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PreSonus Eris E5 2-Way Active Studio Monitor (Single)
- 2-way active studio monitors with 5.25-inch Kevlar low-frequency transducer and 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer, along with a front-firing acoustic port for superior bass-frequency reproduction
- 80 watt, Class AB amplification
- Acoustic Tuning control for accurate mixing contour: 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
- Optimized, resonance-suppressing internal bracing and RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature, transient, and subsonic protection
- Balanced XLR 1/4-inch and unbalanced RCA inputs
- 102 dB maximum continuous SPL
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PreSonus Eris E5
2-Way Active Studio Monitors: Accuracy Defined.
Step up to serious, 2-way professional studio monitors with Eris
Make your music stand out with accurate mixes
What sets Eris High Definition Active Studio Monitors apart from comparably-priced competitors is Eris’ ability to create accurate mixes—mixes that sound good on other playback systems, on iPod headphones, on TV commercial soundtracks, and even on your kid brother’s cheap computer speakers.
The answer for that poor 'home studio' sound
If you ask anyone who listens to a lot of new music submissions, they’ll tell you that a surprising number of mixes submitted from home studios are out of balance. Muffled or boomy bass. Indistinct or ear-splittingly loud vocals. Harsh or muffled treble; etc.
Why? Because the monitors used to mix these songs weren’t telling the truth. The path to hearing the truth is only achieved when you have the tools to make your monitors work with your studio acoustics.
Hear what you've been missing and create better mixes
Eris gives you the tools you need (and an easy to understand manual) so that you can acoustically tune your monitors to your room and your musical genre, hear what you've been missing, and produce better mixes.
- Two-way design with 5.25-inch (133mm) Kevlar K100 low frequency transducer and 1-inch (25mm) ultra-low-mass silk dome high frequency transducer
- 80-watt class A/B bi-amplification
- Professional adjustments fit the monitors to your studio and application
- Automatic protection from RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature, transient and infrasonics
- Optimized, resonance-suppressing internal bracing
- 102dB maximum continuous SPL
High quality components and flexible controls bring high definition sound to your studio
Solid construction and quality components for superior sound
As you expect from PreSonus, Eris active studio monitors deliver the goods through a combination of well-designed Kevlar low frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters, responsive Class AB amplification, and professional acoustic-adjustment controls. But this is just the start; the real magic happens when the sound hits your ears. Plus, Eris are lightweight, compact and look as professional as they sound so you can feel comfortable adding them to your studio.
The controls you need for accurate playback in any studio environment
Acoustic Space tailors the frequency response of Eris to accommodate for for the three most studio common monitor placements. Midrange and High Frequency controls are designed to address situations when mixing in spaces with high reflective surfaces or acoustic treatment, and Low Cutoff helps coordinate the bass output of your Eris monitor system when used with Subwoofers like the Temblor T10. Lastly, Input Gain lets you optimize the signal-to-noise ratio of the audio coming into Eris through its three flexible input options (RCA, TRS, XLR).
Powerful enough for any studio, yet affordable enough for any budget
PreSonus products, including Eris active studio monitors, are used every day on radio, TV, streaming music, online videos, and movie and gaming soundtracks. PreSonus makes the technology that audio engineering professionals use to record, broadcast and deliver high fidelity audio yet Eris-series speakers remain ultra-affordable, making them a terrific value. And with three models, you can easily find the Eris monitor that best suits your studio needs.
