Everyone knows you need awesome studio monitors to get the best sounding results in your recording endeavors. And until recently, really great studio monitors have been prohibitively expensive for most home studio producers. You know PreSonus is all about great sound, and all about giving the musician at large what they need to make great music, without cleaning out your bank account in the process. What you may not know is that PreSonus now offers excellent, affordable studio monitors to complement their other excellent studio gear.
The Eris Series powered studio monitors bring top-shelf features to an affordable price point. You get what you'd expect in a monitor from PreSonus: stunning accuracy, tight lows, and crisp highs. What you might not expect at their price is all the features that allow you to dial them in to the best response for your rig and your room. Also great as hi-fi computer speakers, the Eris 4.5 give you a front panel 3.5 mm input, a headphone output, and a great sounding pair of monitors that won't hog up all your desk space.
All Eris speakers provide three EQ controls in their Acoustic Tuning section: High, Mid, and Low Cutoff. These controls enable you to fine-tune the monitors and even to broadly approximate the sounds of different types of speakers so you can hear what your mix might sound like, for instance, on a car stereo or portable radio. The Low control also is useful when using the Eris with a subwoofer.
In addition to the Acoustic Tuning controls, Eris speakers offer a three-position Acoustic Space switch. This switch controls a second-order, low shelving filter that cuts the level of all frequencies below 800 Hz by a specified amount (-2 or -4 dB) to compensate for the boundary bass boost that occurs when the monitor is placed near a wall or corner. If you don’t want to roll off those lows, set it to 0 dB.
This combination of controls lets you create a linear response for accurate monitoring and enables you to simulate different listening environments, so you don’t have to listen to mixes on your car, consumer computer speakers, and home stereo to check how the music sounds with different systems. Instead, you can adjust the Eris monitors’ response and test your mixes without leaving your studio. No other monitors in this price class offer this degree of control.
Specifications: • Inputs: 1/4" balanced, RCA unbalanced, 3.5 mm stereo • Frequency response: 70 - 20,000 Hz • Peak SPL (@ 1m): 100 dB • Amplifier power: 25 watts per speaker • Dimensions (each): 6.42" x 9.45" x 7.09" (163 x 241 x 180 mm) • Weight (pair): 13 lbs. (5.9 kg).