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

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8" High-definition active studio monitor.

When mixing music you want a pair of studio monitors that will accurately reveal the truth about what you're listening to, and the Eris series from PreSonus are designed to do just that. With its 8" Kevlar low-frequency transducer, the Eris E8 provides an extended low-end all the way down to 35Hz, and performs with a bit more muscle than the smaller E5. 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.

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.

Safety Matters
Any loudspeaker is subject to an assortment of environmental and performance problems, and Eris monitors offer protection from most common of these. RF shielding protects against radio frequencies that could be induced into the signal and become audible. (If you’ve ever heard a radio broadcast unexpectedly coming out of a guitar amp, that’s the result of RF interference.)

Eris monitors also provide over-temperature protection to avoid heat-related issues, current-output limiting (to prevent damage should there be a short circuit on the speaker terminals), and subsonic protection to filter out extremely low-frequency vibrations that could interfere with the woofer’s performance.
Finally, Eris’ power amplifiers have a “soft startup” so that you don’t get damaging pops in the speakers when you power them up.

FEATURES
  • 8-inch Kevlar® low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 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 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

Accurately monitor your mix with Eris studio monitors.

SPECIFICATIONS

Eris E8 High-Definition 2-way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor

  • 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)
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PreSonusEris E8 High-Definition 2-way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor
 
4.3

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83%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (5)
    • Amateur recording (3)
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    5.0

    Real Quality Monitoring

    By Electric Eccentric Studio

    from New Mexico

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Eq And Spatial
    • Lightweight
    • Loud

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about PreSonus Eris E8 High-Definition 2-way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor:

    Over the years, I have always purchased JBL, Mackie, Tannoy and other mainstream monitors. I took a chance on Presonus's first line. The Eris 8 met all the reviewed superlatives, and none of the negatives. Got the restock savings, yet my units came in original boxes, with real owner's manuals and cables... No scuff and pure great sound!

    I absolutely believe that I would have to pay over double, for any other monitor to match or beat the sound of the Eris 8.

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    5.0

    WOW!!

    By Don F.

    from Missouri

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about PreSonus Eris E8 High-Definition 2-way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor:

      "Wow" was the first word out of my mouth when I cued up a demo and heard these monitors for the first time! They offer an excellent balance between highs and lows with the "flat" settings and a very punchy bass. The room settings and EQ options on the back are very simple and clear. However, the flat out of the box settings sound great! Don't forget the isolation pads.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Speakers At An Amazing Pice

      By Rick

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Back Panel Eq
      • Clear Detailed Mids
      • Deep Tight Lows
      • Flat Frequency
      • No Ear Fatique
      • Price Is Remarkable
      • Smooth Clear Highs
      • Very Accurate
      • Very nice looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about PreSonus Eris E8 High-Definition 2-way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor:

        I read every review I could find on these monitors and they were all positive. One in particular caught my attention. It was written by a guy who owned and loved a pair of Genelecs. He compared them side by side with his beloved Genelecs and was blown away at how well they performed.
        So, I bought a pair of Eris E8's. I am absolutely stunned at how enjoyable they've been to work with. To begin, I can work for hours and not suffer any ear fatique. The quality of my mixes has improved so much that I've actually had to go back and remix several songs I had done prior to working with the E8's.
        The E8's have had a major impact on my composing as well. I actually compose while I record, auditioning synths and guitars. They've given me the ability to really hear how different voicings work together.

        Bottom line. I love them.

        I would also highly recommend, the very inexpensive Izotope Ozone 5 Mastering software. Aside from their exceptional Audio Processing tools, you can capture and store EQ curves of your favorite mixes. This allows you to compare your mixes. This same tool is also very helpful in identifying problem frequencies on individual tracks. Ozone 5 also has a very, very nice reverb module that can put your entire mix in the same sonic space.

        I hope this helps!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good full bodied sound

        By Toohip

        from Ocala, Florida

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Choice Of Inputs
        • Great Sound Controls
        • Look And Sound Great

        Cons

        • A Bit Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about PreSonus Eris E8 High-Definition 2-way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor:

        These units look and sound great. I am quite happy with them. And the sound shaping controls let you tailor the sound to your room with ease. Also, no pop or click when you power them up - soft power up feature is wonderful.

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        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Presonus Eros 8

        By Fred

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about PreSonus Eris E8 High-Definition 2-way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor:

          I am a professional with a studio, I bought these to add to existing and with 6 hours time 1 failed and began blowing fuses. Worse is dealing with Presonus. They have worst customer service, and web site that exists. Presonus was next to impossible to deal with for warranty issue and for that reason I would not buy any presonus gear.... Ever.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent value

          By Chaz

          from Gold Canyon, AZ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about PreSonus Eris E8 High-Definition 2-way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor:

            Very pleased with the performance of these monitors, particularly at this price point. Response is clean and transparent with a tight bottom end. Especially appreciate the subwoofer cutoff options which I set at 80Hz. Comes in handy with my old Paradigm Servo15 sub for everything below that. I record a lot of pipe organ tracks that challenge even the best audio gear. For anyone with a modest budget, these monitors are an easy choice.

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