Eris E5 XT *

Product Details

  • 5-inch woven composite low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25.4 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 100°(H) x 60°(V) EBM waveguide and ported enclosure
  • Tuning Controls for accurate mixing contour (Level, HPF, LF Trim, HF Trim, Acoustic Space)
  • 80 Watt, Class AB bi-amplification drives up to 102 dB of sound

With the same robust connectivity options and powerful, articulate driver combo, the Eris E5 XT studio monitor is a nuanced update to a lauded classic. The 1-inch silk-dome tweeter now sports a Hugh Sarvis-designed EBM waveguide, delivering a wider and more controlled sweet spot ideal for group listening and collaboration. A larger, ported enclosure extends the bass response of the 5-inch woven composite low-frequency driver without adding any mud. And of course, the acoustic tuning controls let you flatten the frequency response in accordance with your mix environment. It’s Eris, remastered.

Technical Specifications


1- Balanced XLR
1- Balanced ¼” TRS
1- Unbalanced RCA


Frequency Response 48 Hz - 20 kHz
Crossover Frequency 3 kHz
LF Amplifier Power 45W
HF Amplifier Power 35W
Peak SPL (@ 1 meter) 102 dB
LF Driver 5.25”
HF Driver 1” silk dome
Input Impedance 10 kΩ
Dispersion 100 degrees horizontal by 60 degrees vertical

User Controls

Volume Range A-type taper
MF Control -6, 0, +6 dB
HF Control -6, 0, +6 dB
Low Cut Flat, 80 Hz, or 100 Hz
Acoustic Space Flat, -2 dB, or -4 dB


RF interference
Output-current limiting
Turn-on/off transient
Subsonic filter
External mains fuse


100-120V ~50/60 Hz or 220-240V ~50/60 Hz


Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard


Width 8” (203.2 mm)
Depth 9” (228.6 mm)
Height 11” (279.4 mm)
Weight 11 lbs (4.99 kg)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

Federico Doria Eris E5 XT review (Italian)

“Qualità costruttiva eccellente e rapporto qualità prezzo ottimo. (Excellent build quality and excellent value for money.)”

Federico Doria, Federico Doria, May 2021

Edward Smith: Presonus Studio Monitors NEVER Disappoint!! - Presonus Eris E5 XT (Unboxing & Review) 2021

“You are getting a lot of features for the price you're paying”

, Edward Smith, May 2021

#MPCOM Eris E5 XT review

“A great deal on a quality speaker... excellent, excellent sound.”

, #MPCOM, March 2021

Mixdown Eris E5 XT review

“"... as we’ve come to expect from PreSonus, all bases covered."”

, Mixdown, September 2020

Studiospares E5 XT and E8 XT review and speaker placement tutorial

“ amazing reputation for delivering great results.... Coupled with excellent value, these monitors are an ideal addition to any production facility.”

, Studiospares, September 2020

Delamar Studio Monitor Comparison Tests

“"...klanglich auf den ersten Platz auf dem Podest."”

Carlos San Segundo, Delamar, September 2020

Just Vlad Eris E5 XT review

“...everything about it is just right.”

, Just Vlad, August 2020

Gearspace Eris E5 XT review

“...check them out before opening [your] wallets for anything else because they're really that good.”

Diogo Borges, Gearspace, May 2020

Delamar Eris E5 XT review

“...punkten in ihrer Preisklasse mit einem neutralen Frequenzgang und einer ungegeschlagenen Impulstreue.”

Carlos San Segundo,, April 2020 Eris E8 XT and E5 XT review

“Presonus für ein Produkt dieser Preisklasse in der Tat eine umfangreiche Filtersektion am Start hat, was in diesem Segment bei Weitem nicht selbstverständlich ist. (PreSonus does indeed have an extensive filter section for a product in this price range, w”

Axel Ritt,, November 2019