PreSonus Eris E8
PreSonus Eris E8

Eris E8, Active Monitor from PreSonus in the Eris series.

MadGstiK 10/20/2014

PreSonus Eris E8 : MadGstiK's user review

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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.


- 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.


- 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.