PreSonus Eris E8 Active Studio Monitor, Single Speaker
Make your monitors work for you! Designed to produce tight bass and clear upper end, PreSonus Eris E8 active monitors feature Kevlar low-frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters, responsive Class AB amplification, professional acoustic-adjustment controls, and more. With Eris E8s in front of you, you'll get accurate sound in your studio and out, since these fully featured bi-amplified powered monitors allow you to customize your sound to suit your style of music, as well as control the acoustic tuning of your space so you can simulate different listening environments. Gone are the days of listening to a mix in your car and through a second or third set of speakers. Helping you to work faster and more efficiently, the PreSonus Eris E8 brings together high-end components, useful controls, and smart design.
Detailed Sound Across the Listening Spectrum
Well-equipped to handle the lowest of lows and the highest of highs, these active monitors offer an extended low-frequency response, thanks to an 8-inch, Kevlar low-frequency transducer driven by a 75-Watt, Class AB power amplifier. The Eris E8's range goes from 35 Hz all the way to 22 kHz, courtesy of a 1.25-inch silk-dome, high-frequency tweeter. The tweeter is driven by a 65-Watt, Class AB amplifier and can deliver up to 105 dB SPL, peak. These monitors go above and beyond the call of duty to reproduce accurate, articulate sound. Because the Eris E8's low end is so vibrantly deep, you might not even need to use a subwoofer.
It's easy to tailor the Eris E8s to suit your space and your type of music, so you can do all your mixing and testing in one studio, on one set of monitors. Using the Input Gain control, which determines the signal level before it reaches the power amp, you can gain-stage your overall system and set the levels for every part of the recording chain in order to get the best level of clean audio all the way through. You only need to do this once to get optimal sound quality every time you power on your Eris E8s.
Learn How Your Mix Sounds on Other Systems -- Without Using Other Systems
Three EQ controls in the monitor's Acoustic Tuning section -- High, Mid, and Low Cutoff -- provide the means to fine-tune the monitors to your space. You can also use these controls to approximate the sounds of different types of speakers, so you can hear what your mix might sound like on other systems.
Accurate Monitoring in Any Space
Likewise, a three-position Acoustic Space switch can boost your tone when you have no choice but to place the monitor near a wall or corner. What the Acoustic Space switch does is control a second-order, low shelving filter that cuts the level of all frequencies below 800 Hz by a specified amount (-2 or -4 dB) to compensate for the boundary bass boost that results from wall or corner placement. If you don't want to roll off those lows, you can set it to 0 dB.
Your Connections, Covered
Hook up these powered studio monitors to just about any line-level source. The PreSonus Eris E8 sports balanced XLR, balanced 1/4-inch 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.
So that the Eris E8 speaker looks as sleek as it sounds, it has front-ported enclosures made of vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Performance issues won't be a problem with Eris E8s, as PreSonus designed these monitors with enough protective measures to handle a variety of environmental mishaps that may occur. RF shielding protects against radio frequencies that could affect the signal; over-temperature protection helps avoid heat-related issues; current-output limiting prevents damage if there is ever a short circuit on the speaker terminals; and subsonic protection filters out extremely low-frequency vibrations that could interfere with the performance of the woofer. A soft startup prevents pops from damaging the speakers when you power them up.
- Active powered studio monitors
- 8-inch Kevlar low-frequency transducer for an extended low-frequency response down to 35 Hz
- 1" Llow-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer for sparkling highs up to 22 kHz
- 130-Watt, 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
- RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature, transient, and subsonic protection
- Optimized, resonance-suppressing internal bracing
- Balanced XLR/1/4" and unbalanced RCA inputs
- 105 dB maximum continuous SPL
When you upgrade your studio's monitors to a set of PreSonus Eris E8s, you get a significant sound boost that's truly tailored to your music and your room.