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PreSonus  Central Station PLUS Studio Monitor Controller  

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A more efficient way to take command of your monitor speakers.

The Central Station PLUS provides the perfect combination of stereo inputs, outputs, and recording-communication functions, allowing you to easily manage multiple sources and monitor speakers. 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 PreSonus 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
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.

A Complete Tool Set
Because Central Station PLUS is a professional tool, PreSonus 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 16dB. Of course, you can mute the speakers as well.

CSR-1 Remote
The CSR-1 provides remote control of volume for each input pair and for the talkback mic, as well as controlling muting, input-source switching (TRS1, TRS2, Aux, and S/PDIF), and passive speaker-output switching (stereo pairs A, B, and C). An Active light illuminates when the CSR-1 is controlling main volume. The Dim and Mono features also can be controlled from the remote unit.

A built-in electret condenser talkback mic with momentary on/off Talk button enables you to address the musicians through their headphones. (The Central Station main unit also has a talkback mic, so make sure to turn down whichever talkback mic you aren't using!)

Central Station connects to the CSR-1 via a proprietary DB15 cable (included), enabling you to keep the Central Station in your rack and control it from your desktop. This provides maximum convenience with minimum wiring, keeping your workspace free of cable clutter.

Central Station PLUS
3 sets of stereo analog inputs let you switch between sources
2 sets of S/PDIF digital inputs (coax and optical)
3 sets of stereo speaker outputs with:
Speaker Select switches
Recessed trim pot for each speaker output
Cue section with:
Input-select switch
Output-level control
Main section with:
Input-select switch
Aux-input level control
Output-level control
Mute, Dim (-20 dB), and Mono switches
2 headphone outputs, each with:
Dual-function volume controls
Main-Cue input switches
Passive audio path: no op amps or IC's in main audio path
Onboard talkback microphone
Talkback microphone input w/level control (feeds headphone and cue outputs)
Dual 30-segment, fast-acting, peak-hold LED metering (dBu and dBfs) with:
Clear Peak switch
Calibrate to match DAW or other audio device
Footswitch jack for hands-free talkback operation
4 balanced ¼" analog line inputs (2 L/R pairs)
2 unbalanced RCA analog line inputs (L/R pair)
1 stereo S/PDIF optical (TOSLINK) digital input
1 stereo S/PDIF coax (RCA) digital input
1 balanced XLR talkback-microphone input
6 balanced ¼", line-level speaker outputs (3 L/R pairs) w/separate, passive volume controls
2 balanced ¼", line-level Main outputs (1 L/R pair) with source selection
2 balanced ¼", line-level Cue outputs (1 L/R pair) with volume control and source selection
2 stereo ¼" headphone jacks w/dual-function volume controls and Main-Cue input switches
1 DB15 port for optional Control Station Remote (CSR-1)
S/PDIF coax and optical digital inputs
High-definition, 24-bit, 192 kHz D/A converters (115 dBu dynamic range)
1U 19" rack-mountable, rugged steel chassis
External AC power supply

CSR-1 Remote
Remote-control all functions of Central Station, including:
Input switching
Speaker selection
Main volume
Talkback system
Onboard electret condenser talkback microphone
Talk button (momentary switch) for talkback system
Active light shows when CSR-1 is controlling main volume
Connects with a proprietary DB15 cable (included)
Keep desktop neat and clutter-free

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Central Station PLUS Studio Monitor Controller Specifications:

Audio Inputs
TRS 1 & 2
Type: ¼" TRS Passive-Balanced
Input Impedance: 2-5 kÎ (Speaker load and Trim level dependent)
S/N Ratio: > 140dB
THD+N: < 0.0005% (1 kHz @ 0 dBu)
Frequency Response: > 1 MHz
Type: RCA Active-Unbalanced
Input Impedance: 8 kÎ
S/N Ratio: > 115 dB (1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity gain)
THD+N: < 0.002% (1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity gain)
Frequency Response: 10Hz-50 kHz, -0.5dB
Gain Range: -90dB to +20dB
Types: RCA 75Î coax and Toslink optical
Dynamic Range: 117dB
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
Note: All Input specifications (except Input Impedance) measured at Speaker A output, Trim and Main Level set to maximum
Audio Outputs
Type: ¼" TRS Passive-Balanced
Type-Mono Activated: ¼" TRS Active-Impedance Balanced
Trim Range: -90dB to 0dB
Main Level Range: -90dB to 0dB
Dim Attenuation: -30dB
Type: ¼" TRS Active-Balanced
Output Impedance: 51Î
THD+N: < 0.0025%
Frequency Response: 10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5dB
Type: ¼" TRS Active-Impedance Balanced
Output Impedance: 51Î
THD+N: Less than 0.003% (1 kHz @ 0 dBu)
Frequency Response: 10Hz-50kHz, -0.5dB
Gain Range: -90dB to 0dB
Dim Attenuation: -30dB (Talkback activated)
Type: ¼" TRS Active Stereo
Maximum Output: 150 mW/channel @ 60Î load
THD+N: 0.015% (150 mW/channel @ 60Î load)
Frequency Response: 10Hz-50kHz, +1dB
Dynamic Microphone Input
Type: XLR Female Balanced
Input Impedance: 2400Î
Internal Microphone
Type: Electret Condenser
Sensitivity: -42dB
Mic Preamp
Gain Range: 15-55dB
Input Meters
Type: Dual 30 segment LED w/ Peak Hold
Range: -48dB to +18dB (-66 dBfs to 0 dBfs)
Accuracy: > 0.25dB
Frequency Range: 10Hz-22kHz
Calibrate Range: ±18dB
Power Supply
Type: External A.C. Transformer/Internal Linear
Power Consumption: 40 VA
Main Chassis
Package Type: 1U steel chassis
Dimensions: 19" (W) x 1.75" (H) x 6.25" (D)
Weight: 5lb.
External Power Supply (factory configured)
Package Type: Molded Plastic
Dimensions: 2.5" (W) X 2.3" (H) x 4" (D)
Weight: 2.5lb.

CSR-1 Control Station Remote
Dimensions: .38" (W) x 5.75" (H) x 2.38" (D)
Weight: 1.25lb.
Cable: 12-foot DE15M to DE15M (male-male)
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