PreSonus Eris E8

PreSonus Eris E8 High-Definition 2-Way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor

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The PreSonus Eris E8 High-Definition 2-Way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor has both XLR and 1/4" TRS monitors as well as RCA line-level inputs. It features an 8" Kevlar driver with a 1" silk-dome tweeter for extended frequency response and are powered by Class AB bi-amplification for up to 130-watts of killer audio. Buy yours today at UniqueSquared.com
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Description

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.


All Eris speakers have front-ported enclosures made of vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard (MDF).


Gazintas

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.)


You’re in control!

Today’s music producers deal with a wide variety of musical genres and often work in more than one location. It’s easy to take your Eris speakers with you when you want to work in a different space. It’s almost as easy to customize their sound for your room and type of music.


The most basic control is the Input Gain, which determines the signal level before it reaches the power amp. This is part of gain-staging your overall system—that is, setting the levels for every part of the recording chain in order to get the optimal level of clean audio all the way through. Once you’ve gain-staged your system, you can leave this control alone. The Eris E5/E8 provides three EQ controls in its Acoustic Tuning section: High, Mid, and Low Cutoff. These controls enable you to fine-tune the monitors and even to broadly approximate the sounds of different types of speakers so you can hear what your mix might sound like, for instance, on a car stereo or portable radio. The Low control also is useful when using the E5 or E8 with a subwoofer.


In addition to the Acoustic Tuning controls, Eris speakers offer a three-position Acoustic Space switch. This switch controls 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 occurs when the monitor is placed near a wall or corner. If you don’t want to roll of those lows, set it to 0 dB.


This combination of controls lets you create a linear response for accurate monitoring and enables you to simulate different listening environments, so you don’t have to listen to mixes on your car, consumer computer speakers, and home stereo to check how the music sounds with different systems. Instead, you can adjust the Eris monitors’ response and test your mixes without leaving your studio. No other monitors in this price class offer this degree of control.


Sound Thinking

By now, it should be clear that Eris-series speakers deliver a lot more than you would expect from a budget-priced studio monitors. As you expect from PreSonus, they use quality components, are well constructed, and deliver professional audio quality. They’re lightweight and compact and look as professional as they sound.


But what really sets them apart from comparably priced systems are user controls that allow you to tailor the speakers’ response to your needs.

SKU PRE-ERISE8
MPN ERISE8
Features PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitor Features:
  • 8-inch (E8) Kevlar low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 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/¼-inch and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • 105 dB (E8) maximum continuous SPL
Specifications
PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitor Specifications:
Inputs
1- Balanced XLR
1- Balanced ¼” TRS
1- Unbalanced RCA
Performance
Frequency Response : 35 Hz - 22 kHz
Crossover Frequency : 2.2 kHz
LF Amplifier Power : 75W
HF Amplifier Power : 65W
Peak SPL (@ 1 meter) : 105 dB
LF Driver : 8” Kevlar
HF Driver : 1.25” silk dome
Input Impedance : 10 kΩ
User Controls
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
Protection
RF interference
Output-current limiting
Over-temperature
Turn-on/off transient
Subsonic filter
External mains fuse
Power
100-120V ~50/60 Hz or 220-240V ~50/60 Hz
Cabinet
Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
Physical
Width : 9.84” (250 mm)
Depth : 11.77” (299 mm)
Height : 15.12” (384 mm)
Weight : 22.2 lbs (10.07 kg)
Package Contents

(1) PreSonus Eris E8

(1) USA Power Plug

[100-240V 50/60Hz]

(4) Rubber Feet

(1) Manual

Warranty Details Warranty Information

Product: Period:
PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitor 1 Year

Reviews
  1. Amazing studio monitor, no matter the price Review by Mikey
    Rating

    Are you looking to finally upgrade from your crummy home stereo speakers? Are you going deaf from using headphones? Or are you a seasoned producer or musician who just needs another set of monitors at an affordable price? Don't be scared away by PreSonus' lack of experience in the studio monitor arena. The Eris E8s are amazing for the price, and would be amazing at any price!

    Choosing a set of studio monitors can be a daunting task. There is so much conflicting information out there, and there are only so many spec sheets that one can stare at. When you ask for advice, everyone will give you a different answer. Studio monitors like most things in life, are a matter of personal taste. Opinions, we all got em!

