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PreSonus Central Station PLUS Studio Control Center with Remote

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The PreSonus Central Station PLUS Studio Control Center with Remote allows for switching between three sets of speakers from three sets of stereo analog input sources and two stereo digital S/PDIF sources, while removing cable clutter from the desktop. The control center delivers all the key features needed for managing monitors in a commercial or project studio.

The main unit features a pair of line-level main outputs, a pair of line-level cue outputs and two headphone amplifiers with individual level controls. The speaker outputs each feature individual front panel trim pots that are recessed to avoid accidents. Using the onboard talkback microphone or connecting an optional dynamic microphone to the XLR talkback input allows the engineer to communicate with the musicians over the headphone and cue buses.

The cue signal is automatically dimmed when using the talkback microphone and a jack is provided for adding an optional footswitch for hands-free talkback operation. A mono switch sums the stereo source for checking for phase problems and a dim switch reduces the speaker output by 16 dB. Additionally, the speakers can be completely muted.

Accurate metering enables monitoring of input levels via dual, 30-segment, tri-colored, fast-acting, peak-hold LED meters, which can be switched to display dBu and dBfs. A clear switch can clear any peak-hold indicators. And since a monitor-control system should be as sonically transparent as possible, the company chose an audiophile-quality, passive signal path with no op-amps or ICs and equipped the S/PDIF inputs with high-definition, 24-bit/192 kHz D/A converters.

The included CSR-1 remote provides remote-control of the Central Station's main volume, input select, output select, talkback, mute, dim and mono functions. Being a rack-mount device, with only one multi-conductor cable running to the remote control on the desktop, all of the cabling is in the back of the rack.

What's Included With This Item

  • PreSonus Central Station PLUS Studio Control Center
  • External Power Supply
  • CSR-1 Remote
  • 12' CSR-1 Remote Connecting Cable
  • PreSonus Warranty

Key Features

  • Three sets of stereo analog inputs let you switch between sources
  • Two sets of S/PDIF digital inputs (coaxial and optical)
  • Three sets of stereo speaker outputs with speaker select switches and recessed trim pot for each speaker output
  • Cue section with input-select switch and output-level control
  • Main section with input-select switch, aux-input level control, output-level control and mute, dim (-20 dB) and mono switches
  • Two headphone outputs, each with dual-function volume controls and main-cue input switches
  • Passive audio path - no op amps or IC's in main audio path
  • Onboard talkback microphone
  • Talkback microphone input with level control (feeds headphone and cue outputs)
  • Dual 30-segment, fast-acting, peak-hold LED metering (dBu and dBfs) with clear peak switch and the ability to calibrate them to match a DAW or other audio device
  • Footswitch jack for hands-free talkback operation
  • Included Control Station Remote (CSR-1) provides remote control of main volume, input switching, output selection, talkback and mute, dim and mono functions

Technical Specs

Audio Input: TRS 1 & 2: Type 1/4" TRS Passive-Balanced
Audio Input: TRS 1 & 2: Input Impedance 2-5 kOhms (Speaker load and Trim level dependent)
Audio Input: TRS 1 & 2: S/N Ratio > 140 dB
Audio Input: TRS 1 & 2: THD+N < 0.0005% (1 kHz at 0 dBu)
Audio Input: TRS 1 & 2: Freq. Response > 1 MHz
Audio Input: AUX: Type RCA Active-Unbalanced
Audio Input: AUX: Input Impedance 8 kOhms
Audio Input: AUX: S/N Ratio > 115 dB (1 kHz at 0 dBu, Unity gain)
Audio Input: AUX: THD+N < 0.002% (1 kHz at 0 dBu, Unity gain)
Audio Input: AUX: Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5 dB
Audio Input: AUX: Gain Range -90 dB to +20 dB
Audio Input: S/PDIF: Types RCA 75 Ohms coax and Toslink optical
Audio Input: S/PDIF: Dynamic Range 117 dB
Audio Input: S/PDIF: THD+N 0.0025% (1 kHz at -1 dBfs)
Audio Input: S/PDIF: Maximum output +18 dBu (Active-Balanced)
Audio Input: S/PDIF: Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Audio Output: Speakers: Type 1/4" TRS Passive-Balanced
Audio Output: Speakers: Mono Activated 1/4" TRS Active-Impedance Balanced
Audio Output: Speakers: Trim Range -90 dB to 0 dB
Audio Output: Speakers: Main Level Range -90 dB to 0 dB
Audio Output: Speakers: Dim Attenuation -30 dB
Audio Output: Main: Type 1/4" TRS Active-Balanced
Audio Output: Main: Output Impedance 51 Ohms
Audio Output: Main: THD+N < 0.0025%
Audio Output: Main: Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5dB
Audio Output: Cue: Type 1/4" TRS Active-Impedance Balanced
Audio Output: Cue: Output Impedance 51 Ohms
Audio Output: Cue: THD+N Less than 0.003% (1 kHz at 0 dBu)
Audio Output: Cue: Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5 dB
Audio Output: Cue: Gain Range -90 dB to 0 dB
Audio Output: Cue: Dim Attenuation -30 dB (Talkback activated)
Audio Output: Headphones: Type 1/4" TRS Active Stereo
Audio Output: Headphones: Maximum Output 150 mW/channel at 60 Ohms load
Audio Output: Headphones: THD+N 0.015% (150 mW/channel at 60 Ohms load)
Audio Output: Headphones: Freq. Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, +1 dB
Dynamic Microphone Input: Type XLR Female Balanced
Dynamic Microphone Input: Input Imp. 2400 Ohms
Internal Microphone: Type Type
Internal Microphone: Sensitivity -42 dB
Mic Preamp: Gain Range 15-55 dB
Input Meters: Type Dual 30 segment LED w/ Peak Hold
Input Meters: Range -48 dB to +18 dB (-66 dBfs to 0 dBfs)
Input Meters: Accuracy > 0.25 dB
Input Meters: Frequency Range 10 Hz-22 kHz
Input Meters: Calibrate Range ±18 dB
Power Supply: Type External A.C. Transformer/Internal Linear
Power Consumption 40 VA
Cable length 12' / 3.65m DE15M to DE15M (male-male)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Main Chassis: 19x6.25x1.75" / 483x159x44.45mm
Power Supply: 2.5x4x2.3" / 64x102x58.4mm
Remote: 0.38x2.38x5.75" / 9.65x60.45x146.05mm
Weight Main Chassis: 5lbs / 2.26kg
Power Supply: 2.5lbs / 1.13kg
Remote: 1.25lbs / 0.56kg
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