Presonus Monitor Station V2 Desktop Studio Control Center  From Presonus

The desktop speaker-management solution.

Presonus

$299.95

Retail:  $369.95

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Manufacturer's Description from Presonus

Consider your sources.

Switch quickly and easily between up to four audio sources with a selection of input types.

Your personal studio is well equipped with a great interface (from PreSonus, of course!) and a CD player with an S/PDIF digital output. Perhaps you also need to listen to audio from a third source, such as a tape deck, or you want to be able to audition two different stereo mixes from the interface. The Monitor Station V2 provides a convenient desktop control center where you can switch between these sources without compromising the sound quality.

Switch between two pairs of balanced ¼” TRS and a third input channel that can be fed from an S/PDIF digital input (44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz), one pair of unbalanced RCA Aux inputs with gain control, and a 1/8” TRS unbalanced input that is summed with the RCA Aux inputs. A button switches between the analog Aux and digital S/PDIF inputs.

The Monitor Station allows each of the stereo inputs (TRS1, TRS2, aux) to be routed to one of two audio paths: Main and Cue. You also can route two separate signals (Main and Cue) to each of the four headphone amplifiers, which we’ll discuss shortly.

For example, send a mix with a click track to the TRS 2 input while sending the main mix to TRS 1; you can then enable the headphone amplifiers to carry either the cue or the main mix. The main audio path always feeds what you will hear in the control room.

 

​Manage Your Destinations.

Audition your music with your choice of three stereo pairs of speaker outputs, each with separate level control. Four screaming-loud headphone outs and a talkback mic ensure your musicians hear every note—and your instructions—clearly.

Your small monitors and your large monitors—say, a pair of Eris E5s and a set of Sceptre S8s—sound great but they’re constructed differently, and each reveals things the other doesn’t. That’s why you have both. And you have a beloved vintage set of monitors that you’ll never surrender. But if you have to manually repatch the three sets of monitors one more time, you’re going to freak out and dummy-slap an alligator. (We strongly urge you not to do that.)

No worries! With Monitor Station V2, you can switch between the three sets of monitors instantly! Not only that, you can set each set of speakers’ level individually so that when you switch between speakers, your monitoring level stays the same.

All speakers can be simultaneously available, or just one pair at a time, or you can choose between speakers A and B, with speaker output C remaining active to feed a subwoofer.

Your musicians need to hear clearly every bit as much as you do. That’s why the Monitor Station V2 offers four ¼” TRS stereo headphone outputs driven by amplifiers so loud they ought to be illegal. Unless they’re stone deaf, your musicians will hear themselves! Each headphone out has a Main/Cue source selector, and individual output-level control. That’s the equivalent of a built-in HP4 headphone system!

And with the Monitor Station V2’s built-in, electret-condenser Talkback mic with level control, you can communicate with the talent over their headphones, no problem. A flaming red Talk button activates the mic and automatically attenuates the cue signal based on the dim level.

 

Customize your system for the way you work.

There’s more to managing a monitoring system than I/O, level controls, and talkback. The Monitor Station V2 offers powerful options that allow you to configure it for the way you like to work.

Monitor Station V2 delivers the features you need to customize your monitoring system. Eight-segment, three-color LED meters indicate left and right signal levels. These LED meters can be set in any of three modes for use with +4 dB, +10 dB, or +18 dB signal levels.

A Mono switch sums the stereo outputs so you can check for phase problems. A large, conveniently located knob controls the main speaker output level (but not the main line-level outs), and a Dim switch with attenuation knob lets you reduce the speaker output by a variable amount (-30 to -6 dB). Of course, you can mute the speakers as well.

Each of us works a bit differently, so we gave you several ways to customize your Monitor Station V2. Input selection, speaker selection, and the aforementioned LED meter mode can each be set and saved during power up so you can customize your recording system for the way you work.

Input selection can be set in either Summing mode (TRS1, TRS2, and Aux-S/PDIF 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 be in All On mode (speaker A, B and C can be engaged simultaneously), Toggle mode (speaker A, B, and C can only be selected one at a time), or Subwoofer mode (A and B are selectable, and C can be selected with A or B).

 

Take control of your monitor system.

With its ergonomic, intuitive layout; extensive features and I/O; and PreSonus’ famed sound quality, Monitor Station V2 provides a versatile, convenient, and affordable solution for managing your studio monitoring system from your desktop. So sashay down to your PreSonus® dealer and take control of your monitoring system the way the professionals do!

