PreSonus Releases Eris XT Active Studio Monitors

New Eris E5 XT and E8 XT offer biamped, Class AB power, acoustic tuning controls, woven composite woofer and silk dome tweeters.

PreSonus is now shipping the new Eris XT active studio monitors, featuring an all new elliptical waveguide design that provides a wider sweet spot and more focused vertical dispersion for any nearfield mix environment. Larger enclosures afford an extended low-frequency response that complements the new high-frequency design.

The new custom elliptical waveguide design provides accurate high-frequency response with a broad 100° horizontal dispersion to expand the sweet spot. The tightly focused 60° vertical dispersion minimizes early reflections, helping to eliminate one of the most common sources of environmental interference, creating a more consistent response both on- and off-axis. The result is greater detail and depths that reveal subtle transients, delicate reverb trails, and a consistent listening experience in any mix environment. In addition, the XT models’ ported enclosure is larger than that of the original E5 and E8, allowing them to reproduce significantly lower frequencies.

PreSonus Eris E5 XT rear view.

Available in addition to the original Eris E5, the E5 XT features a 5.25-inch woven composite woofer and 1-inch silk dome tweeter, backed by 80 watts of biamped, Class AB power to deliver up to 102 dB SPL. Its frequency response ranges from 48 Hz to 20 kHz. Replacing the original Eris E8, the E8 XT is equipped with an 8-inch woofer and 1.25-inch tweeter powered by 140 watts of biamped, Class AB amplification and can crank out up to 105 dB SPL. Its frequency response ranges from 35 Hz to 20 kHz.

Like all PreSonus studio monitors, Eris XT monitors provide acoustic tuning controls that allow users to configure the loudspeakers perfectly for each room. Users get low-cut, mid, and high controls, as well as 3-way acoustic space tuning that allows users to easily compensate for the sonic consequences of loudspeaker placement against a wall or in a corner.

Eris XT monitors provide balanced XLR, balanced1/4-inch, and unbalanced RCA line-level inputs, so users can hook them up to an audio interface, analog or digital mixer, monitor controller, or almost any other line-level source. Eris monitors also have safety features to reduce the chance of accidental damage including protection against RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature protection, power on and off transients, an external mains fuse and subsonic protection.

The new Eris XT monitors are available now at PreSonus dealers at U.S. street prices of: Eris E5 XT $149.95 each; Eris E8 XT $249.95 each.


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