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Dangerous 8x2 Mixer (Used) – No Longer Available

Hand-built, flexible analog summing mixer

Product Description

Very nice condition unit that can integrate your outboard gear with your DAW.


  • 8 inputs and 2 sets of outputs via XLR
  • Individual level and pan controls, solo, mute per channel
  • Stepped output controls.
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-100 kHz within 0.1 dB (-3dB @ 5 Hz)
  • THD: 0.004% in audio band
  • Intermodulation Distortion: 0.006% IMD60 4:1
  • Crosstalk @ 1 kHz: -87 dB
  • Crosstalk @ 10 kHz: -85 dB
  • Noise floor: -91 dBu
  • Max output level: +26 dBu
  • Nominal operating level: +4 dBu (1.228 volts)
  • Input impedance: 25k ohm balanced
  • Output impedance: 50 ohms balanced (600 ohm drive capable)
  • Gain accuracy: better than .05 dB @ 1 kHz for any gain setting
  • Power consumption: 30 watts
  • 2u unit with external power supply

Digital Audio Workstations are wonderful to work with, but there is so much more to
the modern digital studio than just a computer, an interface and a few plug-ins.
What about that tried and true outboard reverb, or that vintage keyboard you use
on every track? We don't think it's necessary to subject the output of these devices
to unnecessary A/D/A conversions, so we created the Dangerous MIXER: the 8x2
analog summing mixer, designed specifically for integrating analog devices in the
digital audio environment.

The Dangerous MIXER is an 8x2 line-source mixer designed to help users of digital
audio workstations achieve better mixes through the proper integration of hardware
synths, multi-effects and outboard gear into their digital system. As engineers and
musicians, the Dangerous team and their colleagues have noted that analog
outboard gear is often run through unnecessary and detrimental A/D/A conversions
just to enable it to be leveled, panned and placed within a mix.

Dangerous MIXER enables any MIDI device, outboard reverb or multi-effects unit,
mic preamp -- virtually any line-level source -- to be integrated into a mix along-
side digital audio tracks. The Dangerous MIXER with is also ideal for sub-mixing
outputs of external mic preamps while tracking.

Assembled by hand using the highest quality components, Dangerous MIXER
allows users to keep their analog devices in a pristine analog environment, and
preserves their sonic integrity throughout the mixing process.

With 8 inputs providing level control, panning, muting and phase reverse, the
Dangerous MIXER delivers sonic quality you would expect from a full scale analog
console, but from a compact 2RU device that was specifically designed for the
professional digital studio.

The Dangerous MIXER is also a great alternative to the Dangerous 2-BUS for those who want external summing of their DAW mixes but only need 8 channels or would like to be able to keep level and pan control in the analog domain.


Product Specifications

Condition Used / Vintage
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Channels 8-Channel
Number of Inputs 8
Input Connectors Analog XLR
Number of Outputs 2
Output Connectors Analog XLR
Channel Inserts No

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