PreSonus Eris E4.5 Review – a perfect home studio monitor

PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc may be a famous name in the audio product market. Founded in 1995, for its 25 years of development, PreSonus Audio Electronics has built its great reputation.  One of their most high-demand products is the monitor PreSonus Eris E4.5. Let’s find out whether it is praiseworthy. 

Who is PreSonus and should you believe in it?

PreSonus Eris E4.5 is the smallest generation of Presonus Eris. Other generations include the Eris E5 and Eris E8 and as the name suggests, both are larger (5 and 8 inch woofers respectively), more powerful, more premium and more expensive. 

PreSonus Audio Electronics has built its great reputation

PreSonus Audio Electronics has built its great reputation

It is possible that both the Eris E5 and Eris E8 are more designed to be professional. The Eris E4.5 with its relatively small size and features such as volume control and power switch on the front, makes consumers search for high-quality desktop speakers with consistent sound quality, but affordable.

PreSonus Audio Electronis was established as the coporation of Jim Odom, a Berklee-trained guitarist, audio engineer and producer and his fellow LSU engineering graduate Brian Smith. Both jim Odom and Brian Smith, when founding their business, aimed at building professional yet affordable music production tools for musicians and audio engineers.

With 25 years of development and innovation, PreSonus Audio Electronics now is a big name in this field, providing a large number of professional audio products such as audio interfaces, studio monitors, control surfaces, pad controllers, headphones, headphone amplifiers, software, mixing systems, monitoring controllers, preamps & processors, live sound reinforcement, networking.

Presonus Eris E4.5 is the smallest generation of Presonus Eris

Presonus Eris E4.5 is the smallest generation of Presonus Eris

PreSonus Eris E4.5 is one of the most amazing monitor speakers available in PreSonus Audio Electronics. People who love enjoying the high-quality sound are hunting for it everywhere. Is it really that good? Let’s find out more do determine that.

Simple yet elegant design

Don’t let your first impression about this studio monitor fool you. If you have heard about “Handsome is as handsome does”, this PreSonus Eris E4.5 is a typical example of this idiom. The Eris 4.5 may look a little bit underwhelming for the first sight. And when you place them next to a couple of pairs of your, for instance, desktop speakers, I am sure that they would not outstanding. 

However, if you are wondering whether the low profile design reflects the low-quality speaker, I could promise that it is completely false. The low profile design makes PreSonus Eris E4.2 a perfect sleeper set. PreSonus did nothing wrong in the aesthetics of this home studio monitor, even when you like or dislike the design. The thing making every user pleased when using this studio monitor is that all of the most used controls are put at the front of the active speaker. This 

About the Eris E4.5 Monitors

In fact, as you know, the PreSonus Eris E4.5 monitors are two-way 4.5 active speakers. They compete directly with the JBL Professional 305P MkII screen JBL Professional 305P MkII screen.

In fact, Manufacturers have also provided the ability to adjust the response of Eris E4.5 Monitors to suit everyone’s room. Eris E4.5 Monitors can compensate for the increased bass that can occur when the monitor is placed in a corner of the room. Eris E4.5 Monitors perfect for the home studio maven who is getting started. In our opinion, they are quite suitable for the budget of many people.

In fact, as you know, the PreSonus Eris E4.5 monitors are two-way 4.5 active speakers

In fact, as you know, the PreSonus Eris E4.5 monitors are two-way 4.5 active speakers

The speaker is small in size and light in weight, so you can easily transport it to a different location. You can hang it up without worrying about it crashing.

The tweeter and woofer give you highs and lows, which you can also use to upgrade your computer. The compact speaker provides impressive sound, and at the same time they are very affordable

PreSonus Eris E4.5 Features and pros

A flexible display feature allows the accurate display of songs for you to easily capture. The use is also very easy and convenient when you combine with other devices. The input and output ports are also clearly displayed and easy to find for immediate use.

The fact of the matter is that Presonus Eris E4.5 has the ability to connect to devices in your sound system smoothly to produce quality music. The world of live music will satisfy to serve the needs of music for your family the best.

Thus, for the purpose of your music, the is no denying that the Presonus Eris E4.5 is an optimal choice not to be missed for a quality sound system. Audio space can be further enhanced when you own the Presonus Eris E4.5 speaker for your sound system.

Technical specifications of Eris E4.5:

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– 4.5 “driver

– 25W per speaker

– Frequency response: 70 Hz – 20 kHz

– Peak SPL (@ 1 meter) 100 dB

– Input: Stereo 1/8 “, 1 / 4TRS, RCA unbalanced

– Dimensions (H x W x D): 9.45 “(241 mm) x 6.42” (163 mm) x 7.09 “(180 mm)

– Weight of PreSonus Eris E4.5: 13 lb. (5.9 kg)

The first thing we can noticed about the E4.5 BT was their light weight with the left speaker containing a 25-watt amplifier per channel, controls and connections taking up a bit more  weight on the right. Lightweight does not necessarily mean cheap though these speakers are ruggedly built.

It has less resonance at lower frequencies and incorporates less sound in that range, which reduces the need for isolation. That is, you can put them on the work surface and not have to worry too much about the surface that enhances the bass. Light weight also means they are easy to carry.

