PreSonus Eris XT Range & Speaker Placement
Incorrect speaker and monitor placement is a common problem that is often overlooked. This small detail can easily affect your workflow and listening experience which in turn, can create major monitoring issues. This is where the new range of PreSonus Eris XT studio monitors can help. With an array of invaluable built in acoustic features, the Eris XT range will guide you to getting the best sound possible in your room.
What problems can be caused by ineffective speaker placement?
One of the most common problems that are caused by ineffective speaker placement is inaccurate low frequencies. Have you ever moved around the room only to find the low frequencies are louder and more prominent in certain areas of the room? This is partly down to the acoustics of your room but is most often caused by placing your monitors to close to walls or in a corner.
Another problem can be stereo image and sweet spots. The key to excellent monitor placement is symmetry. It is suggested that speakers should not be placed at 25% distance from the walls and avoid making your sweet spot in the centre of the room in the 50% position. Start with 20% where possible for monitor placement and then 35-40% for the listening position.
PreSonus Eris XT Studio Monitors
PreSonus has garnered a fantastic reputation over the years for delivering top class products with superior performance alongside unrelenting quality that has cemented the company as one of the industries unsung heroes. Their new Eris XT studio monitors are no exception to this stellar reputation, coupled with excellent value for money these monitors are an ideal addition to any production facility. The somewhat overwhelming task of choosing studio monitors among so many different models and brands just become a little easier to navigate.
The PreSonus Eris XT’s feature waveguides that produce a wide 100-degree dispersion to help give a larger sweet spot area which is great if you move out of your dedicated listening position or when you have multiple people collaborating in the same space. The size of the Eris XT cabinets helps achieve a fantastic low-end frequency response and will eliminate any need for a sub, especially in smaller project or home studios.
Achieve the flattest frequency response
The PreSonus Eris XT studio monitors feature 3 placement settings to accommodate for the room they are used in so you can get the best sound possible.
- -4dB is recommended if the monitor is placed in a corner
- -2dB is recommended if the monitor is close to the wall
- 0dB if they are placed in the middle of the room away from the wall and any corners
Paired with high, mid and low-frequency tuning controls, you can ensure you get the flattest frequency response from the Eris XT monitors so you achieve the best performance for your studio.
Lastly, it may seem quite obvious but ensuring your monitors are mounted at the same height, and angle with adequate isolation from the mounting surface will prevent a hoard of possible problems.
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