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 potent, affordable sound of the Eris E8. Materials mean a lot in sound reproduction, and PreSonus uses some of the best: an 8" Kevlar woofer and a 1-1/4" silk dome tweeter housed in a sturdy MDF cabinet. The speaker's bi-amplified design sends 75 watts to the woofer and 65 watts to the tweeter, so you hear every detail during playback.
Connections and controls
You don't always have control over the space you're working in, but the E8 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. With an 8" woofer, that's going to be very important.
Making a solid connection is important. Each E8 monitor features an unbalanced RCA connector, as well as balanced 1/4" TRS and XLR connections, so you're ready for anything. If your work takes you overseas, the E8 also has an AC select switch so you can adapt to voltage requirements outside the U.S.