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The PreSonus Central Station is a comprehensive monitor switching center. The main audio path of the Central Station is completely passive, offering the most transparent sonic quality. This mastering-... Read More

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The PreSonus Central Station is a comprehensive monitor switching center. The main audio path of the Central Station is completely passive, offering the most transparent sonic quality. This mastering-level signal path has no amplifier stages, including op amps, active ICs, or chips eliminating coloration, noise, and distortion. To minimize noise and maximize signal integrity, this PreSonus unit is equipped with 34 sealed relays that use a minimal signal path design so that the audio does not pass through extraneous electronics. 3 pairs stereo inputs (2 pair TRS and 1 pair RCA) and outputs (2 digital and 3 analog).

Accompanying 3 sets of monitor outputs, each with its own set of trim pots, are 3 sets of analog stereo analog inputs to accommodate DAW/Mixer, Tape/CD, or Keyboard/Sampler. 2 of these inputs feature balanced TRS jacks and the third has RCA inputs with trim control for matching signals at different levels. The Central Station also accommodates 2 digital inputs via S/PDIF or TOSLINK, providing D/A conversion up to 24Bit/192kHz, enabling the user to send a digital signal directly to the monitoring center to bypass lesser D/A converters from the DAW, a CD, or DAT player.

Dual fast-acting 30-segment digital LED meters provide high-resolution metering of input level as well as calibration to external equipment. The Central Station also offers a talkback omni directional condenser microphone that is routed through the CUE outputs for communication between artist and engineer. When the talkback feature is used, the cue mix is automatically dimmed for optimal communication.

Other features on the PreSonus Central Station include 2 headphone outputs, MUTE, DIM, MONO, INPUT select, CUE select, and OUTPUT select. An optional remote control (CSR-1) is available that includes TALKBACK, MUTE, DIM, MONO, INPUT, and OUTPUT selection, as well as level adjustment.

  • Passive Audio Path - no op amps or ICs in main audio path
  • 5 stereo inputs (2 digital and 3 analog)
  • 24-Bit/192kHz DAC (117dB dynamic range) via SPDIF¬†and TOSLINK
  • 3 sets of monitor outputs, each with passive volume control
  • Talkback microphone with volume to feed headphone and cue output
  • Accurate dual 30-segment LED for metering
  • 2 front panel headphone jacks with separate volume control
  • MAIN and CUE stereo output have independent input source
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The Meter Bridge WILL DIE!


from Los Angeles, CA

This unit has become an DISPENSABLE part of my studio. I CANNOT function without it. The signal routing and the sonic quality is EXCELLENT! HOWEVER, I am on my 4th unit now! In spite of running on regulated, filtered power, the SLIGHTEST fluctuation will blow the meter bridge out. If you NEED metering like I do, this unit WILL, at some point, LET YOU DOWN! Again, the routing and signal quality are EXCELLENT, but there are FAULTY DRIVER CHIPS in the metering section, and they will go out if you even THINK about em too hard! Forget calibration, metering, etc. :(

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from Philli, PA

Good buy; Clear, consistant, doesnt colour the sound and makes life alot easier when used to its full potential. On the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

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