PreSonus Central Station Plus Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from Upstate NY
May 21, 2012Music Background:
It DOES have a mono switch!!My bad!! Somehow I missed that it does indeed have a mono switch - in the speaker select section. (I guess I found the single select button/dual trim pots arrangement a bit disorienting... I don't blame the designers - they're trying to give us the most functions in one rack space.) Anyway, happy to be able to test mono at the push of a button! 5 stars and my apologies.
from Atlanta, Ga
November 2, 2011Music Background:
Producer, Recording Engineer
Very versatile, incredible transparencyWell built piece of machinery... Very versatile, incredible transparency, would I highly recommend this over any thing in its class!
August 26, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer,Pro Musician,Composer,Singer
˛ndispensable thing in the studiotake more than 3 years.
indispensable thing in the studio
from Upstate NY
December 18, 2011Music Background:
Very Clean SoundNice unit! I've used it for months now and it's been holding up well. I'm very happy that Presonus prioritized transparency and keeping the sound as uncolored as possible. (Can't comment on the remote control, as I bought the rack unit when it came separately.) Flexible and convenient routing enables quick speaker comparisons, with and then without subwoofer. (My one regret is that I wish it had a mono switch!) Two words of advice to buyers: The push buttons feel a bit delicate, so be reasonably gentle with them and they ought to be fine. Also: the speaker select button configuration selects stereo pairs with one button each, but the trim pots next to them are Left and Right, one per speaker, so be sure to adjust both pots for your sub or else you'll get some wack phase issues.
from Columbus, OH
June 25, 2012Music Background:
Recording & Live Engineer, Educator
Best in it's class, but...In this price range you can't beat the features. The 2 digital ins and the inclusion of an RCA input are great. However, if your primary concern is transparency, look elsewhere. I did a shoot out with a Dangerous DBox and it was like taking a blanket off my speakers. The image widened as well. Then again, that box costs twice as much...
Still, I will say it's the best in it's class - but don't let the marketing fool you. "Transparent" is relative....
November 6, 2012Music Background:
Producer, Engineer, Composer
Decent, but not quite perfectionI've used this unit and remote every day for over 7 years paired with several different monitoring set ups. It is very reliable (my unit must have 10K+ hours on it, still works great), has plenty of connection options and is a solid choice for a decent sized project studio. However, if you've spent many thousands of dollars on your monitoring set-up and just as much on your converters, this just isn't going to yield the same level of transparency as the more expensive hi-end units (Dangerous, Crane Song, Grace, Etc...). Don't get me wrong, if you've spent $5-10K on your entire set-up (monitors, A/D, etc), this is a solid workhorse and will serve you extremely well for years to come, but if you're $20-30K+ deep into your signal chain, do yourself a favor and don't cheap out on the one piece of gear that you hear everything through and spend the money on something better, or at the very least, try out a couple options to hear the differences for yourself.