Are the cut frequencies always in my signal path- even in bypass?

The frequency cut filters feature individual relay bypasses. Relays remove the filters entirely from the signal path until desired, for true A/B comparisons, but it is a good idea to leave cuts engaged most of the time, as discussed above.

Can I adjust the crossover / Low Pass filter?

Technically this is a Low Pass Filter, not a crossover, because it simply removes the midrange frequencies and above from the sub, without removing the low frequencies from the main speakers. This allows full range monitoring from the mains with or without the sub extension.… READ MORE Can I adjust the crossover / Low Pass filter?

Can I monitor all 4 sources (SUM, ANALOG, DAW, CD) simultaneously?

No. Up to 3 maximum. To monitor from up to three sources simultaneously (instead of the default single source), first enter setup mode. To enter setup mode press the mono and alt spkr buttons simultaneously. Both switches will flash alternately indicating that the D-Box is… READ MORE Can I monitor all 4 sources (SUM, ANALOG, DAW, CD) simultaneously?

Do I need to leave blank rack spaces above/below my gear?

Dangerous gear does not get extremely hot. However, we always recommend leaving blank spaces anyway. More ventilation always equals longer gear life, no matter how hot or cool your gear runs. Do not rack your Dangerous gear next to very hot gear such as power… READ MORE Do I need to leave blank rack spaces above/below my gear?

Do I still use “Bounce to Disk” to record my mixes when using Dangerous Summing?

No- with Dangerous Summing, “Bounce to Disk” is unnecessary. Instead, record your mix into your DAW in real time by taking a pair outputs from your 2-Bus+ and plugging them into 2 line inputs on your interface. Once this mix has been recorded onto a… READ MORE Do I still use “Bounce to Disk” to record my mixes when using Dangerous Summing?

How do I feed meters with an ST?

There are 2 ways to do this. The simplest is to use a half-normalled connection in a patchbay to feed a meter. The second way is to make a modified cable that can be used from the ST Cue Amp out. Please see the downloads… READ MORE How do I feed meters with an ST?

How do I get the output of the talkback mic by itself?

The talkback mic feeds the headphone output independently. This means that if you turn down your headphone output, but turn up your talkback level, you will hear just the talkback through the headphone output.

How do I hook up more than two pairs of headphones?

Each headphone output provides 20 watts of clean, high quality amplification. There is plenty of juice to feed headphone distribution boxes like the Redco Little Red Cue Box. Depending on the impedance of the headphones utilized, the headphone output can handle up to 16 sets… READ MORE How do I hook up more than two pairs of headphones?

How does the quality of the D-Box compare to other Dangerous products?

The D-Box is made with all the same components as all Dangerous Gear. The summing section is identical to the 2-Bus (but cut in half), and the D/A and monitoring paths are mostly the same as what can be found in our other gear.

I want to hear two sources at once, how do I do that?

To monitor from up to three sources simultaneously (instead of the default single source), first enter setup mode. To enter setup mode press the mono and alt spkr buttons simultaneously. Both switches will flash alternately indicating that the D-Box is waiting to set the input… READ MORE I want to hear two sources at once, how do I do that?

Is there any sonic difference between the 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT?

No. The price difference is strictly based on extra features and the labor to hand wire items like individual XLR vs. DB25 connectors and the added cost of 16 boost switches, a stepped attenuator and custom power supply.

Is this the same converter as the Source, D-Box, or DAC-ST?

No, the Convert line of D/A products are redesigned from the ground up, featuring a highly sophisticated clocking system and the latest generation Analog Devices DAC components. Being Dangerous these converters continue the previous legendary lineage as the next generation; utilizing the Dangerous/Muth analog back-end… READ MORE Is this the same converter as the Source, D-Box, or DAC-ST?

My analog meter is off.

In the unlikely case of drift, you can readjust your meters using the recessed trim on the back of the unit. Without anything connected to the input and after the unit has been on for 2-4 hours, select VU/COMP button and turn screwdriver in appropriate… READ MORE My analog meter is off.

Should I just use it for mixing?

No. The summing mixer should be utilized throughout the entire process from mic placement to mastering. For example, don’t cloud the mic selection process by listening through a bottleneck; reveal all the detail, punch and stereo width throughout the entire project.

Should I use it while tracking?

Absolutely! The summing mixer should be utilized throughout the entire process from mic placement to mastering. For example, don’t cloud the mic selection making process by listening through a bottleneck; reveal all the detail, punch and stereo width.

What can I use the CUE AMP out for? Is it powered or unpowered?

The CUE AMP output provides 20 watts of amplification to feed headphone distribution boxes like the Redco Little Red Cue Box. Depending on the impedance of the headphones utilized, the CUE AMP output can handle up to 16 sets of headphones. (Based on 600 ohm… READ MORE What can I use the CUE AMP out for? Is it powered or unpowered?

What is the CD Input for? Can I plug in an iPod there?

