PreSonus Monitor Station Desktop Studio Control Center

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About PreSonus

The Monitor Station is the ultimate desktop monitoring and communications system for your recording studio. Based on the award-winning Central Station, the Monitor Station provides talkback, speaker switching, input source switching and four ultra loud and clear headphone amplifiers delivering everything you need to control your recording environment. The Monitor Station allows you connect up to three input audio streams (TRS1, TRS2, Aux/Phono) allowing you to switch between and compare different inputs.

One application is used to connect your computer recording system main outputs to the TRS 1 inputs and a CD player's outputs to the Aux inputs on the Monitor Station to compare your mix with a commercial CD with the touch of a button. Three sets of speaker outputs are loaded on the Monitor Station allowing you to audition your mix on different speakers to take the guessing out of how your mixes will translate in the real world. The Monitor Station allows each of the stereo inputs (TRS1, TRS2, aux) to be routed to one of two audio paths, "main" and "cue".

The Monitor Station allows you to route two separate signals (Main and Cue) to each of the four headphone amplifiers. Send a mix with click track to TRS 2 input while sending the "main mix" to TRS 1. You can then enable the headphone amplifiers to listen to either cue or main mix. The main audio path always feeds what you will hear in the control room. Communication during recording is essential. No more yelling when you need to talk to the musicians wearing headphones. Use the Monitor Station talkback system with on board or external microphone to communicate with the musicians.

Three different functions on the Monitor Station can be set and saved during power up so that you can customize your recording system for the way you work. Input selection can be set in either "summing" mode (TRS1, TRS2, and Aux/Phone are summed together when engaged), or in "toggle" mode (TRS1, TRS2, and Aux/Phono can only be selected one at a time). Speaker selection can either work in "all on" mode (speaker A, B and C can be engaged simultaneously), in "toggle" mode (speaker A, B, and C can only be selected one at a time), or in "subwoofer" mode (A and B are selectable while C can be selected with A or B).

The Monitor Station's LED signal meters can also be set in three different modes for various signal levels (-10dB, +4dB and +10dB). PreSonus has built a reputation for delivering the best-sounding headphone amplifiers available. Each of the four headphone amplifiers loaded in the Monitor Station deliver 150 milliwatts and are able to power any headphone with as much loud and clear volume needed for everyone in the band, including the drummer.

PreSonus Features

  • 3 sets of stereo analog inputs let you switch between sources
  • 3 sets of stereo speaker outputs with:
  • Speaker Select switches
  • Separate level control for each speaker pair
  • Aux/Cue section with:
  • Cue Source switches (all sources can be simultaneously available)
  • Aux-input level control
  • Cue output-level control
  • Phono preamp (switchable in/out)
  • 4 screaming-loud stereo headphone amplifiers with separate volume controls and independent input-source selection
  • Built-in electret-condenser talkback microphone with level control (feeds headphone and cue outputs)

PreSonus Specifications

Input Impedance
External Input: 1200 ohms, Stereo Inputs 1 and 2: 10k ohms, Aux Inputs: 47k Ohms
Output Impedances
51 ohms
Sensitivity (0 VU)
-24dB to 0dB
Maximum Input Level
Maximum Output Level
150mW / channel
< 0.01%
Input Connections
1/4" Phone Balanced Stereo x2, RCA Phono Stereo, XLR Microphone Input
Output Connectors
Speaker A, B and C
1/4" TRS Phone
Speaker Output
51 ohms
Speaker Switching
A/B/C (3-way)
Headphone Output
1/4" TRS Headphone
9.5 x 3" x 8.75" / 241 x 76.2 x 222.25 mm
10 lbs / 4.54kg

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