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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.
|Eris E3.5 (Pair)||Eris E4.5 (Pair)||Eris E5||Eris E8||Eris E44||Eris E66|
|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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|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Edifier Online Store||Edifier Online Store||Amazon.com||GRAMOPHONE|
|Item Dimensions||14 x 11 x 10 in||5.5 x 6.2 x 8.2 in||9.45 x 6.89 x 5.71 in||9.1 x 8.35 x 9.84 in||5.76 x 7.08 x 8.4 in||7 x 7.75 x 10.75 in|
|Item Weight||10.2 lbs||9.4 lbs||10.8 lbs||14.55 lbs||7.49 lbs||25 lbs|
|Speaker Type||—||—||Bookshelf||Wireless, Bookshelf||—||Bookshelf Speakers|
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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Near-field monitors are designed to reproduce sound with a *flat* response to give an accurate, faithful reproduction of the original audio without enhancements. And the name implies their intended usage, to be listened "near" to the speaker itself at low-to-medium volume levels, not from 10-20 feet away with room-filling sound.
By contrast, "loudspeakers" are used for home audio and they typically have boosted bass and or treble response (low and high frequencies) to make the sound more punchy and colorful, especially since nearly all consumer audio sources come from highly compressed MP3 sources where much of the dynamic range of the original music track has been lost.
The PreSonus Eris series are all designed to be professional near-field monitors used for making critical mixes for audio or film/video production, and in that intended usage the Eris 3.5's shine.
The response is definitely flat with a little more low-end punch than I would have expected for a monitor this size. In fact I'm outright surprised how much low-end (bass) comes out of this small-ish pair. The rear-porting coupled with being close to a wall provides ample if not a tad too much bass reinforcement. I think for future design evolution having a front-ported enclosure would most likely make the bass response a bit more accurate, however I'm totally pleased with the output they provide.
One thing that sets this pair apart from the competition other than it's accurate sound reproduction, is that they have both a high and low-end tuning knobs on the back of the primary unit (left side). All others simply have a volume or output level adjustment, but no way to actually TUNE the speakers to the environment. That's a big plus and normally only found on larger and pricier units.
Although these are monitors and not loudspeakers they do provide a ton of physical sound output, far louder than I would have expected for such a small near-field monitor. (Remember, near-fields are designed for up-close low-to-medium volume levels.)
I considered several different models at this size and for the money you can't get or expect a better pair of monitors, they rock! Mine haven't even broken-in yet (new drivers need a break-in period to maximize their potential) and I'm already in love - it will only get better with time.
As long as you clearly understand the difference between what a loudspeaker and a near-field monitor is supposed to do then you'll be amazed at how good the Eris 3.5's sound. Get a pair and enjoy!!! I definitely am.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
The low-frequency driver is actually 3" not 3.5"
The 'Acoustic tuning' is actually a treble and bass controls
The sound is bright and lacks any depth,...Read more