An updated edition of Presonus' Central Station, the Central Station Plus is the ultimate studio-monitoring interface for the modern digital studio. Featuring three sets of stereo analog inputs to switch between input sources including DAW, mixer, CD/DAT/Tape player, or keyboards/samplers, the Central Station Plus offers two stereo analog inputs that feature TRS balanced connectors while the third stereo input utilizes RCA inputs with trim control for level matching of input signals.
The Central Station Plus accommodates two digital inputs via S/PDIF or TOSLINK optical optical providing D/A conversion up to 24Bit/192kHz. This allows you to monitor DAW and CD/DAT outputs through the same professional quality converter for the most accurate A/B comparison and highest quality monitoring environment. The digital to analog converter offers the highest possible audio quality with over 117dB dynamic range and ultra high quality analog circuitry.
Presonus Central Station Plus Features
- 3 sets of stereo analog and 2 sets of S/PDIF digital inputs
- 3 sets of stereo speaker outputs
- Main and Cue sections with input-select switch and output-level control
- Aux-input level control
- Mute, Dim (-20 dB), and mono switches
- 2 headphone outputs with dual-function volume controls
- Passive audio path: no op amps or IC's in main audio path
- Onboard talkback microphone and Talkback microphone input
- Dual 30-segment, fast-acting, peak-hold LED metering
- Includes Control Station Remote (CSR-1) Main Volume
The Presonus Central Station Plus features three sets of monitor outputs, each with their own set of passive trim controls. The monitoring section also provides MUTE, DIM and MONO switches. In addition, the Central Station Plus includes a set of CUE outputs that can feed headphone amplifiers and a separate stereo MAIN line level output.
PURELY PASSIVE SIGNAL PATH
The Central Station Plus features a PURELY PASSIVE SIGNAL PATH for ultimate sonic performance. The main audio path of the Central Station Plus uses no amplifier stages including op amps or active IC's (integrated circuits) that add noise, color, distortion, and give that pinched sound. Distortion produced by op amps and IC's also gives added ear fatigue.
Signal routing in the Central Station Plus is acheived utilzing 34 sealed mechanical relays (instead of active IC's) maintaining a minimal signal path design wherein extraneous electronics are hard-wire bypassed. Using relays ensures the most transparent signal path maximizing dynamic range, frequency range, and headroom, while minimizing noise and coloration. The Central Station Plus uses the highest quality passive components including military grade 1% tolerance metal film resistors, multi-element potentiometers and ultra-durable connectors to deliver the highest sonic performance.
The Central Station Plus features dual fast-acting 30-segment peak/hold LED's for accurate metering. The front panel of the Central Station Plus includes both dBu and dBfs scale as well as peak/hold clear switch and meter alignment switch for addtional metering options.
The Central Station Plus has an onboard TALKBACK microphone which is routed through the CUE outputs for communication between artist and engineer. The Central Station Plus also includes a Microphone XLR input on the rear panel for use with an external microphone. When Talkback is used the CUE mix is automatically dimmed for added ease of communication.