PreSonus Sceptre S8 Studio Monitor
Hear the DifferenceThe first time you hear Sceptre-series CoActual 2-way studio monitors, you'll discover fine nuances of your music that can't be reproduced by conventional designs. The Sceptre's panoramic soundstage, fine detail, and stunning dynamics will astonish you.
The Coaxial Conundrum
Coaxial designs offer the advantages of a single point source for a consistent acoustic center and a symmetrical dispersion pattern. But designing coaxial systems without acoustic anomalies has been extremely expensive - until now. Fulcrum Acoustic's amazing, cutting-edge technology has allowed PreSonus to overcome the usual design problems of coaxial systems while taking advantage of coaxial's unique properties. Thanks to custom transducers and TQ algorithms designed by Fulcrum's Dave Gunness, Sceptre CoActual monitors deliver clarity and coherence that has previously only been available in ultra-high-end systems.
Multi-way, non-coaxial speaker designs have long been the way to go in speaker applications. But they suffer from the changing relationship between the listener and the speaker elements: When you move around in the coverage area, the sound is inconsistent. Even more troublesome, the crossover point between the drivers can sometimes be audible.
Coaxial systems solve this by having the drivers on the same axis, thus providing a single point source for a consistent acoustic center. This results in symmetry of response on both the horizontal and vertical axis, at any given angle. The crossover transition is seamless (inaudible) at all angles. (By "symmetry," we mean that whatever response is observed at a given angle with respect to the axis, the same response will be observed at that angle in the opposite direction. The loudspeaker's behavior is "mirrored" about its axis.)
The Magic of TQ
Each Sceptre monitor contains a DSP chip that enables the use of Fulcrum Acoustic's TQ algorithms. The result is speakers that deliver the full benefits of coaxial design. With TQ, the basic speaker and enclosure designs meet the fundamental physical requirements for accurate, clear sound - characteristics that cannot be obtained with DSP. The TQ algorithms deal with the remaining issues using multiple fully addressable, fairly large Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters to eliminate horn reflections and to correct linear time and amplitude anomalies. The hardware and TQ settings are designed to work together from the outset, rather than taking an existing speaker system and trying to correct it with DSP.
Monitor You Can Customize
In addition to making possible the Sceptre's coaxial design, the monitor's onboard DSP provides user-adjustable contour features for optimizing the monitors for your mixing space. This enables full integration into any studio environment.
A four-position Acoustic Space switch controls a second-order shelving filter centered at 100 Hz, with four attenuation settings (no attenuation, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, and -6 dB) so that you can account for the boundary bass boost that occurs when the monitor is placed near a wall or corner. If you don't want to roll off those lows, set it to 0 dB.
A sensitivity control that ranges from +4 dBu to -10 dBV helps you match the Sceptres to your mixer's outputs.
The High-Frequency Driver Adjust switch adjusts the tweeter's overall level to linear (0 dB), +1 dB, -1.5 dB, or -4 dB. This lets you control the balance between the tweeter's output and that of the mid/low driver.
The High Pass switch rolls off the low frequencies below the specified frequency (60, 80, or 100 Hz) at a slope of -24 dB/octave. This control is important if you are using a subwoofer in conjunction with the Sceptre S6/S8 monitors; in that case, set it to the same frequency as the crossover to the subwoofer. If you're not using a subwoofer, you simply set the control to Flat.
|Included from Manufacturer|
|Enclosure Material||Vinyl-laminiated, medium-density fiberboard|
|Woofer/Low Frequency||8” glass-reinforced paper|
|Tweeter/Horn||1” diaphragm compression driver|
|Frequency Response||46 Hz - 20 kHz (@ -3 dB)
38 Hz - 23 kHz (@ -10 dB)
|Nominal Impedance||10 kohms|
|Sensitivity||+4 dBu to -10 dBV|
|Connectors||1- Balanced XLR
1- Balanced 1/4"
|EQ||High-pass filter (Off, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, and 100 Hz, -24 dB/octave slope)|
|Height||15.75” (400 mm)|
|Width||11.4” (290 mm)|
|Depth||13.3” (338 mm)|
|Product Weight||24.25 lbs (11 kg)|
|Unique Features||CoActual technology
DSP time correction
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