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Get Free ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads With Purchase of Select PreSonus Monitors


Betcha didn’t know we made monitor pads. SURPRISE! And what better way to introduce these squishy li’l buddies than to give them away? From now until June 30, 2016, you’ll get a free pair of the ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads when you buy a pair of R65, R80, Eris E44, or Eris E66 monitors.

I know what you’re thinking. “OK, great, PreSonus makes monitor pads. But why the heck would I need a pair of those? It’s not like my monitors complain about being uncomfortable.”

In a word: decoupling. Speakers transmit their vibrations to any surface they are resting on. That includes your desk, and once it gets moving, it’s likely to have a resonant frequency or two—turning your desk into something of a speaker in its own right. This will most certainly lead to louder bass in your studio—which may sound cool to you, at first. But fact is that this resonance results in an inaccurate portrayal of your mixing work in the worst of all possible places—your studio. A recording that might sound great in your studio sans isolation pads will render thin and without much bottom-end when played on other audio systems.

All you need to do is provide this rebate form signed with proof of purchase. Get a set of ISPD-4s with our newest monitors, and start making mixes that you can trust. The monitors may not thank you, but your clients will.


PreSonus R Series Monitors and Eris MTMs have Arrived in Select Stores in the USA!

Sure, we can talk all day about how great the R-series monitors and Eris MTMs are. Heck, we can even link to reviews and let OTHER people tell you how great they are. And we do.R-Series-Avail-near-you

But the fact is, when you’re going to spend some money on some serious monitors, you really owe it to yourself—and especially to your clients—to hear the darn things first to believe them and know what you’re getting. That’s not something any YouTube review can do for you. You just gotta leave the house.

Fortunately, the R-series and Eris MTM monitors have begun to arrive in select dealers’ inventories, and you can head on over to any of the shops listed below and give them a listen.

If your neighborhood isn’t on the list, that’s OK. Contact us at and we will set up a demo near you.

R Series Availability:

Dealer State Address Phone Website
Eatmybeats AL 4755 Jug Factory Road TUSCALOOSA AL 35404 205-758-9119
Sutherland Sight & Sound AL 3906 Jackson Highway Sheffield AL 35660 256-381-1995
Aspire Music CA 912 S. Victory Blvd BURBANK CA 91506 818-435-4553
Bananas At Large CA 1504 4th Street San Rafael CA 94901 888-900-1959
Sam Ash 66 CA 3418 College Ave San Diego CA 92115 619-573-9669
Sam Ash 95 CA 7360 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA 90046 323-850-1050
Skip’s Music CA 2740 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento CA 95821 916-484-7575
Westlake Pro, Inc. CA 4101 Lankershim Blvd NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA 91602 323-845-1199
Robb’s Boulder Music CO 2691 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 443-8448
Music Arts Enterprises FL 3301 Davie Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 954-581-2203
Sam Ash 32 FL 5460 W. Sample Rd. Pompano Beach FL 33073 954-975-3390
Sam Ash 33 FL 5360 NW 167 Street Miami Lakes FL 33014 305-628-3510
Sam Ash 52 FL Dolphin Mall 11421 NW 12th St Miami FL 33172 786-331-9688
Sam Ash 54 FL 4644 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando FL 32803 407-896-5508
Sam Ash 63 GA 2999 Cobb Parkway Atlanta GA 30339 770-818-0042
Sweetwater IN 5501 US Highway 30 W Fort Wayne IN 46818 800-222-4700
Big Dudes Music MO 3817 Broadway Kansas City MO 64111 816-931-4638
Sam Ash 51 NC 5533 WestPark Dr. Charlotte NC 28217 704-522-9253
8th St. Music NJ 7815 Airport Highway PENNSAUKEN NJ 08109 215-923-5040
Grandma’s Music NM 9310 Coors NW Albuquerque NM 87114 800-444-5252
Boynton Pro Audio NY 5463 NYS Hwy. 12 NORWICH , NY 13815 (607) 337-2676
Sam Ash 07 NY 333 West 34th Street New York NY 10001 212-719-2299
N Stuff Music PA 468 Freeport Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15238 412-828-1003
Northern Sound & Light PA 11 Shingiss St. McKees Rocks PA 15136 412-331-1000
Corner Music TN 2705 12th Avenue South Nashville TN 37204 615-297-9559
Century Music TX 214 W. Rhapsody Dr. San Antonio TX 78216 210-496-2050
Sam Ash 59 TX 25 N.E. Loop 410 San Antonio TX 78216 210-530-9777
Performance Audio UT 2456 S. West Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115 800-771-8330
Rising Phoenix Music & Sound UT 4598 S. 700 W. OGDEN UT 94405 801-399-1418
Beacock Music WA 1420 SE 163rd Ave VANCOUVER WA 98683 360-694-7134
Truetone Audio WA 1915 Larrabee Ave BELLINGHAM WA 98225 360-734-2500!sales
Full Compass Systems WI 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy Verona WI 53593 800-356-5844
Kraft Music, Ltd. WI 4700 W. Ryan Road FRANKLIN WI 53132 414-858-4002
Pixel Pro Audio, LLC. WI 601 W College Ave APPLETON WI 54911 855-269-0474

