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PreSonus Monitor Station Studio Control Center

Empower communication throughout your studio with 4 premium headphone amps, source selection, speaker selection, talkback microphone, and more. (8) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

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.

Features

- Main speaker volume adjustment
- 3 stereo inputs (two balanced TRS, one RCA Aux/Phono)
- Three sets of balanced TRS speaker outputs each with level adjustment
- Talkback microphone with volume control to feed headphone and Cue output
- XLR input for external dynamic talkback microphone
- Accurate dual 8-segment LED for metering
- 4 loud and clear headphone amplifiers with separate volume control and independent input source selection
- Main and Cue stereo output with independent input source selection
- Dim with variable level adjustment
- Aux and Phono level adjustment
- Mute and Mono

Input Switching

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.

Speaker Switching

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.

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.

Total Communication

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 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.

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Audio Inputs

ST1 and ST2:
- Type: 1/4 inch TRS Active-Balanced
- Input Impedance: 10K Ohm
- S/N Ratio: Greater than 110dB
- THD+N: Less than .0075% (1Khz @ 0dBu)
- Frequency Response: 10Hz to 65KHz, -.5dB
- Noise Floor: -96dBu, 20Hz to 20KHz, 150 Ohm Input Termination
- Maximum Input Level: +22dBu, 0.5%THD+N

AUX:
- Type: RCA Active-Unbalanced
- Input Impedance: 47K Ohm
- S/N Ratio: Greater than 115dB (1KHz @ 0dBu, Unity gain)
- THD+N: 0.01% (1KHz @ 0dBu, Unity gain)
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-50KHz, -.5dB
- Gain Range: -80dB to +10dB
- Phono Mode Gain: 32dB @ 1KHz
- Phono Mode THD+N: 0.05%
- Phono Mode Noise Floor: -72dBu, 40dB gain, Inputs shorted

Audio Outputs

Speakers:
- Type: 1/4 inch TRS Active-Impedance Balanced
- Output Impedance: 51 Ohm
- Trim Range: -80dB to 0dB
- Main Level Range: -80dB to 0dB
- Dim Attenuation Range: -30dB to -6dB

Main:
- Type: 1/4 inch TRS Active-Impedance Balanced
- Output Impedance: 51 Ohm
- THD+N: Less than 0.0025%
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-50KHz, -.5dB

Cue:
- Type: 1/4 inch TRS Active-Impedance Balanced
- Output Impedance: 51 Ohm
- THD+N: Less than .003% (1KHz @ 0dBu)
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-50KHz, -.5dB
- Gain Range: -80dB to 0dB
- Dim Attenuation: -20dB (Talkback activated)

Headphones:
- Type: 1/4 inch TRS Active Stereo
- Maximum Output: 150mW/channel @ 60 Ohm load
- THD+N: 0.015% (150mW/channel @ 60 Ohm load)
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-50KHz, +1dB

Talkback

Dynamic Microphone Input:
- Type: XLR Female Balanced
- Input Impedance: 2400 Ohm

Internal Microphone:
- Type: Electret Condenser
- Sensitivity: -42dB

Mic Preamp:
- Gain Range: 15-55dB

Input Meters:
- Type: Dual 8 segment LED w/ Peak Hold
- Range: -26dBfs to 0dBfs

Power Supply
Type: External A.C. Transformer/Internal Linear

Power Consumption: 10VA
Presonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products carry a limited warranty of 90 days.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 225-216-7887
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great add on to your studio!"
Overall: First things first, the other guys don't leave a "review" they are simply stating facts. I'll give you guys a review on this product. Great features that are included are 4 headphone channels with volume knobs on each one. You can send certain headphones to the "cue" bus which is the bus that has the "talk back" mic on. This way you can only communicate with the vocalist in the booth rather than everyone listening in. Another great feature in this little thing is having a bunch of monitors hooked up to it! Speaker A I use for my main listening monitors "KRK 103way" Speaker B I use for little monitors (stereo set up) Mackie MR5 MkII Speaker C for an additional sub woofer. You can also hook up another source of audio "stereo" in my case I have another work station for video shoots etc. and we hit Stereo 2 for the audio to be played from that station! This addition to our studio has been fantastic, and for the price there is no competition. If you run your own recording studio, this will make things so much easier on you while engineering. Being able to simply communicate with the vocalist in the booth without him/her moving out of it is great and the mic is built in the interface, you can of course hook up an external mic for this if you wish. In my case I set this piece of gear right in front of me while recording/mixing. Overall, this is a great piece of gear. I was using M Audio's Fast track c400 for controling monitors etc. and it was terrible, great for running microphones/guitars but playback was fuzzy and volume was weak. This Presonus Monitor Station blew that one away and sounds amazing. My advice, if you have a recording studio in your home or even in a professional office/outside location your clients will love this..That means you get happier customers because of a $300 piece of equipment! Definitely makes your job easier too! Buy it, you will love this thing! Be sure to read the manual if you don't know how to set it up with your studio setup!
Style of Music: Hip hop, rnb, rap, christian rap, rock, heavy metal.
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Overall: I initially purchased a Mackie Big Knob unit for my studio. I wanted to have the ability to have talk back to my booth, and more flexibility in controlling monitor mixes. I was disappointed with it in terms of quality. I did not want to spend a ton on this, but wanted something better. Some research I did showed this, and the rack version of this, were great. The rack version was clearly overkill for my purposes. I went ahead with the desktop unit, and am very please. The sound quality is super, and it actually looks better in person than in the pictures.
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