    I definitely believe that PreSonus has made a product that stands out from it's competitors, by adding features not usually seen in a monitor in this price range. Most of all, they sound great and compare very well to much more expensive studio monitors. (Posted on 2/2/14)

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Description

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.


All Eris speakers have front-ported enclosures made of vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard (MDF).


Gazintas

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.)


You’re in control!

Today’s music producers deal with a wide variety of musical genres and often work in more than one location. It’s easy to take your Eris speakers with you when you want to work in a different space. It’s almost as easy to customize their sound for your room and type of music.


The most basic control is the Input Gain, which determines the signal level before it reaches the power amp. This is part of gain-staging your overall system—that is, setting the levels for every part of the recording chain in order to get the optimal level of clean audio all the way through. Once you’ve gain-staged your system, you can leave this control alone. The Eris E5/E8 provides three EQ controls in its Acoustic Tuning section: High, Mid, and Low Cutoff. These controls enable you to fine-tune the monitors and even to broadly approximate the sounds of different types of speakers so you can hear what your mix might sound like, for instance, on a car stereo or portable radio. The Low control also is useful when using the E5 or E8 with a subwoofer.


In addition to the Acoustic Tuning controls, Eris speakers offer a three-position Acoustic Space switch. This switch controls 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 occurs when the monitor is placed near a wall or corner. If you don’t want to roll of those lows, set it to 0 dB.


This combination of controls lets you create a linear response for accurate monitoring and enables you to simulate different listening environments, so you don’t have to listen to mixes on your car, consumer computer speakers, and home stereo to check how the music sounds with different systems. Instead, you can adjust the Eris monitors’ response and test your mixes without leaving your studio. No other monitors in this price class offer this degree of control.


Sound Thinking

By now, it should be clear that Eris-series speakers deliver a lot more than you would expect from a budget-priced studio monitors. As you expect from PreSonus, they use quality components, are well constructed, and deliver professional audio quality. They’re lightweight and compact and look as professional as they sound.


But what really sets them apart from comparably priced systems are user controls that allow you to tailor the speakers’ response to your needs.

SKU PRE-ERISE8
MPN ERISE8

Features

Features PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitor Features:
  • 8-inch (E8) Kevlar low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 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/¼-inch and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • 105 dB (E8) maximum continuous SPL

Specs

Specifications
PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitor Specifications:
Inputs
1- Balanced XLR
1- Balanced ¼” TRS
1- Unbalanced RCA
Performance
Frequency Response : 35 Hz - 22 kHz
Crossover Frequency : 2.2 kHz
LF Amplifier Power : 75W
HF Amplifier Power : 65W
Peak SPL (@ 1 meter) : 105 dB
LF Driver : 8” Kevlar
HF Driver : 1.25” silk dome
Input Impedance : 10 kΩ
User Controls
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
Protection
RF interference
Output-current limiting
Over-temperature
Turn-on/off transient
Subsonic filter
External mains fuse
Power
100-120V ~50/60 Hz or 220-240V ~50/60 Hz
Cabinet
Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
Physical
Width : 9.84” (250 mm)
Depth : 11.77” (299 mm)
Height : 15.12” (384 mm)
Weight : 22.2 lbs (10.07 kg)

Contents

Package Contents

(1) PreSonus Eris E8

(1) USA Power Plug

[100-240V 50/60Hz]

(4) Rubber Feet

(1) Manual

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information

Product: Period:
PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitor 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. Amazing studio monitor, no matter the price Review by Mikey
    Rating

    Are you looking to finally upgrade from your crummy home stereo speakers? Are you going deaf from using headphones? Or are you a seasoned producer or musician who just needs another set of monitors at an affordable price? Don't be scared away by PreSonus' lack of experience in the studio monitor arena. The Eris E8s are amazing for the price, and would be amazing at any price!

    Choosing a set of studio monitors can be a daunting task. There is so much conflicting information out there, and there are only so many spec sheets that one can stare at. When you ask for advice, everyone will give you a different answer. Studio monitors like most things in life, are a matter of personal taste. Opinions, we all got em!

    I definitely believe that PreSonus has made a product that stands out from it's competitors, by adding features not usually seen in a monitor in this price range. Most of all, they sound great and compare very well to much more expensive studio monitors. (Posted on 2/2/14)

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