Dangerous Music tells us that Dangerous Source, which we previewed in a video from the NAMM show is shipping and available in the US and internationally. The Source is a portable and desktop unit designed for the engineer on the go or to fit a limited space on the desktop. Here's what Dangerous Music has to say in their own words...
The new sleekly designed Dangerous Source builds on the Company's sterling reputation as a perfectly tuned complement to any DAW for its centralized control of speakers, headphones, and more. The Source fits comfortably beneath a 13" laptop computer, but it can also sit unobtrusively on the desktop within arms reach to provide easy control of volume, input selection, speaker switching, and headphone control. An input for USB audio simplifies a traveling mix rig even further. Although the Dangerous Source is the company's first non-rack mount product, an optional 1RU user-installable front panel option is also available.
Dangerous Music is one of the industry leaders in dedicated monitor controllers and helped usher in the product category over 10 years ago with the Dangerous Monitor - widely regarded as a benchmark of quality by top engineers in mastering and mixing. Dangerous Music monitoring products have been nominated and won many prestigious industry awards including Pro Audio Review magazine's PAR Excellence Award, TEC Award, EM Editors Choice, MIX Magazine's Certified Hit, and Future Music Magazine's ACE award among others.
Tape Op Magazine recently praised Dangerous Music for: "...taking their history and experience with high-end gear and making something that is affordable, putting this kind of quality into a mobile monitor controller that's well within reach of most people....the Dangerous Source is a great box for just about any setup that needs a reliable high quality monitoring router.... the Source is a killer deal and an investment that will pay off handsomely over time."
Sporting many of the key professional features of the company's award-winning Dangerous D-Box, the Dangerous Source monitor controller offers speaker switching for two sets of speakers, speaker volume, AES/SPDIF digital IN, 2 Stereo Analog IN, dual headphone out with a separate level control, and in addition, it can connect directly to a computer for monitoring of digital audio over USB. Dangerous Source is capable of up to 24-bit 192kHz on both digital inputs. Highlights
Designed for portability
Desktop form factor sits comfortably under a 13" laptop
Optional 1RU front panel available
Speaker volume control
Two 1/4-inch headphone outs
Supports 2 pairs of speakers
Alternatively select both speaker outputs simultaneously for speakers and subwoofer combination
Layering of multiple inputs in both the speaker and headphone outputs
2 Analog IN: unbalanced 1/8" mini stereo at -10 dBv, balanced XLR/1/4" combo jack at +4 dBu
AES/SPDIF digital IN, up to 24-bit/192 kHz
USB IN, up to 24-bit/192kHz for Windows and Mac
Line-level pass-thru for Control Room output
Buffered digital thru output for AES/SPDIF input
About Dangerous Music
Dangerous Music, Inc. designs and builds products that are indispensable to any DAW-based recording environment. Dangerous Music electronics designer Chris Muth has spent over 20 years working in and designing custom equipment for top recording and mastering studios. Muth and company founder Bob Muller pioneered the concept of the dedicated analog summing buss for digital audio workstations with the Dangerous 2-Bus in 2001. Today the company offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic. Key products include the Dangerous 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT, Dangerous Monitor ST-SR and its Additional Switching System expansion units, Dangerous D-Box, Dangerous Master, Dangerous Liaison, Dangerous Monitor, Dangerous Source and Dangerous Bax EQ. Pricing and Availability:
The Dangerous Source has a US street price of $899, and in Europe a street price of 999€ Euro including VAT.