Remember the 2-Bus LT? The device that preserved all the blessings of DAW-based work such as total recall while removing the unpleasant side effects of digital summing in a 1RU unit that is as simple as it is uncompromising yet inexpensive?
The Dangerous Music 2-Bus-XT is the worthy heir of the 2-Bus LT which earned its merits in countless studios around the world.
Still 8 pairs of stereo channels in 1RU but it comes with the looks and sonics of his big brother, the 2-Bus+.
The extremely low cross talk and perfect stereo image provide a wide sound stage as well as a perfectly welded dead center lead vocals and knock down kicks. This results in better mixes in less time and with fewer plug-ins.
On top of all that chief designer Chris Muth has added two switchable colour circuits: a transformer and a blend knob labelled Coherence for adding harmonics. The latter can be best described as phase coherent dimensional asymmetry. Both are applicable to either the sum, channels 15/16 or can be true hard wire bypassed.
Both colour circuits differ from those in Dangerous Music’s 2-Bus+ and AD+ to give you even more choices when combining the 2-Bus-XT with one or both of those.
Two mono selectors for channel 1-2 and 9-10 and a trim poti complete the 2-Bus-XT, two XLR stereo outputs for Main and Monitor plus an Expansion Input to add other summing devices as well as the two D-Sub25 Inputs for a total of 16 Channels on the back of the unit.
Note: Dangerous Music, Inc. publishes actual measured specifications, not theoretical numbers derived from data sheets published by chip manufacturers.
Frequency Response: +- 0.1dB from 20Hz-50kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.004% in audio band
Intermodulation Distortion: 0.004% IMD60 4:1
Crosstalk @ 1 kHz: -109 dB
Noise floor: -82 dBu total energy in audio band
Max level: >+27 dBu
Nominal operating level: +4 dBu
Input impedance: 12 kohm balanced
Output impedance: 50 ohms balanced (600 ohm drive capable)
Power consumption: 25 watts
Dimensions & Weight:
Device: XX x 48,3 x XX cm, 7 (?) kg
Box: 55 x 45 x 20 cm, 8 (?) kg
Scope of Delivery
3-Pin IEC auto-switching AC Power, 120V (US), 240V (Europe)