“The low end is tight and punchy. The mids and highs are extremely detailed and musical. The stereo separation is incredible. I find myself using less EQ in mixes using the Dangerous SOURCE”
Yes, you can use the selected line output of the Source to feed the DAC output to another device for mixing, mastering, etc. HOWEVER, you cannot feed the final result out of your DAW and back into the speaker section of the Source, or you… READ MORE Can I record the output of the Source’s DAC?
“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
“I instantly heard lots of detail, the SOURCE made the music instantly a lot less fatiguing. I am also able to work at a lower volume and still be ‘into the vibe’ of the track.”
“I noticed a profound improvement in detail with the SOURCE, it was like a veil was lifted.”
“The SOURCE is doing a lot of stuff, it’s the speaker monitor controller and it’s bringing in sound from the Internet, iTunes, Spotify on the laptop – it’s multitasking.”
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?
I was certainly not expecting such a result! I am extremely satisfied, this system can certainly challenge many hifi products much more expensive!
The sound is very neutral, sounding like a NOS DAC, but still very detailed and dynamic.
“The SOURCE excels at delivering pristine audio. Two independent D/A convertors and just about every routing format and connectivity option you could imagine allows one to hear music as never before.”
Please view the Aggregate document on the Source product page, which details the steps needed to add it as an aggregate device.
“[The SOURCE] is an extremely high-quality and surprisingly flexible monitoring device that’s very compact and cost-effective.”
“The Source is, quite simply, superb. It easily matched the resolution, transparency and detail of my reference monitor controllers.”
“This has been the single most worthwhile piece of gear I ever bought.”
“The clarity from the conversion and the low end just floored me. I don’t think I’d want to mix anything without monitoring through the DAC and signal path of this box.”
“The Dangerous SOURCE changes how you hear your work in a big way and reveals the information you need to create a truly informed and inspired mix.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I am really impressed by the SOURCE. In fact, if you were to ask me how much this unit costs without knowing, after using it i would say at least double what it lists for.”
“[The SOURCE] delivered flawless audio quality to some half-dozen sets of monitors and countless sets of headphones.”
“I bought a Dangerous 2-BUS LT and SOURCE, and now I am the happiest man in Glasgow! Amazing equipment!”
2-BUS LT with SOURCE
Antelope Orion, SOURCE, & 2-BUS LT (x2)
Apollo 16 with 2-BUS LT & SOURCE
Aurora 16 with 2-BUS LT & SOURCE
SOURCE Mobile Laptop Setup
SOURCE Simple Tracking Setup
SOURCE Speaker Options
SOURCE Talkback Options
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“One of these Dangerous DACs is worth the price of admission alone, and having two is almost ridiculous.”
“If you’re running around tracking on the fly, or you’re a touring DJ or electronic artist, this unit would be indispensable.”
“The SOURCE’s fidelity is open and uncolored but seriously musical. I loved listening to music through the SOURCE and just found myself wanting to crank it all the time. It has massive headroom and sounded great.”
“Even my neighbor (who is a landscaper) commented on how much bigger and more open the sound was. The SOURCE is an absolutely amazing box and is also now my go-to D/A converter for mixing.”
12 3/4″ Wide x 1 5/8″ High x 8″ Deep
Burr Brown PCM1789PW
The Source D/A’s are 8x upsampling when playing at a 44.1kHz rate, 4x at 88.2 and 2x at 192. They run at either 352.8kHz (44.1, 88.2, 176.4) or 384kHz (48, 96, 192). The decoder detects the frequency and selects the upsampling mode automatically.
Yes! The Source headphone amp is quite powerful, and can drive even 600ohm headphones. Just remember that you will not get the same amount of volume that you would with low impedance headphones.