Eris MTM  Availability:  Eris-MTM-Near-You

Name State Address Phone Website
Eatmybeats AL 4755 Jug Factory Road, TUSCALOOSA 205-758-9119
Sutherland Sight & Sound AL 3906 Jackson Highway, Sheffield 256-381-1995
The Midi Store AZ 40 W. Cortez Drive Suite 3, SEDONA 928-284-1619
Bananas At Large CA 1504 4th Street, San Rafael 415-457-7600 CA 2818 W. Main Street, ALHAMBRA 626-282-7001
Aspire Music CA 912 S. Victory Blvd, BURBANK 818-435-4553
PSSL CA 10743 Walker St, Cypress 714-891-3990!zHU2ep7IELoG7PH5KyqZIQ!/
Westlake Pro, Inc. CA 1711 W. Burbank Blvd. Suite 101, BURBANK 323-845-1145
Robb’s Boulder Music CO 2691 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 443-8448
Eternal Light & Sound LLC CO 3262 Sea Gull Ct, LOVELAND 970-222-8313
B & B Educ. Music DE 3443 S. Dupont Highway, Camden Wyoming 302-697-2410
Discount Music FL 3301 Gardenia Ave., ORLANDO 407-423-4171
Music Arts Enterprises FL 3301 Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-581-2203
Music Masters FL 1114 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee 850-224-6158
Scitscat Music FL 12302 SW 117th Court, MIAMI 305-595-3002
Total Entertainment DJ Inc. FL 501 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-254-8727
Sam Ash 44 FL 7726 Cheri Ct., Tampa (813) 888-7876
Dirt Cheep Music GA 2415 South Cobb Dr., SMYRNA 770-433-0196
Portman’s Music GA 7650 Abercorn St, SAVANNAH 912-354-1500
UpTempo Music IA 2114 Beaver Ave, DES MOINES 515-277-0145
West Music IA 1212 5th St., Coralville 319-351-2000
FTS Studios (Sound) IL 201 W. Jefferson, Suite 4, EFFINGHAM 217-343-0906
Sweetwater IN 5501 US Highway 30 W, Fort Wayne 800-222-4700
C&M Music Center LA 2515 Williams Blvd. KENNER 504-468-8688
Matt’s Music LA 3235 Breard St., Monroe 318-387-3628
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center MD 11151 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton 301-946-2300
Big Dudes Music MO 3817 Broadway, Kansas City 816-931-4638
Fazio’s Frets & Friends MO 3100 S. Freemont Ave, SPRINGFIELD 417-881-1373
Morgan Music MO 689 N Washington Ave, LEBANON 417-588-1970
P.C. Sound Inc. NC 1826 W. 5th St., Washington 252-946-6100
Sam Ash 51 NC 5533 WestPark Dr., Charlotte (704) 522-9253
Dietze Music House NE 13015 W Center Rd Suite A-1B, OMAHA 402-333-1535
8th St. Music NJ 7815 Airport Highway, PENNSAUKEN 215-923-5040
Prymaxe Vintage, LLC. NJ 56 North Avenue, GARWOOD 908-232-7122
Grandma’s Music NM 9310 Coors NW, Albuquerque 800-444-5252
Imperial Guitar & Sound NY 2A Cherry Hill Rd., NEW PALTZ 845-567-0111
Boynton Pro Audio NY 5463 NYS Hwy. 12 NORWICH , NY 13815 (607) 337-2676
Corner Music TN 2705 12th Avenue South, Nashville 615-297-9559
Rik’s Music and Sound, Inc. TN 1505 Downtown West Blvd., KNOXVILLE 865-691-9590
Hermes Trading Co., Inc TX 409 S Broadway, MCALLEN 956-686-8742
Hermes Trading Co., Inc TX 9941 NORTH FWY, HOUSTON 281-820-0011
Mundt Music TX 2312 Judson Rd, LONGVIEW 903-758-8872
Rock & Roll Rentals TX 1420 W Oltorf, Austin 512-447-5305
Sound Productions TX 6631 N. Beltline Rd.Suite 100, IRVING 972-550-0001
Strait Music Co TX 2428 W. Ben White Rd, AUSTIN 512-476-6927
Performance Audio UT 2456 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City 800-771-8330
Rising Phoenix Music & Sound UT 4598 S. 700 W., OGDEN 801-399-1418
Audio Light and Music VA 6029 E VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD, NORFOLK 757-853-2424
Bellevue American Music WA 14340 NE 20th Street, Bellevue 425-641-5005
BSW WA 2237 South 19th Street, Tacoma 253-565-8114
Essential Audio Group WA 6700 NE Silver Springs Lane, POULSBO 206-335-6192
Focus Worship WA 6007 Thynewood Loop, WEST RICHLAND 425-422-5904
MUSIC 6000 WA 3738 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia 360-786-6000
Cascio Music WI 13819 W. National Ave., New Berlin 262-789-7600
Full Compass Systems WI 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy, Verona 800-356-5844
Kraft Music, Ltd. WI 4700 W. Ryan Road, FRANKLIN 414-858-4002
Pixel Pro Audio, LLC. WI 601 W College Ave, APPLETON 855-269-0474
Route 60 Music WV 60 Peyton St., BARBOURSVILLE 304-736-7466

