PreSonus has revealed its new Eris E44 and E66 (pictured) two-way active MTM studio monitors.
Built to deliver 'an expanded frequency range and the widest stereo field in their class' thanks to their nested Midwoofer-Tweeter-Midwoofer (MTM, also known as “D’Appolito”) design, the models promise a more consistent listening experience on and off-axis.
The E44 and E66 nested MTM configuration incorporates dual Kevlar low/mid drivers (4.5 and 6.5-inch, respectively) operating in parallel and covering the same frequency range so that they acoustically couple. This works to create a larger woofer to provide a more dynamic output than conventional two-way studio monitors, according to the manufacturer; nesting a 1.25-inch, silk-dome, high-frequency driver between the two woofers ‘minimises phase displacement for improved spatial resolution and a wide sweet spot’.
By bringing the midrange drivers closer together and raising the HF driver, the E44 and E66 are designed to perform optimally in both horizontal and vertical orientations. A three-position Acoustic Space switch helps compensate for the boundary bass boost that occurs when the monitor is placed near a wall or corner and High and Mid acoustic tuning controls further help to mitigate room problems. A Low Cutoff filter aids in subwoofer integration, while balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS and unbalanced RCA input connections help to streamline hookup. Safety features include RF shielding, current-output limiting, over-temperature protection, and subsonic protection.
Eris E44 and E66 studio monitor speakers are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2015 at an anticipated street price of $249.95 per speaker and $349.95 per speaker respectively.