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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Favorite Mix tool/Great Service/Greatest Hits

I can hear a lot more frequencies clouding mixes that I otherwise would have overlooked. Previously I would go to at least 8 different listening sources to make sure mix translated properly upon print down. then I would go back to my studio and listen again trying to remember where I needed to make adjustments. Now I just need to switch through the sources in one room and mix away. It's saving time, a lot of time. Summing sounds great. Thanks to Brendan at Sweetwater for getting a great price. And I had an issue with the converter that happened in shipping and Dangerous took the time to trouble shoot and then service with minimal loss of time. I also work in installations and have seen worse and sometimes less worse issues that occur during shipping and these things happen from time to time. The way the manufacturers handle and resolve the issues under warranty shows the kind of business you're dealing with. Dangerous was excellent and I would consider buying more products from a trusted name in the business as a result. And as always I would look to Sweetwater for the best deals in the game.
Music background: mixing/mastering/live/installation

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

Bigger Difference Than Expected

From the crystal clear monitoring to the 8 channels of superb summing, this box is the real deal!
Music background: Producer, Engineer

The hype is real

Again the hype is real. I love overall quality of the product. Now that I started summing, I can never go back to mixing without. The D/A converters on this thing are beautiful. Great headphone amps. Best money I've spent. Thanks Dangerous Music. Great product
Music background: Freeland Recording and Mix Engineer

Just Pull The Trigger

I went from the Mackie Big Knob to Presonus Central Station then to the D-Box and wow. The details I heard just made me want to remix my old work. I heard things I never heard on some of my CDs.
Music background: Music Music Music!

Sweetwater Advice

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.

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!

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!

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