The CD Input is a digital input (AES/SPDIF) that utilizes the D-Box’s mastering-grade D/A converter for monitoring. This allows you to listen to songs through the same converter and at the same reference level as your mix. You can plug in any device that has… READ MORE What is the CD Input for? Can I plug in an iPod there?

What is the difference between -10dBV and +4dBu?

11.7 (trick question). But the real answer you are looking for is “when and why do I use the Gain button?” When plugging in an unbalanced, consumer level source like a headphone computer output, iPod, DVD player, the level is low (.773 volts vs. 1.23… READ MORE What is the difference between -10dBV and +4dBu?

What is the difference between a stepped attenuator vs a pot?

A stepped attenuator (As found on Monitor ST, Monitor, and 2-Bus) is more accurate and repeatable. It switches resistors of varying values into the audio path, which have no inductance. A potentiometer (as found on the D-Box, 2-Bus LT, etc) on the other hand, creates… READ MORE What is the difference between a stepped attenuator vs a pot?

Where are all the faders and pan pots on the summing mixers?

Every additional component in the signal path degrades your music, and makes recall more complicated. True summing bus devices differ from mixers: they do not have faders, aux sends etc… they simply sum your audio together, while preserving all the functionality of your DAW! If… READ MORE Where are all the faders and pan pots on the summing mixers?

Why are the curves so wide?

The broad bandwidth shelving EQ affects several octaves simultaneously. This intentional design minimizes phase delay and creates subtle, natural sounding EQ. Remember, steep EQ slopes often generate harsh reflections.

Why cut these frequencies, don’t we want to leave them all in there until mixdown?

Infrasonic rumble and ultrasonic interference are pc terms for the audio trash that lurks unnoticed in the extreme frequency wings. This garbage devours dynamic range and creates converter slew rate overload. Its elimination dramatically improves the performance of any A/D-D/A converter, realized as increased low… READ MORE Why cut these frequencies, don’t we want to leave them all in there until mixdown?

Why do my buttons sometimes latch and other times they don’t?

“They function based on what we call “”momentoggle””. There are two modes: momentary and latching. In LATCH MODE, if a button is pressed and released quickly, it will lock. In TOGGLE MODE, if a button is pressed and held for more than a second, the… READ MORE Why do my buttons sometimes latch and other times they don’t?

Why do things get louder when I press the Mono Button?

Mono sums the left and right channels together. If anything is out of phase between the two channels, they will boost each other, thus making the mix quieter, or losing specific instruments. This button is there to help ensure that the mix is “in phase”… READ MORE Why do things get louder when I press the Mono Button?

Why do things get quieter when I press the Mono Button?

Mono sums the left and right channels together. If anything is out of phase between the two channels, they will cancel each other out, thus making the mix quieter, or losing specific instruments. This button is there to help ensure that the mix is “in… READ MORE Why do things get quieter when I press the Mono Button?

Why does my Monitor ST make that clicking sound? Can I turn it off?

You are hearing relays adjust the stepped attenuator inside the Monitor ST rack unit. This is a transparent, musical solution, as opposed to a VCA (voltage controlled amplification) which tends to smear the image and DCA (digitally controlled attenuation) where bit depth is degraded as… READ MORE Why does my Monitor ST make that clicking sound? Can I turn it off?

Why does my Remote go into Dim when I turn up the Volume Encoder?

ST uses a relay-based analog stepped attenuator volume control design. An absolute value encoder at the remote transmits I2C code to the rack unit telling the relays when to change state. If the firmware detects any missed steps it places the unit into Dim to… READ MORE Why does my Remote go into Dim when I turn up the Volume Encoder?

Why is the DAW button louder/softer than the SUM button?

When switching between DAW and SUM on the D-Box, you are switching between 2 different D/A converters- the converter in the D-Box, and the converter in your interface. Different converters will be calibrated to different reference levels, therefore one may be louder than the other.

Why should I spend this kind of money on a Monitor section? Will I really hear a difference?

The monitor path is the most critical component in any studio. Every decision from mic placement all the way down to mastering is based on what you hear through your monitor system. If you want to make the right decisions, you have to hear everything… READ MORE Why should I spend this kind of money on a Monitor section? Will I really hear a difference?

Why should I use summing? Why not just mix in my software application?

Mixing in the box has inherent limitations, identified by users as: spongy, collapsed image, no headroom, lack of detail and zero punch. Much like traditional vintage consoles brought together multiple streams of audio, the 2-Bus receives 16 analog outputs and combines them to stereo. It… READ MORE Why should I use summing? Why not just mix in my software application?

Why should I use summing? Why not just mix in my software application?

Mixing in the box has inherent limitations, identified by users as: spongy, collapsed image, no headroom, lack of detail and zero punch. Much like traditional vintage consoles brought together multiple streams of audio, the 2-Bus+ receives 16 analog outputs and combines them to stereo. It… READ MORE Why should I use summing? Why not just mix in my software application?