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?

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Chris Bialuski

President, Recording.org

“The Monitor ST is the single most valued piece of gear I have ever owned. It’s a giant asset to my studio. When I got that, it all started making sense.”

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Dan Black

Producer

“I noticed a profound improvement in detail when I added the Source – being able to hear problems and overall a much more pleasant listening experience. I write mainly, so a lot of what I do is listen to the same thing a thousand times… READ MORE Dan Black

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Daniel Sadowski

Music Composer

“Everything coming out of the Convert-8 sounds so expensive. VST samples all sound so real now. Before I would have to work so hard at getting a sound or instrument to a place where I felt it was worthy of being in my composition. Now,… READ MORE Daniel Sadowski

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?

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?

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Joseph Fraioli

Sound Designer

“Whats really noticeable with the analog stage is tightness in the different frequency bands – more clarity in the sub and better detail in the highs and high-mids. The source D/A, I have to say, is a really pleasant listen. So musical.”

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Joseph Fraioli

Sound Designer

“From the second I plugged it in I could tell it was very pristine and transparent. The low frequencies feel tighter and less intermingled with the other frequencies. The mids feel really lively in a good way, and the highs are clear and present.”

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Karl Derfler

Engineer/Producer

“The Dangerous Monitor ST is the essential piece of gear in my arsenal. I couldn’t work without it. I know that I’m hearing an accurate representation of the system output and the headphone output is the best I’ve ever heard.”

La Forest Gray

The ST is a GOD-send from Dangerous Music, I’ve put this in conjunction with my Apogee Symphony I/O and both the Focal CMS 40’s & Dynaudio BM-5A’s….NO-Coloration what so ever. Easy set-up, connectivity, you can completely trust your mix.

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Reuven Amiel

Mixer/Producer

“The Convert-8 gave me the freedom to be more focused on the artistic and creative part of the mixing process because the audio quality and fidelity of the converters lets the music be free and balanced, and I don’t have to worry as much about… READ MORE Reuven Amiel

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Richard Devine

Composer and Sound Designer

“I like to mix at lower volumes, and with the ST even at low volumes you get all that macro, beautiful detail, which was interesting to me. I thought, ‘Wow! There’s an immediate difference!’”

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Richard Devine

Composer and Sound Designer

“Clean transparent audio with a non-fatiguing sound, I didn’t hear any distortion, and could hear so much detail even monitoring at the lowest listening levels.”

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Richard Devine

Composer and Sound Designer

“I did some tests where I was mixing for longer periods of time and I realized I’m not getting any ear fatigue. The DAC-ST and Monitor ST combo has this very silky, clean presence. I don’t hear any distortion.”

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Robert Vosgien

Mastering Engineer

“The sound of my mains improved so much using the Dangerous Monitor versus the monitor section in the console I was using previously, it prompted me to tell everyone that we need to really get started updating our gear. I began bugging everybody that I… READ MORE Robert Vosgien

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Steven Miller

“I love the D-Box. No other unit that I’ve seen accomplishes what it does. Between the monitoring, headphone amp and summing mixer, it makes my job increasingly easier; and the music I make sounds 100-times better.”

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?

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.