PreSonus has announced the new line of Eris studio monitors that are available in three tiers — Essential, Studio and Pro — to suit the specific needs of a variety of users.
“We’re very lucky to have a diverse base of users who approach sound design from wildly different vantage points. It runs the gamut from beginners all the way to leaders in the engineering space, and while some might see this as a challenge, we see it as a distinct privilege,” says Adrian Haselhuber, VP of product management at PreSonus Hardware. “With this new line of Eris studio monitors, we are taking our deep expertise in speaker design to the next level. We hope to show our dedication to providing creative tools that are equally as potent in the bedroom of a first year songwriter as they are in a state of the art recording studio.”
The Essential tier ($99.99-$249.99 USD, £89.00-£219.00 GBP, €99.00-€249.00 EUR, $229.00-449.00 AUD, ¥17,600-69,300 JPY) is comprised of entry level monitors for more casual users, offering compact size and pared down functionality. Most models available in this tier deliver Bluetooth functionality, onboard tuning, headphone outputs, and quality sound. Specially designed to complement the voicing and frequency response of the series, the Eris Sub 8BT is stated to deliver response down to 30 Hz. Essential models include Eris 3.5, Eris 3.5 BT, Eris 4.5 BT, Eris 5 BT and Eris Sub 8 BT.
The Studio tier, ($149.99-$249.99 USD, £109.00-£219.00 GBP, €129.00-€249.00 EUR, $249.00-$449.00 AUD, ¥20,900-35,200 JPY) is geared for more dedicated producers and musicians, with a range of models starting with the Studio 4 for more compact working spaces to the Studio 8 for those looking for more volume and power. The Studio series has a custom-tuned EBM waveguide, detailed high-frequency reproduction, and a full low end. Studio models include Eris Studio 4, Eris Studio 5 and Eris Studio 8.
The Pro tier ($399.99-499.99 USD, £349.00-£429.00 GBP, €399.00-€499.00 EUR, $699.50-$849.00 AUD, ¥XX-XX JPY), available the end of September 2023, is comprised of more premium monitors for those looking to explore their mixes with added precision. They offer a coaxial design and provisions for wall and ceiling mounts. This tier also includes a the Eris Pro subwoofer tuned to complement any of the Eris Pro or Studio speakers. Pro models include Eris Pro 6, Eris Pro 8 and Eris Pro Sub 10.