Aspen Pittman Designs Spacestation V.3 - 280W Stereo Monitor

Compact 280W Tri-amped Active Stereo Speaker with Patented CPS Technology
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Stereo Sound from a Single Cabinet!

An update of the acclaimed SFX100 powered speaker, the Center Point Stereo Spacestation V.3 allows you to construct an otherworldly 300-degree sound field utilizing a single cabinet. Typically, speakers produce an unpredictable stereo image that fluctuates, depending on the listener's position. Conversely, the Spacestation V.3 creates a stereo sound field that emanates from a stable central point, so your audience will hear the same mix, regardless of where they're sitting. Ideal for amplifying stereo sources such as keyboards or full mixes, the Spacestation V.3 kicks out enough power for live performances in small to mid-sized venues. Sweetwater has always been impressed by these powered speakers and we're glad that the Center Point Stereo Spacestation V.3 has arrived!

Center Point Stereo Spacestation V.3 Powered Stereo Speaker at a Glance:
  • Center Point Stereo (CPS) "magic" provides stereo sound from a single cabinet
  • Width control lets you tailor your sound for the room
  • Updated for improved power and a finely-tuned sound
Center Point Stereo (CPS) "magic" provides stereo sound from a single cabinet

By electronically encoding the stereo left and right signals to be mid (L+R) and side (L-R) signals, then decoding them acoustically by means of a front and side dipole-powered speaker array, the Spacestation V.3 is able to create an expansive, three-dimensional sound field. In fact, the Spacestation V.3's sound field is so vast, its "sweet spot" is everywhere - even around corners and in adjacent rooms! CPS technology was actually awarded a utility patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office, meaning that it is truly a unique, innovative, one-of-a-kind feature. This groundbreaking technology is only available from Center Point Stereo!

Width control lets you tailor your sound for the room

Center Point Stereo understands that every room is different. It's not reasonable to expect that an effect that works well in one venue will work equally as well in another. That's why the Spacestation V.3 features a width control for optimizing the stereo effect to compensate for differences in room acoustics. If you're performing outdoors or in a dead space, you need more width to create a believable three-dimensional sound field. If you're performing in a live or highly-reflective space, you need less width to prevent a washed-out sound. The Spacestation V.3 also features a subwoofer output in case you need more low-end for very large or bass-deficient venues.

Updated for improved power and a finely-tuned sound

As groundbreaking as the previous SFX100 was, there was still room for improvement. The new Spacestation V.3 is more efficient, yet more powerful than its predecessor. As a result of a new active electronic crossover and two 40-watt amps for the mid driver and super tweeter, the Spacestation V.3 is effectively tri-amped! Additionally, the Spacestation V.3's eight-inch Eminence speaker provides better low-end response than its forerunner, due to the presence of a poly cone and foam surround. The Spacestation V.3's mid driver has also been upgraded. Finally, the Spacestation V.3 sports new Speaker Contour controls for fine-tuning your sound.

Center Point Stereo Spacestation V.3 Powered Stereo Speaker Features:
  • Stereo sound from one cabinet provides big sound in a convenient package
  • Stereo Width control lets you tailor your sound for the venue
  • 3-way tri-amp front speaker for power and efficiency
  • Speaker Contour controls for fine-tuning your sound
  • Subwoofer output for maximum performance in large or bass-deficient venues
  • Compact and lightweight for easy transport and setup
  • Includes cover
Center Point Stereo Spacestation V.3 - Compact Cabinet with Massive Stereo Sound!

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Tech Specs

Speaker Size 1 x 8" woofer, 1 x 6.5" side speaker, 1 x 1" midrange driver, 1 x Super Tweeter
Total Power 280W (100W woofer, 100W side, 40W midrange, 40W tweeter)
Inputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right)
Outputs 1 x 1/4" (subwoofer out)
Frequency Range 100Hz-20kHz
Enclosure Material Solid plywood construction
Height 18"
Width 11"
Depth 11"
Weight 33 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number CPSV.3

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Perfect

Bought sight unseen based simply on reviews, and happy I did. This amp is perfect for a type of gig I do often, jazz and blues in small-to-medium venues. Replaces a K12 or K12 pair (also great but considerably more cumbersome) for that purpose. I was pleased to find it held up against a very loud jam band the other night without distorting. The other players actually told me to turn down, which is unusual. I attribute this to the curious way the sound seems to travel along the walls. Experiment with positioning -- I currently have it pointed into the corner in my reflective practice space.
Music background: Weekend warrior
5/5

Amazing!

This thing is amazing! I'm completely blown away by how this amp fills up a room. My Leslie effects are really impressive. In addition to keyboards, I also play accordion. I own a Roland digital accordion. It affords me the opportunity to play and walk around the room while playing. The cool thing about that is that I can really experience the way the cabinet fills up the room with stereo sound. No matter where I go in the room, the full stereo sound follows me. It sounds great.
Music background: Pro Musician
5/5

CPS v.3 is THE BOMB!!!

