PreSonus has introducerd the new Monitor Station V2, a major redesign of its desktop studio monitor control center, easy desktop management of multiple audio sources and up to three sets of monitor loudspeakers.
Monitor Station V2, which is shipping, provides a S/PDIF digital input and has a more ergonomic, intuitive layout than the original Monitor Station.
Features include four stereo inputs-two pairs of balanced 1/4-inch TRS and one pair of unbalanced RCA Aux inputs with gain control-managed with a source-select switch. A 1/8-inch TRS unbalanced input is summed with the RCA Aux inputs.
The S/PDIF stereo input supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz digital audio; a button switches between the Aux and S/PDIF inputs.
Three left/right pairs of balanced, 1/4-inch TRS speaker outputs and a Speaker Select switch enables the A/B comparing of audio through up to three sets of reference monitors. A variable, rear-panel control enables fine-tuned calibration of loudspeaker-output levels.
Outputs include left/right pair of balanced 1/4-inch TRS Main outs, left and right balanced 1/4-inch TRS Cue outputs with level control, and four 1/4-inch TRS stereo headphone outputs, each with a Main/Cue source selector and individual output-level control.
Monitor Station V2’s built-in talkback microphone offers variable input gain and is activated with a Talk button. An eight-segment, three-color LED meter indicates left and right levels. Other features include a Dim button with variable attenuation level, Mono and Mute buttons, and an external DC power supply and rocker power switch.
The Monitor Station V2 is available immediately with an expected U.S. MAP/street price of $299.