PreSonus has released its second-generation R65 V2 and R80 V2 active AMT studio monitors, adding more extensive control and incorporating the analogue Acoustic Tuning controls from PreSonus’ Eris line.

The new models offer Low Cutoff, Mid Frequency and High Frequency controls, as well as a three-position Acoustic Space switch allowing compensation for the acoustic results of speaker placement against a wall or in a corner. An upgraded 140W (75W LF + 65W HF) class-A/B power amplifier provides high headroom and smoother overall frequency response.

As with the original R-series, the new R65 V2 and R80 V2 monitors feature a custom-designed, 6.8-square-inch Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter that responds to subtle waveforms and high frequencies for hearing ultra-highs that a sense of space and dimension. The AMT’s thin (< 0.01mm) folded Kapton membrane provides wave-cycle-accurate transient reproduction.

PreSonus R65 V2 and R80 V2 AMT studio monitorsThe AMT tweeter claims to offer eight-to-13 times the projection area of more traditional tweeter designs, while the monitor’s housing design constrains the projection area to the horizontal axis. The result is a wide “weet spot with narrow vertical dispersion, minimising reflections off of desk, ceiling and floor.

The R80 V2 features an eight-inch, custom-woven, composite woofer that offers consistent 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 40Hz to 22kHz, while the R65 V2 delivers 45Hz to 22kHz.

Balanced XLR and quarter-inch TRS and unbalanced RCA input connections allow connection to a wide variety of line-level sources. 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 US street prices of US$329.95 and US$429.95, respectively. The new R-series V2 monitors replace the original R-series monitors, which have been discontinued.


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