Professional Monitor Switcher and Headphone Amplifier
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 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 ¼” 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 Monitor Station 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, which we’ll discuss shortly. 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.
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
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
8-segment color LED input meters with selectable reference level
Built-in electret-condenser talkback microphone with input-gain control and Talkback button