Based on the strength of early reviews and Keyboard magazine, I decided to take a leap of faith and buy a Spacestation V.3....I mean, the early reviews were so good that I figured I could always sell it on eBay if I didn't like it. Also, because I sometimes play left hand bass, I decided to get a Behringer B-1200D. This weekend was the first time that I had them on stage...all I can say is "WOW" !! Together with my NORD C2D, I actually felt like I was playing a tone wheel organ...it sounded very rich...bass tones were very rich...and it really sounded like a Leslie (in fact, better). I set the Leslie sim in the NORD to be a close miked 122, and it sounded like a million bucks. The power of this little unit is nothing short of incredible. With both amp and organ set at 50%, I sounded great not only on stage, but in the back of the room as well. Given that it was a medium sized hall, I was overwhelmingly impressed to say the least. This speaker, when paired with the Behringer B-1200D subwoofer (also very highly recommended) gets the job done. My only words of advice...lean it against a wall, and place it a little distance from you onstage. Highly recommended !!!
5/5

The Demo Videos Don't Do It Justice...

Because as impressive as the videos are, your ears won't really hear what this system is capable of LIVE, and in person. The unidirectional wave of sound from the front speaker clearly does not disperse well on its own (side speakers turned off), and the quality is muffled when standing anywhere except directly in front of the wave. This isn't as obvious in the video as it is when I began testing mine as soon as I got it. As you turn up the side speakers, the stereo field begins to fill in and round out the shape so the sonic quality is crystal clear everywhere you stand. Most impressive for me was the lush, wide ripples of tones generated by my Korg Triton Extreme 88, specifically the "Suitcase & Stage EP 1" patch. Also absolutely loving all the classic organ patches (okay, so my Korg's no Hammond SK1, but it's got some killer B3/C3 patches nonetheless) as well, letting the Leslie slay me as it swirls up. Thank God for Aspen Pittman and the SpaceStation V.3 - It's the keyboard amp I've been waiting for ever since I've played church keys for services and teen/college/young adult groups. Pros: 1. Compact size / weight - at a little less than two feet tall and about 40 pounds, this is an amazing design for its size 2. Power / amplification - at 50%, this system is LOUD. It gets LOUDER without distorting, too. 3. Sonic quality - without the Stereo engaged, this system sounds just as plain-Jane as any other amp; turn up the controls, and it puts everything around it to shame Cons: 1. Price - on par with most high-end / high-quality amps; videos I've seen on YouTube disappointingly have Aspen Pittman advertising them at NAMM for $599 on Sweetwater, unless I misheard him. Still, you get what you pay for, and then some. I don't know if everyone is willing to plunk down 8 bones for one item (until they get to use one - then I'm sure they'd be quite willing!) 2. Appearance - not flashy, kind of looks like a...a...well, a Space heater...But who cares if it's a little utilitarian - it just WORKS. GET THIS WHILE THEY'RE IN STOCK...
Music background: 30yr Pro church musician; Office house band member
5/5

CPS Spacestation V.3....In a word, "PHENOMENAL"

After reading all of the fantastic reviews (and getting frustrated with making the Leslie sim sound sweet away from the "sweet spot"), I decided to pick up one of these while I could...I figured with the demand for these, I could always sell it if it didn't sit well with my ears. And since I sometimes play left hand bass, I decided to mate it to a subwoofer. For the money, a lot of players are mating it up to a Behringer B1200 sub. So, a quick call to Jeremy at Sweetwater got me on the reserve list. Very soon, the V.3 and sub arrived. I immediately hooked them up together....and....it was terrible. The sub didn't work...the V.3 seemed very brassy and noisy....get ready eBay, here it comes. But rule (1) Read the manuals, and (2) call Aspen at CPS. Even though busy with a recording session, Aspen patiently educated me in sound, physics, and how to mate the V.3 to the sub. With my notes, I picked up the proper cords and proceeded to follow what he had told me. All I can say is "WOW"...now it works, and my Kronos has never sounded so fantastic, nor has my C2D organ ever sounded so real. the entire room is alive, for lack of a better term. Aspen is a genius with sound, and he really cares (and takes the time to educate you)...truly a nice guy who wants people to use his gear right. A++++ And while I'm at it, major kudos to Jeremy Clifford at Sweetwater....another person willing to help who seems more concerned about your satisfaction than dollars. Also, A+++++ So, IMHO...if you're a keyboard player, call Sweetwater and get one. Does it make sense to have great gear, yet use a P.A. system to voice it ??
Music background: 36!+ years of gigging (full time until my "real" career kicked 25 years ago)
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