16 x 2 Analog Summing Mixer



While the convenience and power of DAWs is indisputable, some engineers prefer the sound of analog, particularly when it comes to mixing. That’s where the Dangerous Music 2-BUS analog-summing mixer comes in. Designed specifically for the digital audio environment, the 2-BUS allows the full potential of your DAW to be realized by offering the kind of sound quality you’d expect from a classic, large-format analog console – but from a compact, 2U device. Assembled by hand using only the finest mastering-quality components, the 2-BUS sums 16 channels (or eight stereo stems) of audio to a stereo pair. It allows you to run hotter digital fader levels while gaining headroom, spatial detail, and clarity- in short, a great sounding mix.

Dangerous Music 2-BUS At-a-Glance:
Hand-built with top-of-the-line components
Superb sonic performance

Hand-built with top-of-the-line components
Dangerous Music’s 2-BUS allows the full potential of your digital audio workstation to be realized audibly. Assembled by hand using the highest quality components, the 2-BUS sums 16 channels of audio to a stereo pair in a pristine analog environment, preserving the nuance and clarity of your mix. The 2-BUS delivers quality you would expect from a full-scale analog console, but from a compact, 2 RU device that was specifically designed for the professional digital studio.

Superb sonic performance
The 2-BUS is a 16×2 summing amplifier designed to help users of digital audio workstations achieve better mix performance through the use of the existing equipment in their studios. As engineers and musicians, the Dangerous team and their colleagues have noted that while digital audio workstations offer unprecedented flexibility in multitrack recording and editing, the resulting mix from these systems generally doesn’t equal those of high-end analog recording consoles in terms of sound quality and preservation of spatial detail.

Dangerous Music 2-BUS Features:
Frequency Response: 1 Hz-100 kHz within 0.2 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005% in audio band
Intermodulation Distortion: 0.005% IMD60 4:1
Crosstalk @ 1 kHz: -101 dB
Crosstalk @ 10 kHz: -91 dB
Noise floor: -81 dBu total energy in audio band
Max level: +28 dBu
Nominal operating level: +4 dBu (1.228 volts)
Input impedance: 25kohm 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