PreSonus Eris E5
PreSonus Eris E5

Eris E5, Active Monitor from PreSonus in the Eris series.

joemanix 10/18/2014

PreSonus Eris E5 : joemanix's user review

«  Very clear and dynamic, perfect »

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Value For Money : Excellent
Active monitors 5.25 "Kevlar + 1" tweeter
Class AB amplification: 70 Watt
Bass port forward
EQ: +/- 6 dB medium - high frequency: +/- 6 dB
Low-cut filter: 80 Hz - 100 Hz
Settings "acoustic space": 0, -2, -4 dB
Frequency response: 53 Hz - 22 kHz
Balanced XLR, 6.3 mm jack and RCA unbalanced
Dimensions (WxDxH): 178 x 198 x 260 mm
Weight: 4.63 kg

My usage is the home studio in a room of 12m², both for the mixing models and standard listening.
Size, power, vent forwards were pre-selection criteria, with rather numerous settings to adjust the sound to the room. Then came the sound (see below).


I hesitated with the KRK RP6 G3, more expensive and larger. So I went to look at Espace listening Keyboards Bordeaux. The boss of listening choices and took the test time and explanations.
Store Appraisal: the ERIS 5 are much clearer than the RP6 that sound "heavy". Nevertheless, the ERIS 5 remain balanced with low average but accurate level. We tested the Yamaha HS 5 (or 7?) And we cried ... no bass, and even not so clear ...
Once home: much closer to install me in stores, on each side of the 19 "screen.
Listening is still light, I discovered the bass. Events frontal indispensable in my case, setting "acoustic space" to 2dB (midpoint, you can still earn some)). The bass are not "huge" but very audible and precise, and with a nice dynamic.
With quality midrange / treble, it is great for mixing (my priority), while pleasant listening. So for me it's perfect.

Question volume is very ample in my setup, I can play with my guitar amp on backing tracks at a good volume.


I do not have much experience of studio monitors, but to store test, realizes a lot of things when the seller is willing to spend a little time.
Bought there 1 month at Espace Keyboards € 268 a pair, I found it better than KRK RP6 G3 for less. Yamaha HS, not like. Focal alpha 50, better (larger with more bass and comparable clarity) but more expensive. Not all listened either ...

Height, weight, perfect settings for a small home studio. Complete connectivity. The look (sober) is nice too. The build quality seems good, but this kind of product does not suffer much in general. A small detail, there are no rubber feet (?!).

Presonus distinguished himself by proposing a very successful product in the medium part / high, with a very good price / quality ratio.
This is not the "Top end", but for me it was the best current choice.