PreSonus Eris E8 130W 8" Powered Studio Monitor (Discontinued)

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91 out of 100. Incorporating 200+ ratings and reviews.

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$149
PreSonus Eris E8
PreSonus Eris E8

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 91/100 is based on analysis of 200+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

This has been discontinued - for alternatives look at our guide to The Best Studio Monitors.

The Eris E8 is a bi-amplified studio monitor with an 8" kevlar weave woofer and a 1.25" silk dome tweeter.

The kevlar weave is designed to minimize extra reflections from the surface of the cone to more accurately project low and low midrange frequencies.

Features:

  • Driver: 8" Woofer, 1.25" Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Amplifier: 75W LF, 65W HF
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" TRS
  • Frequency response: 35 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.2 kHz
  • Enclosure: Ported
  • Controls: Volume Range, MF Control, HF Control, Low Cut, Acoustic Space
  • Dimensions: 15.12" x 9.84” x 11.77”
  • Weight: 22.2 lbs

PreSonus Eris E8 Frequency Response Chart

PreSonus Eris E8 Frequency Response Chart

Pros

Users note the sound to be clear, crisp, and high quality. It is exceptionally revealing of bad mixes and low bitrate playback files. The acoustic tuning options were a welcome feature for those with less than ideal rooms.

Cons

For an 8" speaker, some users noted the low frequencies to lack sub-harmonic punch. This job is usually handled by a separate subwoofer.

Overall

If you're looking for an 8" Studio monitor for your moderate to large sized control room but want clarity over low frequency punch, the Eris E8 is the ideal candidate especially when paired with a subwoofer.

This has been discontinued - for alternatives look at our guide to The Best Studio Monitors.