Presonus Central Station Plus Studio Monitoring Control System
The Presonus Central Station Plus offers a high quality solution for managing multiple signal sources and monitors. Boasting three sets of analogue stereo inputs and two sets of digital stereo inputs, this intuitive system makes switching between these and the three sets of stereo speaker outputs child's play. The included CSR-1 Remote gives control over most major functions, enabling you to leave the Central Station in the rack, minimising the amount of cabling.
- Versatile solution for managing multiple monitors
- Three sets of analogue stereo inputs and 2 sets of digital
- Three sets of stereo speaker outputs
- Passive audio path for optimal sound quality
- CSR remote offers control over most major functions
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The Presonus Central Station Plus allows you to easily switch between three sets of stereo, analogue input sources with individual level controls. Two stereo S/PDIF digital sources connect via one coax and one Toslink optical port. You can audition these sources with up to three pairs of speakers, with individual trim pots for each speaker, handily recessed to avoid accidents. You also get a pair of line-level main outputs, a pair of line-level cue outputs to feed a headphone-distributions system and two loud headphone amplifiers with individual level controls.
Finally, with the included Control Station Remote (CSR-1), you can remote-control the Central Station's main volume, input select, output select, talkback, mute, dim and mono functions from your desktop. The CSR-1 wires to the Central Station via a DE15 connector, enabling you to keep the Central Station in your rack and control it from your work surface, providing maximum convenience with minimum wiring.
Professional engineers know that for critical listening, a monitor-control system must be as sonically transparent as possible. To this end, the Central Station has an audiophile-quality, passive signal path, with no op-amps or ICs, and the S/PDIF inputs are equipped with high-definition, 24-bit, 192 kHz D/A converters that deliver 115 dBu of dynamic range.
To enable you to watch your levels, the Central Station sports dual 30-segment, tri-coloured, fast-acting, peak-hold LED meters, which can display dBu and dBfs. You can calibrate these meters to match your DAW or other audio device and a handy switch lets you clear the peak-hold.
Speak to the musicians over the headphone and cue buses using the onboard talkback microphone or connect a mic to the XLR talkback input. The cue signal is automatically dimmed when you use the talkback mic and a jack admits a footswitch for hands-free talkback operation.
With pristine audio quality, the ability to switch between multiple analogue and digital sources and three sets of speakers, fast, accurate metering and all of the extras that make your studio work easier and more efficient, it's obvious why the Central Station is the professional engineer's choice for monitor control.