Refurbished - Central Station PLUS *

Product Details

  • 3 sets of stereo analog inputs and 2 sets of S/PDIF digital inputs
  • 3 sets of stereo speaker outputs with Select switches and trim pots
  • Passive audio path with no op amps or IC’s
  • Onboard talkback microphone and talkback input
  • Dual 30-segment, fast-acting, peak-hold LED metering
  • Remote controllable via included Control Station Remote (CSR-1)

The professional choice for monitor control, the Central Station PLUS enables you to easily manage three sets of stereo analog sources and two stereo S/PDIF digital sources and audition them with three pairs of speakers. You get screaming-loud headphone amps; fast, accurate metering; an audiophile-quality, passive signal path; and a wealth of special features—all in one rackspace. The included remote control lets you manage your monitors from your desktop.

18V DC Power Supply

3-Meter Cable for CSR1 Remote Control

Technical Specifications

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

AUX

Type RCA Active-Unbalanced
Input Impedance
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

S/PDIF

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.

Physical

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

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

Audio Outputs

Speakers

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

Main

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

Cue

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)

Headphones

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

Talkback

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

Power Supply

Type External A.C. Transformer/Internal Linear
Power Consumption 40 VA

CSR-1 Control Station Remote

Dimensions 5.25 (W) x 5.75 (H) x 2.38 (D) inches
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Cable 12-foot DE15M to DE15M (male-male)

DJ Booth Central Station PLUS review

“PreSonus’ Central Station Plus is one of the most feature packed monitor control systems available for professional studios and home setups alike.”

staff, DJ Booth, March 2017

Tape Op Central Station PLUS review

“The Central Station is a sturdy, well-designed monitoring device that takes a hands-off approach to the audio signal.”

Kyle Bittinger and Ramsey Tantawi, Tape Op, November 2004

Accessories

18V DC Power Supply

3-Meter Cable for CSR1 Remote Control