Dangerous Music is composed exclusively of musicians, studio owners, producers and engineers - the very same group of people for whom Dangerous products are designed. That’s the magic: living the recording experience on both sides of the control room glass and constantly working to improve it. (Without the bean counters).
From the inception, building to a “price point” was ignored in favor of: Audio Quality First - sonic integrity is non-negotiable. The brain trust at Dangerous determines the product’s function, feature set and how to make it sound as transparent and musical as humanly possible. Building the gear they want to use.
One might infer from the Rockruepel name — 'Ruepel' translates into English as 'bully' or 'rogue' — that Düsseldorf-based boutique manufacturer's products are aggressive-sounding devices. Yet, rockruepel is actually been designing products with a much broader appeal in mind, capable of extremely fast compression and optimized for transparency and clarity.
Latch Lake was certainly the product of necessity. Its sister company, Brixon Manufacturing was established in 1939 by Tom Roberts, (Jeff’s father). The turning and drilling side of Brixon afforded the ability to develop products and solve problems that other startups and established businesses wouldn’t even think of. With a machine shop in one hand and some music industry necessities in the other Latch Lake was born.
Guzauski-Swist LLC formed from Mick Guzauski and Larry Swist’s desire to create monitors that were ‘a culmination of the best, no compromise and most exciting to listen to near-field/mid-field system they could given the present technology available.
The Chameleon Labs name has always been synonymous with unashamedly analog audio.
Since its origins in the early 2000s, the company has designed preamps and outboard audio devices that defy the trend towards digital processing, instead preserving the organic qualities of analog sound.