Presonus Sceptre S8

Active Coaxial Studio Monitor

  • 48 kHz Dual core DSP with 32-bit floating point processing and Fulcrum Acoustic Temporal EQ
  • 8" LF driver speaker with glass-reinforced paper diaphragm
  • 1" MF driver with a titanium compression driver
  • Frequency range: 46 - 20,000 Hz
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Adjustable input sensitivity (+4 dBu up to -10 dBV)
  • Tweeter level switch (+1 dB/-1.5 dB/ -4 dB)
  • Switchable highpass filter (60 Hz/ 80 Hz/100 Hz) with 24 dB/octave
  • Acoustic space switch with 100 Hz shelving filter (-1.5 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB)
  • 90/90 W Class-D power amplifiers
  • Crossover frequency: 2.4 kHz
  • Peak 116 dB SPL (at @ 1m)
  • Balanced XLR- and jack inputs
  • Shielded against RF interference
  • Turn-on delay
  • Output current limiting
  • Overheating-, turn-on/off transient- and subsonic protection circuits
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 290 x 300 x 400 mm
  • Weight: 11 kg

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 8"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 180 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) No
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes
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Simply amazed
16.11.2014
I was a little unsure when I ordered these, not too many reviews available, but
. I am simply amazed at the clarity of these speakers, great detail without being forced, or hyped.
The stereo imaging is also very good, you can almost "feel" where the sound is. The bottom end feels solid and genuine.
Build quality is good and they look very great (love the illuminated logo!).
The eq controls and wide sweet spot make positioning very easy, and I no problem getting good results from my smallish room.
Early days still, but well worth considering if you are looking for well balanced, detailed monitors with good bass.
Oh,I nearly forgot........they go VERY loud!
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Nice ones
18.01.2017
Using these in a project studio. Overall sound engineering experience - over 15 years. Monitoring experience: KRK V8 (old series), Tannoy Reveal Active, Event 20/20 v2 + ART SLA1, Fostex PM 0.5 mkII, Microlab SOLO 2

Pros:
Compared to Event 20/20 V2 passive + ART SLA1 amplifier, Sceptres have less aggressive and pronounced high frequences (which is good) and better low end.
Sweet spot is really big. Design is solid and durable (as far as I'm concerned).

Cons:
Gain knob has no notch at unity (very inconvinient)
Horisontal positioning is not recommended by manufacturer (less flexibility)
Pretty heavy and pricey (oh well)
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Impressive image
Penguin0, 29.07.2020
Very nice response on lows although if you want to deal with sub freq get a sub.
Mids are on point as well and very pleasent to hear.
Highs are exceptionally revealing although I would lower them a bit.
Overall quite flat and impressive image, depth and detail.

The wood sounds a bit cheap and the plastic of the horn looks not super finish ( this is not a problem really) , the crystal reinforced woofer seems also not super shiny. nothing of this affect the sound just the looking.
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The perfect choice for bedroom, studio or anywhere.
Jackson V., 06.01.2016
I bought these via a recommendation of a trusted person. Best decision i have made.

Top end is crisp and not exaggerated with crystal clear highs.
The midrange of these speakers really deliver flat response and you can tell everything that is going on

The bottom end isn't lacking either and gives you a true response that isn't overly exaggerated either. It is a tight and focused bass sound that did take time to get used to, but that passed in time as i got used to it.

Pros:
Sound and build quality
Top of the range for this price bracket
Features like Hf driver, acoustic space and others.
cons: Size wise these are quite large.
The design means that carrying or transporting these is tedious.
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