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|Type||2-way 3.5 inches Studio Monitors||2-way 4.5 inches Studio Monitors||2-way 5.25 inches Studio Monitor||2-way 8 inches Studio Monitor||2-Way 4.5 inches MTM Studio Monitor||2-Way 6.5 inches MTM Studio Monitor|
|Inputs||1- stereo 1/8 inch, 2- balanced ¼ inches TRS, 2- unbalanced RCA||1- stereo 1/8 inch, 2- balanced ¼ inches TRS, 2- unbalanced RCA||1- balanced XLR, 1- balanced ¼ inch TRS, 1- unbalanced RCA||1- balanced XLR, 1- balanced ¼ inch TRS, 1- unbalanced RCA||1- balanced XLR, 1- balanced ¼ inch TRS, 1- unbalanced RCA||1- balanced XLR, 1- balanced ¼ inch TRS, 1- unbalanced RCA|
|Frequency response||80 Hz - 20 kHz||70 Hz - 20 kHz||53 Hz - 22 kHz||35 Hz - 22 kHz||55 Hz - 22 kHz||45 Hz - 22 kHz|
|LF / HF amplifier power||25W per speaker (not biamped)||25W per speaker (not biamped)||45W / 35W||75W / 65W||50W / 35W||80W / 65W|
|Peak SPL (@ 1 meter)||100 dB||100 dB||102 dB||105 dB||103 dB||106 dB|
|LF / HF driver||3.5 inches Kevlar / 1 inch silk dome||4.5 inches Kevlar / 1 inch silk dome||5.25 inches Kevlar / 1 inch silk dome||8 inches Kevlar / 1.25 inch silk dome||Dual 4.5 inches Kevlar / Single 1.25 inch silk dome||Dual 6.5 inches Kevlar / Single 1.25 inch silk dome|
|EQ||High/mid variable control (-6 to +6dB)||High/mid variable control (-6 to +6dB)||High/mid variable control (-6 to +6dB)||High/mid variable control (-6 to +6dB)||High/mid variable control (-6 to +6dB)||High/mid variable control (-6 to +6dB)|
|Low cut||Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz||Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz||Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz||Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz||Flat, 80 Hz, 100 Hz|
|Acoustic space control||Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB||Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB||Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB||Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB||Flat, -2 dB, -4 dB|
|Dimensions||5.6 inches (w) x 6.4 inches (d) x 8.3 inches (h)||6.42 inches (w) x 7.09 inches (d) x 9.45 inches (h)||7 inches (w) x 7.68 inches (d) x 10.24 inches (h)||9.84 inches (w) x 11.77 inches (d) x 15.12 inches (h)||14.3 inches (w) x 7 inches (d) x 7 inches (h)||18.1 inches (w) x 8.5 inches (d) x 9.8 inches (h)|
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|Item Dimensions||14 x 11 x 10 in||5.5 x 6.2 x 8.2 in||20 x 20 x 20 in||18.3 x 14.4 x 21.6 in||8.9 x 11.44 x 13.07 in||11.02 x 7.91 x 13.27 in|
|Item Weight||18 lbs||9.4 lbs||10.2 lbs||41 lbs||18.3 lbs||20.28 lbs|
When it’s time to upgrade to serious 2-way professional studio monitors, you’re ready for the Eris E5. With Kevlar low frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters, responsive Class AB amplification, and professional acoustic-adjustment controls, the compact Eris E5 represents an outstanding value in its class. It includes RF shielding, current-output limiting, over-temperature protection, and subsonic protection, and unlike comparably priced studio monitors, it has controls for simulating different listening environments and flattening frequency response to enable accurate mixing.
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A pair of 6.42" wide x 9.45" tall x 7.09" deep, vinyl-laminated MDF cabinets weighing 13 lbs.
A 25 watt stereo amp, in one cab, to power a pair of 4.5" and 1" speakers through a x-over at 2.8 kHz. These are not bi-amp speakers.
A 6 dB +/- adjustable high and mid control and there's a low end cutoff for better use with a sub, a boundary bass control of -2 or -4 dB and an input sensitivity or volume control.
Balanced TRS and RCA inputs.
1/8" input and headphone output.
These have many built in protection circuits, they'll power up on voltage from 100 to 240 and they use rear porting.
TRS to TRS
Dual RCA To Dual RCA and RCA to 1/4-Inch Adaptors
3.5 mm TRS to Dual 1/4
Just some ideas, do some shopping for what will work for you.
You are buying reasonably accurate, great sounding, small, powered speakers at a very reasonable price that include room tuning controls.
You are not buying real, near field studio monitors, although in a pinch, these would be much better than most home stereos. The worst part is the rear ports.
