The Source fits beneath a 13" laptop computer, but it can also sit on the desktop within arms reach to provide control of volume, input selection, speaker switching, and headphone control. An input for USB audio is designed to simplify a traveling mix rig. The "Dangerous Source" is set for release in early Q2, 2012, the price is to be announced.
The Dangerous Source monitor controller sports various of the key professional features of the company's Dangerous D-Box, such as speaker switching for two sets of speakers, speaker volume, AES/SPDIF digital IN, 2 Stereo Analog IN, dual headphone out with a separate level control, and in addition, it can connect to a computer for monitoring of digital audio over USB. Dangerous Source is capable of up to 24-bit 192kHz on both digital inputs. Although the Dangerous Source is the company's first non-rack mount product, an optional 1RU user-installable front panel option will be available.
Highlights of the "Dangerous Source" Monitor Controller:
• Desktop form factor sits under a 13" laptop
• Optional 1RU front panel available
• Speaker volume control
• Two 1/4-inch headphone outs
• Supports 2 pairs of speakers
• Alternatively select both speaker outputs simultaneously for speakers and subwoofer combination
• Layering of multiple inputs in both the speaker and headphone outputs
• 2 Analog IN: unbalanced 1/8" mini stereo at -10 dBv, balanced XLR/1/4" combo jack at +4 dBu
• AES/SPDIF digital IN, up to 24-bit/192 kHz
• USB IN, up to 24-bit/192kHz for Windows and Mac
• Line-level pass-thru for Control Room output
• Buffered digital thru output for AES/SPDIF input
Set for a Q2 2012 release, price TBD