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The Portable Monitor Controller without Audio Compromise.

The Dangerous Source provides the critical link between your ears and the music. Every tracking and mixing decision hinges upon what you hear: how to locate the microphone’s sweet spot for the perfect vocal, where to place the panning to define each instrument’s space, creating the perfect marriage of kick and bass in the track…

  • Portable or Rack Installable (kit optional)
  • 2 Speaker Outputs- Can Be Engaged Simultaneously
  • Headphones Can Monitor Single or Multiple Sources
  • 2 Analog Inputs: 1/8" Mini Stereo & XLR/TRS Combo Jack
  • 2 Onboard Stereo 24-bit/192kHz D/A Converters
  • 2 Digital Inputs: AES/SPDIF and USB
  • USB IN, up to 24-bit/192kHz for Windows and Mac

Plug in two pairs of headphones and get inspired with a Dangerous caliber headphone amp.

Select any of the four sources individually or at the same time- plug your iPod into AN2 and jam along in AN1.

Listen to any combination of sources from either section.  For example, let the singer hear their own personal headphone mix from the AN2 input, while you engineer the real mix, coming from the USB input.

There’s even a line level control room output, mirroring the speaker selector for dubbing, sampling or running external meters.

Switch between two sets of speakers... or use one output for a subwoofer... or play them both at once to blow up the neighborhood.

Built for life on the road, slide the Source into your backpack and hit the streets.

 

Input 1 to Selected Line Out and Speakers:

Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from <10 Hz to >80 kHz

THD+N: < 0.0025%  @+4dBu

IMD  (SMPTE):  < 0.0025%  @ +4dBu

Crosstalk rejection:  >108dB

Noise: < -93 dB, unweighted

NOTE: Speaker outs can run at -6dB (factory setting) or unity gain (remove jumpers 3 and 4)

Maximum input level: > +26 dBu

 

Input 2 to selected line out and Speakers:

Frequency Response : +0, -0.5dB from <10 Hz to >80 kHz

THD+N: < 0.0025%  @ +4dBu

IMD  (SMPTE): < 0.0026%  @ +4dBu

Crosstalk rejection: > -98dB

Noise: < -90 dB, unweighted

NOTE: Input 2 can run at -10dBV or -16dBV (by setting JP1 and JP2. Remove for -10dBV)

Default factory setting is -16dBV to accommodate 1/8” headphone outputs of iPhones and cell phones

Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from <10Hz to >50kHz

 

Outputs:

The meter and speakers outputs are fully balanced and 600 ohm drive capable to >+26dBu.

Volume knobs track better than +- 0.5dB from unity to -40dB.

The headphone amp can easily drive several sets of cans.

Maximum output level: > +26 dBu

Shipping weight (in carton): 7 lbs.

Dimensions: 12 3/4" Wide x 8" Deep x 1 5/8" High

Digital inputs:

The AES inputs lock from 32kHz to 192kHz sample rates with the following: <0.004% THD+N

-0.2dB at 10 Hz and 22kHz (48kHz sample rate)

-0.2dB at 10Hz and 34kHz (higher rates)

Crosstalk Rejection: >103dB

Power Supply: 12 volt, 2 Amp (Part number PSU-SRC)

Optional Rack Kit: SRC (Source Rack Kit), $49.99

 

USB Compatibility:

Mac: Requires Mac OS 10.6 or higher for driverless plug and play

PC: Requires a driver for Windows operating systems (available in downloads section)

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.

 

"The sound quality is somewhere beyond excellent. Mixing with Source becomes a superior audio experience."

Craig Anderton, Mastering Engineer

"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 t...

Ilia Kobrinsky, Producer/Engineer

"I really think this is a great box for just about any setup that needs a reliable, high-quality monitoring router."

Thom Monahan, TapeOp Magazine

"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-...

Trent Thompson, Producer/Engineer

"With the Source as my D-to-A, I’m hearing my mixes EXACTLY the way they came off the console, and because of the variety of inputs and routing possibilities ...

Alan Evans, Producer, Musician, Engineer

"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 vib...

Dan Black, Producer

"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 ...

Thom Monahan, TapeOp Magazine

"The high end in this box is so incredibly open and detailed. It was like taking a blanket off of my [monitors] which I truly was not expecting. "

Trent Thompson, Producer/Engineer

"As you’d want in a router, the Source has no 'sound' of its own; it’s clear and unobtrusive, effectively noiseless, and gives you every bit of the audio it...

Mike Metlay, Recording Magazine

"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 mix...

Alan Evans, Producer, Musician, Engineer