PreSonus Central Station PLUS with Desktop Remote


Product Highlights

  • Passive Design with Quality Components
  • Three Switchable Analog Inputs
  • SPDIF and TOSLINK Digital Inputs
  • Three Sets of Speaker Outputs with Trim
  • Talkback, Solo, Dim, Mute, Mono Controls
  • Built-In Talkback Mic and Remote Mic In
  • 32-Segment LED Meter with Peak Hold
  • Two Independent Headphone Outputs
  • CSR-1 Desktop Remote Included
  • Includes 12′ Remote Cable & Power Supply
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The PreSonus Central Station PLUS is a professional, audiophile-quality, passive monitor controller with a desktop remote well suited for commercial studios, project studios, and broadcast environments. The Central Station is designed to ensure a true transparent signal path and maximizes dynamic range, frequency response, and headroom while minimizing noise and coloration. The controller uses high-quality, passive components (no op-amps or ICs), including military-grade, 1% tolerance, metal-film resistors, multi-element potentiometers, and durable connectors to deliver professional sonic performance. The 1 RU enclosure houses controls for three sets of monitors, two high-gain headphone outputs, a built-in talkback mic, four sets of inputs, assignable cue and main outputs, and a precision dual 30-segment LED display with peak hold functionality.

The rear panel offers two sets of 1/4″ TRS inputs, as well as a set of RCA aux inputs. The Central Station PLUS also offers 24-bit/192 kHz digital inputs with TOSLINK and SPDIF connectors. There are two sets of 1/4″ line outputs (Cue and Main) and three sets of 1/4″ speaker outputs (A, B & C). Each speaker output features their own set of trim controls for setting levels and calibrating the loudness and balance of each monitor. The talkback mic section features an XLR input for using your own dynamic microphone and a pedal input for hands-free talkback engagement.

The included CSR-1 Central Station Remote is a desktop controller, which provides analog/digital input select, volume control, and speaker select. There are controls for mute, dim, and mono, as well as an additional built-in talkback microphone with its own level control and engagement switch. The PreSonus Central Station Plus ships with a 12′ CSR-1 remote cable and a power supply.

  • Main Features
    • 3 x sets of stereo analog inputs let you switch between sources
    • 2 x sets of S/PDIF digital inputs (coax and optical)
    • 3 x sets of stereo speaker outputs with:
      • Speaker Select switches
      • Recessed trim pot for each speaker output
  • Cue Section
    • Input-select switch
    • Output-level control
  • Main Section
    • Input-select switch
    • Aux-input level control
    • Output-level control
    • Mute, Dim (-20 dB), and Mono switches
  • Two Headphone Outputs
    • 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 with 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 another audio device
    • Footswitch jack for hands-free talkback operation
    • Included Control Station Remote (CSR-1):
      • Main Volume
      • Input select
      • Output select
      • Talkback
      • Mute
      • Dim
      • Mono
  • Input/Output
    • 4 x balanced 1/4″ analog line inputs (2 L/R pairs)
    • 2 x unbalanced RCA analog line inputs (L/R pair)
    • 1 x stereo S/PDIF optical (TOSLINK) digital input
    • 1 x stereo S/PDIF coax (RCA) digital input
    • 1 x balanced XLR talkback-microphone input
    • 6 x balanced 1/4″, line-level speaker outputs (3 L/R pairs) w/separate, passive volume controls
    • 2 x balanced 1/4″, line-level Main outputs (1 L/R pair) with source selection
    • 2 x balanced 1/4″, line-level Cue outputs (1 L/R pair) with volume control and source selection
    • 2 x stereo 1/4″ headphone jacks w/dual-function volume controls and Main-Cue input switches
    • 1 x DB15 port for optional Control Station Remote (CSR-1)
  • Digital
    • S/PDIF coax and optical digital inputs
    • High-definition, 24-bit, 192 kHz D/A converters (115 dBu dynamic range)
  • Enclosure
    • 1 RU 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