Serious sound on a budget
You're ready to purchase studio gear, but you don't want to lay out all of your cash on monitors alone. Then again, you're not willing to sacrifice quality. PreSonus solves the puzzle with the precise, affordable sound of the Eris E5. Materials mean a lot in sound reproduction, and PreSonus uses some of the best: a 5-1/4" Kevlar woofer and a 1" silk dome tweeter housed in a sturdy MDF cabinet. The E5's bi-amplified design sends 45 watts to the woofer and 35 watts to the tweeter, giving you accuracy and detail in playback.
Connections and controls
You don't always have control over the space you're working in, but the E5 has takent that into account. Output equalization is available via two variable tuning knobs, one for high frequencies, and another for mids. There's also a low cut switch offering flat response, or attenuation at 80 Hz or 100 Hz. If you can't quite manage ideal placement of the speakers in your workspace, the Acoustic Space switch helps you tune the action of the bass ports so the low frequencies are still hitting on all cylinders. If your work takes you overseas, the E5 also has an AC select switch so you can adapt to voltage requirements outside the U.S.
Making a solid connection is important. The E5 monitor features an unbalanced RCA connector, as well as balanced 1/4" TRS and XLR connections, so you're ready for anything.