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…
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
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
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
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.
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"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."
Joe Mullen, Musician, Engineer, Writer (Professional Sound)
"My jaw dropped! Night and day! I'm hearing things I never knew existed! Increased depth of field and stereo horizon! Just...wow!"
Aaron Symonds, Film Composer
"One of these Dangerous DACs is worth the price of admission alone, and having two is almost ridiculous."
Thom Monahan, TapeOp Magazine
"Effortlessly transparent and accurate, yet still musical and enthralling: all the characteristics that define top-flight analogue circuitry."
Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound
"[The Source] delivered flawless audio quality to some half-dozen sets of monitors and countless sets of headphones."
Mike Metlay, Recording Magazine
"The Source excels at delivering pristine audio. Two independent D/A convertors and just about every routing format and connectivity option you could imagine al...
Doug Doppler, M Magazine
"This has been the single most worthwhile piece of gear I ever bought."
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
"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
"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