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PreSonus E5

Updated: Nov 24, 2019

Hord Inc. Studios uses PreSonus Eris E5 for producing and mastering the music and movies

Presonus Eris 5" namely Presonus E5, studio monitors speakers
Presonus E5

PreSonus Eris E5 Review

When the studio is serious about creating quality music, they need studio monitors that will speak nothing but the truth. Eris®-series monitors deliver a smooth and accurate frequency response, Monitors are equipped with a silk dome tweeter designed to radiate sound with a wide dispersion pattern, creating a larger sweet spot. powerful Class AB amplification with loads of headroom, and a suite of acoustic tuning controls to mitigate room anomalies. [1]

There is a thin line between good listening experience and amazing listening experience. Flat response as sound engineers would call it, thus, no alteration to the actual sound, you hear it as it is. [2]

SoultyBoiBeats - Meet One of Our Best Engineer

Hi and welcome my name is SoultyBoiBeats, Hord Inc. Studios Producer, Mixing, and Mastering Engineer. Today am going to be doing a review on PreSonus Eris E5, and first of all they are studio monitors design for both professional studios and home recording studios so let us first look at the design of PreSonus Eris E5, they are rectangular shaped like any other studio monitors out there but I must say Presonus really thought it through when coming to the shapes and the beauty of the speaker or monitors, and if you might ask if beauty of the speaker has anything to do with good sound coming out of them? I must say yes because I’ve found their beauty to be an inspiration and they produce a good sound for my mixing session, which I will be talking about later in this review, and the ones to come.

The studio monitors has a 2” (inch) twitter for higher frequency representation and a 5” (inch) beautiful blue kevlon for low frequency representation and what I really love about them is that below the bass speaker there’s a front opening for the speakers to breath and you can really hear all the bass being breathed out straight at you rather than the opening being at the back giving you an impression that the bass in your mix is low, while it is the opposite and if you do not have a good room treatment it will muddy your mixes. And again, you’ll also see a beautiful blue Presonus logo that you’ll see in every Presonus products and when you turn them on the logo just turn sky blue which I think is great, is like the Matrix movie right?

Now let’s look at the back of the speakers and on top of the speaker you’ll see three knobs, one is an input gain knob the mid knob and the high knob, for me personally I put the input gain on zero because if I want laud volume out of my speakers ill simply use the volume knob on my audio interface, to be discussed in another blog later.

For mid knob I got it on zero because I feel like if ever I want to manipulate a sound it should be manipulated on the DAW with the plugins that I am using e.g. when I want to remove or boost the mid frequencies I will use an Equalizer, for the high knob I got it on zero and for the same reason as the mid knob. Underneath you’ll see the low cutoff switch and acoustic space switch. For me personally my low cutoff is on flat because I want the speaker to really give me raw and pure low end frequencies in that way that I’ll be able to tell if my bass in my mix is loud or soft and to manipulate it how I want it, what I’ve realized is when I put it on flat the bass is loud and when I put it at 80hz and 100hz the bass disappears.

On the acoustic space I’ve put it on zero because I really just want the speakers to give me a true and raw sound to work with.

Looking down you’ll see inputs RCA (Radio Corporation of America) unbalanced, TRS (Tip, Ring, and Sleeve) and XLR (External Line Return) those are the inputs that you can use to connect your speakers to the audio interface or your sound system and down there you’ll see a switch obviously that’s where you put on and off your studio monitors and underneath is a place where you plug in your power cable.

PreSonus Eris E5 specs


Frequency Response 53 Hz - 22 kHz ,

Crossover Frequency 3 kHz,

LF Amplifier Power 45W,

HF Amplifier Power 35W,

Peak SPL (@ 1 meter) 102 dB,

LF Driver 5.25” HF Driver 1” silk dome

Input Impedance 10 kΩ .


Width 7” (178 mm) ,

Depth 7.68” (195 mm),

Height 10.24” (260 mm),

Weight 10.2 lbs (4.63 kg)

SoultyBoiBeats mastering Flashcruise Album using PreSonus E5
SoultyBoiBeats Mastering from PreSonus E5

My experience with PreSonus Eris E5 is the speakers are true with flat response, as a mix and master engineer I think we need flat and true representation of the sound and that is what PreSonus Eris E5 gives you. They are not too bassy or too hyped in all the frequencies and that is what I really love about them and again they allow you to adjust to the space that you’ll be using them with the switches and knobs behind them which I think is great. Everybody wants great sound and studio monitors that work with and not against, with PreSonus Eris E5 I got just that. And trust me the monitors can handle whatever you throw at them they can play sound clear even in a loud volume and you won’t hear the distortion. I must say I love using the PreSonus products and I can say I’ve made the best choice to do my mixes with these monitors. Stay tuned for more review from me.

Once again, I’m SoultyBoiBeats from Hord Inc. Studios, peace out!!!

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