PreSonus MicroStation BT – Handy Monitor Controller

Compact, convenient, and stylish, the new PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth 5.0 stereo monitor controller receives audio from a phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth source and feeds it to your full-range powered speakers. The MicroStation BT also can be hardwired to a powered subwoofer to create a 2.1 listening environment.


Quickly pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with the press of a button. A stereo ⅛-inch input enables hardwiring your audio source when you don’t want to use Bluetooth, and a Bluetooth On/Off button lets you toggle between Bluetooth and analog sources. Balanced left and right ¼-inch TRS inputs route audio from pro audio hardware, such as an audio interface, to your speakers and subwoofer.
You can connect your favorite powered subwoofer using either the balanced ¼-inch TRS or unbalanced RCA Subwoofer outputs. An ⅛-inch stereo headphone/aux output lets you connect headphones or send stereo audio for streaming, recording, and more.

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Controlling the MicroStation BT’s features is fast and easy. A large, ergonomic Volume knob lets you simultaneously control the overall level of your speakers and subwoofer. A Sub Bypass button mutes the subwoofer feed so you can quickly toggle between your 2.1 system and just the full-range speakers. A main Mute button with an LED status indicator let you silence your speakers or headphones without stopping the tunes.

All in all this MicroStation BT looks like a handy product to have in both studio and home environements. Needless to say, it reminds us of the excellent Kali Audio MV-BT Bluetooth controller we reviewed last year. While the design and concept is clearly similar, the updated BT 5.0 standard and a few extra features (such as the buttons) give this PreSonus product an edge you might want to consider before your purchase.

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Pricing and availability
The PreSonus MicroStation BT is available now at your favorite PreSonus dealer for a U.S. street price of $129.95. For more information, please visit www.presonus.com/products/MicroStation-BT.


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