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 |
| ||Over-temperature ||Over-temperature |
| ||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) |