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Presonus Central Station

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Manufacturer # CENTRALST

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  • Studio control center.
  • Remote volume control.
  • 3x stereo analog input.
  • 2x S/PDIF digital input.
  • CSR-1 remote included.

Presonus Central Station

Price:
$499.95

PreSonus’ Central Station studio control center features a powerful array of recording and production utilities. With three stereo analog inputs and two S/PDIF digital inputs, the possibilities are truly endless! Using the include CSR-1 remote, users can free themselves from their mixing console and control their hardware from a distance.

Take Command of Your Monitor Speakers

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.

Meet the Central Station PLUS.

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.

High-End Audio Quality

The pros know that for critical listening, a monitor-control system must be as sonically transparent as possible. That’s why we gave the Central Station 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 Meters

Being from southeast Louisiana, we’re big fans of The Meters (Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr., and Joseph Modeliste). Being audio professionals, we’re into extremely accurate metering.
To enable you to watch your input levels, the Central Station sports dual 30-segment, tri-colored, fast-acting, peak-hold LED meters, which can display dBu and dBfs. A handy Clear switch lets you clear the peak-hold.
Unlike The Meters, these meters are anything but funky!

A Complete Tool Set

Because Central Station PLUS is a professional tool, we’ve included all of the key features you’ll need to manage monitors in a commercial or project studio. Speak to the musicians over the headphone and cue buses using the onboard talkback microphone or connect a dynamic mic to the XLR talkback input.

The cue signal is automatically dimmed when you use the talkback mic, and a jack admits a footswitch for hands-free talkback operation. A Mono switch sums the stereo source so you can check for phase problems, and a Dim switch lets you reduce the speaker output by 16 dB.

Of course, you can mute the speakers as well.

Finally, with the included CSR-1, you can remote-control the Central Station’s main volume, input select, output select, talkback, mute, dim, and mono functions.

The Professional’s Choice

With pristine audio quality; the ability to switch between multiple analog and digital sources and three sets of speakers; fast, accurate metering; and all of the extras that make your studio work easier and more efficient, it’s obvious why the Central Station PLUS is the professional engineer’s choice for monitor control.

Audio Inputs

TRS 1 & 2

Type 

¼" TRS Passive-Balanced

Input Impedance

2-5 k? (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 k?

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 75? 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

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

51?

THD+N      

< 0.0025%

Frequency Response   

10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5dB

Cue

Type 

¼" TRS Active-Impedance Balanced

Output Impedance

51?

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 @ 60? load

THD+N      

0.015% (150 mW/channel @ 60? load)

Frequency Response   

10 Hz-50 kHz, +1 dB

Talkback

Dynamic Microphone Input

Type 

XLR Female Balanced

Input Impedance

2400?

Internal Microphone

Type 

Electret Condenser

Sensitivity

-42 dB

Mic Preamp

Gain Range 

15-55 dB

Input Meters

Type 

Dual 30 segment LED w/ Peak Hold

Range 

-48 dB to +18 dB (-66 dBfs to 0 dBfs)          

Accuracy  

> 0.25 dB

Frequency Range 

10 Hz-22 kHz

Calibrate Range  

±18 dB

Power Supply

Type 

External A.C. Transformer/Internal Linear

Power Consumption     

40 VA

Physical

Main Chassis

Package Type     

1U steel chassis

Dimensions

19 (W) x 1.75 (H) x 6.25 (D) inches

Weight

5.0 lbs

External Power Supply (factory configured)

Package Type     

Molded Plastic

Dimensions

2.5 (W) X 2.3 (H) X 4.0 (D) inches

Weight

2.5 lbs

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