 

Features

 

Inputs and Outputs

 ♦ 2 Stereo pairs of ¼” TRS inputs

 ♦ 1 Stereo pair of RCA Aux inputs

 ♦ 1 Stereo S/PDIF coaxial (RCA) digital input (44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz)

 ♦ 3 Stereo pairs of ¼” TRS speaker outputs with level controls

 ♦ 1 Stereo pair of ¼” TRS Main outputs

 ♦ 1 Stereo pair of ¼” TRS Cue outputs

 ♦ 4 ¼” TRS screaming-loud stereo headphone outputs

Controls

 ♦ Large Main level control

 ♦ 3 Individual Main Source (ST1, ST2, Aux) select switches

 ♦ 3 Individual Speaker Select switches

 ♦ Cue section with Source select (ST1, ST2, Aux) and output-level control

 ♦ Aux-S/PDIF Select switch

 ♦ Aux Input level control

 ♦ Main Mute, Mono, and Dim switches with variable Dim attenuation

Additional Features

 ♦ 8-segment color LED input meters with selectable reference level

 ♦ Built-in electret-condenser talkback microphone with input-gain control and Talkback button

 ♦ Convenient desktop design

 

Presonus

About Manufacturer

PreSonus Corporation, a developer of audio technologies for the professional and semi-professional digital audio markets, was founded in 1995 and presently has an active distribution network in place that reaches over 20 million audio consumers. PreSonus also manages a high traffic website, www.presonus.com that is experiencing over 100,000 hits per month. The Company has released 18 professional audio products that have shipped to over 41 countries. Presonus has received the Electronic Musician Magazine Editor's Choice Award for four different products. The Company's products have also been nominated several times for MIX Magazine's Technical Excellence in Creativity Awards (TEC). In all, over 150,000 PreSonus products are in use around the world. The Company's primary objective is to leverage its research and development ability, intellectual property portfolio, expertise in manufacturing, well respected brand, and established distribution channels to continue swift growth in revenue and profitability. PreSonus has exhibited consistent growth of an average of 48.6% per year over the past six years and predicts continued double digit growth rates for the next three years. PreSonus was founded on the precept of research and development in new technologies and discovery and exploitation of emerging multi-media markets. The Company has passed the 'proof of concept' stage and is presently utilizing its proprietary designs and patents to expand product offerings. PreSonus has extensive relationships in the music, technology, Internet, manufacturing and consumer electronics industries as well as a highly respected professional audio brand - PreSonus Audio Electronics. Competencies necessary to promote and support digital audio technology include qualified personnel in research, engineering, manufacturing, music and marketing as well as direct experience with branding and business development. PreSonus has developed a talented staff and exceptional reputation and is poised to take advantage of the burgeoning digital audio and digital media consumer markets.

Specifications

Audio Inputs

 

Internal Talkback Microphone

 
Gain Range +15 to +55 dB
Type Electret condenser
Sensitivity -42 dB

Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 Inputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Active Balanced
Input Impedance (Balanced) 10 kΩ
S/N Ratio (1 kHz @ +10 dBu, Unity Gain) >105 dB
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ 0 dBu Output, Unity Gain) <0.0075%
Frequency Response (±0.5 dB) 10 Hz to 65 kHz
Noise Floor (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 150Ω input termination) -96 dBu
Maximum Input Level (Minimum Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N) +22 dBu

Auxiliary Inputs

 
Type RCA Active Unbalanced
Input Impedance 47.5 kΩ
S/N Ratio (1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity Gain) >115 dB
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ 0 dBu Output, Unity Gain) <0.01%
Frequency Response (±0.5 dB) 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Gain Range 80 dB to +10 dB

S/PDIF

 
Types RCA 75Ω coax
Dynamic Range 113 dB
THD+N 0.0025% (1 kHz @ -1 dBFS)
Maximum output at 0 dBFS +18 dBu
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Input Meters (ST1, ST2, and Aux only)

 
Type Dual 8-segment LED w/peak hold
Sensitivity Range -24 dB to 0 dB

Audio Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Active Balanced
Output Impedance (Balanced) 51Ω
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ 0 dBu, Unity Gain) <0.01%
Frequency Response (±0.5 dB) 10 Hz to 50 kHz

Speaker A, B, and C

 
Trim Range -80 dB to 0 dB
Main Level Range -80 dB to 0 dB
Dim Attenuation Range -30 dB to -6dB

Cue

 
Cue Level Range -80 dB to 0 dB
Dim Attenuation (Talkback activated) -20 dB

Headphones

 
Type ¼” TRS Active Stereo
Maximum Output (60Ω load) 150 mW / channel
Frequency Response (±1.0 dB) 10 Hz to 50 kHz

Power

 
Power Supply Type External DC Transformer/Internal Line
Input Connector Type Barrel, 5.5 mm outside diameter, 2.1 mm inside diameter
Monitor Station Input Voltage Range 18 VDC
Power Requirements (Continuous) 10W

Physical

 

Dimensions

 
Height 2.5” (63.5 mm)
Depth 8.5” (216 mm)
Width 9” (228.6 mm)
Weight 6 lbs. (4.54 kg)