Presonus R65


Active Studio Monitor

  • 2-Way monitor with "Air Motion" ribbon tweeter
  • 100/50 W Class-D amplifiers (LF / HF)
  • 6.5" Woofer with Kevlar membrane
  • Custom designed tweeter with very thin Kapton membrane (<0.01 mm)
  • Tweeter size: 4.4 cm², corresponding to 3" dome
  • Frequency response: 45 - 22000 Hz
  • Crossover frequency: 2.7 kHz
  • Input sensitivity adjustable continuously via gain potentiometer
  • Level control for tweeter: linear / +1 / +3 / +6 dB
  • Switchable high-pass filter: linear / 60 / 80 / 100 Hz
  • Acoustic space switch to bass correction: linear / -1.5 / -3 / -6 dB
  • SPL: 104 dB
  • Inputs: XLR, 6.3 mm jack (balanced), RCA (unbalanced)
  • Input impedance: 20 kOhm (balanced), 10 kOhm (unbalanced)
  • Shielded against RF interference
  • On/off delay
  • Output current limiting
  • Overheating, transient and subsonic protection circuit
  • Energy-saving auto-standby mode - can be deactivated if necessary
  • Housing: vinyl coated MDF
  • Blue front panel can be replaced with a black panel, depending on taste
  • Weight: 6.4 kg
  • Dimensions: 203 x 261 x 328 mm
Available since February 2016
Item number 381699
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Speaker size 1x 6,5"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 150 W
Magnetic Shielding Yes
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes
Frequency range min. 45 Hz
Frequency range max. 22000 Hz
Dimensions in mm 203 x 261 x 328
Weight in kg 6,4 kg
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24 Reviews

Excellent balance, clarity and a great stereo image!
Cristone 05.07.2020
The sound surpassed any expectations I was having, the price is a steal and I am confident on the honest sound you get from these. If your mixes still have issues, rest assured it is not because of these monitors.
I was looking into buying some proper studio monitors in the 1000$ a pair range after owning some entry studio monitors such as rokit6 g3 and Adam F7. My first choice was to get a pair of Dynaudios lyd7 or Adam a7x's . I got the chance to listen at both monitors and was inclined towards the Adams. After getting used to ribbon tweeters it is pretty difficult to go back at the traditional dome ones. Looking into the discounted monitors I found the Presonus R65's. The price seemed very good but I was sceptical if they would be on the same level. Reading the review of the Presonus R65 on my go to site (audiofanzine) convinced me to give them a try.
After using them for 2 weeks I can confirm they are on par with the A7x's (the highs are just as good and the lows seem more balanced even though slightly less boosted). Excellent monitors overall, phenomenal transient response and a transparent sound.

Very balanced frequency response
No audible cabinet resonance
Phenomenal highs
Tight low end and balanced mids
Good build and the choice of 2 colors front plate

Slight hissing that is audible within 1 meter distance
The back of the monitors gets slightly warmer than normal


Underrated studio monitors
Ranet 07.03.2022
Great detail, great bass, great sense of space! These monitors give a very accurate position of the sound source in space. When you close your eyes, you can imagine exactly where the musician is. You can even hear if they are higher or lower than you. Very accurately made. Expensive blue color. Interchangeable panels. Heavy. Stylish. I am very satisfied.


Price vs quality is spot on
chiefthomson 12.07.2020
What you get for the money is an amazing monitor, that is well balanced, doesn't give you fatigue, has a good low end and the built quality is quite good. The features are only 4/5 because the adjustments can only be dialled in in pre-defined increments/decrements. Overall, coming from a Genelec monitor, I'm more than pleased and would go for it again, also given that I mostly produce electronic music.


Premium speakers
MC JIN 12.11.2020
The price is cheap. It can be compared with my previous Adam a7x. As soon as I open the sound, I like this pair of R65. The sound is slightly warm and straightforward. The high-frequency attenuation is - 1dB, and the sound is straighter. The high, medium and low-frequency sounds are very consistent with my hearing, and the most cost-effective pair of monitors!


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