How to choose the best active Speaker requires some considerations to determine the most good Speaker that is appropriate to your needs and have the quality of the sound quality. Each person is certainly different in terms of taste. For who wants a voice toned powered definitely looking for larger RMS Power. For who want a steady Bass sound more determine the size of large woofers or just the Original sounds and definitely choose a low price. May Presonus is a well-known speaker brand let alone with series E 4.5 Eris and E5. For a comparison is often made by many customers from Presonus products we will pour in the form of a paragraph in the article below.
Presonus Eris E4.5
Presonus Eris E4.5 is the smallest one among types of Presonus Eris studio, but it has a lot of functional features like volume control and power switch on the front. It is suitable for you who want a more angled and looks for a high quality desktop speakers with proper sound quality, but not necessarily wants to create music. Although Eri E4.5 is not fully active system, it is a passive powered system and one if them has built in stereo amplifier that feeds both speakers via passive crossovers. Eris E4.5 use 25W amplifier with built in class A/B to make it has enough power for most of nearfield use and gives a hope for a low hiss and hum noise. There are cabinets with 163mm/180mm/230mm of dimensions. Speakers are well put together, look nice and feel good to touch. Also, controls for volume and power switch at the front of “master” speaker are of good quality. Next to volume knob we have 3.5mm aux in and 3.5mm headphone jack There is also option to cut off the low bass at 80Hz or 100Hz when we use Eris E4.5 with subwoofer that takes the bass duty. This is useful option if we use subwoofer without high pass filter built in. Eris E4.5 has very good sound quality and desk friendly size and looks. All that at attractive price point.
Presonus Eris E5
Presonus Eris E5 comes with compact size and there is one advantage of the design is the fact that they are front ported. Eris E5 build quality, fit and finish speaker with a passive powered design with only a stereo amplifier powering all four drivers via passive crossover. It is also fully active design with two amplifiers in each box. Amplifiers used have 35W for textile tweeter and 45W for woofer. This means that pair of Eris E5’s (at 160W of power per pair) is over 3 times as powerful as pair of E4.5’s (50W per pair), and that should give it greater headroom and less distortion. Two things stuck out in E5’s performance. It is a bit forward midrange and lean bass. This makes them sound a bright, and they do not go as far as to be piercing or edgy. Midrange, all though a bit forward, is detailed and transparent. E5 is not Your speaker if You listen to a lot of bass heavy music and craves a bit of gut massage. E5 will work great with good subwoofer though! On the other side of spectrum, top end is a bit hidden behind upper midrange but does its job with good effects. (Take a look : Presonus Eris E5 Vs JBL LSR305)
Presonus Eris E4.5 Vs E5
|Presonus Eris E4.5||Presonus Eris E5|
|Key features||- 4.5 inch Kevlar low frequency transducer
- 1 inch (25mm) ultra low mass silk dome high frequency transducer
- 50 watt Class AB amplification (25w/side)||- 2-way active studio monitors with 5.25-inch Kevlar low-frequency transducer and 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer, along with a front-firing acoustic port for superior bass-frequency reproduction|
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Between Presonus Eris E4.5 and E5 look very similar and has the same high quality. Soundwise E4.5 seem to be designed with focus more on pleasurable listening while E5 is more transparent, precise and faster. While, E4.5 has more meat to it’s sound. A bit of midbass boost gives it more weighty punch. It does not go as low as E5, but there is not more than 5 maybe 10 hertz of real gap between them.