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Active Monitor from PreSonus belonging to the Eris series.

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Presonus Eris E8 Review

In Greek mythology, Eris is the goddess of discord, but also of emulation: In the Iliad, Zeus asked him to inspire the Greek war chiefs on the battlefield. Does this first PreSonus monitor speaker inspire home-studio owners to create perfect mixes? The answer is here... Read more…
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  • Alternat RunnerAlternat Runner

    blufante

    PreSonus Eris E8Published on 11/26/14 at 15:04
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    I was looking for active monitors with a very good price / quality ratio and low well defined. Previously I had Yamaha MSP7, but I unfortunately had to part with it. I hesitated then between Dipe Pro Pro Ribbon 8 and Eris E8. These are the opinions of AF who decided me to point me to Presonus, and many settings. For full features: https://www.presonus.com/products/Eris/features

    For what purpose?
    Home Studio (music for picture, songs, arrangements, sound design).

    What amp / What configuration?
    They are connected to an M-Audio Delta 1010

    SOUNDS

    Is the frequency curve sufficiently neutral?
    Yes, it certainly is. These spe…
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    I was looking for active monitors with a very good price / quality ratio and low well defined. Previously I had Yamaha MSP7, but I unfortunately had to part with it. I hesitated then between Dipe Pro Pro Ribbon 8 and Eris E8. These are the opinions of AF who decided me to point me to Presonus, and many settings. For full features: https://www.presonus.com/products/Eris/features

    For what purpose?
    Home Studio (music for picture, songs, arrangements, sound design).

    What amp / What configuration?
    They are connected to an M-Audio Delta 1010

    SOUNDS

    Is the frequency curve sufficiently neutral?
    Yes, it certainly is. These speakers are really transparent.

    The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum?
    Yes the sound is clear and precise, but still less than the Yam MSP7. But another characteristic of Eris 8 catches the coup (see below).

    Is good stereo?
    So here is the enormous strength of these monitors! The stereo image is blufante and I had hitherto never heard such a result. Attention, it is also to place them correctly and make the right adjustments on the rear panel (equilateral triangle, decoupling, -4 dB reduction for nearfield listening, etc.). If you follow these steps, then like me you'll probably be amazed at the result. As I précisais above, they are less accurate than the MSP7 but the high quality of the stereo image compensates for this slight lack of precision. At first listen with a title that I know well (Metallica Until it sleep), I was stuck. Hetfield's voice does not seem to come from the speakers, but directly from the screen of my workstation! And different guitars spread over the left and right pan perfectly detached. In fact this is merely analytical stereo!

    Is the dynamics are respected?
    The dynamics are fully respected.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    Since today, from about 7 hours now.

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    In chronological order: Behringer Truth B2030P Yamaha HS80, Yamaha MSP7

    What thing do you like most and least?
    Most
    The overall transparency of the spectrum
    Manufacturing quality
    The exceptional stereo image
    The look (okay, it does not play on the sound, but when you have monitors 8 h / day before the peepers, provided they are fun to watch!)
    The price!

    Les -
    I will do an edict after several days of use, but at the moment 0 = default (major anyway)

    How would you rate the quality / price?
    Simply outstanding ...

    With experience, you do again this choice?
    Considering the price and sound reproduction without any hesitation!
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  • MadGstiKMadGstiK

    Impressive

    PreSonus Eris E8Published on 10/20/14 at 17:57
    - Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
    The frequency range, the reasonable power and the controls directly on the speaker.

    - What do you use it for?
    Home studio but also to listen to music.

    - Which amp/what setup do you use?... ...
    Right now they are connected to the monitor output of my Digidesign 002 Rack, next to my hi-fi speakers (Ohm HF 201), which are fed by a Pioneer VSX924 receiver.
    That way I can compare the same song on both pairs with a single click.

    SOUNDS

    - Is the frequency response neutral enough?
    The response is truly superb for speakers this size. The lows are round and punchy (with the controls on the rear of the speakers halfway), the h…
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    - Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
    The frequency range, the reasonable power and the controls directly on the speaker.

    - What do you use it for?
    Home studio but also to listen to music.

    - Which amp/what setup do you use?... ...
    Right now they are connected to the monitor output of my Digidesign 002 Rack, next to my hi-fi speakers (Ohm HF 201), which are fed by a Pioneer VSX924 receiver.
    That way I can compare the same song on both pairs with a single click.

    SOUNDS

    - Is the frequency response neutral enough?
    The response is truly superb for speakers this size. The lows are round and punchy (with the controls on the rear of the speakers halfway), the highs are clear and well-defined, only the mids are a bit too emphasized for my taste when you leave the listening zone (the equilateral triangle).

    - Is the stereo image good?
    It's perfect if you place the speakers as recommended, tilted towards you in order to form an equilateral triangle with the two speakers and your listening position.

