PreSonus E8XT £422 per pair
Future Music|April 2020
PreSonus E8XT £422 per pair
An update for this very popular PreSonus monitor range has landed. Jon Musgrave finds out what’s new
Jon Musgrave

CONTACT WHO: Arturia

WEB: sourcedistribution.co.uk

KEY FEATURES Arturia keybed, USB/ MIDI class compliant with low USB power requirements, Touchstrip pitch/modulation controls, USB lead with storage, Navigation for Analog Lab, Advanced

DIMENSIONS: 414 x 130 x 37mm

WEIGHT: 0.77kg

PreSonus produce three different mid/ nearfield monitor ranges incorporating various interesting features like co-axial drivers (Sceptre) and ribbon tweeters (R-Series). But their most traditional design, Eris, is actually their most successful, and sports a slotted front port, woven woofer and silk dome tweeter. The range first appeared in 2013 and the original E8 scored a respectable 4/5 in our review with particular mention for its tone-shaping options, volume and bass delivery. The whole range has now received an overhaul and, although visually similar, it has both obvious and subtle differences. I have the 8” model (E8XT) for review and the most striking difference is its new EBM tweeter waveguide. This dominates the top third of the front baffle and contributes to the box being a couple of centimetres taller.

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