Worship Musician January 2020 - Page 164

GEAR REVIEW PRESONUS ERIS E8 XT POWERED STUDIO MONITORS | Mitch Bohannon KEY FEATURES • 140 Watts • Bass can reach 35 Hz • Wide listening range • 105 dB max continuous SPL my glasses to view the change…whew! There However, when you can listen and truly was such a difference in clarity, I didn’t realize differentiate the subtle musical nuances like what I’ve been missing. hearing the tail of reverb or the attack of the pick on guitar strings, then and only then, you’ll What’s that got to do with studio monitors? know what you didn’t know. You’ll hear what And, are different monitors really different? Well, you didn’t hear or even what you did not know most reading this article have made the switch was in the mix. Now, there are many great to in-ear monitors and you’ve probably tried speakers out there and some that show up in more than a pair or two. Many of us started with people’s Instagram pictures more than others. I got a new prescription for glasses today. It’s the basic $50-$99 in-ears that may have come So, why the PreSonus Eris E8 XT? Personally, amazing how much my eyes have changed with a wireless unit or a package deal with I trust in the fact that I have met the people over the years. I mean, I’ve only worn glasses personal monitor mixers. If you’ve started on behind the product and I have continually been for 47 years! But seriously, this time, my the low end and then moved up the price point impressed. I know that they are not a company prescription made the biggest jump of all this ladder, then you are most likely understanding who puts a rubber stamp on an OEM product. time. I knew I was struggling with my vision, what the entry level units are lacking as well as They are involved in the spec and design and but I did not have a clue how bad it really was. understanding what you’re really listening for. If improvement of each of their products. When the doc had me read with my current you don’t know… you don’t know, kind of like glasses and then put the adjustment in front of with my glasses. 164 January 2020 So, let’s give a look/listen to these E8 XT’s. Subscribe for Free...