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New R-Series V2 active AMT monitors from PreSonus.

PreSonus Unveils Updated R-Series V2 Active AMT Monitors

Second-generation R65 V2 and R80 V2 incorporate the analog Acoustic Tuning controls from the company's Eris line.

PreSonus is now shipping second-generation R65 V2 and R80 V2 active AMT studio monitors that offer more extensive control than the original R-series, incorporating the analog Acoustic Tuning controls from the company’s Eris line.

Controls include Low Cutoff, Mid Frequency, and High Frequency as well as a three-position Acoustic Space switch that allows users to compensate for the acoustic results of loudspeaker placement against a wall or in a corner. An upgraded 140-watt (75 watts LF and 65 watts HF) class A/B power amplifier is designed to provide more headroom and a smoother overall frequency response.

As with the original R-series, the new R65 V2 and R80 V2 monitors are loaded with a custom-designed, 6.8-square-inch Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter designed to respond to subtle waveforms and high frequencies. The AMT’s very thin (< 0.01 mm) folded Kapton membrane is intended to provide wave-cycle-accurate transient reproduction to better hear every detail in music.

The AMT tweeter also enables R-series V2 monitors to handle a stated eight to 13 times the projection area of more traditional tweeter designs. In addition, the monitor’s housing design constrains the projection area to the horizontal axis to create a wider “sweet spot” with narrow vertical dispersion to help minimize problematic reflections off of surrounding surfaces.

The R80 V2 hass an eight-inch, custom-woven, composite woofer designed to offer consistent low-end dispersion across its frequency range. The R65 V2 has a 6.5-inch woofer of the same design. The R80 V2’s overall frequency response is stated as 40 Hz to 22 kHz, while the R65 V2 is stated as 45 Hz to 22 kHz.

Both models are equipped with balanced XLR and 1/4-inch TRS and unbalanced RCA input connections. Safety features include RF shielding, current-output limiting, over-temperature protection, and subsonic protection.

New R65 V2 and R80 V2 studio monitors are available immediately at PreSonus dealers for U.S. street prices of $329.95 and $429.95, respectively. The new R-series V2 monitors replace the original R-series monitors, which have been discontinued. Go here for more specifics.

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