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{"id":6613636579374,"title":"Dangerous Music | CONVERT-8 8-channel D\/A Converter","handle":"dangerous-music-convert-8-8-channel-d-a-converter","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1599414671778-NR8VP5SD9YT6NAG0JEPU\/product_CONVERT8.jpg?format=1500w\" width=\"100%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eDEDICATED MULTI-CHANNEL DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERSION\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWhether you’re tracking, mixing or mastering, the CONVERT-8 will deliver powerful low-end, articulate mids and transcendent highs to every channel in your analog rig. Patched into one of our award-winning analog summing units like the 2-BUS+ or the D-BOX+ (or to your favorite analog console) the CONVERT-8 will empower you to create the spacious, three-dimensional soundscapes that only real analog summing can deliver. Compatible with today’s digital signals (including the ubiquitous ADAT format) the CONVERT-8 is ready to take on any mixing or monitoring job from standard stereo and 2.1 to 5.1 and the increasingly popular Atmos format. Recognizing the needs of those who don’t need more analog inputs, the CONVERT-8 brings today’s very best digital-to-analog conversion within reach of any studio.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eOUR NEXT-GENERATION CONVERTER\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eDangerous has been building award-winning, standard-setting converters since 2002 when the Dangerous Monitor’s onboard digital-to-analog converter (DAC) swiftly became the industry reference. We’ve been asked over the years to build a stand alone DAC, and they’re finally here in the CONVERT series. Eager to embrace the opportunity to develop a new and better DAC, we designed the CONVERT series converters from the ground up, utilizing cutting-edge digital technology coupled to a Chris Muth designed analog circuit that delivers our signature sound: open, articulate and powerful from top to bottom. Loaded with innovative and useful features accessed from an intuitive front panel, the CONVERT-2 tops an elite class of dedicated stereo digital-to-analog converters in both sound and ease of use. The CONVERT-2 goes beyond transparency – you won’t just hear everything, you’ll hear it beautifully.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eIT’S ALL ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1596384266208-X4XYMGGLJQMTXLO6PL1L\/Convert-8-059.jpg?format=1500w\" width=\"100%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWhile in theory most converters should be the same, among those who truly understand this hotly debated and endlessly researched area of audio technology, the mantra is implementation, implementation, implementation. How a converter’s components are selected, tweaked and assembled according to a specific design, and then tuned for superior performance within that plan is what sets a converter apart – for better or worse. The Dangerous CONVERT-2 has been developed by a team of experts with deep, up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital and analog converter technology.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eFINE TUNING THE ANALOG SIDE\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eA legend among mixing and mastering engineers for decades, Chris Muth has designed the analog gear used to mix and master an endless list of hit records and classic reissues. Chris’s powerful, articulate, hi-fi designs dominated the big studios in New York City since the 1980s, and via Dangerous his designs have become essential components in the best modern DAW-based mixing and mastering studios. When we set out to develop a new dedicated stereo DAC, Chris brought his relentless design philosophy and world-renowned sound to the CONVERT’s analog technology. Not only did he develop the audiophile-grade analog audio path, Chris also meticulously fine tuned the low-pass reconstruction filters mandatory to implementing any DAC. These filters lie at the heart of how a converter will perform, and the CONVERT series has the jaws of top pros hitting the floor when they hear the big natural sound and the powerful, ultra-clear low-end.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003ePERFECTING THE DIGITAL SIDE\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWe brought in digital guru Paul Messick to make sure the digital side of the CONVERT-2 would sing in perfect harmony with its finely tuned analog circuit. Paul rigorously refined the CONVERT’s JetPLL ultra-low jitter clocking technology until it surpassed the JET’s stated specs, resulting in the virtual elimination of jitter throughout the audio band and beyond. Gone are the sonic headaches and end-of-day fatigue brought on by long-term exposure to jittery digital audio systems. The CONVERT-2’s superbly implemented digital technology delivers such a natural, open and non-irritating sound that you’ll forget you’re even listening to converted 0s and 1s.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eDETAILED INFORMATION \u0026amp; DELIGHTFUL INSPIRATION\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eReaching beyond transparency and accuracy, the sound of the CONVERT-8 is so open and 3-dimensional that many are saying that these are the most beautiful, natural sounding converters they’ve ever heard. Whether your focus is tracking, mixing or mastering, when you choose a dedicated DAC, you’re choosing the unit you’ll trust to make all your judgements. You need your DAC to be honest, but you also need it to sound beautiful. With the CONVERT you get the uncanny combination of detailed information and delightful inspiration. Coupled with any of our analog summing mixers – or with your favorite console – the CONVERT-8 not only assures that you’ll hear the best sound possible, but you’ll be immortalizing that amazing sound into your final prints.