PreSonus Eris E5 5" Powered Studio Monitor

5.25" Powered Studio Monitor with Kevlar Woofer, 1" Silk-dome Tweeter, and 80W Class AB bi-amplification (each)
PreSonus Eris E5 5
PreSonus Eris E5 5
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PreSonus Eris E5 5" Powered Studio Monitor
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Studio-monitor Sound at a Multimedia Speaker Price!

PreSonus Eris E5 2-way active studio monitors give you an inexpensive way to get accurate sound that regular computer speakers simply can't deliver. For starters, these nearfield monitors feature robust Kevlar woofers that offer excellent low-frequency reproduction with next to no distortion, and silk-dome tweeters that deliver smooth and balanced highs. The result: sound you can trust, which means the mixes you create will translate better from one stereo to another. That's something you won't get out of multimedia speakers, which are designed to make music sound better, not to reproduce audio accurately.

PreSonus Eris E5 Active Studio Monitor at a Glance:
  • Onboard Acoustic Tuning controls let you contour your sound for your space
  • 70 watts of Class AB amplification provide plenty of gain and headroom
  • Flexible configuration options let you set up your speakers to best meet your needs
Onboard Acoustic Tuning controls let you contour your sound for your space

If you've read the Sweetwater Studio Monitor Buying Guide, then you already know about the problems that go with putting your monitors too close to walls. That's when extreme low frequencies actually cause your walls to vibrate and act like big speaker cones, filling the air with false harmonics and ruining your ability to mix with accuracy. But sometimes, the shape and size of your room leaves you with no alternative but to place your monitors close to a wall. That's where the Eris E5's Acoustic Tuning controls come in handy. By cutting your Eris E5's bass by up to 4dB, you can compensate for this phenomenon, without neutering your sound.

70 watts of Class AB amplification provide plenty of gain and headroom

Offering up a solid 70 watts of Class AB amplification gives the PreSonus Eris E5 a major advantage over studio monitors that feature just enough power to get the job done. It may sound kind of technical, but the way this feature benefits you is actually pretty straightforward. With the Eris E5's gain set to unity (the U in the middle of the dial) you can comfortably monitor your mix at an appropriate level, but still have plenty of extra volume to spare so that run-away transients (momentary loud peaks) sound louder, instead of just distorting at the same relative volume. It's hard to express just how readily this easily overlooked feature of the Eris E5 can save your mix.

Flexible configuration options let you set up your speakers to best meet your needs

Say you want to upgrade your monitoring system with a nice new subwoofer - your Eris E5 monitors easily fit the bill. Thats because each Eris E5 includes a 3-position highpass filter onboard, which lets you cut frequencies below either 80Hz or 100Hz. If you need to further fine tune your sound to achieve a flat frequency response, you'll find fully variable high-frequency and midrange controls on the back that let you boost or cut up to 6dB in their respective ranges. What's more, PreSonus outfitted their Eris E5 studio monitors with unbalanced RCA as well as balanced TRS and XLR inputs, so you can connect them directly to just about any sound source in your studio.

PreSonus Eris E5 Active Studio Monitor Features:
  • An outstanding way to upgrade your monitoring so that your mixes translate
  • 5.25" Kevlar woofer delivers solid low-end sound with minimal bass distortion
  • 1" ultra-low-mass silk-dome tweeter eliminates harshness and provides balanced high-frequency sound
  • 70-watt Class AB bi-amplification provides plenty of volume and headroom for nearfield monitoring
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4" inputs plus unbalanced RCA inputs provide all the connections you may need
  • Acoustic tuning controls let you contour your sound to best meet your mixing environment
PreSonus Eris E5 studio-monitors offer studio performance for a multimedia-speaker price!

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 5"
LF Driver Type Cone
LF Driver Material Kevlar
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Type Dome
HF Driver Material Silk
LF Driver Power Amp 45W
HF Driver Power Amp 35W
Total Power 80W
Frequency Range 53Hz-22kHz
Crossover Frequency 3kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 102 dB
Input Types 1 x 1/4" (XLR), 1 x RCA (Unbalanced)
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 10.24"
Width 7"
Depth 7.68"
Weight 10.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Eris E5

Customer Reviews

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Cool speakers

Really enjoying these speakers. Look great, sound great, priced great. I mostly purchased them for guitar track playback and listening to music. No extensive mixing/mastering, just basic rough tracks for writing new songs. Definitely handle what I need them for. Adding the Temblor 10 at some point in the future because I require lots of low end.
Music background: Shred

Great Studio Monitors

We just installed these and what a difference ! I can hear all the details ( and some problems ) in the mix. Totally transparent, the one downside is that the bad mp3's really sound unbearable ( before they were just bad ).The are 110/220v compatible for travel. We are using these with the Scarlett 2i 2 kit ( the mic for this kit is also recommended ). Thanks again Bart and Sweetwater, you guys got it out on time for rush delivery !
Music background: Recording Engineer


I cant believe these monitors they are awesome. They sound crisp and clear the acoustic adjustment is awesome to you can set it up the way you want for a bedroom studio. Just love them thanks Sweetwater for the awesome price. PS. These monitors shakes my walls in my room.
Music background: local Recording Engineer, Musician

Great Monitors

These monitors are excellent, especially at this price point. The settings to compensate for speaker placement in the room are great, and they give a clear, accurate sound that translates well to other sources. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the bass response for the size.I would highly recommend these monitors.
Music background: Pro Musician, Recording Hobbyist


Exceeded all expectation. Sound reproduction, lows and highs, challenges any criticism. Heavy, well constructed and compact. The ideal monitor for your desktop studio. Thank you Sweetwater for the recommendation to spend $30 more, best money I ever spent.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Powered Monitors, PreSonus, PreSonus Active Monitors