The Presonus 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 Presonus 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 Presonus 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.
Main and Cue Routing
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 wearng headphones. Use the Monitor Station talkback system with onboad or external microphone to communicate with the musicians.
Customize Your Monitor Station
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).
Headphone Amplifiers that "go to 11"
PreSonus has built a reputation for delivering the best-sounding headphone amplifiers available. Each of the four headphone amplifiers loaded in the Presonus Monitor Station can 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.
Manufacturer Presonus Model Monitor Station Studio Controller Dimensions (H x W x D) 76.2 x 241.3 x 222.3 mm Weight 4.5kg Audio Inputs Talkback Microphone Gain Range: +15 to +55 dB Internal Microphone Type: Electret Condenser
External Input Type: XLR Female Balanced
Input Impedance (Balanced): 1200 ohms
Maximum Gain: 50 dB
Maximum Input Level: -10 dBu
Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 40 kHz, ±1 dB
Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 Inputs Type: 1/4-inch TRS Active Balanced
Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kohms
S/N Ratio (1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity Gain): >110 dB
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ 0 dBu Output, Unity Gain): <0.0075%
Frequency Response (±0.5 dB): 10 Hz to 65 kHz
Noise Floor (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 150 ohms input termination): -96 dBu
Maximum Input Level (Minimum Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu
Auxiliary Inputs Type: RCA Active Unbalanced
Input Impedance: 47 kohms
S/N Ratio (1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity Gain): >115 dB
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ 0 dBu Output, Unity Gain): <0.01%
Frequency Response (±0.5 dB): 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Gain Range: -80 dB to +10 dB
Phono Mode Gain: 32 dB @ 1 kHz
Phono Mode THD+N: <0.05%
Phono Mode Noise Floor (40 dB gain, inputs shorted): -72 dBu
Input Meters (ST1, ST2 & Aux only) Type: Dual 8-segment LED w/ peak hold
Sensitivity Range: -24 dB to 0 dB
Audio Outputs Outputs Type: 1/4-inch TRS Active Balanced Output Impedance (Balanced): 51 ohms
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity Gain): <0.003%
Frequency Response (±0.5 dB): 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Speaker A, B and C Trim Range: 1/4-inch TRS Active Stereo
Main Level Range: -80 dB to 0 dB
Dim Attenuation Range: -80 dB to 0 dB
Cue Main Level Range: -80 dB to 0 dB
Dim Attenuation (Talkback activated): -20 dB
Headphones Type: 1/4-inch TRS Active Stereo
Maximum Output (60 ohms load): 150 mW / channel
Frequency Response (±1.0 dB): 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Power Power Supply Type: External AC Transformer / Internal Line (factory configured)
Input Connector Type: Barrel, 5.5 mm outside diameter, 2.1 mm inside diameter
Monitor Station Input Voltage Range: 16 VAC
Power Requirements (Continuous): 10W
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