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eYOUR NEW MASTER CLOCK\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eIt’s no secret that many digital audio systems are slaved to the best sounding clock in the rack, and The CONVERT’s customized JetPLL ultra-low jitter technology is winning shootouts again and again – subsequently sending expensive external clocks into retirement. Simply use the Word Clock output and set the CONVERT into Master mode from the front panel, and all the digital gear in your studio can benefit from The CONVERT’s cutting-edge Jitter Elimination Technology (JET).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eELEGANT FEATURES\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eOur design philosophy includes a strict demand that our equipment be elegant and easy to use, and the CONVERT-8 exemplifies that philosophy. No menus, no cryptic multi-finger combinations to remember – just clearly labeled single-function buttons..\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1596385906777-YQCY2LPVAJ5LZVJ99RVE\/Convert-8-Automatic-Sample-Rate-Detection.jpg?format=750w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eAUTOMATIC SAMPLE RATE DETECTION\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eSimply select “Auto” on the front panel and the CONVERT-8 will match its sample rate to the input signal. If you’ve ever started working at the wrong sample rate (we’ve all done it!), you’ll know why this feature can be so important. If you’re swapping among different DAW sessions at different sample rates, the CONVERT will follow your every move.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1595781687515-M9Y3ZLSQR6ANDNY0KTQ5\/convert-2-calibration.jpg?format=750w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eINSTANT INPUT CALIBRATION\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWith industry-standard reference levels of -14, -16 and -18dBFS, you can recalibrate the CONVERT-2 with the push of a button. While many professional converters are only aligned at the factory, the CONVERT-2 lets you move flexibly between different reference levels on the fly. Anyone who’s ever fumbled around behind a rack with a “tweeker tool” while a second person watches an external meter knows the special value of our front-panel calibration buttons.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1596386590502-NXRFNBVT6EKXIVEYD9SQ\/Convert-8-Signal-Present.jpg?format=500w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eESSENTIAL 8-CHANNEL METERING\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eAside from giving you instant visual confirmation of audio signal present across all eight channels, our “3-word-over” indicator tells you when three consecutive samples have clipped, meaning you’re a breath away from violating industry standards for CD reproduction and are about to generate clipping distortion that would be audible in any digital file.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1595782100666-TL06BCQIJRBKB3OZIH5L\/convert-2-input.jpg?format=750w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eON THE FLY INPUT SWITCHING\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eUnique to the CONVERT, you can now swap between multiple digital inputs on the fly from the front panel buttons (or your MONITOR-ST remote!) No more digging into elaborate menus and system settings just to listen to iTunes, no more rerouting software drivers just to hear a different output. And because the CONVERT-2 can automatically lock to the incoming signal’s sample rate, you don’t need to even think about sample rates as you switch between inputs. Five digital inputs include USB, AES\/SPDIF-1, AES\/SPDIF-2, ADAT and Optical SPDIF (TOSLINK).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1604781846099-786RGVXSD51LX7Z24XLA\/convert-2-monitor-st.jpg?format=750w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eMONITOR ST CONNECTIVITY\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eSimply connect the CONVERT-2 to your MONITOR-ST to bring remote control of the CONVERT’s digital input switching to your fingertips right from the ST Remote. By incorporating the CONVERT into your existing MONITOR-ST rig, you’re seamlessly adding today’s best DAC to your monitoring system.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSPECS:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul data-rte-list=\"default\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSignal to Noise Ratio A-weighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: \u0026lt; 114dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSignal to Noise Ratio unweighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: \u0026lt; 113dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDynamic Range A-weighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: \u0026lt; 114dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDynamic Range unweighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: \u0026lt; 113dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHD+N:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTHD+N, 1kHz, unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz, +4dBu out: \u0026lt; 94.5dB (0.00188%)\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eTHD+N, 1kHz, unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz, +22dBu out: \u0026lt; 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margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1599414671778-NR8VP5SD9YT6NAG0JEPU\/product_CONVERT8.jpg?format=1500w\" width=\"100%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eDEDICATED MULTI-CHANNEL DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERSION\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWhether you’re tracking, mixing or mastering, the CONVERT-8 will deliver powerful low-end, articulate mids and transcendent highs to every channel in your analog rig. Patched into one of our award-winning analog summing units like the 2-BUS+ or the D-BOX+ (or to your favorite analog console) the CONVERT-8 will empower you to create the spacious, three-dimensional soundscapes that only real analog summing can deliver. Compatible with today’s digital signals (including the ubiquitous ADAT format) the CONVERT-8 is ready to take on any mixing or monitoring job from standard stereo and 2.1 to 5.1 and the increasingly popular Atmos format. Recognizing the needs of those who don’t need more analog inputs, the CONVERT-8 brings today’s very best digital-to-analog conversion within reach of any studio.