PreSonus Eris E7 XT Fills the Gap b/w E8 XT & E5 XT

PreSonus has launched the new Eris E7 XT 2-way studio monitor that features a 7-inch woofer and a 1.25-inch silk dome tweeter driven by Class AB amps. The difference between PreSonus Eris E7 XT, E8 XT, and E5 XT arises in terms of frequency response, crossover, driver size, peak SPL, power, dimensions, and weight. Those who find Eris E5 XT too weak for their small music studio and don’t want the deep low end of the E8 XT can now settle with the new E7 XT for an accurate response.

Difference Between Presonus Eris E7 XT, E8 XT, and E5 XT

Frequency Response

In terms of frequency response, Presonus Eris E7 XT offers a deeper low end than E5 XT. Thanks to the 7-inch woofer that allows the new studio monitor to achieve a frequency response ranging from 42Hz – 20kHz. But its low end is not as strong as E8 XT that can go down to 35Hz. This can be a good thing for producers with small rooms as the bass response in tight spaces is already exaggerated.

All of these three studio monitors feature the same EBM (Elliptically Boundary Modeled) waveguide technology that provides the option to tweak the EQ settings right from within the monitors. If your speaker sounds boomy, you can apply low cut, and vice versa. As an advantage, you can place the monitor closer to the walls without compromising the sound accuracy.

Amplification

Eris E7 XT uses the same 75W and 65W LF and HF transducers as E8 XT respectively. The 140W of Class AB amp system allows these monitors to produce an open and uncolored sound. However, the compact E5 XT studio monitor utilizes a lower power Class AB amps with 45W and 35W LF and HF drivers respectively.

Driver Size

One obvious difference between Eris E7 XT, E8 XT, and E5 XT is the driver size. While both Eris E7 XT and E8 XT feature the same 1.25″ silk dome tweeter, the E5 XT makes use of a smaller 1″ tweeter. Coming to the LF driver, Eris E8 XT features the largest 8″ woofer whereas the E5 XT comes with the smallest at 5.25″. And the new Eris E7 XT sits in the middle with a 6.5″ woofer.

Peak SPL

Due to the 140W class AB amplification system, the new Presonus Eris E7 XT is able to reach up to 104dB peak SPL (2dB more than E5 XT and 1dB less than E8 XT).

Connectivity

Same as other models, the new Eris E7 XT uses:

  • Balanced XLR
  • Balanced 1/4” TRS
  • Unbalanced RCA

PreSonus Eris E7 XT Price

Check out the current price and availability for the new Presonus Eris E7 XT.

PreSonus Eris E7 XT vs E8 XT vs E5 XT

Eris E7 XTE8 XTE5 XT
Frequency Response42 Hz – 20 kHz35 Hz – 20 kHz48 Hz – 20 kHz
Crossover2.5 kHz2.2 kHz3 kHz
LF Amp Power75W75W45W
HF Amp Power65W65W35W
LF Driver Size6.5”8″5.25″
HF Driver1.25”1.25″1″
Peak SPL at 1m104dB105dB102dB
DimensionsW = 9.4”
D = 9.5”
H = 14.4” 
W = 9.75”
D = 11.5”
H = 16”
W = 8”
D = 9”
H = 11”
Weight18.5 lbs (8.4 kg)23 lbs (10.43 kg)11 lbs (4.99 kg)
InputsBalanced XLR
Balanced ¼” TRS
Unbalanced RCA
SameSame
PriceE7 XT PriceE8 XT PriceE5 XT Price

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Ishaan Sarna

Founder of AUDEMPIRE (Pro Audio Equipment Store), SOUNDELICIT (Music Industry & Pro Audio Blog), TECHNOISER (Tech blog), and ISOLAPSE (Motion Industry & Photography Gear Blog). Music Producer by profession and also a Tech Enthusiast.