Monitor Control For The Mastering And Mixing Studio.


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Hear Everything.
Miss Nothing.

The world’s top mastering engineers know that monitoring is the most crucial part of any studio. Each decision lives or dies depending upon what is heard- or missing. They rely on an honest, uncolored yet musical signal path with immediate and intuitive controls to deliver the perfect balance every time.

    • • Designed by mastering engineers


    • • Unparalleled clarity, detail and resolution


    • • Mastering grade onboard D-to-A conversion


    • • Seamless switching between digital and analog sources


    • Stepped Attenuator Volume Control for precise adjustment and repeatability

To execute top shelf work engineers need the ability to fluidly switch between multiple analog and digital sources, reference different sets of speakers, recall level settings and critically analyze the input source material through the identical signal path. The Dangerous Monitor realizes these four distinct functions.

    • • Analog Input Switching: 3 pairs of analog inputs


    • • Digital Input Switching: 4 digital inputs, with active thru outputs


    • • Onboard D/A: Custom Dangerous Reference DAC


    • • Full console monitoring functions: L&R Phase reverse, L&R Mute, Mono, Dim,                   Alternate Speaker, and -6VU Meter Offset


    • • Analog and Digital Meter Feeds


    • Meticulously built, by hand, in the USA

The sound of the Dangerous Monitor is transparent, yet musical. While achieving ruler flat specifications on paper is possible, the result is often cold and sterile. The marriage of specs and musicality is the ultimate goal- but due to the complexity, remains frustratingly elusive. Fortunately, Chris Muth, the equipment designer for many of the world’s top mastering facilities has this gift and the experience.  No other audio company shares this pedigree: real world testing and fine-tuning amidst some of the world’s greatest studios and ears.

The Dangerous Monitor will change the way you listen.


Monitor Manual

“Read This First” Document
Monitor Chop Shop/Fact Snack
Monitor Panel Drawings

Frequency Response: 
1 Hz-100 kHz within 0.2 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.003% in audio band

Intermodulation Distortion: 
0.002% IMD60 4:1

Converter Lock Range: 
32 kHz – 192 kHz

Converter THD+Noise:

Crosstalk @ 1 kHz: -113 dB
Crosstalk @ 10 kHz: -102 dB

Noise floor: 
-93 dBu total energy in audio band

Max level: 
+26 dBu

Nominal operating level:
+4 dBu

Input impedance: 
25k ohm balanced

Output impedance: 
50 ohm balanced (600 ohm drive capable)

Gain accuracy: 
better than .05 dB @ 1 kHz for any gain setting

Power consumption: 
40 watts

2 RU for Monitor, 1 RU for power supply

Warranty: Free 2 year extended warranty with online registration.

Standard warranty: 90 days parts and labor, subject to inspection. Does not include damage incurred through abusive operation or modifications/attempted repair by unauthorized technicians.


  • Larry DiVivo

    Tape Op Magazine

    “Can you really afford to trust what you are hearing to a budget console? In my case, the answer is as clear as the Dangerous MONITOR.”

  • 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 needed to get some more Dangerous gear.”

  • Robert Carranza

    Mix Engineer

    “I’m a snob when it comes to speakers. I’ve tested pretty much every monitor controller and nothing comes close to the MONITOR.”

  • Mike Wells

    Mastering Engineer

    “When I had the chance to try the Dangerous Music gear, it totally delivered on all that I had hoped for.”

  • Darren Rust


    “The 2-BUS and MONITOR are the core of my mix setup, and I wouldn’t use anything else!”

  • Barry Rudolph

    Mix Magazine

    “Using the MONITOR was completely transparent to my mixing process.”

  • Mike Wells

    Mastering Engineer

    “The Dangerous Music gear is a far more elegant solution to anything I saw that was available…because of its simplicity, sonic power, and well thought-out design.”

  • Robert Carranza

    Mix Engineer

    “Chris Muth is a genius. The Dangerous equipment sounds amazing!”

  • Dave McNair

    Mastering Engineer

    “The integrated DAC in the Dangerous MONITOR …sounds every bit as good as a Prism, DCS, Lavry, or anything else. It’s as good as any seven or eight-thousand-dollar DAC.”

  • Antoine “Chab” Chabert

    Mastering Engineer

    “I bought the Dangerous MONITOR because it has the Dangerous Music DA converters, I listened to the converters and I really loved them. They are natural sounding – I am sure about what I am hearing.”

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