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eOUR NEXT-GENERATION CONVERTER\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eDangerous has been building award-winning, standard-setting converters since 2002 when the Dangerous Monitor’s onboard digital-to-analog converter (DAC) swiftly became the industry reference. We’ve been asked over the years to build a stand alone DAC, and they’re finally here in the CONVERT series. Eager to embrace the opportunity to develop a new and better DAC, we designed the CONVERT series converters from the ground up, utilizing cutting-edge digital technology coupled to a Chris Muth designed analog circuit that delivers our signature sound: open, articulate and powerful from top to bottom. Loaded with innovative and useful features accessed from an intuitive front panel, the CONVERT-2 tops an elite class of dedicated stereo digital-to-analog converters in both sound and ease of use. The CONVERT-2 goes beyond transparency – you won’t just hear everything, you’ll hear it beautifully.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eIT’S ALL ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1596384266208-X4XYMGGLJQMTXLO6PL1L\/Convert-8-059.jpg?format=1500w\" width=\"100%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWhile in theory most converters should be the same, among those who truly understand this hotly debated and endlessly researched area of audio technology, the mantra is implementation, implementation, implementation. How a converter’s components are selected, tweaked and assembled according to a specific design, and then tuned for superior performance within that plan is what sets a converter apart – for better or worse. The Dangerous CONVERT-2 has been developed by a team of experts with deep, up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital and analog converter technology.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eFINE TUNING THE ANALOG SIDE\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eA legend among mixing and mastering engineers for decades, Chris Muth has designed the analog gear used to mix and master an endless list of hit records and classic reissues. Chris’s powerful, articulate, hi-fi designs dominated the big studios in New York City since the 1980s, and via Dangerous his designs have become essential components in the best modern DAW-based mixing and mastering studios. When we set out to develop a new dedicated stereo DAC, Chris brought his relentless design philosophy and world-renowned sound to the CONVERT’s analog technology. Not only did he develop the audiophile-grade analog audio path, Chris also meticulously fine tuned the low-pass reconstruction filters mandatory to implementing any DAC. These filters lie at the heart of how a converter will perform, and the CONVERT series has the jaws of top pros hitting the floor when they hear the big natural sound and the powerful, ultra-clear low-end.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003ePERFECTING THE DIGITAL SIDE\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWe brought in digital guru Paul Messick to make sure the digital side of the CONVERT-2 would sing in perfect harmony with its finely tuned analog circuit. Paul rigorously refined the CONVERT’s JetPLL ultra-low jitter clocking technology until it surpassed the JET’s stated specs, resulting in the virtual elimination of jitter throughout the audio band and beyond. Gone are the sonic headaches and end-of-day fatigue brought on by long-term exposure to jittery digital audio systems. The CONVERT-2’s superbly implemented digital technology delivers such a natural, open and non-irritating sound that you’ll forget you’re even listening to converted 0s and 1s.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eDETAILED INFORMATION \u0026amp; DELIGHTFUL INSPIRATION\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eReaching beyond transparency and accuracy, the sound of the CONVERT-8 is so open and 3-dimensional that many are saying that these are the most beautiful, natural sounding converters they’ve ever heard. Whether your focus is tracking, mixing or mastering, when you choose a dedicated DAC, you’re choosing the unit you’ll trust to make all your judgements. You need your DAC to be honest, but you also need it to sound beautiful. With the CONVERT you get the uncanny combination of detailed information and delightful inspiration. Coupled with any of our analog summing mixers – or with your favorite console – the CONVERT-8 not only assures that you’ll hear the best sound possible, but you’ll be immortalizing that amazing sound into your final prints.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eYOUR NEW MASTER CLOCK\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eIt’s no secret that many digital audio systems are slaved to the best sounding clock in the rack, and The CONVERT’s customized JetPLL ultra-low jitter technology is winning shootouts again and again – subsequently sending expensive external clocks into retirement. Simply use the Word Clock output and set the CONVERT into Master mode from the front panel, and all the digital gear in your studio can benefit from The CONVERT’s cutting-edge Jitter Elimination Technology (JET).