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PreSonus Eris E8

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In Greek mythology, Eris is the goddess of discord, but also of emulation: In the Iliad, Zeus asked him to inspire the Greek war chiefs on the battlefield. Does this first PreSonus monitor speaker inspire home-studio owners to create perfect mixes? The answer is here... read more…

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Very good for the price

By G², 21/11/2013
Features available at the Presonus website and also in the review by Audiofanzine.

I was looking for some not-too-expensive monitors with an 8 incher to avoid having to use a subwoofer.
I use them to listen to music at home.

SOUNDS

Very good sound. The speakers seem well-balanced to me. Clear and precise highs. Mids not too upfront. The speakers have a good dynamic response and perform very well with all types of music.
The stereo image is okay.
No annoying coloration.

But it's still 2-ways only...

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for two and a half months. I also listened to other models by Yamaha (HS8), Prodipe (TDC8), Focal (CMS)... The Eris 8 seem to be the best value for money by far.

What I like best is the numerous controls, the plentiful connections, the excellent sound for speakers this price.
I still haven't found something I don't like about them...

I would definitely buy them again because, even if spending a bit more, I'm not sure I would find something better.
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Can't do any better for the price!

By jeff13th, 14/12/2013
First of all, I have to specify that I'm from Montreal, so the price is in Canadian dollars without taxes.

Which technical specifications motivated your choice?

The lows, which are really solid, honest and not muddy, I record mostly metal and rock, so that's a must! 6-string basses and 7- and 8-string guitars can be heard at their full capacity! :)

SOUNDS

Is the frequency response neutral enough? Is the stereo image good? Is the sound clear and accurate across the entire frequency spectrum? Is the dynamic response faithful? ..

Yes, these speakers impressed me right from the first listen and they still do after 1000 hours of listening. I won't go into any details because I agree 100% with everything that has been written about them in other reviews on Audiofanzine, I have nothing to add.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you been using the product? 6 months.

Did you try any other models before buying this one?
Mackie, yamaha, m-audio, event, jbl, krk

Which feature do you like the most / the least?

The tight lows and the fact that I can work for hours and hours without listening fatigue. What I like least is the power switch on the rear.

How would you rate its value for money? Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...

Their value for money is unbeatable up to this day.

I would buy them again tomorrow without hesitation.

And I don't give them 10/10 because nothing is perfect!
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Impressive

By MadGstiK, 20/10/2014
- Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
The frequency range, the reasonable power and the controls directly on the speaker.

- What do you use it for?
Home studio but also to listen to music.

- Which amp/what setup do you use?... ...
Right now they are connected to the monitor output of my Digidesign 002 Rack, next to my hi-fi speakers (Ohm HF 201), which are fed by a Pioneer VSX924 receiver.
That way I can compare the same song on both pairs with a single click.

SOUNDS

- Is the frequency response neutral enough?
The response is truly superb for speakers this size. The lows are round and punchy (with the controls on the rear of the speakers halfway), the highs are clear and well-defined, only the mids are a bit too emphasized for my taste when you leave the listening zone (the equilateral triangle).

- Is the stereo image good?
It's perfect if you place the speakers as recommended, tilted towards you in order to form an equilateral triangle with the two speakers and your listening position.

- Is the sound clear and accurate across the entire frequency spectrum?
As I mentioned above, the high mids are a bit too present and, sometimes, the lows are a bit discreet but, all in all, I'm very satisfied with them. The sound is heavy, clear, twangy, very present, with a remarkable subtlety. They can easily stand up to my old ADAM A7 and completely debunk my even older SAMSON Resolv 65A!!

- Is the dynamic response faithful? ...
As a knowledgeable music lover and a hobbyist sound engineer, I'm completely satisfied with the performance of these speakers. And for the price, it's a unique opportunity to make yourself with a very good audio system.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you been using this product?

One month, non-stop, to compare and re-listen legendary songs, commercial songs, personal mixes...

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

The controls to adjust the lows and highs directly on the speaker are a nice and very useful detail. On the other hand, the power switch on the rear panel...It's a detail that takes me back 50 years!! I don't understand why it hasn't become mandatory to put it on the front panel, it's much more practical and simple....but that's only my humble opinion.

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

ADMA A7, SAMSON Resolv 65A, KRK V6, ALESIS Monitor Two ...

- How would you rate its value for money?

UNBEATABLE. This quality, this performance, this finish, the design, the sound, the overall impression....Everything is worthy of professional-quality monitors and, at this price point, it's unheard-of.

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...

With my eyes closed and my ears wide open!! I'm more than satisfied with my purchase, I hope they hold up in the years to come, that's the only point I can't say anything about right now.
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Very good monitors

By Gandalf07, 13/11/2014
Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
I had until recently the Eris E5 and I was very happy with them!

What do you use this product for?
Mainly for home studio.

SOUNDS

Is the frequency response neutral enough?
Compared to the Eris E5, I'd say yes, considering that the lows are more significant on the E8.

Is the sound clear and accurate across the entire frequency spectrum?
Absolutely! I think they are very well balanced.

Is the stereo image good?
It's very detailed and correct both at low and high volumes.

Is the dynamic response faithful? ...
Once again, everything seems fine.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you been using the product?
A couple of days only.


Which feature do you like the most / the least?
Having used the E5 before, my analysis is positive when comparing both. I think the E8 are clearly a step above in terms of sound and fidelity. I mixed several songs with the Eris E5 and I have noticed that some details that went unnoticed with them are clearly audible with the E8!

Did you try any other models before buying this one?
No, but in light of the very positive feedback with this type of monitors, I didn't take me too long to make up my mind!

How would you rate its value for money?
Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...
The quality of the monitors is very good, both in terms of finish and sound. I think the price is very adequate and on par with most monitors in the same category.
Time will tell, but I think I would buy them again.
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PreSonus Eris E8 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:PreSonus
  • Model:Eris E8
  • Series:Eris
  • Category:Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 01/24/2013
  • 5.25-inch (E5) / 8-inch (E8) Kevlar® low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 70 (E5) /130 watt (E8), 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
  • 102 dB (E5) /105 dB (E8) maximum continuous SPL
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[NAMM] PreSonus introduces Eris Studio Monitors

Published on 01/24/13
PreSonus today unveiled at NAMM its new Eris-series 2-way, bi-amped studio reference monitors, with two E8 and E5 models.

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