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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 XT||E8 XT||E5 XT|
|Frequency Response||42 Hz – 20 kHz||35 Hz – 20 kHz||48 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Crossover||2.5 kHz||2.2 kHz||3 kHz|
|LF Amp Power||75W||75W||45W|
|HF Amp Power||65W||65W||35W|
|LF Driver Size||6.5”||8″||5.25″|
|Peak SPL at 1m||104dB||105dB||102dB|
|Dimensions||W = 9.4”|
D = 9.5”
H = 14.4”
|W = 9.75”|
D = 11.5”
H = 16”
|W = 8”|
D = 9”
H = 11”
|Weight||18.5 lbs (8.4 kg)||23 lbs (10.43 kg)||11 lbs (4.99 kg)|
Balanced ¼” TRS
|Price||E7 XT Price||E8 XT Price||E5 XT Price|
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