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eELEGANT FEATURES\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eOur design philosophy includes a strict demand that our equipment be elegant and easy to use, and the CONVERT-8 exemplifies that philosophy. No menus, no cryptic multi-finger combinations to remember – just clearly labeled single-function buttons..\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1596385906777-YQCY2LPVAJ5LZVJ99RVE\/Convert-8-Automatic-Sample-Rate-Detection.jpg?format=750w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eAUTOMATIC SAMPLE RATE DETECTION\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eSimply select “Auto” on the front panel and the CONVERT-8 will match its sample rate to the input signal. If you’ve ever started working at the wrong sample rate (we’ve all done it!), you’ll know why this feature can be so important. If you’re swapping among different DAW sessions at different sample rates, the CONVERT will follow your every move.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1595781687515-M9Y3ZLSQR6ANDNY0KTQ5\/convert-2-calibration.jpg?format=750w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eINSTANT INPUT CALIBRATION\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWith industry-standard reference levels of -14, -16 and -18dBFS, you can recalibrate the CONVERT-2 with the push of a button. While many professional converters are only aligned at the factory, the CONVERT-2 lets you move flexibly between different reference levels on the fly. Anyone who’s ever fumbled around behind a rack with a “tweeker tool” while a second person watches an external meter knows the special value of our front-panel calibration buttons.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1596386590502-NXRFNBVT6EKXIVEYD9SQ\/Convert-8-Signal-Present.jpg?format=500w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eESSENTIAL 8-CHANNEL METERING\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eAside from giving you instant visual confirmation of audio signal present across all eight channels, our “3-word-over” indicator tells you when three consecutive samples have clipped, meaning you’re a breath away from violating industry standards for CD reproduction and are about to generate clipping distortion that would be audible in any digital file.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1595782100666-TL06BCQIJRBKB3OZIH5L\/convert-2-input.jpg?format=750w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eON THE FLY INPUT SWITCHING\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eUnique to the CONVERT, you can now swap between multiple digital inputs on the fly from the front panel buttons (or your MONITOR-ST remote!) No more digging into elaborate menus and system settings just to listen to iTunes, no more rerouting software drivers just to hear a different output. And because the CONVERT-2 can automatically lock to the incoming signal’s sample rate, you don’t need to even think about sample rates as you switch between inputs. Five digital inputs include USB, AES\/SPDIF-1, AES\/SPDIF-2, ADAT and Optical SPDIF (TOSLINK).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/images.squarespace-cdn.com\/content\/v1\/5e15d4fba20f9d0f914ce7aa\/1604781846099-786RGVXSD51LX7Z24XLA\/convert-2-monitor-st.jpg?format=750w\" width=\"90%\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eMONITOR ST CONNECTIVITY\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eSimply connect the CONVERT-2 to your MONITOR-ST to bring remote control of the CONVERT’s digital input switching to your fingertips right from the ST Remote. By incorporating the CONVERT into your existing MONITOR-ST rig, you’re seamlessly adding today’s best DAC to your monitoring system.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSPECS:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul data-rte-list=\"default\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSignal to Noise Ratio A-weighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: \u0026lt; 114dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSignal to Noise Ratio unweighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: \u0026lt; 113dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDynamic Range A-weighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: \u0026lt; 114dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDynamic Range unweighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: \u0026lt; 113dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHD+N:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTHD+N, 1kHz, unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz, +4dBu out: \u0026lt; 94.5dB (0.00188%)\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eTHD+N, 1kHz, unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz, +22dBu out: \u0026lt; 106.5dB (0.00048%)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrequency Response @ 96KHz sample rate:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDC to 20KHz: +0, -0.25dB\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDC to 30KHz: +0, -0.5dB\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDC to 40KHz: +0, -1.0dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJitter:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e16ps (100Hz to 40KHz), 18ps (100Hz to 1MHz)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCrosstalk rejection:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026gt; 114dBu @ 1kHz\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReplacement Fuses: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUSA 2 amp slo-blow for 120V\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEurope 1 amp slo-blow for 240V\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Dangerous Music | CONVERT-8 8-channel D/A Converter