New Sceptre S6 Review from @KeyboardMag

Stephen FortnPreSonus_S6_MAINer, Senior Editorial Ivory Tickler for Keyboard Magazine had some very kind things to say about the Sceptre S6 monitors and the Temblor T10 in their most-recent issue.

Click here to read the Keyboard Magazine Sceptre review in its entiretybut here’s the gist:

“Coaxial design done right. Wide sweet spot for stereo imaging. Accuracy and sound quality on par with monitors costing much more… at the end of the day, what we have here is a $1,400-ish (less) pair of speakers that acts like it’s a $3,000-ish pair.”

And speaking of monitors, I thought this tweet from @AveneMusic regarding the Eris family was quite nice:

Sceptre Monitor First Impressions from Seth Waters / Interpose Productions

[This just in from Seth Waters of Interpose Productions!]
Hey PreSonus! I just got the speakers. Here is a pic of them in the control room, as well as my review.
So, I just got my PreSonus Sceptre S8‘s today and I think my brains leaked out all over my desk.

I upgraded from Yamaha HS8OMs. I can’t say that there is ANY coloration. The Sceptres revealed details in my old mixes that I used to wonder about. Since listening to them through these s8’s I was instantly able to pinpoint areas I could have made better.
I tried to find a spot in my control room where I couldn’t hear the stereo image and I couldn’t find one. I might never buy another studio monitor.  Thanks to PreSonus, I’ll be cleaning brain matter off my desk now.

Seth Waters

Interpose Productions
Iron River, MI

Tiny Frog Media Reviews the Eris E8 Studio Monitors

MusicRadar Reviews the PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitors

This just in from the Trevor Curwen at MusicRadar! They took the time to listen (closely) and review (favorably) our new Eris E8 monitors.

Thanks very much for this, guys. Here’s a snippet:

“This is a speaker that could easily take care of all recording and mixing possibilities in a small studio.”

Click through to MusicRadar to read the full review!