Rear ports work fine and allow you to adjust the speaker to a wall for the best bass...or the way you like it. But how you like it is less important than the speakers accurately reproducing a flat frequency response, enabling you to create a mix correctly to be played on a variety of different systems. This is the main reason that I can not call these real near field monitors, you will have to work at it to set them up for the flattest response and with front porting you eliminate inherent problems. You'll see that the E5 is front ported and the S6 is also coaxial, to keep the image of the sound emanating from a single location.
Let me touch on the use of the boundary controls. When the cabinets are placed in an enclosed space like a bookshelf, effectively creating a second cabinet or the port's tuned frequencies reflect and cause booming, it's called a boundary effect, which amounts to overemphasizing those frequencies. The ability to cut by -2 or -4 dB will help control these frequencies for a flatter response. However, with front ports they will have to cross you and the room before they reflect, which almost eliminates the effect.
If you become experienced with your equipment, that experience can overcome your equipment's shortcomings to a point. Before opening my first recording facility, I had many recordings on the radio, done from my basement and mixed through an accurate home stereo. So these will work for mixing, if you're capable and become so familiar with them that you know, what not to do.
At a couple of Benjamins, these are a pretty good value for whatever reason you're buying them. Two things that I should point out to those of you unfamiliar with using studio styled speakers for general music listening, one is that they have a very forward, present feel to them. Their sound makes me think of what you wish would happen when you remove the grills on normal consumer speakers. The second thing is that most people will think that the sound quality vs price is extraordinary...and they'd be right, because expensive, pretty cabinets are not what comes first when designing for the best audio reproduction.
The quality of sound for many, will be quite unexpected for $200 worth of 25 wpc amp and bookshelf sized speakers.
While I'm on the subject of smart shopping, Google The Camelizer and check it out. It tracks prices so that you will know how today's price compares to past prices on amazon and two other shopping sites.
Powered speakers like this also work great with keyboards and other electronics for writing and practice.
I'm an engineer and have been an owner of a recording facility for 25 years and I enjoy listening to these as desktop speakers with a Subwoofer. I'm sorry if I'm not quite as excited as other reviewers here....these aren't my first set of studio monitors or my 5th or 10th, but they are pretty good sounding and a good value, I like them and the price.
I love being part of the music, feeling it....more than just listening to it. These little speakers can certainly make you feel it (without having to crank the volume all the way up), and not by the regular way that cheap setup do...it's not all grumble and shaking walls...but rather by putting you in the middle of the sound. I have never had speakers that immersed me in the sound so well. I am not a musician nor do I do recording/mixing, I just love clear and crisp music where you can actually hear individual instruments as if you were in the presence of the musicians. These certainly deliver....They do not have a colored sound profile, it is pretty flat as there are intended to be studio monitors.
I have not broken these in all the way, but I can hear them loosening up a bit (some bass notes are sounding smoother than when I just unboxed them). I really like the many adjustments that can be made to these speakers....the attenuation based on placement, the mid and highs + o r- decibel adjustments, and the cut-off of the low end if you decide to connect a woofer later on. Very good options for the price point without the need to a receiver to adjust.
Currently I have them setup as computer speakers. They are connected through a 3.5mm audio jack output on my dock to the RCA cables on the back of the speakers. I have the volume knob a little past 50% and control the rest form the computer volume controls. I am not getting any Hiss or feedback noise from these with this setup. I do plan on adding a tube pre-amp DAC just to clean up the sound even more.
I listened to Rocket 5's, JBL 305's, M-Audio Bx5 and my favorite were the BX5's. The guy behind the counter at Guitar Center insisted that the the Eris 4.5 still were better than the BX5's and that the Eris e5 hands down were better than the others listed above. I took his advise and got the Eris e4.5 with no regrets. There are a few comparisons of these speakers online, particularly comparing the JBL 305's (The top monitor speaker in the 5" drivers by many audiophiles), but I still loved the clarity of the mids and highs with these. If the bass does not release any more, for less than $100 you can add an 8" powered sub, that would plug directly to the speakers.
Overall I'm very satisfied with these speakers. I certainly would recommend to anyone looking to have amazing sound in a computer speaker setup.
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