When you’re ready to get serious about recording, it’s time to step up to PreSonus Eris-series studio monitors. Cheap computer speakers and home-stereo speakers won’t reveal the truth about your mix. They aren’t designed for that.
In contrast, Eris speakers are real studio monitors, delivering a very accurate response with a tight bass and very clear upper end. That’s what you need in a home studio. Thanks to well-designed Kevlar® low frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters, responsive Class AB amplification, and professional acoustic-adjustment controls, Eris delivers the goods.
Yet Eris-series speakers are ultra-affordable, making them a terrific value. And with two models, you can easily find the Eris monitor that best suits your studio needs.
If space is at a premium, or if you want the ultimate in portability, consider the compact Eris E5, which takes up just 7 x 10.24 x 7.68 inches (178 x 260 x 195 mm) and weighs in at just 10.2 lbs (4.63 kg). You can shoehorn this little beauty into almost any studio space.
The E5 sports a 5.25-inch, Kevlar low-frequency driver, mated with a 45W, Class AB amplifier; and a 1-inch (25 mm), silk-dome tweeter powered by a 35W, Class AB amplifier. It can crank out a clean 102 dB SPL, peak. Frequency response is rated at 53 Hz to 22 kHz. For a studio monitor in its size and price class, that’s impressive.
For an extended low-frequency response and a bit more muscle, step up to the Eris E8. With its 8-inch, Kevlar low-frequency transducer, driven by a 75 watt, Class AB power amplifier, it can range down to 35 Hz. Like the E5, the E8 can reach all the way to 22 kHz, thanks to a 1.25-inch (32 mm), silk-dome, high-frequency tweeter. However, the E8’s tweeter is driven by a heftier 65W, Class AB amplifier. With its extra juice, the E8 can deliver up to 105 dB SPL, peak.
All Eris speakers have front-ported enclosures made of vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Both Eris models provide balanced XLR, balanced ¼” TRS, and unbalanced RCA line-level inputs. When both balanced connections are in use, the TRS input will supersede the XLR input. The RCA input is summed into the signal path.
With this selection, you’ll have no problem hooking your Eris speakers up with virtually any line-level source. (If your signal source has unbalanced, ¼” TS outputs, simply use a ¼”-to-RCA adapter or adapter cable.)
|1- Balanced XLR||1- Balanced XLR|
|1- Balanced ¼” TRS||1- Balanced ¼” TRS|
|1- Unbalanced RCA||1- Unbalanced RCA|
|Frequency Response||53 Hz - 22 kHz||35 Hz - 22 kHz|
|Crossover Frequency||3 kHz||2.2 kHz|
|LF Amplifier Power||45W||75W|
|HF Amplifier Power||35W||65W|
|Peak SPL (@ 1 meter)||102 dB||105 dB|
|LF Driver||5.25” Kevlar®||
|HF Driver||1” silk dome||1.25” silk dome|
|Input Impedance||10 kΩ||10 kΩ|
|Volume Range||A-type taper||A-type taper|
|MF Control||-6, 0, +6 dB||-6, 0, +6 dB|
|HF Control||-6, 0, +6 dB||-6, 0, +6 dB|
|Low Cut||Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz||Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz|
|Acoustic Space||Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB||Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB|
|RF interference||RF interference|
|Output-current limiting||Output-current limiting|
|Turn-on/off transient||Turn-on/off transient|
|Subsonic filter||Subsonic filter|
|External mains fuse||External mains fuse|
|100-120V ~50/60 Hz or 220-240V ~50/60 Hz||100-120V ~50/60 Hz or 220-240V ~50/60 Hz|
|Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard||Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard|
|Width||7” (178 mm)||9.84” (250 mm)|
|Depth||7.68” (195 mm)||11.77” (299 mm)|
|Height||10.24” (260 mm)||15.12” (384 mm)|
|Weight||10.2 lbs (4.63 kg)||22.2 lbs (10.07 kg)|