PreSonus UK Roadshow—September 2013

PreSonus RoadShow

In September, Rodney Orpheus will be joining Source Distribution on a UK PreSonus roadshow, enabling you to talk to the PreSonus experts and spend some quality time with their latest product releases! Free merchandise and special deals will be available in-store at these times, so make sure you make it down!

The StudioLive 32.4.2 is the most fully featured and powerful StudioLive yet, and will be joined by the first PreSonus Sceptre CoActual™ monitors demoed in the UK – they combine an advanced coaxial design that integrates with a 32-bit DSP engine for highly accurate program reproduction. Add to that the grown-up yet bargain-priced Eris monitors and the premium ADL-700 channel strip, with tube circuit designed by Anthony DeMaria, and there’s something for everyone.

• Preview the amazing new StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixer – the most powerful, feature-packed StudioLive mixer yet
• Hear the incredible new Eris and Sceptre active monitors in action
• Get hands-on with the brilliant new ADL 700 tube channel strip
• Check out the new features in v2.6 of the award-winning Studio One DAW
• Free PreSonus merchandise and in-store deals on the day

For more information contact Source Distribution on 0208 962 5080 or email:

Tour Dates and Times are as Follows:

Monday September 9th
Studio Spares, 964 North Circular Road, London NW2 7JR: 10am-12.30pm
Red Dog Music, 16 Bromells Road, London SW4 0BG: 2pm-5pm

Tuesday September 10th
Absolute Music, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE: 10am-12.30pm
Guitar, Amp and Keyboard Centre, 78-81 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD: 2.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday September 11th
PMT, 136 Lawley Middleway, Birmingham B4 7XX: 10.30am-12.30pm
Academy of Sound, 16-22 Hillchurch St, Staffs, ST1 2EX: 2.00pm-4.30pm

Thursday September 12th
Production Room, 85 Roseville Road, Leeds LS8 5DT: 10.30am-1.30pm
Scan Pro Audio – Live Webcast @ 7pm

Friday September 13th 
Gear4Music, Unit 2 Great North Way, York YO26 6RB: 10am-12pm
Sounds Live, 27-29 Dean St, Newcastle NE1 1PQ: 2pm-4.30pm

Attend PreSonus Thunder Roadshow, Win Free Stuff

This lucky winner took home a pair of Eris E5 studio monitors at our Thunder Roadshow at Alto Music in Middletown, NY!

Check out the PreSonus events page to see when the Thunder RoadShow is coming through your town:

You might walk away with free PreSonus gear! And if you don’t, you will still walk away with knowledge of the latest PreSonus gear, including the StudioLive 32.4.2AI and the new StudioLive AI PA speakers.

Tape Op Reviews the Eris, Earns High-Five

Further cementing their long-standing reputation as stewards of quality in pro audio journalism, Tape Op recently ran a flattering review of our Eris Monitors, which, coincidentally enough, are now in stores. Doublethanks to Eli Crews for the kind words.

A few of those words follow: “I found both of these monitor models very useful tools for the imperfect art of home-studio mixing… if you were to put them up in a very controlled environment, next to speakers you paid a bunch of money for, you would probably find things here and there about them you didn’t like – although you may be surprised. Setting them up in my humble (yet effective) home studio for a few months helped me hear things I wasn’t hearing previously and helped me to provide better mixes for my clients. At the end of the day, that matters much more than the price tag of the speaker or the label on the front. Job well done, PreSonus.” Click here to read the full review:

Sonic Sense Pro Audio First Look at the Sceptre S8 CoActual Monitors

Sonic Sense Pro Audio just posted this first-look (first-listen?) video of the Sceptre S8 CoActual monitors. They compared the Sceptre S8 ($749, each) to the much more expensive Genelec 8050A ($2195, each) and the Adam A7x ($699, each) monitors. All monitors involved in the shootout were cautiously miked and measured, and detailed frequency response and phase charts are presented for each.

Sonic Sense is very thorough, which I suppose makes for the “Sense” part of “Sonic Sense.”

Click through to the Sonic Sense blog post here to get their full review, but in the meantime here’s a snippet:
“As promised, the sound quality truly does stand up well beside high-end monitors that have become “household” names in the studio world including ADAM, Genelec, JBL, and Neumann.”


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