PreSonus is shipping its new Monitor Station V2 ($299 street price), a major redesign of its Desktop Studio Control Center. Monitor Station V2 enables management of multiple audio sources and up to three sets of monitor speakers.
Features include four stereo inputs, two pairs of balanced ¼-inch TRS inputs and one pair of unbalanced RCA aux inputs along with a source-select switch for managing gain control. A 1/8-inch TRS unbalanced input is summed with the RCA aux inputs. The S/PDIF stereo input supports 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz digital audio; a button switches between the aux and S/PDIF inputs.
Three left/right pairs of balanced, ¼-inch TRS speaker outputs and a Speaker Select switch enable users to A/B audio through up to three sets of reference monitors. A variable rear panel control enables fine-tuned calibration of speaker-output levels.
Outputs include left/right pair of balanced ¼-inch TRS Main outs, left and right balanced ¼-inch TRS Cue outputs with level control, and four ¼-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 8-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.