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.
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.
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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