    - Is the sound clear and accurate across the entire frequency spectrum?
    As I mentioned above, the high mids are a bit too present and, sometimes, the lows are a bit discreet but, all in all, I'm very satisfied with them. The sound is heavy, clear, twangy, very present, with a remarkable subtlety. They can easily stand up to my old ADAM A7 and completely debunk my even older SAMSON Resolv 65A!!

    - Is the dynamic response faithful? ...
    As a knowledgeable music lover and a hobbyist sound engineer, I'm completely satisfied with the performance of these speakers. And for the price, it's a unique opportunity to make yourself with a very good audio system.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you been using this product?

    One month, non-stop, to compare and re-listen legendary songs, commercial songs, personal mixes...

    - Which feature do you like the most / the least?

    The controls to adjust the lows and highs directly on the speaker are a nice and very useful detail. On the other hand, the power switch on the rear panel...It's a detail that takes me back 50 years!! I don't understand why it hasn't become mandatory to put it on the front panel, it's much more practical and simple....but that's only my humble opinion.

    - Did you try any other models before buying it?

    ADMA A7, SAMSON Resolv 65A, KRK V6, ALESIS Monitor Two ...

    - How would you rate its value for money?

    UNBEATABLE. This quality, this performance, this finish, the design, the sound, the overall impression....Everything is worthy of professional-quality monitors and, at this price point, it's unheard-of.

    - Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...

    With my eyes closed and my ears wide open!! I'm more than satisfied with my purchase, I hope they hold up in the years to come, that's the only point I can't say anything about right now.
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  • jeff13thjeff13th

    Can't do any better for the price!

    PreSonus Eris E8Published on 12/14/13 at 12:16
    First of all, I have to specify that I'm from Montreal, so the price is in Canadian dollars without taxes.

    Which technical specifications motivated your choice?

    The lows, which are really solid, honest and not muddy, I record mostly metal and rock, so that's a must! 6-string basses and 7- and 8-string guitars can be heard at their full capacity! :)

    SOUNDS

    Is the frequency response neutral enough? Is the stereo image good? Is the sound clear and accurate across the entire frequency spectrum? Is the dynamic response faithful? ..

    Yes, these speakers impressed me right from the first listen and they still do after 1000 hours of listening. I won't go into any details because I …
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    First of all, I have to specify that I'm from Montreal, so the price is in Canadian dollars without taxes.

    Which technical specifications motivated your choice?

    The lows, which are really solid, honest and not muddy, I record mostly metal and rock, so that's a must! 6-string basses and 7- and 8-string guitars can be heard at their full capacity! :)

    SOUNDS

    Is the frequency response neutral enough? Is the stereo image good? Is the sound clear and accurate across the entire frequency spectrum? Is the dynamic response faithful? ..

    Yes, these speakers impressed me right from the first listen and they still do after 1000 hours of listening. I won't go into any details because I agree 100% with everything that has been written about them in other reviews on Audiofanzine, I have nothing to add.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you been using the product? 6 months.

    Did you try any other models before buying this one?
    Mackie, yamaha, m-audio, event, jbl, krk

    Which feature do you like the most / the least?

    The tight lows and the fact that I can work for hours and hours without listening fatigue. What I like least is the power switch on the rear.

    How would you rate its value for money? Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...

    Their value for money is unbeatable up to this day.

    I would buy them again tomorrow without hesitation.

    And I don't give them 10/10 because nothing is perfect!
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  • G²

    Very good for the price

    PreSonus Eris E8Published on 11/21/13 at 12:43
    Features available at the Presonus website and also in the review by Audiofanzine.

    I was looking for some not-too-expensive monitors with an 8 incher to avoid having to use a subwoofer.
    I use them to listen to music at home.

    SOUNDS

    Very good sound. The speakers seem well-balanced to me. Clear and precise highs. Mids not too upfront. The speakers have a good dynamic response and perform very well with all types of music.
    The stereo image is okay.
    No annoying coloration.

    But it's still 2-ways only...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using it for two and a half months. I also listened to other models by Yamaha (HS8), Prodipe (TDC8), Focal (CMS)... The Eris 8 seem to be the …
    Read more
    Features available at the Presonus website and also in the review by Audiofanzine.

    I was looking for some not-too-expensive monitors with an 8 incher to avoid having to use a subwoofer.
    I use them to listen to music at home.

    SOUNDS

    Very good sound. The speakers seem well-balanced to me. Clear and precise highs. Mids not too upfront. The speakers have a good dynamic response and perform very well with all types of music.
    The stereo image is okay.
    No annoying coloration.

    But it's still 2-ways only...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using it for two and a half months. I also listened to other models by Yamaha (HS8), Prodipe (TDC8), Focal (CMS)... The Eris 8 seem to be the best value for money by far.

    What I like best is the numerous controls, the plentiful connections, the excellent sound for speakers this price.
    I still haven't found something I don't like about them...

    I would definitely buy them again because, even if spending a bit more, I'm not sure I would find something better.
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