Hear the most subtle details.
The R80 studio monitor features a custom 6.8-square-inch Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter that responds to the subtlest waveforms and the highest frequencies. This allows you to hear the “air” and the greater sense of space that is characteristic of audiophile recordings. The R80 studio monitor's transparent and highly accurate sound makes it ideal for use in both commercial and home recording studios as well as broadcast and post-production environments.
Superior transient response.
In order to dampen resonance peaks at higher frequencies, conventional dome tweeters are injected with fluid to raise their mass, sacrificing transient response time. By contrast, the custom-designed AMT tweeter in the R80 studio monitor uses an incredibly thin, folded Kapton® membrane (<0.01 mm) with an inlayed aluminum circuit functioning as the voice coil, allowing the tweeter to move at the same instant as the electric current. The resulting reactive response time provides marked clarity and superior transient reproduction.
Wide, consistent stereo image.
An unfolded AMT tweeter diaphragm provides 8 to 13 times the projection area of a traditional 1-inch dome tweeter, enabling R80 studio monitors to provide a much wider stereo soundstage than traditional designs. At the same time, the R80 speaker design provides a very limited vertical dispersion, which helps to reduce reflections from the ceiling and desktop that can cause phase coherence issues. Because it's less subject to room-anomaly interference, the R80 studio monitor reacts predictably and sounds consistent from room to room.
The R80 studio monitor uses an 8-inch, woven composite, low-frequency driver. This rigid cone maintains a more consistent dispersion pattern across its frequency response range. Biamped and driven by a 150W Class D amplifier — making the R-series speakers some of the most powerful studio monitors in their category — these monitors deliver an open, clear, and less fatiguing listening experience.
Have it your way.
You can customize the R80 studio monitor in several ways. It's available with black or blue faceplates to fit your studio décor. With balanced XLR, balanced ¼-inch TRS, and unbalanced RCA line-level inputs, it's easy to feed audio to your R80 studio monitors from a mixer, an interface, a media player, or almost any other line-level source. And R-series studio monitors offer user-adjustable contour features for optimizing the monitors for your mixing space. This enables full integration into any studio environment.
The R80 studio monitor offers a four-position Acoustic Space switch that helps to compensate for the boundary bass boost that occurs when the monitor is placed near a wall. A high-frequency driver level control helps to further mitigate room anomalies. An onboard highpass filter makes it easy to integrate a Temblor® T10 or other subwoofer into your monitor setup.
The R80 AMT studio monitor's design provides lifelike sonic reproduction that will allow you to hear the room in your recordings. Its transparent sound and responsive transient reproduction makes it an ideal solution for anyone who is mixing high-resolution audio. Hear the R80 studio monitor at your favorite PreSonus® dealer.
Did you know? PreSonus studio monitors and media reference monitors include a special edition of Studio Magic, a suite of over $1000 USD worth of music software including Studio One Prime and more plug-ins, loops, virtual instruments, effects, and tutorials than you may ever need. The Magic edition of Studio One Prime is compatible with all of the included plug-ins, of course, and because they're included in VST, AU, and AAX formats, you can also use them in any DAW you’d like.
It doesn't matter if you’re working on your first podcast episode or your tenth Grammy—you'll find yourself conjuring from the book of Studio Magic sooner than later. Have fun!
Qualifying products include: Eris-series, R-series, Sceptre-series, and Temblor-series speakers and subwoofers. Ableton Live Lite is not included in Studio Magic when acquired through a speaker registration. Content and terms of the Studio Magic Software Suite are subject to change.
The transitions between low, mid, and high frequencies were seamless, and everything sounded very natural. The high-end was clear and detailed without being harsh.Mike Levine, Audiofanzine
What’s most impressive about the R80, is the accuracy of the sounds it reproduces as well as the wide stereo image that's projected when playing back a mix.Synth Guru, Gearspace