I have had the Presonus Central Station in my studio for over 10 years as it replaced my
Behringer DDX3216 many years ago. With having Apogee converters and Foal Twin monitors, I
wanted to upgrade my monitoring with something that would be a step up. With money being
tight these days (especially with needing to buy my son an upgraded trombone and the wife
wanted new furniture), I needed to buy something good that was also reasonable. Due to SOS
providing such great reviews of gear, it was my best resource to obtain information on
I found Hugh's Dangerous D Box review very helpful and it was the best
option for my studio. Hugh's review on it was superb. Not only did he provide information
on the unit, but the pros and cons were discussed in depth. With Cubase having a "Control
Room" which provides a separate monitoring for artists where I can add reverb and other
effects as well, some of the weakness of the D Box was able to be over come. I found the
low end out of my monitors were a lot more accurate with the D Box as the low end was not
blurred in comparison with the Central Station.
will put a review of the D Box in the Review Section after I spend a little more time with
it. I could have spend another $600 for the upgraded Dangerous with the remote, but I
don't mix 5.1 and many of the features I would not use in my project studio where people
record in the same room as me. Plus the D Box has summing which offers a slight
improvement with the definition of the mixes.
Thanks again Hugh for providing
great reviews which helps us understand gear better. This in turn helps us spend our money
wisely on gear for our studios.