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When youre ready to get serious about recording, its time to step up to PreSonus Eris-series studio monitors. Cheap computer speakers and home-stereo speakers wont reveal the truth about your mix. They arent 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. Thats 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, thats 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 E8s 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).
- 5.25-inch (E5) / 8-inch (E8) Kevlar low-frequency transducer
- 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
- 70 (E5) /130 watt (E8), Class AB biamplification
- Front-firing acoustic port for superior bass-frequency reproduction
- Midrange (6 dB, continuously variable), HF (6 dB, continuously variable), High-Pass (Off, 80 Hz, 100 Hz) and Acoustic Space settings (flat, -2, -4 dB) for accurate mixing contour
- RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature, transient, and subsonic protection
- Optimized, resonance-suppressing internal bracing
- Balanced XLR/-inch and unbalanced RCA inputs
- 102 dB (E5) /105 dB (E8) maximum continuous SPL
• 1- Balanced XLR
• 1- Balanced 1/4 TRS
• 1- Unbalanced RCA
• Frequency Response: 53 Hz - 22 kHz
• Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz
• LF Amplifier Power: 45W
• HF Amplifier Power: 35W
• Peak SPL (@ 1 meter): 102 dB
• LF Driver: 5.25 Kevlar
• HF Driver: 1 silk dome
• Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
• Volume Range: A-type taper
• MF Control: -6, 0, +6 dB
• HF Control: -6, 0, +6 dB
• Low Cut: Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz
• Acoustic Space: Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB
• RF interference
• Output-current limiting
• Turn-on/off transient
• Subsonic filter
• External mains fuse
• 100-120V ~50/60 Hz or 220-240V ~50/60 Hz
• Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
• Width: 7 (178 mm)
• Depth: 7.68 (195 mm)
• Height: 10.24 (260 mm)
• Weight: 10.2 lbs (4.63 kg)
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