PreSonus R65 V2 and R80 V2 active AMT studio monitors

PreSonus is now shipping the R65 V2 and R80 V2 active AMT studio monitors. The new monitor speakers incorporate the analog Acoustic Tuning controls from PreSonus’ celebrated Eris line, and users have Low Cutoff, Mid-Frequency and High-Frequency controls and a three-position Acoustic Space switch. An upgraded 140W (75W LF + 65W HF) Class A/B power amplifier provides ample headroom and a smoother overall frequency response.

The new R65 V2 and R80 V2 monitors feature a custom-designed, 6.8-square-inch Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter that responds to waveforms and high frequencies. The AMT’s thin (< 0.01-millimeter) folded Kapton membrane provides wave-cycle-accurate transient reproduction. The AMT tweeter also enables R-series V2 monitors to handle 8 to 13 times the projection area of more traditional tweeter designs, and the monitor’s housing design constrains the projection area to the horizontal axis. The result is a wide “sweet spot” with narrow vertical dispersion, minimizing problematic reflections and providing a consistent sound in different listening environments.

The R80 V2 features an 8-inch, custom-woven composite woofer that offers low-end dispersion across its frequency range. The R65 V2 has a 6.5-inch woofer of the same design. The R80 V2’s overall frequency response is rated at 40 Hz to 22 kHz, while the R65 V2 delivers 45 Hz to 22 kHz.

Balanced XLR, ¼-inch TRS and unbalanced RCA input connections allow for hookup to almost any line-level source. Safety features include RF shielding, current-output limiting, over-temperature protection and subsonic protection.

PreSonus R65 V2 and R80 V2 studio monitors are available immediately at PreSonus dealers for prices of $329.95 and $429.95, respectively.

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