E4.5 BT was their light weight with the left speaker containing a 25-watt amplifier per channel

The first thing we can noticed about the E4.5 BT was their light weight with the left speaker containing a 25-watt amplifier per channel, controls and connections taking up a bit more weight on the right

The PreSonus Eris E4.5 consists of 4.5-inch woofers featuring a dark blue woven thread. This aims to create a more continuous pattern of dispersion across the frequency range. Thanks to this, PreSonus Eris E4.5 will give you a cleaner overall sound by achieving less time-consuming sound.

The PreSonus Eris E4.5 frequency response for E4.5 monitors decreased to 70 Hz. There is no denying that this is not striking, but unless you’re producing heavy bass, it’s good to start with your home studio. If you want this, you’ll need to buy a subwoofer like the Temblor T8 as well as the E4.5 monitors. Overall,it is true to say that  PreSonus Eris E4.5 works quite well and they will not take up too much space

Each rear enclosure contains a 4.5 inch woven woofer and 1.0 inch silk dome tweeter, with the combination rated to reproduce frequencies between 70Hz and 20kHz (the latter is the general limit of human hearing). The rotary control on the back of the cabinet on the left allows you to dial at a maximum cut of 6dB or increase both low and high frequencies. This allows you to adjust the E4.5 BT to your audio environment or you can activate humble grouping mode with a higher boost. Note that group mode is not something that PreSonus Eris E4.5 mentions in its documentation, which is my own description.

Inputs include RCA, 1/4 inch balanced TRS (Tips / Loop / Sleeve) and 1/8 inch stereo jack (3.5mm) for playback from smaller devices. As you can see above, there is also a double-headed AC jack and spring connectors that connect the powered speakers to passive speakers. PreSonus consists of a zip cord about four feet long.

Along with the volume control, the headphone jack (for personal listening) and the auxiliary input are cleverly placed on the front of the left speaker. The on / off switches on the Yamaha HS8 studio monitors that I use are on the back and they are hard to access so I turned them off with a separate power control panel.

The PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT has a Bluetooth 5.0 radio and has a pairing button on the back of the left column. Bluetooth can be extremely convenient for trial listening or casual listening from handheld devices, but if you do not need the convenience of wireless streaming or if you just like the reliability and fidelity of the links wired, Amazon sold the PreSonus Eris E4.5 ($ 195) that met that. Those are the same speakers but without Bluetooth.

Cons of PreSonus Eris E4.5

PreSonus Eris E4.5 is appreciated by the precise frequency that allows the creation of true and vivid sound. The music in many genres will become more attractive and lively for you to enjoy great love songs.

You will be surprised to know that Presonus Eris E4.5 has a controller that helps you optimize the sound to produce the standard sound you want. Therefore, it is not worrying to meet the impact of the environment. You will easily integrate with the 3-position space selector configuration and low-cut filter.

The weakness of the Eris E4.5 BT may be the relatively high low limit (70Hz). That’s a decent amount of bass for most purposes, but it’s not the same experience you’ll get with bigger speakers. I would warn anyone who uses these filters to mix in the studio to remember to make your high pass filters on your own machine. If you mainly mix music, something a little bigger might be in order.

The weakness of the Eris E4.5 BT may be the relatively high low limit

The weakness of the Eris E4.5 BT may be the relatively high low limit

If you are using these speakers at a dance party (not that they are not for such a thing), you should add a subwoofer.  PreSonus produces a few parts, but nothing specifically designed to pair with its Eris speakers.

All in all, if you are looking to fill a small room with sound, PreSonus Eris E4.5 (without our Bluetooth) is a great option for your budget. They are also a good choice because of versatile speakers for your home studio/video, and they beat other devices that cost much more.

Before Buying PreSonus Eris E4.5

Compared to a few others, the PreSonus Eris E4.5 lacks a bit of sophistication, especially in the mid-range and high-end segments.

There is no denying that PreSonus Eris E4.5 is a speaker with more natural sound, better balance and more detail. PreSonus Eris E4.5 is a speaker with more natural sound, better balance and more detail also has the better bass response in, not profound and powerful but it is still interesting. You should consider that the prices of both Presonus and M-Audio speakers are the same, but it’s right to say that Presonus is the right choice for most music lovers.

On the other hand, PreSonus Eris E4.5 will not make poor quality compressed files or poorly produced music, You will realize that it sounds bad, but it is not the fault of PreSonus Eris E4. 5.

The PreSonus Eris E4.5 is not an expensive monitor but their advantages go beyond their price. The PreSonus Eris E4.5 is perfectly suited to rock, pop and Electronica, but important recordings, especially strings, show the limitations of the PreSonus Eris E4.5 when comparing it to other monitors which is more advanced.

On the other hand, PreSonus Eris E4.5 is completely proactive and offers users a number of useful features such as audio control, volume and power are placed in front. The PreSonus Eris E4.5 may not be the most powerful monitor on the market but they put their power where it matters. PreSonus Eris E4.5 has very good sound quality and size and looks friendly to almost everyone and all that at attractive prices