 1kHz @ 20dB gain +10dBu out: <0.002%
    • 1kHz @ 36dB gain +10dBu out: <0.005%
  • INTERMODULATION DISTORTION SMTPE/DIN 4:1 50HZ, 7KHZ
    • @36dB gain +10dBu out: <0.008%
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    • Line output @ 20dB Gain -3dB: 10Hz – 185kHz
    • DI Output: 10Hz – 40kHz
  • I/O IMPEDANCE
    • Instrument Input: 10MΩ / 1M Ω with TRS input cable, tip and ring shorted
    • Insert Input: 200Ω
    • Insert Output: 150Ω
    • Line Output: 150Ω
    • DI Output: 150Ω
  • SIGNAL / PEAK LED METER
    • Green Threshold: -13dBu
    • Red Threshold: +12dBu
  • MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL
    • Instrument Input: +22dBu
    • Insert Return (0dB Boost): +22dBu
  • MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL – 100K OHM LOAD, 0.1% THD
    • Line Output: +22dBu
    • DI Output (Mic): -7dBu
    • Insert Output: +22dBu
  • EQ
    • Gain: +/-15dB
    • Low Frequency (Low Range): 100Hz
    • Low Frequency (High Range): 200Hz
    • High Frequency (Low Range): 2kHz
    • High Frequency (High Range): 4kHz
  • DYNAMIC RANGE 22HZ – 22KHZ BW
    • Minimum Gain, Line Out: 129dB
    • Minimum Gain, DI Out: 129dB
  • OUTPUT NOISE 22HZ-22KHZ BW
    • Minimum Gain, Line Out: -107dBu
    • Minimum Gain, DI Out: <-120dBu
    • Maximum Gain, Line Out: -78dBu
    • Maximum Gain, DI Out: -106dBu
  • POWER
    • Connector: 2.1mm Center Negative
    • Nominal Input Voltage: 9VDC
    • Nominal Input Current: 150mA
    • Input Voltage Range: 6VDC – 12VDC
  • WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS
    • 1.2lbs (0.55kg)
    • H2.5″ x W5.1″ x D4.5″ (H6.35cm x W13.0cm x D11.4cm)