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Sunday, September 22, 2013

New Music Gear Monday: PreSonus Sceptre Monitors

I just love single point source monitors where the tweeter is located inside the diaphragm of the woofer. Everything sounds so much smoother and real to me. I was a Tannoy user for years and now one of my favorite small monitors is the Equator Audio D5. The PreSonus Sceptre series carries on the tradition of monitors built around coaxial speakers with the just introduced S6 and S8.

The Sceptre S6 features a 6.5 inch mid and low frequency transducer with a 1 inch titanium tweeter, while the S8 features an 8 inch mid and low frequency transducer with the same 1 inch tweeter. Both systems are biamped using identical 90 watt class D amps for high and low drivers.

The trick to the Sceptre series that make it different from other coax monitors is the built-in DSP designed by Fulcrum Acoustics (well-known in the acoustics community for their excellent design abilities) that manages everything from horn reflection to dynamic and excursion limiting.

I heard pre-release versions of the Sceptres when I visited the PreSonus factory in June and I really loved them. I haven't used them to mix yet, but just a cursory listen really made me anxious to try them in the field.

The PreSonus Sceptre S6 has a street price of $649 each, while the S8 is priced at $749 each. Check out the video below for more info.


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Fano said...

Would be great to compare them to D5s

Larry Jones said...

Just what we need: Speakers with their own signal processors.

Martin Baird said...

Bobby, how about a comparison between this S8 and the new Equator D8.

Audiofanzine said...

Hi Bobby! We just tested the monitors and our results including frequency response can be found here:


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