Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dangerous Music D-Box Summing and Monitoring System

Dangerous music has a knack for making great products to integrate the analog world with your DAW. The Dangerous Music D-Box is perfect for the modern workflow and compact environment of the Mobile and Small-Footprint DAW Studio Setup.

"More and more records are being tracked and mixed in remote or temporary locations with mobile DAW rigs. Control room setups can be tight. A reliable and flexible audio environment is a must. No need to sacrifice mix quality or struggle with monitor control! For integrated monitoring, mixing, and input selection for the computer musician on the go, the Dangerous D-Box is the uncompromising and affordable solution for all DAW-based musicians and engineers who need to trust what they hear."

8 input dedicated fixed-gain analog summing buss
Master output trim with 10 dB range
Inputs 7-8 with pan control
Signal present indicators for all inputs

Analog and digital capable input selector designed specifically to facilitate the analog summing workflow
Programmable exclusive/additive function- listen to selected inputs individually or combined
High-quality onboard D/A conversion 2 digital inputs - AES or PDIF 32kHZ - 100kHz sample rate
Auxiliary stereo analog input- +4 dBU or - 10 dBV programmable
2 sets of speaker outputs
Mono function

Built-in talkback microphone with "momentoggle" switching
2 headphone outputs with independent level controls
Auxiliary talkback switch input

• Analog Summing
• Monitor Control
• On-board D/A conversion
• Talkback
• Headphone Cue
• Simultaneous Input Monitoring
• Unmatched Analog Summing Section
• Superb Onboard D/A Converter
• 2 Speaker Outputs
• Affordable for most DAW studio owners

Here's two examples of D-box setups to give you an idea of how best to integrate it into your own rig:


Summing Section:
Frequency Response: 1Hz-100kHz within 0.1dB 
THD+N: < 0.003% 
IMD: < 0.004% 
Crosstalk: < -97dB 
Noise: < -89dBu total energy in audio band 
Maximum Input: +27dBu 

Monitor Section:
Frequency Response: 1Hz-100kHz within 0.1dB 
THD+N: < 0.003% 
IMD: < 0.0035% 
Crosstalk: < -100dB 
Noise: < -91dBu total energy in audio band 
Maximum Input: +26dBu 

D/A Converter:
Locks to standard AES or SPDIF signals 32kHz-100kHz 
Crosstalk: < -101dB 
Noise:< -92dBu 
THD+N: 0.005% 

Nominal operating level: +4 dBu 

Input impedance: 
25 kohms balanced

Output impedance: 
50 ohms balanced

Power consumption: 25 Watt

Warranty: 2 years parts and labor, subject to inspection. Does not include damage incurred through abusive operation or modifications/attempted repair by unauthorized technicians.

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