PreSonus Eris E5 XT Studio Monitor
PreSonus’ best-selling studio monitors just got even better
With the PreSonus Eris E5 XT Studio Monitor, you are guaranteed the absolute best sound. All thanks to its smooth, accurate frequency response, powerful amplification with plenty of headroom and acoustic tuning features so you can dial in the perfect sound depending on your room. It is no wonder that the original Eris®-series studio monitors have been a runaway hit even since they came on the scene. The Eris E5 XT is a substantial update to a lauded classic featuring deeper lows and a wider, more controlled sweet spot (thanks to its new EBM wave guide design).
Studio monitors with a wide sweet spot
The PreSonus Eris E5 XT Studio Monitor has been outfitted with a new EBM (Elliptical Boundary Modeled) wave guide designed by none other than Hugh Sarvis of WorxAudio, the mind behind the award-winning CDL loudspeakers and lauded R-Series monitors. This results in a superior high-frequency response and wider 100-degree horizontal dispersion that creates a broader sweet spot. Perfect for group listening and collaboration session. The PreSonus Eris E5 XT Studio Monitor also features a narrow vertical dispersion to reduce reflections from your desk so you only hear what is coming from the monitor, not reflections. Lastly, silk-dome tweeters ensure snappy, accurate transient reproduction.
Lows that go lower
The familiar woven composite low-frequency driver still delivers Eris’ signature tight, clear bass that gives plenty of punch with no flub. The PreSonus Eris E5 XT Studio Monitors sport a ported enclosure that is designed to maximise bass in a compact cabinet, allowing the monitors to reach all the way down to 42Hz with no need for a subwoofer. 10Hz below previous models.
Set up your studio monitors for your room
PreSonus knows that modern recording studios can be located anywhere from a spare bedroom to a multi-million-dollar facility, that’s why every studio made by PreSonus is equipped with controls that ensure the flattest response in your mix environment. Acoustic tuning controls allow you to configure the Eris E5 XT monitor correctly for your room with Low-cut, Mid, and High controls, as well as 3-way acoustic space tuning that allows you to easily compensate for the sonic consequences of speaker placement against a wall or in a corner.
Studio monitor connections
Feeding audio to the PreSonus Eris E5 XT Studio Monitors from audio interfaces, mixers, monitor controllers and almost any other line-level source is a breeze. All thanks to the provided balanced XLR, balanced ¼” TRS and unbalanced RCA line-level inputs. You’ll have no problem hooking your Eris speakers up to virtually anything.
The Eris E5 XT monitor is suitable for both home recording studios and professional mix engineering. The Eris E5 XT studio monitors combine sterling audio quality with the flexible tuning and connectivity that PreSonus have been known for delivering.
Components and construction
- 5.25-inch woven composite low-frequency transducer
- 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
- Front-firing acoustic port for superior bass-frequency reproduction
- Optimized, resonance-suppressing internal bracing
- 102 dB maximum continuous SPL
- HF Adjust (±6 dB, continuously variable)
- Midrange Adjust (±6 dB, continuously variable)
- Acoustic Space settings (flat, -2, -4 dB) for accurate mixing contour
- High pass filter (Off, 80 Hz, 100 Hz)
Power and safety
- 70 watt, Class AB biamplification
- RF interference, output current limiting, over-temperature, transient, and subsonic protection
- Amplifier “soft start” feature eliminates popping on power-up
- Internal power supply with IEC connector
- Power switch with on/off LED
Inputs and outputs
- Balanced XLR/¼-inch
- Unbalanced RCA inputs