PreSonus Monitor Station 2 Desktop Studio Control Center


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The PreSonus Monitor Station V2 Desktop Studio Control Center is outfitted with the key monitor-management features needed in a modern studio. High-quality components ensure that it doesn’t color the sound of your tracks and mixes. Its built-in Talkback mic makes communicating with your performers simple and painless.

The PreSonus Monitor Station V2 Desktop Studio Control Center is the desktop speaker-management solution. The stereo inputs in the PreSonus Monitor Station V2 accommodate audio interfaces, mixing consoles, outboard gear, phones, personal music players, CD players, and many other audio sources. Up to four input sources can be monitored, together or by toggling between input and Aux sources for quick comparisons or for reference.

Equip Your Studio with Pro Monitoring Features for a Song
Manage multiple audio sources and sets of monitor speakers, track using illegally loud headphone amplifiers, and talk back to your drummer—all from your desktop.

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 PreSonus 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 1/4” 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 PreSonus Monitor Station V2 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. 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. (PreSonus strongly urges you not to do that.) No worries! With PreSonus 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 PreSonus Monitor Station V2 offers four 1/4” 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 PreSonus 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 PreSonus Monitor Station V2 offers powerful options that allow you to configure it for the way you like to work. The PreSonus 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 PreSonus gave you several ways to customize your PreSonus 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!

PreSonus Monitor Station V2 Desktop Studio Control Center 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 Monitor Station V2 Desktop Studio Control Center 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 kO
      • 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, 150O 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 kO
      • 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 75O 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:
      • Type: ¼” TRS Active Balanced
      • Output Impedance (Balanced): 51O
      • 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 (60O 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)

PreSonus Monitor Station V2 Desktop Studio Control Center Includes

  • 1 x PreSonus Monitor Station V2 Desktop Studio Control Center
  • 1 x Monitor Station V2 External Power Supply
  • 1 x PreSonus Health Safety and Compliance Guide
  • 1 x PreSonus Sticker
  • 1 x PreSonus Product Catalog
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Life saver

    This is great if you have a lot of speakers and want to hear then all with a push of a button. It’s quick and easy to set up. I use it with my Apollo x 6 and it works great.

  • 5

    For $299 I have no complaints. (Though I do wish this had a crossover). Great monitor controller for $299. You can configure it multiple ways, has a good built in D/A converter, aux jack, and metering. Metering is also configurable. Gives me all the control my D-box doesn't.

  • 5
    Just what the Dr. ordered!

    A terrific upgrade to my mixing suite - now allows easy integration of 2 pairs of monitors, AND a sub. The headphone amps, adjustable DIM and multiple inputs is also a great add-on. LOVE IT!

  • 5
    Best monitor controller out there!
    David Finkelstein

    I was looking at the Presonus Central Station since a friend of mine had it, he told me it was a bit overkill for anyone with under 3 sets of monitors. I opted for the Monitor Station instead. I thought having 3 sources would go unused but after a year, I am using them to patch in a line in from an ipod/iphone from a client to hear ideas from other songs. The big blue knob is perfectly weighted and feels great when fine tuning your monitor levels. Switching monitors is seamless as well. Get This Thing!!