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.
When Size Matters
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.
| ||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)|