Product Description
$3,499.00
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DEDICATED MULTI-CHANNEL DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERSION

Whether you’re tracking, mixing or mastering, the CONVERT-8 will deliver powerful low-end, articulate mids and transcendent highs to every channel in your analog rig. Patched into one of our award-winning analog summing units like the 2-BUS+ or the D-BOX+ (or to your favorite analog console) the CONVERT-8 will empower you to create the spacious, three-dimensional soundscapes that only real analog summing can deliver. Compatible with today’s digital signals (including the ubiquitous ADAT format) the CONVERT-8 is ready to take on any mixing or monitoring job from standard stereo and 2.1 to 5.1 and the increasingly popular Atmos format. Recognizing the needs of those who don’t need more analog inputs, the CONVERT-8 brings today’s very best digital-to-analog conversion within reach of any studio.

OUR NEXT-GENERATION CONVERTER

Dangerous has been building award-winning, standard-setting converters since 2002 when the Dangerous Monitor’s onboard digital-to-analog converter (DAC) swiftly became the industry reference. We’ve been asked over the years to build a stand alone DAC, and they’re finally here in the CONVERT series. Eager to embrace the opportunity to develop a new and better DAC, we designed the CONVERT series converters from the ground up, utilizing cutting-edge digital technology coupled to a Chris Muth designed analog circuit that delivers our signature sound: open, articulate and powerful from top to bottom. Loaded with innovative and useful features accessed from an intuitive front panel, the CONVERT-2 tops an elite class of dedicated stereo digital-to-analog converters in both sound and ease of use. The CONVERT-2 goes beyond transparency – you won’t just hear everything, you’ll hear it beautifully.

IT’S ALL ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION

While in theory most converters should be the same, among those who truly understand this hotly debated and endlessly researched area of audio technology, the mantra is implementation, implementation, implementation. How a converter’s components are selected, tweaked and assembled according to a specific design, and then tuned for superior performance within that plan is what sets a converter apart – for better or worse. The Dangerous CONVERT-2 has been developed by a team of experts with deep, up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital and analog converter technology.

FINE TUNING THE ANALOG SIDE

A legend among mixing and mastering engineers for decades, Chris Muth has designed the analog gear used to mix and master an endless list of hit records and classic reissues. Chris’s powerful, articulate, hi-fi designs dominated the big studios in New York City since the 1980s, and via Dangerous his designs have become essential components in the best modern DAW-based mixing and mastering studios. When we set out to develop a new dedicated stereo DAC, Chris brought his relentless design philosophy and world-renowned sound to the CONVERT’s analog technology. Not only did he develop the audiophile-grade analog audio path, Chris also meticulously fine tuned the low-pass reconstruction filters mandatory to implementing any DAC. These filters lie at the heart of how a converter will perform, and the CONVERT series has the jaws of top pros hitting the floor when they hear the big natural sound and the powerful, ultra-clear low-end.

PERFECTING THE DIGITAL SIDE

We brought in digital guru Paul Messick to make sure the digital side of the CONVERT-2 would sing in perfect harmony with its finely tuned analog circuit. Paul rigorously refined the CONVERT’s JetPLL ultra-low jitter clocking technology until it surpassed the JET’s stated specs, resulting in the virtual elimination of jitter throughout the audio band and beyond. Gone are the sonic headaches and end-of-day fatigue brought on by long-term exposure to jittery digital audio systems. The CONVERT-2’s superbly implemented digital technology delivers such a natural, open and non-irritating sound that you’ll forget you’re even listening to converted 0s and 1s.

