Dangerous Music D-BOX

Summing Mixer/Monitoring System with Two Speaker Outputs, D/A Converter, and Talkback
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Analog Summing and Monitor Management

The Dangerous Music D-Box combination Summing and Monitoring System provides an analog summing and monitor management solution for DAW based systems. More and more records are being tracked and mixed in remote or temporary locations with mobile DAW rigs. Control room setups can be tight. A reliable and flexible audio environment is a must. No need to sacrifice mix quality or struggle with monitor control! For integrated monitoring, mixing, and input selection for the computer musician on the go, the Dangerous D-Box is the uncompromising and affordable solution for all DAW-based musicians and engineers who need to trust what they hear. If you find yourself mixing in a variety of situations, don't mix without the D-Box!

Dangerous Music D-Box Features:
  • Mastering grade monitor path, because "you can't mix what you can't hear."
  • Eight channels of summing to restore punch, low end and the stereo soundstage
  • Transparent D/A converter translates the mix across every playback system
  • Two independent 20W headphone amps provide substantial headroom for emotive performances and accurate headphone mixes.
  • 2 Speaker Outputs
  • Affordable for All DAW Studio Owners
  • 8 input dedicated fixed-gain analog summing buss
  • Master output trim with 10dB range
  • Inputs 7-8 with pan control
  • Signal present indicators for all inputs
  • Analog and digital capable input selector designed specifically to facilitate the analog summing workflow
  • Programmable exclusive/additive function- listen to selected inputs individually or combined
  • 2 digital inputs - AES or S/PDIF 32kHZ - 100kHz sample rate
  • Auxiliary stereo analog input- +4 dBU or - 10 dBV programmable
  • Mono function
  • Built-in talkback microphone with "momentoggle" switching
  • 2 headphone outputs with independent level controls
  • Auxiliary talkback switch input
Dangerous Music D-Box - Don't mix without it!

Additional Media

See D-Box Setup Examples
See D-Box Setup Examples
Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Input Channels 8
Output Channels 4
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR, 1 x D-Sub
Analog Outputs 6 x XLR, 2 x 1/4"
Digital Inputs 2 x XLR
Talkback Yes
Form Factor Rackmount
Height 1.75"
Width 19"
Depth 9.5"
Weight 12 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number D-BOX

Customer Reviews

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Holy Macaroni!!!!

I guess everybody wrote what I think about this bad boy, yes your mixes will sound more deeper, 3d effect and wider, this guy will help you to listen everything more detail, remember you cannot mix what you cant hear.
Music background: Sound Engineer

game changer

This little box is def a game changer. Worth the price of admission alone just for the monitoring d/a conversion. Incredible clarity (with proper room treatment) from the monitor section. Making mix decisions is SO much easier now. The summing is an amazing added bonus. Biggest advantage IMO is the depth you get in your miix from analog summing. This is def in the top 3 best upgrades i have made to my studio (room treatment & good monitors being the other 2!)
Music background: Recording/Mixing electronic music & dance

Awesome Sound

This thing just works period and sounds great! I have not used the summing yet but the difference between the Apollo monitoring (which is good) and the DBox is signifigant with a more defined sound stage and clean sound. Very nice box!
Music background: producer, Engineer, composer, professional musician

Dbox is d'nice stuff!

The previous reviews all say it: fantastic piece of gear! Set up is real easy with UAD interface. Kudos again to the Sweetwater team for awesome customer service, super quick shipping and a real nice packing job for the Dbox--definitely appreciate that!!

Dangerously Good!

After doing some extensive research on the next upgrade to my setup, I decided going to a Hybrid Analogue/Digital system would give me the most bang for my buck and all future expandability. I settled on the Apollo/D-Box combo. Setup was straight forward and simple to do. After setting up both units, I immediately ran tracks from a session (disabled all plug ins) through the summing and I was simply amazed at the difference the summing alone made to the tracks. Depth, Punch, Clarity are immediately audible! The converters sound great, I mean the D-box is just a really intuitive, flexible, and solid unit. I highly recommend it to others looking to step into the hybrid recording/mixing world.

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Josh Estock

After hearing people rave about the Dangerous Music D-Box, I decided I had to try it out for myself. MY MIXES CAME ALIVE! This box kicks harsh digital summing to the curb and adds headroom and punch to your tracks. Not only does it bring the best out in your mixes, but it boasts a pristine 2-channel D/A converter, two super-clean headphone outputs, a talkback mic, and the ability to listen to four separate input sources. The D-Box now sits behind my Pro Tools|HD system and I couldn't be happier.

Mike Conyers

With world-class D/A conversion, gorgeous analog summing and intuitive monitor control, the Dangerous Music D-Box is a great all-in-one piece for every studio engineer!

Marcos Sanchez

More headroom, a better collapsing mix, and the flexibility to make your mixes have the same kind of quality that you would expect through a high-end analog console's output bus, without adding any color to your already finished mix. Absolutely brilliant!

Robby Resnick

The Dangerous Music D-Box is an amazing piece! I purchased it to go behind my 002R and it has been the best investment I've made for my system to date. Punchy drums!!! PUNCHY DRUMS. I got my snare sound in five minutes!

Chris McCown

Listen to your stereo image spread! Step IN to your track as you hear the depth increase! Feel the warmth of a high quality analog signal path! Listen to the extra room each track has to breathe! D Box needs a cape with a large D on it, because it's one of the super heroes of audio as far as I'm concerned.
See also: Monitor Switches, Dangerous Music, Dangerous Music Summing Mixers, Dangerous Music Monitor Management