PreSonus Eris E8 Two-Way Active 8" Studio Monitor (Each)

PreSonus Eris E8 Two-Way Active 8" Studio Monitor (Each)

PreSonus Eris E8 Two-Way Active 8" Studio Monitor (Each)

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Product Highlights

  • 8" Kevlar Woofer and 1.25" Tweeter
  • 130W Class AB Biamplification
  • 105dB Max SPL
  • Resonance-Suppressing Internal Bracing
  • Acoustic Tuning Controls
  • Acoustic Space Settings
  • Accepts XLR, 1/4" TRS and RCA Inputs
  • Output Current and Overheat Protection
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PreSonus E8 overview

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The Eris E8 Two-Way Active 8" Studio Monitor from PreSonus delivers an accurate response with tight bass and a clear upper end. The Kevlar low frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters and responsive Class AB amplification combine with acoustic-adjustment controls to create a versatile and adaptable listening system.

The E8 begins with a front-ported enclosure made of vinyl-laminated MDF. It features an 8" Kevlar low-frequency woofer driven by a 75W, Class AB amplifier. For the highs, Eris employs a 1.25" silk-dome tweeter powered by a 65W, Class AB amplifier. The E8 outputs a clean 105 dB peak SPL. Its frequency response is rated at 35Hz to 22kHz.

The Eris E8 provides a balanced XLR, a balanced ¼" TRS, and an unbalanced RCA line-level input. Once you're plugged in, set the Input Gain and you're ready to go!

Acoustic Tuning Controls
The Eris provides three EQ controls in its Acoustic Tuning section: High, Mid, and Low Cutoff. These controls enable you to fine-tune the monitors to your space. The Low control also is useful when using the E8 with a subwoofer.

The High control is a shelving filter that boosts or cuts all frequencies above 4.5kHz by as much as 6dB. The Mid control is a mid-frequency peak filter that boosts or cuts frequencies centered at 1kHz and extending about one octave above and below that frequency. The Low Cutoff control rolls off frequencies below either 80 or 100Hz at a slope of 12dB/octave. This control is especially useful if you also have a connected subwoofer.
Acoustic Space Control
A three-position Acoustic Space switch controls a second-order, low shelving filter that cuts frequencies below 800 Hz by either 2 or 4dB to compensate for the boundary bass boost that occurs in close proximity to walls or corners.
Thorough Protection Circuitry
RF shielding protects against radio frequencies that could be introduced to the signal and become audible. Eris monitors also provide overheat protection, current-output limiting and subsonic protection. "Soft startup" amplifiers prevent damaging pops from sounding through the speakers when you power them up.
UPC: 673454002229
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PreSonus Eris E8 Two-Way Active 8" Studio Monitor (Each)
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PreSonus E8 specs

    Inputs 1 x XLR balanced
    1 x 1/4" TRS balanced
    1 x RCA phono unbalanced
    Frequency Response 35 Hz to 22 kHz
    Crossover Frequency 2.2 kHz
    LF Amplifier 75W
    HF Amplifier 65W
    Maximum SPL 105 dB @ 1 meter
    Low Frequency Driver 8" (10.32 cm) Kevlar
    High Frequency Driver 1.25" (3.18 cm) silk dome
    Input Impedance 10kΩ
    Volume Control A-type taper
    Equalization HF Control: -6, 0, +6 dB; continuously variable
    MF Control: -6, 0, +6 dB; continuously variable
    Low Cut Filter: Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz; switchable
    Acoustic Space Control: Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB; switchable
    Protection RF interference
    Output-current limiting
    Over-temperature
    Turn-on/off transient
    Subsonic filter
    External mains fuse
    Enclosure Material Vinyl-laminated MDF
    Power Requirements 100 to 120V or 220 to 240V, 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 9.84 x 11.77 x 15.12" (250 x 299 x 384 mm)
    Weight 22.2 lb (10.07 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 24.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.4 x 15.8 x 13.2"

