PreSonus launches R Series monitors
The Louisiana-based manufacturer unveils the R65 and R80 biamped studio monitor speakers with Air Motion Transformer tweeter and Acoustic Tuning
PreSonus has announced its new R65 and R80 active studio monitor speakers – biamped monitors featuring Class D power amplifiers, with 100W RMS driving the woofer and 50W RMS driving an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) ribbon tweeter, and both equipped with the company’s Acoustic Tuning controls.
The R65 and R80 employ a 6.8-square-inch AMT tweeter that promises to add ‘air’ and provide exceptionally detailed resolution. PreSonus also expects the R-series monitors to offer wide lateral dispersion for a broad ‘sweet spot’, along with very narrow vertical dispersion. The R65 features a 6.5-inch, coated Kevlar woofer, while the R80 sports an 8-inch woofer. Both models provide balanced XLR, balanced 1/4-inch TRS, and unbalanced RCA line-level inputs.
An Acoustic Space switch controls a second-order, low shelving filter and there’s also an onboard 4-position highness filter. A HF-driver level control is provided to help mitigate room problems. Safety features include RF shielding, current-output limiting, over-temperature protection, subsonic protection and an optional amplifier Standby function. Frequency response is rated at 50 Hz to 25 kHz for the R65 and 45 Hz to 25 kHz for the R80.
The PreSonus R65 and R80 are available now at recommended retail price of £379 and £459, respectively. For more information, visit presonus.com/products/R-Series-Monitors