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PreSonus Central Station Plus With CSR-1 Remote Control

Manufacturer PreSonus

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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.

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.

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Central Station
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
Included Control Station Remote (CSR-1) provides remote control of:
Main Volume
Input select
Output select
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

Audio Inputs

TRS 1 & 2
Type ¼" TRS Passive-Balanced
Input Impedance 2-5 kΩ (Speaker load and Trim level dependent)
S/N Ratio > 140 dB
THD+N < 0.0005% (1 kHz @ 0 dBu)
Frequency Response > 1 MHz

Type RCA Active-Unbalanced
Input Impedance 8 kΩ
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

Types RCA 75Ω 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
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 -90 dB to 0 dB
Main Level Range -90 dB to 0 dB
Dim Attenuation -30 dB

Type ¼" TRS Active-Balanced
Output Impedance 51Ω
THD+N < 0.0025%
Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, -0.5dB

Type ¼" TRS Active-Impedance Balanced
Output Impedance 51Ω
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)

Type ¼" TRS Active Stereo
Maximum Output 150 mW/channel @ 60Ω load
THD+N 0.015% (150 mW/channel @ 60Ω load)
Frequency Response 10 Hz-50 kHz, +1 dB

Dynamic Microphone Input
Type XLR Female Balanced
Input Impedance 2400Ω

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

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
CSR-1 Control Station Remote
Dimensions 0.38 (W) x 5.75 (H) x 2.38 (D) inches
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Cable 12-foot DE15M to DE15M (male-male)


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