    PreSonus E8 reviews

    Eris E8 Two-Way Active 8" Studio Monitor (Each) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Quality, Nicely Featured Monitor If you think it is now time to add a real monitor to your setup, this is a good place to start. The PreSonus Eris provides a lot of features in a reasonably priced Monitor. They offer both a 5 and an 8 inch version. If you have the space, go for the 8 version as it will provide more base response. Each monitor has its own built in amplifier which can be tuned specifically for your room via several dials and switches located on the back. The monitors feature a choice of balanced TRS, XML or unbalanced RCA input jacks. Of course to get the most out of these monitors you should use the balanced TRS or XML jacks. I am quite pleased with these monitors, the quality of sound far exceeds the price point. These monitors are a bargain and a great place to start.
    Date published: 2013-08-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't Recommend - Good But Not Reliable I purchased a pair of E8's in April 2013. By the end of May 2013, one of the speakers was inoperable. Since it was outside 30 days, I had to return for repair. Then in January 2014 the other speaker went out, just as the first one had. Dealing with Presonus tech support has not gone well. There are lots of options for budget monitors. Because of reliability issues, I can't recommend the E8s.
    Date published: 2014-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unlike anything I've heard I primarily use these for music listening in my dorm room, but because of my major I also use these for some audio mixing and editing. Slowly, Im building my own little studio, and these were a big step in the right direction. I purchased these with their own heavy duty stands and thick isolation foam. I have a FIIO E07K DAC in the Docking station running 96kHz/24bit to these monitors via RCA; soon Ill have a converter to send the audio via balanced XLRs. I build speakers as a hobby. I've built bookshelf speakers, 4ft towers, subs, you name it. I have access to monitors costing over $1000 a piece in my campus studios, but these stand out on their own, in a good way. The way these monitors envelop you in a bubble of sound is unreal. Even at low volumes, I have trouble hearing my roommate just a few feet away from me! Most speakers I've heard and have built are more ambient and have a gentle listening experience even when pushed. And while these monitors are not harsh in the least bit, the way sound is projected boggles my mind every time I listen. Even with my two bookshelf and tower speakers blasting just across the room, I have to be within a foot of them in order to escape the power of these monitors. Not only will the envelopment boggle your mind, but the articulation these present will make you leap for joy! Every musical transient, every beat, strum, stroke, you name it, is presented with clarity. The only other experience I have that matches this was with a pair of AKG K702's matched with a FIIO E07K DAC and a Little Dot MKII tube headphone amp. A few year prior I had this setup, but sold it for various reasons. Not one day has passed that I don't regret that decision, but lately I have been consoled by these monitors. No matter what you play, these monitors present anything with equal articulation and presentation. When first testing these, I put on Yo Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone, and that sweet, silky smooth cello nearly put me in a trance. Then I put on some Glitch Mob to test out the transient response, and my gosh I was left speechless! I literally had to laugh as I marveled at what I was hearing! Now, these do have some caveats. First, these are BIG. At 9.5w, 12t, and 15deep, and 22lbs a piece, these aren't exactly small room friendly, but fortunately for me my room is just large enough. Finding stands with a large enough top plate without costing as much as the monitors is nearly impossible. What I found was a set of tri-footed stands with a 9x9 top plate and they actually work well enough. there is about 1.5 of overlap on the front and back, but the monitors are still sturdy enough. Despite being isolated internally from IRF, electric noise is easily picked on from the RCA's. Now granted this is partially my fault for not running signal via balanced cables, but even with these plugged into a power conditioner some noise gets through. But, the easy fix is to just turn down the gain on the read and the monitors are right as rain. Should you get these monitors? Only if your listening area is well enough suited for it. Otherwise, consider the E5's.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT I teach three levels of music composition at the high school level (on computers) and the students compose all genres. THESE SPEAKERS ARE PERFECT! They cover the high, mid range, and extreme low and the students faces LIGHT UP when they play their music on them. They are testing their pieces all of the time, now that we have these speakers, and they are blown away at the fidelity. Thank you!
    Date published: 2015-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good. I have a small home studio, for which these are designed and serve admirably. Running through a Tascam US1800 for about a week now, here's my impression so far: -They are louder than I anticipated (I have the gain control in the back set to 1/4). -The bass response is indeed accurate and more powerful than I'd hoped for, while obviously not having the sheer moving power of a sub. If you're mixing in a smaller room and don't want to drown yourself with a subwoofer these will do just fine. -I'm running through the 1/4 input, and do get a slight hiss in playback and recording. Most likely this is just due to the cables/preamps, but be aware. -All sound seems to be very accurate and clear, for which these are certainly worth the price. Again, if you will be mixing in a smaller room and want to avoid using a sub, these are large enough to reproduce bass without getting floppy or weak. I give 4 stars simply because I have not owned them long enough to know how well they stand the test of time. Good budget option.
    Date published: 2014-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent range variation These monitors sound great and are perfect for home studios. They offer deep base range and excelent highs. The range offers clear crisp sound that is perfect for sonic exploration.
    Date published: 2016-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Monitors Great Studio Monitors. Great Price. Got them quickly. These sound excellent. Really happy with my choice and purchase from B&H.
    Date published: 2014-05-14
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