DETAILED INFORMATION & DELIGHTFUL INSPIRATION

Reaching beyond transparency and accuracy, the sound of the CONVERT-8 is so open and 3-dimensional that many are saying that these are the most beautiful, natural sounding converters they’ve ever heard. Whether your focus is tracking, mixing or mastering, when you choose a dedicated DAC, you’re choosing the unit you’ll trust to make all your judgements. You need your DAC to be honest, but you also need it to sound beautiful. With the CONVERT you get the uncanny combination of detailed information and delightful inspiration. Coupled with any of our analog summing mixers – or with your favorite console – the CONVERT-8 not only assures that you’ll hear the best sound possible, but you’ll be immortalizing that amazing sound into your final prints.

YOUR NEW MASTER CLOCK

It’s no secret that many digital audio systems are slaved to the best sounding clock in the rack, and The CONVERT’s customized JetPLL ultra-low jitter technology is winning shootouts again and again – subsequently sending expensive external clocks into retirement. Simply use the Word Clock output and set the CONVERT into Master mode from the front panel, and all the digital gear in your studio can benefit from The CONVERT’s cutting-edge Jitter Elimination Technology (JET).

ELEGANT FEATURES

Our design philosophy includes a strict demand that our equipment be elegant and easy to use, and the CONVERT-8 exemplifies that philosophy. No menus, no cryptic multi-finger combinations to remember – just clearly labeled single-function buttons..


AUTOMATIC SAMPLE RATE DETECTION

Simply select “Auto” on the front panel and the CONVERT-8 will match its sample rate to the input signal. If you’ve ever started working at the wrong sample rate (we’ve all done it!), you’ll know why this feature can be so important. If you’re swapping among different DAW sessions at different sample rates, the CONVERT will follow your every move.


INSTANT INPUT CALIBRATION

With industry-standard reference levels of -14, -16 and -18dBFS, you can recalibrate the CONVERT-2 with the push of a button. While many professional converters are only aligned at the factory, the CONVERT-2 lets you move flexibly between different reference levels on the fly. Anyone who’s ever fumbled around behind a rack with a “tweeker tool” while a second person watches an external meter knows the special value of our front-panel calibration buttons.


ESSENTIAL 8-CHANNEL METERING

Aside from giving you instant visual confirmation of audio signal present across all eight channels, our “3-word-over” indicator tells you when three consecutive samples have clipped, meaning you’re a breath away from violating industry standards for CD reproduction and are about to generate clipping distortion that would be audible in any digital file.


ON THE FLY INPUT SWITCHING

Unique to the CONVERT, you can now swap between multiple digital inputs on the fly from the front panel buttons (or your MONITOR-ST remote!) No more digging into elaborate menus and system settings just to listen to iTunes, no more rerouting software drivers just to hear a different output. And because the CONVERT-2 can automatically lock to the incoming signal’s sample rate, you don’t need to even think about sample rates as you switch between inputs. Five digital inputs include USB, AES/SPDIF-1, AES/SPDIF-2, ADAT and Optical SPDIF (TOSLINK).


MONITOR ST CONNECTIVITY

Simply connect the CONVERT-2 to your MONITOR-ST to bring remote control of the CONVERT’s digital input switching to your fingertips right from the ST Remote. By incorporating the CONVERT into your existing MONITOR-ST rig, you’re seamlessly adding today’s best DAC to your monitoring system.


SPECS:

  • Signal to Noise Ratio A-weighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: < 114dB

  • Signal to Noise Ratio unweighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: < 113dB

  • Dynamic Range A-weighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: < 114dB

  • Dynamic Range unweighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: < 113dB

THD+N:

THD+N, 1kHz, unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz, +4dBu out: < 94.5dB (0.00188%)

THD+N, 1kHz, unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz, +22dBu out: < 106.5dB (0.00048%)

Frequency Response @ 96KHz sample rate:

DC to 20KHz: +0, -0.25dB

DC to 30KHz: +0, -0.5dB

DC to 40KHz: +0, -1.0dB

Jitter:

16ps (100Hz to 40KHz), 18ps (100Hz to 1MHz)

Crosstalk rejection:

> 114dBu @ 1kHz

Replacement Fuses:

USA 2 amp slo-blow for 120V

Europe 1 amp slo-blow for 240V

 

Sku: DangmC8

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