Presonus Central Station Plus Passive Monitor Controller
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The ultimate studio companion is the Presonus Central Station Plus remotely controlled monitor controller. Hook up all your speakers for easy switching. You mostly monitor on near-fields, but occasionally switch to big main speakers or a second set of near-fields. You need to be able to switch between multiple sources and want to hear what your mix sounds like with and without subwoofer. You want to monitor straight from digital sources as well as analog. And you don't want cables cluttering your workspace in order to achieve all that.
Central Station PLUS is one of our most popular products for professional studios because it provides the perfect combination of stereo inputs, outputs, and recording-communication functions, allowing you to easily manage multiple sources and monitor speakers. A Wide Variety of Input and Output Options
With Central Station, you can easily switch between three sets of stereo, analog input sources. 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-recessed to avoid accidents.
You also get a pair of line-level main outputs, a pair of line-level cue outputs, and two screaming-loud headphone amplifiers with individual level controls. And because Central Station is a 1U rack-mount device, with only one multi-conductor cable running to the remote control on your desktop, all of the cabling is in the back of your rack, where it belongs.
Presonus Central Station TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
TRS 1 & 2 Type ¼" TRS Passive-Balanced Input Impedance 2-5 kΩ (Speaker load and Trim level dependent) S/N Ratio > 140 dB THD+N < 0.0005% (1 kHz @ 0 dBu) Frequency Response > 1 MHz
AUX Type RCA Active-Unbalanced Input Impedance 8 kΩ S/N Ratio > 115 dB (1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity gain) THD+N < 0.002% (1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity gain) Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5 dB Gain Range -90 dB to +20 dB
S/PDIF Types RCA 75Ω coax and Toslink optical Dynamic Range 117 dB THD+N 0.0025% (1 kHz @ -1 dBfs) Maximum output +18 dBu (Active-Balanced) Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz Note: All Input specifications (except Input Impedance) measured at Speaker A output, Trim and Main Level set to maximum. Audio Outputs
Speakers Type ¼" TRS Passive-Balanced Type-Mono Activated ¼" TRS Active-Impedance Balanced Trim Range -90 dB to 0 dB Main Level Range -90 dB to 0 dB Dim Attenuation -30 dB
Main Type ¼" TRS Active-Balanced Output Impedance 51Ω THD+N < 0.0025% Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5dB
Cue Type ¼" TRS Active-Impedance Balanced Output Impedance 51Ω THD+N Less than 0.003% (1 kHz @ 0 dBu) Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5 dB Gain Range -90 dB to 0 dB Dim Attenuation -30 dB (Talkback activated)
Headphones Type ¼" TRS Active Stereo Maximum Output 150 mW/channel @ 60Ω load THD+N 0.015% (150 mW/channel @ 60Ω load) Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, +1 dB Talkback