New York, NY (October 19, 2017)—Dangerous Music unveiled its new Convert-AD+ A to D converter at the AES Convention in New York City. Shipping in November, the Convert-AD+ is intended to be “a complete round-trip system for tracking, mixing and mastering,” according to founder Bob Muller.
The unit sports dual stereo analog inputs with front-panel toggle selection; 44.1 to 192 K sample rate selection with Lock indicator; and selectable calibration for -14, -16, and -18 dBFS. A “Clip Guard” feature removes clipping indication from digital prints for CD Masters, Mastered for iTunes, Spotify and other outlets.
Metering control offered includes 10dB Zoom Mode, allowing the user to get a fine-resolution look at the top 10 dB of dynamic activity; Peak Over Average; Peak Hold, Over indicators; and more. Also on-board are custom-implemented Hammond transformers used for a new sonic tool, the X-Former insert button. Meanwhile, Emphasis adds a custom shelving EQ/Compressor circuit to induce 2nd order harmonic distortion
Expected to ship next month, Convert-AD+’s street price is $2,599.