PreSonus Sceptre S6 6" Powered Monitor

180W 6.5" Powered Monitor Speaker with Coaxial Speaker Alignment and 32-bit/96kHz Dual-core DSP Processor (each)
PreSonus Sceptre S6 6
PreSonus Sceptre S6 6
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PreSonus Sceptre S6 6" Powered Monitor
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Next-gen Coaxial Monitors from PreSonus!

The PreSonus Sceptre S6 is the company's next-gen 2-way studio monitor. Bi-amplified with 180 watts of Class D power, the Sceptre S6 employs a cutting-edge coaxial design and acoustic-adjustment controls facilitated by a 32-bit, 96kHz, dual-core processor and advanced Temporal Equalization technology. The result of all this high-tech engineering? Wide panoramic soundstaging, astonishing detail, and stunning dynamics. If you want to make great-sounding music, you've got to be able to hear what you're doing. With the PreSonus Sceptre S6, you can.

PreSonus Sceptre S6 Active 6.5" Studio Monitor Features at a Glance:
  • 2-way active studio monitor with 6.5" LF and 1" HF in coaxial configuration
  • CoActual technology combines DSP time-correction and point-source design
  • Symmetrical soundstage and micro-definition imaging
  • Coaxial Speaker Coherence Alignment
  • 32-bit, 96kHz, dual-core, active floating-point DSP
  • Acoustic-tuning controls let you tune your monitors to your room
  • Bi-amplified with 180W of Class D power; internal heat sink and power supply
Hear exactly with you're recording with the PreSonus Sceptre S6!

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped ((Coaxial Configuration with LF)
LF Driver Size 6.5"
LF Driver Type Cone
LF Driver Material Glass-reinforced Paper
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Type Horn-loaded (coaxial configuration with LF)
LF Driver Power Amp 90W
HF Driver Power Amp 90W
Total Power 180W
Frequency Range 52 Hz-20 kHz (-3 dB), 42Hz-23kHz (-10 dB)
Crossover Frequency 2.2kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 109 dB
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS
Enclosure Type Ported (Front)
Height 13.2"
Width 9"
Depth 12.2"
Weight 18.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Sceptre S6

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This is super awesome

These speakers are absolutely mind blowing accurate! I, unfortunately, don't have a very well treated room - so was skeptical about how these will sound. They are very accurate and making it easier for me to find flaws.


I came from using Yamaha HS80's for almost seven years. My mixes took a little work to get right. It was control room, car, control room, boom box, control room car- a lot. I'm not knocking the Yamahas and I actually still use them in a separate room. It just took a while to make my mixes happen with them. I decided to bring in these monitors after doing some in-depth research. I've had them now for a couple of weeks and already my mixes have gone from control room to car then mix- with everything I've done so far! I AM blown away! Accuracy should be the number one priority for an audio engineer. I was always guessing about the mid-range with my prior monitors. Now it seems I don't have too! Some have said these are slightly "mid forward" or that the midrange seems to be more present than other monitors. It's probably because these are pretty flat across the spectrum. I did see someone's results from running pink noise and doing an analysis and these are pretty flat! So that's what I want! Accuracy! That's what I got in the Sceptre S6's!
Music background: Producer/Arranger/Guitarist/Engineer

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These revolutionize the way i look at stereo speakers. As monitors they work really well for their size. I was expecting quite a bit less. However, they (a pair) did not quite give me enough oompf to play a guitar thru them and it feel right. When used and playing acoustic rock drum with them playing a backing track nearby, they barely get out enough. I am not unhappy tho, this is not their intent and they do the job of nearfield so well, i was just hoping. THEN i added a single temblor 10" to the mix. I figured i would get some nice bass response and help my hip hop fix too. Well, it did. Paired with the single 10" (which is pretty darn tight and loud to 40hz easily) and using the crossover to ease the below 100hz on the s6, allows them to go MUCH louder with clarity. I can now easily use these with my guitar fx unit w/o another amp in the studio. I can play my drums loudly and they cut fine. The on/off switch on the temblor helps prove it. These s6 are amazing, but add a sub to relieve some duty and they freaking scream, not in a shrill way. Great sound representation at high and low levels. Pricey maybe, but these are not your typical monitors. I am hearing instruments and back ground noises in songs ive listened to for years, but never noticed. These won't let you hide behind a bad mix or poor recordings. Hooray!

Better than my Focals

I hate to admit this but I like these better than my Focal cms65's. Wider frequency response, more low end, more open. They just make music sound alive. I have mine upside down. They sound better to me like that because upside down the woofer and tweeter is closer to my ear level.
Music background: audio engineer

Par Excellence' - Pretty Darn Good

Par Excellence means "being an example of excellence; superior; preeminent:" This is what the Scepter S6 are to me in the range of small to medium project studio monitoring. I presently own a pair of DynAudio BM5as and Event 8" 20/20s studio monitors. I just recently purchased the Scepter S6. I like the detail of the DynAudios and the stereo imaging of the Events but the Scepter S6s take you into an entirely different world of the studio monitoring experience. I have put them through the paces with music from Alan Parsons to Rush to Pat Matheny to movie soundtracks like Braveheart, Pirates of the Caribbean and Oblivion and even classical. Each instrument is clear and distinct with no mush in any frequency that these ears could detect. It's hard to describe the stereo imagining and instrument detail except to say for you to try and picture yourself inside a large recording studio with your back to the control room glass. Your eyes and ears begin scanning the room listening to each and every instrument, in the periphery of the room from left to right. That's what it is like. Every instrument and sound has its own individual niche in the stereo spectrum. I have never heard anything like these monitors. They are perfect for the smaller to medium size studios and have plenty of power. I don't even use a sub. I can't say enough about these monitors. One of the best purchases of my 50+ years in the business for what I do now. Also, I want to give special thanks to my Sales Rep Wayne Davis. He always gets me the gear I need and always follows up to see if I am pleased with the purchase. He has a wealth of knowledge and if not, knows where to get it. I've been a Sweetwater customer since 2004 and love the excellent customer service and especially the candy that comes with each and every order. Try the Scepters; you won't be disappointed. In their price range, there is no equal, in my humble opinion.
Music background: 50 + yrs musician/producer/engineer

Sweetwater Advice

Jonathan Appleton

With my Sceptre S6 monitors, my monitoring "sweet spot" is now big enough that I don't have to sit in just one spot to get the perfect mix. Their stereo imaging puts instruments exactly where they belong in the stereo field and the clarity brings out the slightest details in every recording.
See also: Powered Monitors, PreSonus, PreSonus Active Monitors